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Opening the Door to the History of Jewish Presence in Bohemia #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews is pleased to invite you to:

A FAMILY AFFAIR:
OPENING THE DOOR TO THE HISTORY OF JEWISH PRESENCE IN BOHEMIA
BY MARTIN SMOK
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 7PM
THE BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HALL, 321 EAST 73RD STREET,
NEW YORK, NY 10021

Admissions free

Presentation and lecture by Martin Smok is based on the archives of
Amira Kohn-Trattner, president emeritus of SHCSJ, tracing the history of
one Jewish family >from late 19th century Bohemia until the present day.
Featuring unique pictorial material >from this private source, it will
document the changes in cultural, national and religious identity of
Czech Jews after the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic, as well
as the impact of the Holocaust and exile.

http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/a-family-affair/

Martin Smok is a Czech researcher, writer and filmmaker. He is also the
Senior International Program Consultant for the USC Shoah Foundation,
the Institute for Visual History and Education.
www.shcsj.org info@shcsj.org


strnad exhibit at Milwaukee jewish museum #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

I wanted to let you know about a current exhibit at the Jewish Museum
in Milwaukee where I'll be giving a talk next week on Czech Jewish
dressmakers. The families mentioned in the exhibit which centers
around dressmaker Hedvig Strnad of Prague include: Penticka, Kohn,
Ancerl or Antsherl, Neumann, Bauml and Neuschul.

I do not have the documents myself but if you are interested in
getting hold of them you can email the Education Director of the
Museum, Ellie
at: <educator@jewishmuseummilwaukee.org>


And if you have friends in Milwaukee, the program begins at 11:30 am

Shanah tovah to all,


www.helenepstein.com
www.plunkettlakepress.com


Cadastral Map for Bukaczowce: Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map room has just added a map for
Bukaczowce ( Bukachivtsi, Bukachevtsy, Bukashevitz,) formerly Galicia,
today in Ukraine.

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/bukachivtsi-bukaczowce-1853/

This is a partial feldskizzen (field sketch) map, showing urban
concentration wrapping around the marshy reservoir and its outlet
creeks. Businesses and residences are numbered; farmlands are numbered
and named. If your family lived in this town and owned land in the mid
19th century you may well find their name on this map. On the far left
you'll find a list of homeowners (Jewish and Polish) referencing those
who lived close the market square and/or may be prominent community
members. The capital letter next to their name will also be found on
their house near the square.

The map shows the central market square and the Jewish community
square where the synagogue is denoted by a triangle sign, usually
found marking Jewish cemeteries. There are also several churches or
chapels, governmental buildings (denoted with flag icons,) Christian
and Jewish cemeteries, and what appears to be planned acquisition of
land for the future Lemberg-Czernowitz line of the Galicia Railway.

If you compare this map to the earlier one (1848) on our site:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/bukachivtsi-bukaczowce-1848/

You can see the growth of the town over five years: a wonderful
example of how maps can illuminate the life of a shtetl and should be
considered an integral part of historical and genealogical research.

If you identify family >from these maps or have postcard views of the
town or market square you are willing to share, please let me know.

Thanks to Jay Osborn for stitching the map (which was copied by Brian
Lenius) and for writing and researching the descriptive text.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org
http://maps.geshergalicia.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Opening the Door to the History of Jewish Presence in Bohemia #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews is pleased to invite you to:

A FAMILY AFFAIR:
OPENING THE DOOR TO THE HISTORY OF JEWISH PRESENCE IN BOHEMIA
BY MARTIN SMOK
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 7PM
THE BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HALL, 321 EAST 73RD STREET,
NEW YORK, NY 10021

Admissions free

Presentation and lecture by Martin Smok is based on the archives of
Amira Kohn-Trattner, president emeritus of SHCSJ, tracing the history of
one Jewish family >from late 19th century Bohemia until the present day.
Featuring unique pictorial material >from this private source, it will
document the changes in cultural, national and religious identity of
Czech Jews after the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic, as well
as the impact of the Holocaust and exile.

http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/a-family-affair/

Martin Smok is a Czech researcher, writer and filmmaker. He is also the
Senior International Program Consultant for the USC Shoah Foundation,
the Institute for Visual History and Education.
www.shcsj.org info@shcsj.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech strnad exhibit at Milwaukee jewish museum #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

I wanted to let you know about a current exhibit at the Jewish Museum
in Milwaukee where I'll be giving a talk next week on Czech Jewish
dressmakers. The families mentioned in the exhibit which centers
around dressmaker Hedvig Strnad of Prague include: Penticka, Kohn,
Ancerl or Antsherl, Neumann, Bauml and Neuschul.

I do not have the documents myself but if you are interested in
getting hold of them you can email the Education Director of the
Museum, Ellie
at: <educator@jewishmuseummilwaukee.org>


And if you have friends in Milwaukee, the program begins at 11:30 am

Shanah tovah to all,


www.helenepstein.com
www.plunkettlakepress.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Cadastral Map for Bukaczowce: Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map room has just added a map for
Bukaczowce ( Bukachivtsi, Bukachevtsy, Bukashevitz,) formerly Galicia,
today in Ukraine.

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/bukachivtsi-bukaczowce-1853/

This is a partial feldskizzen (field sketch) map, showing urban
concentration wrapping around the marshy reservoir and its outlet
creeks. Businesses and residences are numbered; farmlands are numbered
and named. If your family lived in this town and owned land in the mid
19th century you may well find their name on this map. On the far left
you'll find a list of homeowners (Jewish and Polish) referencing those
who lived close the market square and/or may be prominent community
members. The capital letter next to their name will also be found on
their house near the square.

The map shows the central market square and the Jewish community
square where the synagogue is denoted by a triangle sign, usually
found marking Jewish cemeteries. There are also several churches or
chapels, governmental buildings (denoted with flag icons,) Christian
and Jewish cemeteries, and what appears to be planned acquisition of
land for the future Lemberg-Czernowitz line of the Galicia Railway.

If you compare this map to the earlier one (1848) on our site:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/bukachivtsi-bukaczowce-1848/

You can see the growth of the town over five years: a wonderful
example of how maps can illuminate the life of a shtetl and should be
considered an integral part of historical and genealogical research.

If you identify family >from these maps or have postcard views of the
town or market square you are willing to share, please let me know.

Thanks to Jay Osborn for stitching the map (which was copied by Brian
Lenius) and for writing and researching the descriptive text.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org
http://maps.geshergalicia.org


Re: Early immigration #austria-czech

vshovlin@...
 

Most early records show up on Ancestry but you can also check www.castlegarden.org a free site that lists immigrants entering the U.S. before 1892. During the 1860s it was the official entry point for immigrants in New York.

Virginia

Virginia Shovlin
vshovlin@sbcglobal.net


Subject: Early immigration
From: adrienne9919@yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:56:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Does anyone know if there are immigration records into the U.S. >from as early as the 1860's? Thank you.

Adrienne Lasky


Re: Mario Toselli again #austria-czech

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Thanks to Thomas Fischer Weiss,

For going to the trouble to try and translate the Italian pages. I
think we get the picture. One of the people who responded seem to
think that because he charged for his services, that would make him
ineligilble for recognition as a Righteous Gentile. I don't know the
rules, per se.

from what I could glean >from the imperfect translation, I would like
to think that he did it more than just for the money. Surely he had
to pay others to assist him, buy fuel, etc.

He was daring, risking his life and was imprisoned more than once; he
organized the process; he "streamlined" the process with better boats,
and people were saved. (Perhaps he had a few failures, like Thomas,
but even so, Thomas is still here to tell of it.)

If anyone has more to add, it would be fun to hear about it.

Thanks again,

Madeleine Isenberg,
Beverly Hills, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Early immigration #austria-czech

vshovlin@...
 

Most early records show up on Ancestry but you can also check www.castlegarden.org a free site that lists immigrants entering the U.S. before 1892. During the 1860s it was the official entry point for immigrants in New York.

Virginia

Virginia Shovlin
vshovlin@sbcglobal.net


Subject: Early immigration
From: adrienne9919@yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:56:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Does anyone know if there are immigration records into the U.S. >from as early as the 1860's? Thank you.

Adrienne Lasky


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Mario Toselli again #austria-czech

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Thanks to Thomas Fischer Weiss,

For going to the trouble to try and translate the Italian pages. I
think we get the picture. One of the people who responded seem to
think that because he charged for his services, that would make him
ineligilble for recognition as a Righteous Gentile. I don't know the
rules, per se.

from what I could glean >from the imperfect translation, I would like
to think that he did it more than just for the money. Surely he had
to pay others to assist him, buy fuel, etc.

He was daring, risking his life and was imprisoned more than once; he
organized the process; he "streamlined" the process with better boats,
and people were saved. (Perhaps he had a few failures, like Thomas,
but even so, Thomas is still here to tell of it.)

If anyone has more to add, it would be fun to hear about it.

Thanks again,

Madeleine Isenberg,
Beverly Hills, CA


JGSCT Program, Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:30 pm, Middletown, CT #general

gkr
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut invites you to
"Holocaust Research - How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of
the Holocaust" presented by Gary Mokotoff on Sunday, October 19, 2014
at the Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, at
1:30 pm.

Gary Mokotoff is an author, lecturer, and leader of Jewish genealogy.
He is the award-winning author of many genealogy books, his
application of technology to genealogical data, publisher of Avotaynu,
magazine of Jewish genealogy, and past president of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more about Gary Mokotoff, please see website
http://www.avotaynu.com/gmokotoff.html .

For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Connecticut, see www.jgsct.org .

Gail Kalison Reynolds, Publicity Chair
Jewish Genealogical Society of CT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSCT Program, Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:30 pm, Middletown, CT #general

gkr
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut invites you to
"Holocaust Research - How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of
the Holocaust" presented by Gary Mokotoff on Sunday, October 19, 2014
at the Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, at
1:30 pm.

Gary Mokotoff is an author, lecturer, and leader of Jewish genealogy.
He is the award-winning author of many genealogy books, his
application of technology to genealogical data, publisher of Avotaynu,
magazine of Jewish genealogy, and past president of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more about Gary Mokotoff, please see website
http://www.avotaynu.com/gmokotoff.html .

For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Connecticut, see www.jgsct.org .

Gail Kalison Reynolds, Publicity Chair
Jewish Genealogical Society of CT


Galician Talk at the Annual London Conference, Sunday, Oct. 26 #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

I will be speaking at at the 21st Annual London Conference put on by the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain on Sunday 26 October 2014.
The full day program will take place at the Jewish Museum London in
Camden (Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St, London NW1 7NB,
United Kingdom).

The speakers/topics are:

Dr. Sharman Kadish (Director, Jewish Heritage UK)
"Batei Olam: For eternity? The Care and Preservation of Jewish
Cemeteries and how Family Historians can help"

Martin Sugarman (Archivist, Jewish Military Museum)
"The March of the Judeans in 1918: when the spirit of Judah Maccabee
hung over Whitechapel"

Martin D. Lee
"The singer - John Braham - Enigma, Anecdote and Reality"

Myko Clelland (FindMyPast)
"'Vu iz dos gesele?' Using FindMyPast to trace those hard to find ancestors"

Anna Haward (Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives)
Jewish Sources for Family History at Tower Hamlets Local History Library
& Archives"

Pamela Weisberger
"Exploring the Archives: Unique & Unusual Resources in Galician &
Polish Research"

If you live in the U.K. or nearby, and would like to attend, know that
under a third of tickets are still available, so early booking is advised.

Program schedule and details are here on the GG site:
<http://www.geshergalicia.org/meetings/jewish-genealogical-society-great-britain-21st-annual-london-conference/>

The application form can be found here:

http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/

Even though only a small portion of the program deals with Galicia, all
the presentations sound quite interesting and I hope to see many of our
U.K. members there!

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galician Talk at the Annual London Conference, Sunday, Oct. 26 #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

I will be speaking at at the 21st Annual London Conference put on by the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain on Sunday 26 October 2014.
The full day program will take place at the Jewish Museum London in
Camden (Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St, London NW1 7NB,
United Kingdom).

The speakers/topics are:

Dr. Sharman Kadish (Director, Jewish Heritage UK)
"Batei Olam: For eternity? The Care and Preservation of Jewish
Cemeteries and how Family Historians can help"

Martin Sugarman (Archivist, Jewish Military Museum)
"The March of the Judeans in 1918: when the spirit of Judah Maccabee
hung over Whitechapel"

Martin D. Lee
"The singer - John Braham - Enigma, Anecdote and Reality"

Myko Clelland (FindMyPast)
"'Vu iz dos gesele?' Using FindMyPast to trace those hard to find ancestors"

Anna Haward (Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives)
Jewish Sources for Family History at Tower Hamlets Local History Library
& Archives"

Pamela Weisberger
"Exploring the Archives: Unique & Unusual Resources in Galician &
Polish Research"

If you live in the U.K. or nearby, and would like to attend, know that
under a third of tickets are still available, so early booking is advised.

Program schedule and details are here on the GG site:
<http://www.geshergalicia.org/meetings/jewish-genealogical-society-great-britain-21st-annual-london-conference/>

The application form can be found here:

http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/

Even though only a small portion of the program deals with Galicia, all
the presentations sound quite interesting and I hope to see many of our
U.K. members there!

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.geshergalicia.org


Iasi #romania

Helen Taylor <sykeht@...>
 

Hi All,
I am in Iasi at the moment .. So was amazed to see the topic currently
running! I have traveled >from Scotland to Romania by van .. Full of goods
for the poor people of Iasi and surrounding areas. A bonus to my trip was
passing through Botosani on the last leg of the 5 day journey. My Jewish
Great Grandfather, Jacob Zvi GOLD, left this area as a young man in the
mid 1800s to settle in Palestine. I know he was a soldier here in
Romania but know no more.

I'm excited to continue with my research but not sure where to start?

Any help appreciated,
Helen Taylor


Romania SIG #Romania Iasi #romania

Helen Taylor <sykeht@...>
 

Hi All,
I am in Iasi at the moment .. So was amazed to see the topic currently
running! I have traveled >from Scotland to Romania by van .. Full of goods
for the poor people of Iasi and surrounding areas. A bonus to my trip was
passing through Botosani on the last leg of the 5 day journey. My Jewish
Great Grandfather, Jacob Zvi GOLD, left this area as a young man in the
mid 1800s to settle in Palestine. I know he was a soldier here in
Romania but know no more.

I'm excited to continue with my research but not sure where to start?

Any help appreciated,
Helen Taylor


Re: Jewish surnames in Romania #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

Following the treaty of Berlin of 1878, the foreign protection of Jews
in Romania has ended.
Most Romanian Jews remained without protection.
Only real citizens of foreign countries could have enjoyed their
countries protection, however in no way it resembled the privileges
the Suditzi (the foreign subjects) have previously enjoyed.
It was already in 1824 that the Romanian authorities conducted a
detailed census of those foreign subjects. The census was able to
determine which of them were born in Romania and which were real
foreigners.
Adoption of a German sounding surname couldn't fool anyone or serve as
an evidence.

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel

--------------------------------------------


On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 5:53 PM, Rafael Roger Manory
rafael.manory@gmail.com <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
I can add to this discussion >from stories of my mother. Her family
name was ALTERSON, and I am yet to find the family name of my great
grandfather. One thing I heard >from my mother though was that many
Jews selected German-sounding names in order to give the impression
that they were of Austrian origin. At the time Jews of Austrian origin
had Austrian citizenship, whereas in Romania citizenship was only
given to all Jews in 1923 after external pressure. So the Romanian
Jews were actually stateless until 1923, unless they managed to get
citizenship due to special circumstances.

Rafael


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Jewish surnames in Romania #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

Following the treaty of Berlin of 1878, the foreign protection of Jews
in Romania has ended.
Most Romanian Jews remained without protection.
Only real citizens of foreign countries could have enjoyed their
countries protection, however in no way it resembled the privileges
the Suditzi (the foreign subjects) have previously enjoyed.
It was already in 1824 that the Romanian authorities conducted a
detailed census of those foreign subjects. The census was able to
determine which of them were born in Romania and which were real
foreigners.
Adoption of a German sounding surname couldn't fool anyone or serve as
an evidence.

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel

--------------------------------------------


On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 5:53 PM, Rafael Roger Manory
rafael.manory@gmail.com <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
I can add to this discussion >from stories of my mother. Her family
name was ALTERSON, and I am yet to find the family name of my great
grandfather. One thing I heard >from my mother though was that many
Jews selected German-sounding names in order to give the impression
that they were of Austrian origin. At the time Jews of Austrian origin
had Austrian citizenship, whereas in Romania citizenship was only
given to all Jews in 1923 after external pressure. So the Romanian
Jews were actually stateless until 1923, unless they managed to get
citizenship due to special circumstances.

Rafael


Re: Iasi Jewish Ancestors on Facebook #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

We have also decided a few days ago to move our 5 years old
Botosani-Gen dealing with Botosani county genealogy to Facebook.
We are focused on the cities of Botosani and Dorohoi and the small
places like Bucecea Burdujeni Darabani Frumusica Mihaileni Stefanesti
Sulitza Radautz-Prut. Those interested in the city of Harlau, once in
the historical Botosani county, are also invited.

Regards,

Sorin


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Iasi Jewish Ancestors on Facebook #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

We have also decided a few days ago to move our 5 years old
Botosani-Gen dealing with Botosani county genealogy to Facebook.
We are focused on the cities of Botosani and Dorohoi and the small
places like Bucecea Burdujeni Darabani Frumusica Mihaileni Stefanesti
Sulitza Radautz-Prut. Those interested in the city of Harlau, once in
the historical Botosani county, are also invited.

Regards,

Sorin

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