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Yizkor Book Project, April 2014 #yiddish

bounce-2785228-772983@...
 

Shalom,

It is sometimes quite amazing what can be done with the days
and hours in a month and quite a few dedicated volunteers.
The results of their labor within the Yizkor Book Project
is listed below, and continues as we "speak".

Although I frequently note our volunteers (well, at least try to),
I should really point out that a great deal of translations are
carried out by our very professional paid translators. Whilst
I prefer not to list them here for fear of forgetting someone,
you'll see their names appear frequently in the translations
appearing in the Yizkor Book site and I for one, am very
grateful for the excellent work they do within our project.

As you may be aware, their payment comes >from the kind donations
of people wishing to make sure that the contents of the Yizkor
books are made readily available to those of us who don't read
Yiddish and/or Hebrew, and will be available for the present
and generations to come. If this way of immortalizing our lost
communities is important to you, we welcome your donations to
one of our many projects which can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/PL.asp?c=23

If the Yizkor book for the community of your interest
has yet to be set up as a project, please contact me
and we'll see how we can get such a project moving.

Now to facts and figures for April.

During this last month we have added in 2 new projects:

- Jaunjelgava, Latvia
(Jaunjelgava Jewish Citizens Fascist Victims List, 1941)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jaunjelgava/Jaunjelgava.html

- Siedlce, Poland (The Jews in Siedlce 1850-1945)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce3/Siedlce3.html

Added in 3 new entries:

- Luze, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh394.html

- Pabrade, Lithuania
(Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1371.html

- Protivin, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh512.html

We have continued to update 32 of our existing projects:

- Babruysk, Belarus (Memorial book of the community of Bobruisk and its
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bobruisk/bysktoc1.html

- Bessarabia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00299.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Brest, Belarus (Brest Lit(owsk) Volume II: The Encyclopaedia of the Jewish
Diaspora) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brest2/brest2.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dubasari, Moldova (Dubossary Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dubossary/Dubossary.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/musicians.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kozienice, Poland (The book of Kozienice; The birth and the destruction of
a Jewish community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kozienice/kozienice.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Radzivilov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radzivilov/Radzivilov.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

* This month's additions and updates are flagged at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
* All you would like to know about JewishGen's
"Yizkor Books in Print Project":
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
* Yizkor Book Translation Funds:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/PL.asp?c=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing
more translations go online.

Happy Israeli Independence Day,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Yizkor Book Project, April 2014 #yiddish

bounce-2785228-772983@...
 

Shalom,

It is sometimes quite amazing what can be done with the days
and hours in a month and quite a few dedicated volunteers.
The results of their labor within the Yizkor Book Project
is listed below, and continues as we "speak".

Although I frequently note our volunteers (well, at least try to),
I should really point out that a great deal of translations are
carried out by our very professional paid translators. Whilst
I prefer not to list them here for fear of forgetting someone,
you'll see their names appear frequently in the translations
appearing in the Yizkor Book site and I for one, am very
grateful for the excellent work they do within our project.

As you may be aware, their payment comes >from the kind donations
of people wishing to make sure that the contents of the Yizkor
books are made readily available to those of us who don't read
Yiddish and/or Hebrew, and will be available for the present
and generations to come. If this way of immortalizing our lost
communities is important to you, we welcome your donations to
one of our many projects which can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/PL.asp?c=23

If the Yizkor book for the community of your interest
has yet to be set up as a project, please contact me
and we'll see how we can get such a project moving.

Now to facts and figures for April.

During this last month we have added in 2 new projects:

- Jaunjelgava, Latvia
(Jaunjelgava Jewish Citizens Fascist Victims List, 1941)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jaunjelgava/Jaunjelgava.html

- Siedlce, Poland (The Jews in Siedlce 1850-1945)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce3/Siedlce3.html

Added in 3 new entries:

- Luze, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh394.html

- Pabrade, Lithuania
(Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1371.html

- Protivin, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh512.html

We have continued to update 32 of our existing projects:

- Babruysk, Belarus (Memorial book of the community of Bobruisk and its
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bobruisk/bysktoc1.html

- Bessarabia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00299.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Brest, Belarus (Brest Lit(owsk) Volume II: The Encyclopaedia of the Jewish
Diaspora) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brest2/brest2.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dubasari, Moldova (Dubossary Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dubossary/Dubossary.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/musicians.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kozienice, Poland (The book of Kozienice; The birth and the destruction of
a Jewish community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kozienice/kozienice.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Radzivilov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radzivilov/Radzivilov.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

* This month's additions and updates are flagged at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
* All you would like to know about JewishGen's
"Yizkor Books in Print Project":
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
* Yizkor Book Translation Funds:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/PL.asp?c=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing
more translations go online.

Happy Israeli Independence Day,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Re: Seeking information about Imre Laszlo "Laci" HAVAS #hungary

tom
 

Searching <http://www.hadifogoly.hu/>, which has a database of Hungarian casualties
and prisoners of war, returns 60 entries, but no Imres, and 2 Laszlos which don't
match.

<http://www.tm-it.co.il/avodat-kfiya/show_item.asp?levelId=65072&itemType=0>,
which is the database of the Israeli museum dedicated to the forced labour
battalions, contains one possible hit: a HAVAS laszlo, a car driver, is listed as
surviving, and located in moscow camp 27/1, reference "uj elet" publication,
January 3, 1947, page 14.

Yad Vashem's database <http://db.yadvashem.org/names/> seems to have several
references, including at least 2 pages of testimony (be sure to search under "Imre"
and "Laszlo"), and excerpts >from lists of missing and killed forced labourers.

tom klein, toronto

Jake Jacobs <jake6621@...> wrote:
Seeking information about my grandmother's brother who disappeared in the
Hungarian Labor Service in 1943. [snip!]
Imre Laszo "Laci" HAVAS was born in 1908 in Gurahont (Honcto)then Hungary now
Romania. His parents were Jakab Havas (b. Hochwald) and Iren Bleuer. He spent most
of his life in Bekes Hungary. He married Iren GRUNWALD about 1943. [snip!]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking information about Imre Laszlo "Laci" HAVAS #general

tom
 

Searching <http://www.hadifogoly.hu/>, which has a database of Hungarian casualties
and prisoners of war, returns 60 entries, but no Imres, and 2 Laszlos which don't
match.

<http://www.tm-it.co.il/avodat-kfiya/show_item.asp?levelId=65072&itemType=0>,
which is the database of the Israeli museum dedicated to the forced labour
battalions, contains one possible hit: a HAVAS laszlo, a car driver, is listed as
surviving, and located in moscow camp 27/1, reference "uj elet" publication,
January 3, 1947, page 14.

Yad Vashem's database <http://db.yadvashem.org/names/> seems to have several
references, including at least 2 pages of testimony (be sure to search under "Imre"
and "Laszlo"), and excerpts >from lists of missing and killed forced labourers.

tom klein, toronto

Jake Jacobs <jake6621@...> wrote:
Seeking information about my grandmother's brother who disappeared in the
Hungarian Labor Service in 1943. [snip!]
Imre Laszo "Laci" HAVAS was born in 1908 in Gurahont (Honcto)then Hungary now
Romania. His parents were Jakab Havas (b. Hochwald) and Iren Bleuer. He spent most
of his life in Bekes Hungary. He married Iren GRUNWALD about 1943. [snip!]


Internet Explorer Browser Fix #germany

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

Microsoft has released a fix for the serious security problem in versions 8,
9, 10, and 11 of Internet Explorer. This applies to all who use the
Microsoft Operating Systems XP (even though it is otherwise no longer
supported), Vista, 7, and 8. Use your regular Windows Update method,
search for updates, and install the listed update(s) for Internet Explorer.

Among systems that have been breached via the security hole, according to
various sources, are the US Defense Dept., several large banks, the
Department of Homeland Security (!), and others. The government considers
this a high-level security breach.

Chuck Weinstein, Bellport, NY Cmw521@...


German SIG #Germany Internet Explorer Browser Fix #germany

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

Microsoft has released a fix for the serious security problem in versions 8,
9, 10, and 11 of Internet Explorer. This applies to all who use the
Microsoft Operating Systems XP (even though it is otherwise no longer
supported), Vista, 7, and 8. Use your regular Windows Update method,
search for updates, and install the listed update(s) for Internet Explorer.

Among systems that have been breached via the security hole, according to
various sources, are the US Defense Dept., several large banks, the
Department of Homeland Security (!), and others. The government considers
this a high-level security breach.

Chuck Weinstein, Bellport, NY Cmw521@...


Book entitled "Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Gemeinde Toporow (Juden und Christen)" #galicia

Judith Elam
 

In the absence of surviving BMD records for Toporow, Galicia, this may
be a useful book for Toporow researchers such as myself. Here is a link
to where I found it online.

<http://jgaliciabukovina.net/131801/card/alphabetisches-verzeichnis-der-gemeinde-toporow-j>

Does anyone have a copy of this book, or can easily get hold of a copy?

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Book entitled "Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Gemeinde Toporow (Juden und Christen)" #galicia

Judith Elam
 

In the absence of surviving BMD records for Toporow, Galicia, this may
be a useful book for Toporow researchers such as myself. Here is a link
to where I found it online.

<http://jgaliciabukovina.net/131801/card/alphabetisches-verzeichnis-der-gemeinde-toporow-j>

Does anyone have a copy of this book, or can easily get hold of a copy?

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@...


On the trail of Jenny FRANKENTHALER and Ludwig LEVI/LEVY #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Dear GerSIG,
A month or more ago, I posted here asking for help finding
information about my great-aunt Jenny (Jeannette) LEV/LEVY nee
FRANKENTHALER, who, according to family lore, died in the Holocaust.
(Jenny was born on Feb 25, 1898)

With your amazing help, I have learned that she and her husband,
Ludwig LEVI/LEVY, left Untereisenheim (which had been the FRANKENTHALER
hometown since at least the mid-1700s) in 1939 and moved to Frankfurt.

I have a Transmigration card for them both, stamped "closed." Since the
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) didn't start the
Transmigration program until June of 1940, I know that Jenny and Ludwig
were in Frankfurt at least until this time and possibly later.

The case number is 10003 (I wrote the JDC archive asking whether
the case number could give us a clue as to the date the case
was opened but haven't heard back yet.)
The Transmigration card gives their address in Frankfurt as:
Ostendstrasse 20.

Because there is no destination listed on the card and the card is
stamped "closed," I am making the assumption that they were not
able to emigrate as they and their family in the U.S.had hoped.

In the North Bavarian Jews database, I found a record for a Ludwig
LEVI who was born in Mannheim, on April 10, 1909, whose residence
is listed as Wurzberg. The listing notes he moved to Frankfurt on
March 27,1939 (I have documentation for Jenny moving to Frankfurt
in November 1939, right after her mother emigrated to the U.S.).

The North Bavarian Jews database states that he died in Majdanek
and the Jews Deported >from Wurzberg database lists his death date as
Sept. 25, 1942. I suspect that this is "my" Ludwig, despite him being
11 years younger than Jenny, but I have not been able to find a
marriage record for them in order to confirm.

Nor have I found any evidence of the birth of their daughter, whose
name I don't know (I don't even know if she was born in Untereisenheim
or in Frankfurt).

Can anyone help with the marriage record? If such a record still
exists, where would I find it? Would it contain Ludwig's birth date
and city of birth?

I have lost Jenny's trail after her arrival in Frankfurt, though I
have found a DP card for a Jenny LEVY among the "Munich, Vienna
and Barcelona Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugee Cards".
This source places the Jenny listed on the card in Spain in
late 1943/early 1944, with the notation that she left for North
Africa on April 17, 1944.

Perhaps it is too much to hope that "my" Jenny fled through France and
eventually into Spain, but it's another strand for me to follow.

Thanks for all of your help so far -- any additional thoughts or
suggestions would be very welcome. It's been a fascinating journey
so far!

Best, Liz HanellinNew York City liz_hanellin@...


German SIG #Germany On the trail of Jenny FRANKENTHALER and Ludwig LEVI/LEVY #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Dear GerSIG,
A month or more ago, I posted here asking for help finding
information about my great-aunt Jenny (Jeannette) LEV/LEVY nee
FRANKENTHALER, who, according to family lore, died in the Holocaust.
(Jenny was born on Feb 25, 1898)

With your amazing help, I have learned that she and her husband,
Ludwig LEVI/LEVY, left Untereisenheim (which had been the FRANKENTHALER
hometown since at least the mid-1700s) in 1939 and moved to Frankfurt.

I have a Transmigration card for them both, stamped "closed." Since the
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) didn't start the
Transmigration program until June of 1940, I know that Jenny and Ludwig
were in Frankfurt at least until this time and possibly later.

The case number is 10003 (I wrote the JDC archive asking whether
the case number could give us a clue as to the date the case
was opened but haven't heard back yet.)
The Transmigration card gives their address in Frankfurt as:
Ostendstrasse 20.

Because there is no destination listed on the card and the card is
stamped "closed," I am making the assumption that they were not
able to emigrate as they and their family in the U.S.had hoped.

In the North Bavarian Jews database, I found a record for a Ludwig
LEVI who was born in Mannheim, on April 10, 1909, whose residence
is listed as Wurzberg. The listing notes he moved to Frankfurt on
March 27,1939 (I have documentation for Jenny moving to Frankfurt
in November 1939, right after her mother emigrated to the U.S.).

The North Bavarian Jews database states that he died in Majdanek
and the Jews Deported >from Wurzberg database lists his death date as
Sept. 25, 1942. I suspect that this is "my" Ludwig, despite him being
11 years younger than Jenny, but I have not been able to find a
marriage record for them in order to confirm.

Nor have I found any evidence of the birth of their daughter, whose
name I don't know (I don't even know if she was born in Untereisenheim
or in Frankfurt).

Can anyone help with the marriage record? If such a record still
exists, where would I find it? Would it contain Ludwig's birth date
and city of birth?

I have lost Jenny's trail after her arrival in Frankfurt, though I
have found a DP card for a Jenny LEVY among the "Munich, Vienna
and Barcelona Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugee Cards".
This source places the Jenny listed on the card in Spain in
late 1943/early 1944, with the notation that she left for North
Africa on April 17, 1944.

Perhaps it is too much to hope that "my" Jenny fled through France and
eventually into Spain, but it's another strand for me to follow.

Thanks for all of your help so far -- any additional thoughts or
suggestions would be very welcome. It's been a fascinating journey
so far!

Best, Liz HanellinNew York City liz_hanellin@...


A memorial to Terezin #austria-czech

davidlewin@...
 

May I bring to your attention a remarkable memorial to
Terezin which will be staged by the Jewish Music Institute on Wednesday 2nd July
2014 at the JW3 Jewish community centre in London.
Having seen a performance of this staged musical work I can tell you that it was
a real revelation to me. The absolutely amazing way in which children's
drawings and poems, sound bites >from oral history interviews, Nazi propaganda
film, visual, video and sound effects were woven into the performance and used
in unison in the body of the story and the music was real magic. The
simultaneous use of the musicians and singers as artists playing the parts of
the inmates of Theresienstadt, is absolutely inspired! The meaningless and
frantic shunting of period-fitting suitcases beneath the asymmetric strings
above them actually became an evocation of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial with
its crafted grey sarcophaguses  where a story is told and nothing has an
obvious line or direction in that chaos.  The way the singers
climbed those steps to sing, in order to get nearer to the open Sky and to be
heard above the horror of the "camp" is another amazing manifestation
of what that troupe created.
Following the performance on 2nd July there will
be a dinner and an opportunity to mingle with the artists and Sophie Solomon,
the renowned violinist who is the Musical Director of the Jewish Music
Institute.
If you wish for further details please contact me
personally.
David Lewin, London


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech A memorial to Terezin #austria-czech

davidlewin@...
 

May I bring to your attention a remarkable memorial to
Terezin which will be staged by the Jewish Music Institute on Wednesday 2nd July
2014 at the JW3 Jewish community centre in London.
Having seen a performance of this staged musical work I can tell you that it was
a real revelation to me. The absolutely amazing way in which children's
drawings and poems, sound bites >from oral history interviews, Nazi propaganda
film, visual, video and sound effects were woven into the performance and used
in unison in the body of the story and the music was real magic. The
simultaneous use of the musicians and singers as artists playing the parts of
the inmates of Theresienstadt, is absolutely inspired! The meaningless and
frantic shunting of period-fitting suitcases beneath the asymmetric strings
above them actually became an evocation of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial with
its crafted grey sarcophaguses  where a story is told and nothing has an
obvious line or direction in that chaos.  The way the singers
climbed those steps to sing, in order to get nearer to the open Sky and to be
heard above the horror of the "camp" is another amazing manifestation
of what that troupe created.
Following the performance on 2nd July there will
be a dinner and an opportunity to mingle with the artists and Sophie Solomon,
the renowned violinist who is the Musical Director of the Jewish Music
Institute.
If you wish for further details please contact me
personally.
David Lewin, London


Yizkor Book Project, April 2014 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It is sometimes quite amazing what can be done with the days
and hours in a month and quite a few dedicated volunteers.
The results of their labor within the Yizkor Book Project
is listed below, and continues as we "speak".

Although I frequently note our volunteers (well, at least try to),
I should really point out that a great deal of translations are
carried out by our very professional paid translators. Whilst
I prefer not to list them here for fear of forgetting someone,
you'll see their names appear frequently in the translations
appearing in the Yizkor Book site and I for one, am very
grateful for the excellent work they do within our project.

As you may be aware, their payment comes >from the kind donations
of people wishing to make sure that the contents of the Yizkor
books are made readily available to those of us who don't read
Yiddish and/or Hebrew, and will be available for the present
and generations to come. If this way of immortalizing our lost
communities is important to you, we welcome your donations to
one of our many projects which can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/PL.asp?c=23

If the Yizkor book for the community of your interest
has yet to be set up as a project, please contact me
and we'll see how we can get such a project moving.

Now to facts and figures for April.

During this last month we have added in 2 new projects:

- Jaunjelgava, Latvia
(Jaunjelgava Jewish Citizens Fascist Victims List, 1941)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jaunjelgava/Jaunjelgava.html

- Siedlce, Poland (The Jews in Siedlce 1850-1945)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce3/Siedlce3.html

Added in 3 new entries:

- Luze, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh394.html

- Pabrade, Lithuania
(Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1371.html

- Protivin, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh512.html

We have continued to update 32 of our existing projects:

- Babruysk, Belarus (Memorial book of the community of Bobruisk and its
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bobruisk/bysktoc1.html

- Bessarabia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00299.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Brest, Belarus (Brest Lit(owsk) Volume II: The Encyclopaedia of the Jewish
Diaspora) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brest2/brest2.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dubasari, Moldova (Dubossary Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dubossary/Dubossary.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/musicians.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kozienice, Poland (The book of Kozienice; The birth and the destruction of
a Jewish community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kozienice/kozienice.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Radzivilov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radzivilov/Radzivilov.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

* This month's additions and updates are flagged at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
* All you would like to know about JewishGen's
"Yizkor Books in Print Project":
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
* Yizkor Book Translation Funds:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/PL.asp?c=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing
more translations go online.

Happy Israeli Independence Day,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project, April 2014 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It is sometimes quite amazing what can be done with the days
and hours in a month and quite a few dedicated volunteers.
The results of their labor within the Yizkor Book Project
is listed below, and continues as we "speak".

Although I frequently note our volunteers (well, at least try to),
I should really point out that a great deal of translations are
carried out by our very professional paid translators. Whilst
I prefer not to list them here for fear of forgetting someone,
you'll see their names appear frequently in the translations
appearing in the Yizkor Book site and I for one, am very
grateful for the excellent work they do within our project.

As you may be aware, their payment comes >from the kind donations
of people wishing to make sure that the contents of the Yizkor
books are made readily available to those of us who don't read
Yiddish and/or Hebrew, and will be available for the present
and generations to come. If this way of immortalizing our lost
communities is important to you, we welcome your donations to
one of our many projects which can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/PL.asp?c=23

If the Yizkor book for the community of your interest
has yet to be set up as a project, please contact me
and we'll see how we can get such a project moving.

Now to facts and figures for April.

During this last month we have added in 2 new projects:

- Jaunjelgava, Latvia
(Jaunjelgava Jewish Citizens Fascist Victims List, 1941)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jaunjelgava/Jaunjelgava.html

- Siedlce, Poland (The Jews in Siedlce 1850-1945)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce3/Siedlce3.html

Added in 3 new entries:

- Luze, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh394.html

- Pabrade, Lithuania
(Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1371.html

- Protivin, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh512.html

We have continued to update 32 of our existing projects:

- Babruysk, Belarus (Memorial book of the community of Bobruisk and its
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bobruisk/bysktoc1.html

- Bessarabia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00299.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Brest, Belarus (Brest Lit(owsk) Volume II: The Encyclopaedia of the Jewish
Diaspora) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brest2/brest2.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dubasari, Moldova (Dubossary Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dubossary/Dubossary.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/musicians.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kozienice, Poland (The book of Kozienice; The birth and the destruction of
a Jewish community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kozienice/kozienice.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Radzivilov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radzivilov/Radzivilov.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

* This month's additions and updates are flagged at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
* All you would like to know about JewishGen's
"Yizkor Books in Print Project":
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
* Yizkor Book Translation Funds:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/PL.asp?c=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing
more translations go online.

Happy Israeli Independence Day,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Czech restitution ruling #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

For those of you who follow restitution issues in the Czech Republic,
here is the latest bad news.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/05/02/world/europe/ap-eu-czech-jewish-restitution.html

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Czech restitution ruling #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

For those of you who follow restitution issues in the Czech Republic,
here is the latest bad news.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/05/02/world/europe/ap-eu-czech-jewish-restitution.html

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


IAJGS Conference Program is Now Available #austria-czech

Hal Bookbinder
 

The 34th IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City this summer will offer
over 250 sessions, including many new sessions for all levels and
interests. The full conference program is now available for you to
review at http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/program.cfm.

You can now register to attend the conference in person, participate
across the Internet via IAJGS LIVE!, or to do both. Early registration
fees will be available until May 31st.

When you register you will be able to reserve a seat for various
additional fee items, such as Breakfasts with the experts, computer
labs, SIG luncheons, the Gala Awards Banquet and a bus tour to
Ancestry's headquarters in Provo. If you have already registered, you
can now update your registration with these items.

Consider signing up for the Conference blog and digest for ongoing
information about the conference. Additionally the home page of the
conference website, www.iajgs2014.org contains the latest conference
news.

Hope to see you in SLC!
Hal Bookbinder, Banai Feldstein and Ken Bravo, Conference co-chairs
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS Conference Program is Now Available #austria-czech

Hal Bookbinder
 

The 34th IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City this summer will offer
over 250 sessions, including many new sessions for all levels and
interests. The full conference program is now available for you to
review at http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/program.cfm.

You can now register to attend the conference in person, participate
across the Internet via IAJGS LIVE!, or to do both. Early registration
fees will be available until May 31st.

When you register you will be able to reserve a seat for various
additional fee items, such as Breakfasts with the experts, computer
labs, SIG luncheons, the Gala Awards Banquet and a bus tour to
Ancestry's headquarters in Provo. If you have already registered, you
can now update your registration with these items.

Consider signing up for the Conference blog and digest for ongoing
information about the conference. Additionally the home page of the
conference website, www.iajgs2014.org contains the latest conference
news.

Hope to see you in SLC!
Hal Bookbinder, Banai Feldstein and Ken Bravo, Conference co-chairs
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 27 - August 1, 2014


GerSIG events at SLC 2014 #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Later today GerSIG subscribers will receive a promotional message from
SLC 2014 - the summer Conference on Jewish Genealogy. SIG Email lists
hosted by JewishGen are required to post promotional messages from
JewishGen and IAJGS. These messages are often off-topic to GerSIG.
The Moderator tries to make them the last messages approved each day.

The Conference announces that the SLC 2014 program is now on line at:
http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/program.cfm

A number of GerSIG members have written asking about our 2014
Conference program. I searched the program schedule for "German" and
"Germany". Unfortunately, the traditional GerSIG "Breakfast with the
Experts" session with Roger Lustig and Jeanette Rosenberg was not
approved for this year's Conference.

The sessions below are those of most probable interest to GerSIG members.
Note the times and dates of the GerSIG interest sessions. GerSIG Moderator

Wednesday, July 30 -

1030 a.m. World War I: Airman Julian Spiegel "and his flying comrades"
Karen Franklin

(1515 3:15 pm How did Jews get to Europe? Avraham Groll )


Thursday, July 31 -

0730 a.m. >from Germany to North America in the 19th Century - The
Bavarian Example Ekkehard Huebschmann

0900 a.m. A Hundred Germanies Roger Lustig

1200 p.m. $$$ GerSIG Luncheon William Weitzer (Leo Baeck Institute)

1345 1 pm GerSIG Business Meeting

1645 4:45 pm Restitution and Compensation Files in West German
Archives Ekkehard Huebschmann

Friday, August 1 -

0900 a.m. Archives and Genealogy: Utilizing the Leo Baeck Institute in
Support of German-Jewish Family Research William Weitzer


German SIG #Germany GerSIG events at SLC 2014 #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Later today GerSIG subscribers will receive a promotional message from
SLC 2014 - the summer Conference on Jewish Genealogy. SIG Email lists
hosted by JewishGen are required to post promotional messages from
JewishGen and IAJGS. These messages are often off-topic to GerSIG.
The Moderator tries to make them the last messages approved each day.

The Conference announces that the SLC 2014 program is now on line at:
http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/program.cfm

A number of GerSIG members have written asking about our 2014
Conference program. I searched the program schedule for "German" and
"Germany". Unfortunately, the traditional GerSIG "Breakfast with the
Experts" session with Roger Lustig and Jeanette Rosenberg was not
approved for this year's Conference.

The sessions below are those of most probable interest to GerSIG members.
Note the times and dates of the GerSIG interest sessions. GerSIG Moderator

Wednesday, July 30 -

1030 a.m. World War I: Airman Julian Spiegel "and his flying comrades"
Karen Franklin

(1515 3:15 pm How did Jews get to Europe? Avraham Groll )


Thursday, July 31 -

0730 a.m. >from Germany to North America in the 19th Century - The
Bavarian Example Ekkehard Huebschmann

0900 a.m. A Hundred Germanies Roger Lustig

1200 p.m. $$$ GerSIG Luncheon William Weitzer (Leo Baeck Institute)

1345 1 pm GerSIG Business Meeting

1645 4:45 pm Restitution and Compensation Files in West German
Archives Ekkehard Huebschmann

Friday, August 1 -

0900 a.m. Archives and Genealogy: Utilizing the Leo Baeck Institute in
Support of German-Jewish Family Research William Weitzer