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Hungarian SIG in Salt Lake City #hungary

viviankahn@...
 

I am very pleased to announce that your Hungarian SIG will be sponsoring two speakers at the 34th annual IAJGS conference >from July 27 to August 1 in Salt Lake City. Karesz Vandor, a Budapest-based genealogist and frequent contributor to the Hungarian SIG discussion list, and Dan Jurca, whose assistance has been critical to the success of our Maramaros Jewish Records project will both be joining us this year.

Karesz is offering an often-requested overview of Hungarian Jewish history providing useful information about the importance of changing national boundaries and Hungarian Jewish surnames. He will also speak on Jews in the Austro-Hungarian and Hungarian military >from the 1848-189 Revolution to the present. His talk will cover such little-discussed topics as the Army of the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919 and Labor battalions in WWII. There will be hints provided about how and where to look, whom to turn to, which books to consult and which repositories to visit as well as the limits and obstacles you may face when doing such searches.

Dan?s presentations will include information about records in the Romanian National Archives and its branches and available in municipal archives. He will also talk about resources available >from Jewish community organizations and doing research in Romania?s Jewish cemeteries. Although his focus will be on Transylvania, he will also talk about research opportunities in Moldova and other parts of Romania. In addition to these presentations, Karesz and Dan will also be our speakers at the Hungarian SIG luncheon offering tips and answering your questions about travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, and other parts of pre-Trianon Hungary to research families and visit ancestral villages. In addition, you will be able to sign up for one-on-one assistance with translation and research with either one of our guests.

Through your generous donations, we have some funds available to help cover the significant cost of traveling >from Hungary and Romania to Salt Lake City. We will, however, need your additional support. Please go to the JewishGen-erosity page at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15 and make your tax-deductible donation to the Hungarian SIG Speakers Bureau.

Watch for more news that will be coming soon about the conference and other sessions that will be of particular interest to H-SIGrs. Go to the conference website at http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/ to register, reserve a hotel room and find out more about this exciting opportunity for Jewish family researchers. I look forward to seeing many of you in Salt Lake City.

Vivian
----------------
Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
Hungarian SIG Coordinator
JewishGen Vice President, SIG Relations
<vkahn@...>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian SIG in Salt Lake City #hungary

viviankahn@...
 

I am very pleased to announce that your Hungarian SIG will be sponsoring two speakers at the 34th annual IAJGS conference >from July 27 to August 1 in Salt Lake City. Karesz Vandor, a Budapest-based genealogist and frequent contributor to the Hungarian SIG discussion list, and Dan Jurca, whose assistance has been critical to the success of our Maramaros Jewish Records project will both be joining us this year.

Karesz is offering an often-requested overview of Hungarian Jewish history providing useful information about the importance of changing national boundaries and Hungarian Jewish surnames. He will also speak on Jews in the Austro-Hungarian and Hungarian military >from the 1848-189 Revolution to the present. His talk will cover such little-discussed topics as the Army of the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919 and Labor battalions in WWII. There will be hints provided about how and where to look, whom to turn to, which books to consult and which repositories to visit as well as the limits and obstacles you may face when doing such searches.

Dan?s presentations will include information about records in the Romanian National Archives and its branches and available in municipal archives. He will also talk about resources available >from Jewish community organizations and doing research in Romania?s Jewish cemeteries. Although his focus will be on Transylvania, he will also talk about research opportunities in Moldova and other parts of Romania. In addition to these presentations, Karesz and Dan will also be our speakers at the Hungarian SIG luncheon offering tips and answering your questions about travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, and other parts of pre-Trianon Hungary to research families and visit ancestral villages. In addition, you will be able to sign up for one-on-one assistance with translation and research with either one of our guests.

Through your generous donations, we have some funds available to help cover the significant cost of traveling >from Hungary and Romania to Salt Lake City. We will, however, need your additional support. Please go to the JewishGen-erosity page at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15 and make your tax-deductible donation to the Hungarian SIG Speakers Bureau.

Watch for more news that will be coming soon about the conference and other sessions that will be of particular interest to H-SIGrs. Go to the conference website at http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/ to register, reserve a hotel room and find out more about this exciting opportunity for Jewish family researchers. I look forward to seeing many of you in Salt Lake City.

Vivian
----------------
Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
Hungarian SIG Coordinator
JewishGen Vice President, SIG Relations
<vkahn@...>


Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #hungary

bounce-2771793-772961@...
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

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

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

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

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.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

- 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

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.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

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.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 the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Huncovce Yeshiva and/or Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, Photos Anyone? #hungary

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To All H-Siggers,

I translated a section of the Yizkor book for the town of Huncovce
(also once known as Hunsdorf or Unsdorf) and created a KehilaLinks
page for it both in 2013. It became known world-wide for its Yeshiva,
once second in importance to the Pressburg Yeshiva of the Chatam
Sofer. Try as I have for several years, I have never been able to
find a photo of what that Huncovce Yeshiva looked in its heyday. (An
erroneous photo exists on page 162 in the Slovak book of "Encyklopedia
Zidovskych Nabozenkych Obci," confirmed by people who actually live in
that area.) A building in somewhat disrepair remains with a plaque
attesting that a Yeshiva once existed there. I visited there in
November 2013, so I can confirm that.

This yeshiva was well-known enough to have attracted people >from as
far away as the USA. A few pages >from what must have been a list of
its students, notes that two young men >from Scranton, PA, attended
there also in the 1920s: Arthur J. Harris, born in 1904 was there in
1924, and 1925, and presumably his younger brother also went there in
1925, George A. Harris. (I have no lists of students before 1923 or
after 1925.)

I have tried to locate possible descendants of these men in hopes of
learning if either of them possibly took a camera with them and took
some photos of the Yeshiva or the town.

Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, author of the book Be'er Shmuel, who made this
yeshiva what it was, died in 1919, so these men could not have taken a
photo of him. Despite having contacted descendants of this rabbi,
they ascertain there is no photo of this rabbi extant. One
photographer even attempted, but it was destroyed. Again, unless
someone was around to capture a photo of him with the cameras of the
day.

The City Hall of Huncovce wanted to hang a photo of him on their wall
of honor, but as you can see, nothing has been found.

So this is perhaps my last resort, a long shot of course, to see if
anyone, anywhere in the world has photos of either of these, or
anything else to add to the KehilaLinks history of Huncovce.

Thanks in advance,

Madeleine Isenberg
Beverly Hills, CA
madeleine.isenberg@...

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN in various parts of
Galicia such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow,
Poland, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby towns in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Sena, and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva, Hungary; very
briefly in Timisoara, Romania


Hungary SIG #Hungary Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #hungary

bounce-2771793-772961@...
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

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

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

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

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.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

- 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

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.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

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.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 the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary Fwd: Huncovce Yeshiva and/or Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, Photos Anyone? #hungary

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To All H-Siggers,

I translated a section of the Yizkor book for the town of Huncovce
(also once known as Hunsdorf or Unsdorf) and created a KehilaLinks
page for it both in 2013. It became known world-wide for its Yeshiva,
once second in importance to the Pressburg Yeshiva of the Chatam
Sofer. Try as I have for several years, I have never been able to
find a photo of what that Huncovce Yeshiva looked in its heyday. (An
erroneous photo exists on page 162 in the Slovak book of "Encyklopedia
Zidovskych Nabozenkych Obci," confirmed by people who actually live in
that area.) A building in somewhat disrepair remains with a plaque
attesting that a Yeshiva once existed there. I visited there in
November 2013, so I can confirm that.

This yeshiva was well-known enough to have attracted people >from as
far away as the USA. A few pages >from what must have been a list of
its students, notes that two young men >from Scranton, PA, attended
there also in the 1920s: Arthur J. Harris, born in 1904 was there in
1924, and 1925, and presumably his younger brother also went there in
1925, George A. Harris. (I have no lists of students before 1923 or
after 1925.)

I have tried to locate possible descendants of these men in hopes of
learning if either of them possibly took a camera with them and took
some photos of the Yeshiva or the town.

Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, author of the book Be'er Shmuel, who made this
yeshiva what it was, died in 1919, so these men could not have taken a
photo of him. Despite having contacted descendants of this rabbi,
they ascertain there is no photo of this rabbi extant. One
photographer even attempted, but it was destroyed. Again, unless
someone was around to capture a photo of him with the cameras of the
day.

The City Hall of Huncovce wanted to hang a photo of him on their wall
of honor, but as you can see, nothing has been found.

So this is perhaps my last resort, a long shot of course, to see if
anyone, anywhere in the world has photos of either of these, or
anything else to add to the KehilaLinks history of Huncovce.

Thanks in advance,

Madeleine Isenberg
Beverly Hills, CA
madeleine.isenberg@...

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN in various parts of
Galicia such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow,
Poland, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby towns in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Sena, and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva, Hungary; very
briefly in Timisoara, Romania


Name AUGUSZTIN #hungary

Georges Graner
 

Hello siggers,
A member of our French JGS showed me a paper stating that her father
Agoston Lajos Miklos AUGUSZTIN is born in Gyor in 1927.
Does this family name look Jewish ? Do you know of any other family with
this name ? Later this name was changed to ZENTAI. What would be the
reason for this change ?
Thank you for your help
Georges GRANER (Paris-France)


How to prove a girl to be Jewish ? #hungary

Georges Graner
 

Hello,

A member of our French JGS wishes to prove that his grand-mother and/or
his great-grand mother was a Jew.
The grand-mother is called STEKAUER, first name Gyorgyi (strange given
name for a girl, isn't it ?) and is born December 19, 1932 in Budapest.
I suppose that there is no record of this birth in Jewish records ? but
is there a chance that we can find the ketouba of the marriage of her
parents, some time earlier, in Budapest ?

Thank you for your help

Georges GRANER (Paris-France)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Name AUGUSZTIN #hungary

Georges Graner
 

Hello siggers,
A member of our French JGS showed me a paper stating that her father
Agoston Lajos Miklos AUGUSZTIN is born in Gyor in 1927.
Does this family name look Jewish ? Do you know of any other family with
this name ? Later this name was changed to ZENTAI. What would be the
reason for this change ?
Thank you for your help
Georges GRANER (Paris-France)


Hungary SIG #Hungary How to prove a girl to be Jewish ? #hungary

Georges Graner
 

Hello,

A member of our French JGS wishes to prove that his grand-mother and/or
his great-grand mother was a Jew.
The grand-mother is called STEKAUER, first name Gyorgyi (strange given
name for a girl, isn't it ?) and is born December 19, 1932 in Budapest.
I suppose that there is no record of this birth in Jewish records ? but
is there a chance that we can find the ketouba of the marriage of her
parents, some time earlier, in Budapest ?

Thank you for your help

Georges GRANER (Paris-France)


Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #sephardic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

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

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

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

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.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

- 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

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.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

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.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 the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #sephardic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

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

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

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

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.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

- 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

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.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

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.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 the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Lodz Archives #lodz #poland

kdspiro@...
 

I am ordering 3 scanned records >from the Lodz State Archive. They ask
for payment by wire transfer which costs $25. where I bank. That's a
hefty sum for an 18 zl. or $6 USD bill. I presume in person, they
would take cash so I am wondering if anyone has been successful
sending zlotys by mail for payment.

Kathy Spiro
Smithers, BC Canada

SPIRO/SPIRA/SZPIRA/SZPIRO/ SZAPIRO Kielce, Lodz, Slomniki, Konskie Checiny
RAFELOWICZ Kielce, Checiny
HECHT MOSCOVICZ EISNER Darabani, Dorohoi, Botosani Rumania
GOLDENSTEIN, GOLDNER Kishinev


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz Archives #lodz #poland

kdspiro@...
 

I am ordering 3 scanned records >from the Lodz State Archive. They ask
for payment by wire transfer which costs $25. where I bank. That's a
hefty sum for an 18 zl. or $6 USD bill. I presume in person, they
would take cash so I am wondering if anyone has been successful
sending zlotys by mail for payment.

Kathy Spiro
Smithers, BC Canada

SPIRO/SPIRA/SZPIRA/SZPIRO/ SZAPIRO Kielce, Lodz, Slomniki, Konskie Checiny
RAFELOWICZ Kielce, Checiny
HECHT MOSCOVICZ EISNER Darabani, Dorohoi, Botosani Rumania
GOLDENSTEIN, GOLDNER Kishinev


Places in Lithuania? #lithuania

Steve Adelson <sjadelson@...>
 

Ancestry.com has recently put online Texas state naturalization records, and
there's a few new leads for me to follow. Can someone help confirm the
following "Russian" towns (which should all be Lithuania)?

Warson Veivirzenai?
Novoaleksandrovsk Zarasai?
Naistat No idea???

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Steve Adelson


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Places in Lithuania? #lithuania

Steve Adelson <sjadelson@...>
 

Ancestry.com has recently put online Texas state naturalization records, and
there's a few new leads for me to follow. Can someone help confirm the
following "Russian" towns (which should all be Lithuania)?

Warson Veivirzenai?
Novoaleksandrovsk Zarasai?
Naistat No idea???

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Steve Adelson


Simon Alperovich z"l #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

LitvakSIG records with deep sorrow the death of Simon Alperovich (Simonas
Alperavicius) on March 27, 2014 in Lithuania at the age of 87 years.

Dr. Alperovich was the Chairman of the Lithuanian Jewish Community from
1992-2013. He was born in Vilnius in 1928.

The funeral was held on March 28, with burial in the Vilnius Jewish
Cemetery.

We extend our condolences to his family as well as to the entire Litvak
family throughout the world.

Eden Joachim
President, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Simon Alperovich z"l #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

LitvakSIG records with deep sorrow the death of Simon Alperovich (Simonas
Alperavicius) on March 27, 2014 in Lithuania at the age of 87 years.

Dr. Alperovich was the Chairman of the Lithuanian Jewish Community from
1992-2013. He was born in Vilnius in 1928.

The funeral was held on March 28, with burial in the Vilnius Jewish
Cemetery.

We extend our condolences to his family as well as to the entire Litvak
family throughout the world.

Eden Joachim
President, LitvakSIG


Re: Zhitomir Yeshiva Archive #ukraine

David Goldman
 

I just received a brief reply to my original email I wrote to the Zhitomir
archive in Russian with reference to my great-great-grandfather Naftali
Binder. I had asked for information on the Zhitomir Seminary that might have
been in Fond. 396 and File 802. Given what is going on in Ukraine I am
surprised that I got a reply at all.

The brief reply is in Ukrainian, and simply says "To locate documents it is
necessary to contact the State Archive of the Zhitomir Oblast by mail to:
2/20 Okhrimova Gora St., Zhitomir 10003.
(Using Russian format for addresses: Ukraine, 10003 City of Zhitomir, Street
Okhrimova Gora 2/20.

David Goldman


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Zhitomir Yeshiva Archive #ukraine

David Goldman
 

I just received a brief reply to my original email I wrote to the Zhitomir
archive in Russian with reference to my great-great-grandfather Naftali
Binder. I had asked for information on the Zhitomir Seminary that might have
been in Fond. 396 and File 802. Given what is going on in Ukraine I am
surprised that I got a reply at all.

The brief reply is in Ukrainian, and simply says "To locate documents it is
necessary to contact the State Archive of the Zhitomir Oblast by mail to:
2/20 Okhrimova Gora St., Zhitomir 10003.
(Using Russian format for addresses: Ukraine, 10003 City of Zhitomir, Street
Okhrimova Gora 2/20.

David Goldman