Date   

Hugo gold Yizkor Book additions #austria-czech

hjfinberg@...
 

Thanks to Jan Hellman and Rob Pearman for two more translations >from Czech to add to the growing number
online in the Jewishgen Yizkor book section for Bohemia:Die Juden und Judengemeinde Bohmens in
Vergangenheit und Gegenwart.

Luze, Czech Republic

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/bohemia/boh394.html

Protivin, Czech Republic

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/bohemia/boh512.html

Vera Finberg
Bohemia Yizkor Book translation Coordinator


Correction #austria-czech

feising2@...
 

Regarding Julius Muller's posting on Friday, April 25, 2014 regarding
Winton's List on http://www.just-powell.co.uk/winton/list.htm, I found that
this list could not opened - "Server could not be found, etc." however the
same list is available at http://www.nicholaswinton.com/WintonsList/list.htm

Frank Eisinger
Saint James, NY


Postcard from Lodz Ghetto to Prague on Action Site #austria-czech

Fritz Neubauer
 

Dear all,

On ebay Germany a postcard written on 04-Dec-1941 by Dr. Arthur Weise
from Prague >from the Lodz Ghetto to an address in Prague with a full
message in German (inquiry about family, asking for money) on the back
is on sale for another 9 days. At this point in time the auction stands
at 5 Euros (after starting at 1).
The sender died in the ghetto on 14-Oct-1942.
This kind of document should be in a museum collection rather than on a
commercial site ...

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


Sir Nicholas Winton on "60 Minutes" - Sunday, April 27 - Rescuer of Czech & Slovak Children in WWII #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Sir Nicholas Winton will be featured on CBS' 60 Minutes this Sunday,
April 27th at 7:00PM (eastern time) in a segment titled "Saving the
Lives of 669."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/saving-the-lives-of-669-children/

Bob Simon will interview Sir Nicholas about his inspiring and selfless
rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children >from the hands of the Nazis.

In the late 1930s Winton used a two-week vacation >from his job as a
London stockbroker to go to Prague and see what he might do to help
refugees whose lives he knew were in danger. His background hadn't
prepared him for humanitarian work, but he tells Simon, "I work on the
motto that if something's not impossible, there must be a way of doing
it." He wound up collecting the names of hundreds of children from
their desperate parents and then returned to London to figure out a
way to get them out. His successful mission was almost unknown for
half a century.

Sir Nicholas turns 105 on May 19th. There is also a documentary film
"Nicky's Children," based on his story:
http://www.menemshafilms.com/nickys-family

You can view previous episodes of this show on the "60 Minutes"
website, so if you can't see it in real time it should be available
next week online.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Hugo gold Yizkor Book additions #austria-czech

hjfinberg@...
 

Thanks to Jan Hellman and Rob Pearman for two more translations >from Czech to add to the growing number
online in the Jewishgen Yizkor book section for Bohemia:Die Juden und Judengemeinde Bohmens in
Vergangenheit und Gegenwart.

Luze, Czech Republic

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/bohemia/boh394.html

Protivin, Czech Republic

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/bohemia/boh512.html

Vera Finberg
Bohemia Yizkor Book translation Coordinator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Correction #austria-czech

feising2@...
 

Regarding Julius Muller's posting on Friday, April 25, 2014 regarding
Winton's List on http://www.just-powell.co.uk/winton/list.htm, I found that
this list could not opened - "Server could not be found, etc." however the
same list is available at http://www.nicholaswinton.com/WintonsList/list.htm

Frank Eisinger
Saint James, NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Postcard from Lodz Ghetto to Prague on Action Site #austria-czech

Fritz Neubauer
 

Dear all,

On ebay Germany a postcard written on 04-Dec-1941 by Dr. Arthur Weise
from Prague >from the Lodz Ghetto to an address in Prague with a full
message in German (inquiry about family, asking for money) on the back
is on sale for another 9 days. At this point in time the auction stands
at 5 Euros (after starting at 1).
The sender died in the ghetto on 14-Oct-1942.
This kind of document should be in a museum collection rather than on a
commercial site ...

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Sir Nicholas Winton on "60 Minutes" - Sunday, April 27 - Rescuer of Czech & Slovak Children in WWII #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Sir Nicholas Winton will be featured on CBS' 60 Minutes this Sunday,
April 27th at 7:00PM (eastern time) in a segment titled "Saving the
Lives of 669."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/saving-the-lives-of-669-children/

Bob Simon will interview Sir Nicholas about his inspiring and selfless
rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children >from the hands of the Nazis.

In the late 1930s Winton used a two-week vacation >from his job as a
London stockbroker to go to Prague and see what he might do to help
refugees whose lives he knew were in danger. His background hadn't
prepared him for humanitarian work, but he tells Simon, "I work on the
motto that if something's not impossible, there must be a way of doing
it." He wound up collecting the names of hundreds of children from
their desperate parents and then returned to London to figure out a
way to get them out. His successful mission was almost unknown for
half a century.

Sir Nicholas turns 105 on May 19th. There is also a documentary film
"Nicky's Children," based on his story:
http://www.menemshafilms.com/nickys-family

You can view previous episodes of this show on the "60 Minutes"
website, so if you can't see it in real time it should be available
next week online.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


BOCHNER Family from Galicia #poland

Linda Shefler
 

I just discovered that there is a good chance my ggg grandmother was Sara
BOCHNER, but I'm not 100% sure. Here is where the confusion arises: My
ggg grandfather Leib REICHER was born about 1838, possibly in either
Pilzno or Tarnow. I just learned that he was married to Sarah BOCHNER.

My gg grandmother, Rosa REICHER, (daughter of Leib and a woman named Sara)
was 20 years older than her next sibling (Samuel REICHER) that I've been
able to find, and 29 years older than the youngest sibling (Fani REICHER).
While they can be full siblings, I'm not sure if they are, mainly because
of the huge age difference and because the daughter of the youngest
sibling never knew that her mother had a sister, just a brother. All of
them lived in Cleveland, Ohio.

Samuel immigrated in 1904. He came over with my gg grandparents (on one
of their frequent trips back and forth to Europe) and was listed as the
brother-in-law of my gg grandfather. Fani immigrated 2 years later. She
lived with family friends by the name of BLACHMAN, in Cleveland, until she
married. On his marriage license, Samuel indicated his mother's name was
Sara BACHMAN. Fani indicated that her mother's name was Sara BOCHNER. I
can't find a record for my gg grandmother which indicates her mother's
maiden name, just that her name was Sara.

In 1938 David BOCHNER and his family immigrated to the US, David was born
in Jodlowa (near both Pilzno and Tarnow). His wife Dora was >from Tarnow
and their children were born in Berlin. Samuel and Fani sponsored them
and the manifest indicated they were cousins. They spent a few years in
Cleveland and then moved to Saratoga Springs where they managed the New
Windsor Hotel.

I've contacted everyone in JGFF who might be connected to the BOCHNER
family, but so far I've only had one response with no known connection.
I've been through the JRI Poland records but can't seem to find the
appropriate family. Is anyone familiar with the family of David BOCHNER
(born about 1890), or Sara (nee BOCHNER) REICHER (born about 1840)? I
would love to learn more about this family and piece it all together. I
would also like to confirm one way or the other if my gg grandmother Rosa
was a full or half sibling to Samuel and Fani.

As always, many thanks for your time!
Linda Silverman Shefler
San Francisco East Bay
linda.shefler@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


JRI Poland #Poland BOCHNER Family from Galicia #poland

Linda Shefler
 

I just discovered that there is a good chance my ggg grandmother was Sara
BOCHNER, but I'm not 100% sure. Here is where the confusion arises: My
ggg grandfather Leib REICHER was born about 1838, possibly in either
Pilzno or Tarnow. I just learned that he was married to Sarah BOCHNER.

My gg grandmother, Rosa REICHER, (daughter of Leib and a woman named Sara)
was 20 years older than her next sibling (Samuel REICHER) that I've been
able to find, and 29 years older than the youngest sibling (Fani REICHER).
While they can be full siblings, I'm not sure if they are, mainly because
of the huge age difference and because the daughter of the youngest
sibling never knew that her mother had a sister, just a brother. All of
them lived in Cleveland, Ohio.

Samuel immigrated in 1904. He came over with my gg grandparents (on one
of their frequent trips back and forth to Europe) and was listed as the
brother-in-law of my gg grandfather. Fani immigrated 2 years later. She
lived with family friends by the name of BLACHMAN, in Cleveland, until she
married. On his marriage license, Samuel indicated his mother's name was
Sara BACHMAN. Fani indicated that her mother's name was Sara BOCHNER. I
can't find a record for my gg grandmother which indicates her mother's
maiden name, just that her name was Sara.

In 1938 David BOCHNER and his family immigrated to the US, David was born
in Jodlowa (near both Pilzno and Tarnow). His wife Dora was >from Tarnow
and their children were born in Berlin. Samuel and Fani sponsored them
and the manifest indicated they were cousins. They spent a few years in
Cleveland and then moved to Saratoga Springs where they managed the New
Windsor Hotel.

I've contacted everyone in JGFF who might be connected to the BOCHNER
family, but so far I've only had one response with no known connection.
I've been through the JRI Poland records but can't seem to find the
appropriate family. Is anyone familiar with the family of David BOCHNER
(born about 1890), or Sara (nee BOCHNER) REICHER (born about 1840)? I
would love to learn more about this family and piece it all together. I
would also like to confirm one way or the other if my gg grandmother Rosa
was a full or half sibling to Samuel and Fani.

As always, many thanks for your time!
Linda Silverman Shefler
San Francisco East Bay
linda.shefler@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Jewish name SZPRYNCA #poland

RuthNW <ruthnw@...>
 

I'm aware that SZPRYNCA is (or can be) a Jewish surname but can
it also be a woman's given name? I came across it in conjunction
with a woman's given name.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: To check if a particular name was used as a
given name in Poland, simply enter the name in the JRI-Poland
database, choose the "Given Name" field and search. You will
see how many times the name has been used as a given name out
of the more than four million indices in the database.


JRI Poland #Poland Jewish name SZPRYNCA #poland

RuthNW <ruthnw@...>
 

I'm aware that SZPRYNCA is (or can be) a Jewish surname but can
it also be a woman's given name? I came across it in conjunction
with a woman's given name.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: To check if a particular name was used as a
given name in Poland, simply enter the name in the JRI-Poland
database, choose the "Given Name" field and search. You will
see how many times the name has been used as a given name out
of the more than four million indices in the database.


New LDS Data on the JRI-Poland Database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

The recent JRI-Poland database update included LDS Data updates for 14
Towns

from the LDS Microfilms, Jewish records files were updated for the towns of
Baranow, Bedzin, Checiny, Gniewoszow, Jedzrejow, Kepno, Krasniczyn, Lowicz,
Rybnik, Tarnow, Warka, Warszawa, Widawa, and Wolborz

Four town files, Tarnow, Baranow, Krasniczyn and Kepno, now include some
links to images >from the Polish National Digital Archives. Now when you
Search the database at jri-poland.org these records will each have a 'View
Image' control to click on that will bring you to the exact image containing
that record.

I would like to thank our wonderful team of volunteers who worked tirelessly
to make JRI-Poland such a success.

Many thanks to:

Warren Blatt, Howard Fink, Fred Frenkel, Nicole Heyman, Freda Leiba, Roger
Lustig, Robinn Magid, Madeleine Okladek, David Price, Michael Tobias,
Nicolas Trokiner .


A very special thank you to Haim Ghiuzeli at Beit Hatfutsot for the Lowicz,
Wolborz and Gniewoszow data.

Happy Searching!

Hadassah Lipsius
On Behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland.


JRI Poland #Poland New LDS Data on the JRI-Poland Database #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

The recent JRI-Poland database update included LDS Data updates for 14
Towns

from the LDS Microfilms, Jewish records files were updated for the towns of
Baranow, Bedzin, Checiny, Gniewoszow, Jedzrejow, Kepno, Krasniczyn, Lowicz,
Rybnik, Tarnow, Warka, Warszawa, Widawa, and Wolborz

Four town files, Tarnow, Baranow, Krasniczyn and Kepno, now include some
links to images >from the Polish National Digital Archives. Now when you
Search the database at jri-poland.org these records will each have a 'View
Image' control to click on that will bring you to the exact image containing
that record.

I would like to thank our wonderful team of volunteers who worked tirelessly
to make JRI-Poland such a success.

Many thanks to:

Warren Blatt, Howard Fink, Fred Frenkel, Nicole Heyman, Freda Leiba, Roger
Lustig, Robinn Magid, Madeleine Okladek, David Price, Michael Tobias,
Nicolas Trokiner .


A very special thank you to Haim Ghiuzeli at Beit Hatfutsot for the Lowicz,
Wolborz and Gniewoszow data.

Happy Searching!

Hadassah Lipsius
On Behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland.


BOCHNER Family from Galicia #general

Linda Shefler
 

I just discovered that there is a good chance my ggg grandmother was Sara
BOCHNER, but I'm not 100% sure. Here is where the confusion arises: My
ggg grandfather Leib REICHER was born about 1838, possibly in either
Pilzno or Tarnow. I just learned that he was married to Sarah BOCHNER.
My gg grandmother, Rosa REICHER, (daughter of Leib and a woman named Sara)
was 20 years older than her next sibling (Samuel REICHER) that I've been
able to find, and 29 years older than the youngest sibling (Fani REICHER).

While they can be full siblings, I'm not sure if they are, mainly because
of the huge age difference and because the daughter of the youngest
sibling never knew that her mother had a sister, just a brother. All of
them lived in Cleveland, Ohio.

Samuel immigrated in 1904. He came over with my gg grandparents (on one
of their frequent trips back and forth to Europe) and was listed as the
brother-in-law of my gg grandfather. Fani immigrated 2 years later. She
lived with family friends by the name of BLACHMAN, in Cleveland, until she
married. On his marriage license, Samuel indicated his mother's name was
Sara BACHMAN. Fani indicated that her mother's name was Sara BOCHNER. I
can't find a record for my gg grandmother which indicates her mother's
maiden name, just that her name was Sara.

In 1938 David BOCHNER and his family immigrated to the US, David was born
in Jodlowa (near both Pilzno and Tarnow). His wife Dora was >from Tarnow
and their children were born in Berlin. Samuel and Fani sponsored them
and the manifest indicated they were cousins. They spent a few years in
Cleveland and then moved to Saratoga Springs where they managed the New
Windsor Hotel.

I've contacted everyone in JGFF who might be connected to the BOCHNER
family, but so far I've only had one response with no known connection.
I've been through the JRI Poland records but can't seem to find the
appropriate family. Is anyone familiar with the family of David BOCHNER
(born about 1890), or Sara (nee BOCHNER) REICHER (born about 1840)? I
would love to learn more about this family and piece it all together. I
would also like to confirm one way or the other if my gg grandmother Rosa
was a full or half sibling to Samuel and Fani.

As always, many thanks for your time!
Linda Silverman Shefler
San Francisco East Bay
linda.shefler@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BOCHNER Family from Galicia #general

Linda Shefler
 

I just discovered that there is a good chance my ggg grandmother was Sara
BOCHNER, but I'm not 100% sure. Here is where the confusion arises: My
ggg grandfather Leib REICHER was born about 1838, possibly in either
Pilzno or Tarnow. I just learned that he was married to Sarah BOCHNER.
My gg grandmother, Rosa REICHER, (daughter of Leib and a woman named Sara)
was 20 years older than her next sibling (Samuel REICHER) that I've been
able to find, and 29 years older than the youngest sibling (Fani REICHER).

While they can be full siblings, I'm not sure if they are, mainly because
of the huge age difference and because the daughter of the youngest
sibling never knew that her mother had a sister, just a brother. All of
them lived in Cleveland, Ohio.

Samuel immigrated in 1904. He came over with my gg grandparents (on one
of their frequent trips back and forth to Europe) and was listed as the
brother-in-law of my gg grandfather. Fani immigrated 2 years later. She
lived with family friends by the name of BLACHMAN, in Cleveland, until she
married. On his marriage license, Samuel indicated his mother's name was
Sara BACHMAN. Fani indicated that her mother's name was Sara BOCHNER. I
can't find a record for my gg grandmother which indicates her mother's
maiden name, just that her name was Sara.

In 1938 David BOCHNER and his family immigrated to the US, David was born
in Jodlowa (near both Pilzno and Tarnow). His wife Dora was >from Tarnow
and their children were born in Berlin. Samuel and Fani sponsored them
and the manifest indicated they were cousins. They spent a few years in
Cleveland and then moved to Saratoga Springs where they managed the New
Windsor Hotel.

I've contacted everyone in JGFF who might be connected to the BOCHNER
family, but so far I've only had one response with no known connection.
I've been through the JRI Poland records but can't seem to find the
appropriate family. Is anyone familiar with the family of David BOCHNER
(born about 1890), or Sara (nee BOCHNER) REICHER (born about 1840)? I
would love to learn more about this family and piece it all together. I
would also like to confirm one way or the other if my gg grandmother Rosa
was a full or half sibling to Samuel and Fani.

As always, many thanks for your time!
Linda Silverman Shefler
San Francisco East Bay
linda.shefler@...


Lithuania Internal Passports #general

Howard Margol
 

3,534 additional Internal Passport records have been added to the
Jewishgen Lithuania Database and to the Litvak SIG All Lithuania
Database (ALD) [http://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database-ald
-- MODERATOR]

These records, and many more, are also available on the appropriate
Litvak SIG District Research Group web site.

These internal passports were applied for in the following towns in
Lithuania - Panevezys, Klaipeda, Palanga, Velvirzeniai, Kartena,
Darbeniai, Andriejavas, Kuliai, Nosedis, and Plateliai.

Even if you are not interested in any of these towns, you should search
the database anyway because the records include the place of birth which
could be entirely different >from the town where the applicant obtained their
internal passport. In addition to doing a surname search, I suggest you also
do a town search if the town of your interest is a small one. Doing a town
search for Vilnius or Kaunas, as an example, will not bring any results as
it would provide a large response that cannot be transmitted.

The internal passport records cover the period, 1919-1940. However, do not
be misled by those dates if your family left there prior to 1919. Your
immediate family may have left but everyone did not leave. Siblings, uncles,
aunts, cousins, etc. remained.

Howard Margol
Founder - Coordinator - Internal Passport Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passports #general

Howard Margol
 

3,534 additional Internal Passport records have been added to the
Jewishgen Lithuania Database and to the Litvak SIG All Lithuania
Database (ALD) [http://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database-ald
-- MODERATOR]

These records, and many more, are also available on the appropriate
Litvak SIG District Research Group web site.

These internal passports were applied for in the following towns in
Lithuania - Panevezys, Klaipeda, Palanga, Velvirzeniai, Kartena,
Darbeniai, Andriejavas, Kuliai, Nosedis, and Plateliai.

Even if you are not interested in any of these towns, you should search
the database anyway because the records include the place of birth which
could be entirely different >from the town where the applicant obtained their
internal passport. In addition to doing a surname search, I suggest you also
do a town search if the town of your interest is a small one. Doing a town
search for Vilnius or Kaunas, as an example, will not bring any results as
it would provide a large response that cannot be transmitted.

The internal passport records cover the period, 1919-1940. However, do not
be misled by those dates if your family left there prior to 1919. Your
immediate family may have left but everyone did not leave. Siblings, uncles,
aunts, cousins, etc. remained.

Howard Margol
Founder - Coordinator - Internal Passport Project


Origin of the surname BAUMGARTEN #general

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Hello Genners

Does anybody know of any scientific resources to the origins of the
surname BAUMGARTEN? I am interested particularly it it's East European
version, pronounced in Yiddish "Boymagarten". When did it first apear
in East Europe and where? Was it an "invented name" like Appelbaum,
Rosenbaum. etc?

Thank you
Isak Gath, Haifa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Origin of the surname BAUMGARTEN #general

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Hello Genners

Does anybody know of any scientific resources to the origins of the
surname BAUMGARTEN? I am interested particularly it it's East European
version, pronounced in Yiddish "Boymagarten". When did it first apear
in East Europe and where? Was it an "invented name" like Appelbaum,
Rosenbaum. etc?

Thank you
Isak Gath, Haifa