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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen's Facebook page

Bruce Drake
 

“The next morning, the Brzeziner ghetto was empty of children.”

This one sentence from “There Once Was a Jewish Shtetl Brzezin” from the Yizkor book of Brzeziny, Poland is one of the heart-stopping reminders of the inhumanity of the Germans as they occupied Jewish towns. It started with house searches and looting, round-ups for work, insults, humiliation, beatings, and torture. Jews were stripped of the last remnants of their possessions. The Germans “wanted women, and the Judenrat had to provide women.” For a while, time went by with daily hardships and cruelties, “one could say, 'normally.' We somehow survived,” wrote the author of this account.

Then, in 1942, the order was given by an SS commander that mothers had to bring their children, up to the age of ten, to him. Mothers and children remain in the town square until 3 a.m. when a great commotion began and “the SS men tear the children away from their mothers … Children scream and cry, “Mama, I want to go with you, Mamusia.” … The mothers plead, “Take us along also; we want to go together with our children.”

“Several days later, they did the same thing to the grown-ups that they did to the children … Within a short time later, the Brzezin ghetto was liquidated – Brzezin was cleansed of Jews.”


URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2666474666708005?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake

Silver Spring MD


Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Los Angeles guidance

Trudy Barch
 

Dora Krasnowsky was born in Russia 1890-1910;  Maurice A. Anderson was born 1903 in Minnesota.  They married 1930-1935…the younger family thinks in Chicago.

According to the 1940 Inglewood, Los Angeles, California census (no children) in 1935 they lived in same place.  They never had children.

I can not find death dates, cemetery, obits (if they had) for either of them.   I tried FindaGrave, Los Angeles times, Jewish Journal,  familysearch.

Any other suggestions where I can look?

 

Thank you,   Trudy Barch,  FLorida

 

Re: Deportations from France #france #holocaust

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
Jean, you're right for the first pages of "Memorial de la Shoah" web site but when you "search a person" (deportee, resistant, etc.) it's only in French.
As I am often at Memorial (we organize commemorations and the yearly "Forum of Shoah's generations"), I will transfer to President Fredj the previous post of Geoff Ackerman from Melbourne in order to have "search pages" translated in English.
khavershaft
Bernard

looking for family of Salomon Gunsberg Barbasch from Pidvolochisk

Milton Koch
 

Salomon was married to Marjem Bernstein Fruhschein in 1925, in Pidvolochisk, Poland (now Ukraine).
I am looking for any descendants and/or other family from this couple.
Salomon Barbasch was the brother of my PGM, Feige Barbasch.
Thank you.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
BARBASCH/GÜNSBERG-Pidvolochisk

REZNIKOV Y D YAD COHEN #southafrica

Juan-Paul Burke <paysach12@...>
 

I'm looking for information about Yehuda Dov REZNIKOV who was in
Bloemfontein for a while and kept notes of shiurim >from Rabbi Shimon
SHKOP. These notes were later compiled into a book called YAD COHEN in
Hebrew in Jerusalem 2003/4 5764. I'm also looking for a full copy of
this compilation.

Juan-Paul Burke

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica REZNIKOV Y D YAD COHEN #southafrica

Juan-Paul Burke <paysach12@...>
 

I'm looking for information about Yehuda Dov REZNIKOV who was in
Bloemfontein for a while and kept notes of shiurim >from Rabbi Shimon
SHKOP. These notes were later compiled into a book called YAD COHEN in
Hebrew in Jerusalem 2003/4 5764. I'm also looking for a full copy of
this compilation.

Juan-Paul Burke

Re: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

Ellen
 

Of course, the National Archives holds many records, but not all of them, apparently.  You can find more details on the status of the USCIS records that are eligible to be transferred to NARA, but have not been transferred, at  https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/issues/  - see "Efficiency" section.

Ellen
Saratoga County, NY

Searching KOBRINSKI/KOBRE family from Kobryn, Belarus #belarus

Monroe Ginsburg <monroegdmd@...>
 

My grandfather Yossel (Joseph) KOBRINSKI was born in Kobryn, Belarus in
December 1889. He was married to Minda and had a son in Kobryn. He
emigrated to New York in 1912 and changed his surname to KOBRE. For
an unknown reason, Minda and their son did not emigrate with Joseph and
the story I was told by my mother was that Minda and her son died in
Kobryn. Joseph married my grandmother Hinda and had their own family.
Fast forward to the funeral of Joseph in February 1964 in Brooklyn, NY.
A man approached my mother's brother at the funeral and informed
him that Joseph was his father too and immediately left the funeral
without telling our family who he was.

I am looking for information on the family of Minda'son and
descendants.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Monroe M. Ginsburg
St. Louis, Missouri

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

Researching: Grodno, Belarus: GINZBURG (GINSBURG), GALPERN; Volpa or =
Ros, Belarus: SORIN; Kobrin, Belarus- KOBRINSKI. VERNICK; Jakovitz, =
Sinyava, Khmel'nik, Vinnitza , Ukraine- DZIAKOWSKI, DZIAKOFSKI, SHAPIRA, =
SHAPIFKA, SPITZ, TENZER, TANZER; Mogilov (Mogilev), Volhynia, Ukraine- =
WEINER; Kishnev, Kalarash/Bessarabia (Moldova)- CLARIS, BARCHAYSH; =
Volkovitz or Pinsk/Poland. Hull/England- POLLACK=

Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching KOBRINSKI/KOBRE family from Kobryn, Belarus #belarus

Monroe Ginsburg <monroegdmd@...>
 

My grandfather Yossel (Joseph) KOBRINSKI was born in Kobryn, Belarus in
December 1889. He was married to Minda and had a son in Kobryn. He
emigrated to New York in 1912 and changed his surname to KOBRE. For
an unknown reason, Minda and their son did not emigrate with Joseph and
the story I was told by my mother was that Minda and her son died in
Kobryn. Joseph married my grandmother Hinda and had their own family.
Fast forward to the funeral of Joseph in February 1964 in Brooklyn, NY.
A man approached my mother's brother at the funeral and informed
him that Joseph was his father too and immediately left the funeral
without telling our family who he was.

I am looking for information on the family of Minda'son and
descendants.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Monroe M. Ginsburg
St. Louis, Missouri

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

Researching: Grodno, Belarus: GINZBURG (GINSBURG), GALPERN; Volpa or =
Ros, Belarus: SORIN; Kobrin, Belarus- KOBRINSKI. VERNICK; Jakovitz, =
Sinyava, Khmel'nik, Vinnitza , Ukraine- DZIAKOWSKI, DZIAKOFSKI, SHAPIRA, =
SHAPIFKA, SPITZ, TENZER, TANZER; Mogilov (Mogilev), Volhynia, Ukraine- =
WEINER; Kishnev, Kalarash/Bessarabia (Moldova)- CLARIS, BARCHAYSH; =
Volkovitz or Pinsk/Poland. Hull/England- POLLACK=

Re: German letter translation

Helene Bergman
 

A kind translator has offered to help. 

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Re: Belchatow Kehillahlink, Roni Seibel Liebowitz #poland

Eleanor Richmond
 


A FAMILY STORY WAS THAT 3 BROTHERS CAME FROM ENGLAND TO CANADA  AND THE IMMIGRATION OFFICER GAVE EACH A DIFFERENT SURNAME  SEIBEL LEIBOWITZ JACKSON
YOU CAN CHECK JACKSON  - OR COOPERMAN TO FIND THEIR CHARTS
THEY ALSO DID A FAMILY TRACING
ELEANOR COOPER RICHMOND

JewishGen / ViewMate #france

phesske@...
 

Dear Genners,
=0A=
Could anyone explain how to upload a file on ViewMate ? Many thanks.

Kind regards,
Philip Hesske

French SIG #France JewishGen / ViewMate #france

phesske@...
 

Dear Genners,
=0A=
Could anyone explain how to upload a file on ViewMate ? Many thanks.

Kind regards,
Philip Hesske

Re: Male first name Babel

David Barrett
 

Probably he actual name was Zerubabel - Babel for short

Re: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

jbonline1111@...
 

I believe that I am correct in stating that many of these records are already at the National Archives.  I recall finding some information there close to 30 years ago when I visited in person, when records were still on microfilm.  If I am wrong, I hope someone will correct me. 

Regardless, the fee increases are outrageous.  I appreciate Renee for bringing them to everyone's attention.  This is the issue, not how SIGs are operated. 

JewishGen / ViewMate #ukraine

Philip Hesske <phesske@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Could anyone explain how to upload a file on ViewMate ? Many thanks.

Kind regards,
Philip Hesske

MODERATOR NOTE: Instructions are at https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/topost.asp

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine JewishGen / ViewMate #ukraine

Philip Hesske <phesske@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Could anyone explain how to upload a file on ViewMate ? Many thanks.

Kind regards,
Philip Hesske

MODERATOR NOTE: Instructions are at https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/topost.asp

Re: Book - The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Merrill Paletz
 

Dont know if it is ok to recommend books but i love Inheritance by Shapiro true story about Ms Shapiro who thru Ancestry finds her assumed father is not-and leads her to discover thru research methods, who her biological father is Cant put the book down.

Veiewmate : Krugersdorp South Africa 1923 Yiddish Dramatic Society

Saul Issroff
 

I posted a photo  of the Krugersdorp, South Africa
Yiddish Dramatic Society 1923. This is for possible identification of
participants. Request is from Elona Steinfeld,.researcher at the  Country
Communities Project,  SA  Friends of Beth Hatfusoth.. The original was provided by Alex Marcus, kibbutz Tzora, whose mother is first female on the left.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76020

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

If anyone has a clearer copy of the photo please send ..jpeg file to Elona at: 
Museum@...,
Thank you very much

Saul Issroff 
London