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ViewMate translation request - Hungarian? #general

Becker, Risa (GfK MRI) <Risa.Becker@...>
 

I've posted a ViewMate translation request. It is writing on the
back of a family photograph that was taken in Romania around 1910.
I believe the writing is Hungarian, but it could be something else
(Romanian?) It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33597

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you kindly for any assistance!

Risa Becker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Hungarian? #general

Becker, Risa (GfK MRI) <Risa.Becker@...>
 

I've posted a ViewMate translation request. It is writing on the
back of a family photograph that was taken in Romania around 1910.
I believe the writing is Hungarian, but it could be something else
(Romanian?) It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33597

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you kindly for any assistance!

Risa Becker


JDC digitized records accessible via FaceBook #general

Emily Garber
 

The Jewish American Joint Distribution Committee has been working for
several years digitizing and indexing their archives records. Many
documents, some of which have been indexed by surnames, are accessible
via their website.
http://archives.jdc.org/archives-search/?s=archivestopnav

Now, their surname index is also accessible via their FaceBook page.
https://www.facebook.com/TheJDC

For more on this, see my blog at
http://extrayad.blogspot.com/2014/05/access-jdc-names-index-via-facebook.html

Emily Garber
http://www.extrayad.blogspot.com
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina/index.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JDC digitized records accessible via FaceBook #general

Emily Garber
 

The Jewish American Joint Distribution Committee has been working for
several years digitizing and indexing their archives records. Many
documents, some of which have been indexed by surnames, are accessible
via their website.
http://archives.jdc.org/archives-search/?s=archivestopnav

Now, their surname index is also accessible via their FaceBook page.
https://www.facebook.com/TheJDC

For more on this, see my blog at
http://extrayad.blogspot.com/2014/05/access-jdc-names-index-via-facebook.html

Emily Garber
http://www.extrayad.blogspot.com
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina/index.html


Miskolc (Hungary) Business Drectories and Civil Records pre-1928 #general

Alan Mandl
 

I am seeking records that may identify the profession of my great grandfather
Henrik Mandl. He was married in Miskolc in 1875 and is believed to
have lived there until his death in 1927 (his death certificate lists him
living in Miskolc).

How would copies of pages of business directories be obtained?

What civic records of his profession may exist in Miskolc/Borsod
County, where are they kept and how does one obtain access to and
copies of such records ?

If you are aware of a local researcher in Miskolc, please let me know.

Alan Mandl

Wayland, MA
USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Details of potential researchers should be posted off-list.
Also, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Miskolc (Hungary) Business Drectories and Civil Records pre-1928 #general

Alan Mandl
 

I am seeking records that may identify the profession of my great grandfather
Henrik Mandl. He was married in Miskolc in 1875 and is believed to
have lived there until his death in 1927 (his death certificate lists him
living in Miskolc).

How would copies of pages of business directories be obtained?

What civic records of his profession may exist in Miskolc/Borsod
County, where are they kept and how does one obtain access to and
copies of such records ?

If you are aware of a local researcher in Miskolc, please let me know.

Alan Mandl

Wayland, MA
USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Details of potential researchers should be posted off-list.
Also, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm


Propper family from Bohemia #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

As a PS to Craig Partridge=92s posting, you can find the extensive
PROPPER family tree on Geni beginning at
http://www.geni.com/people/Josef-Propper/6000000023421275254

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Propper family from Bohemia #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

As a PS to Craig Partridge=92s posting, you can find the extensive
PROPPER family tree on Geni beginning at
http://www.geni.com/people/Josef-Propper/6000000023421275254

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Glycogen Storage Disease Type VII #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Susie Boyer asked me to post this link for everyone. It concerns a
disease that affects her family and she believes that there may be
others with roots in Bohemia who share the gene. See
http://jewishnews.co.uk/jewish-genetic-diseases-sufferers-remain-defiant/

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Glycogen Storage Disease Type VII #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Susie Boyer asked me to post this link for everyone. It concerns a
disease that affects her family and she believes that there may be
others with roots in Bohemia who share the gene. See
http://jewishnews.co.uk/jewish-genetic-diseases-sufferers-remain-defiant/

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Medals in Russia #general

Diane DeMilt <dianedemilt@...>
 

I have a friend who said his grandfather received a medal >from Czar
Nicholas directly. Does anyone know anything about this?
Please respond to Deech10@aol.com
Thank you
Diane De Milt
Tucson, Arizona


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Medals in Russia #general

Diane DeMilt <dianedemilt@...>
 

I have a friend who said his grandfather received a medal >from Czar
Nicholas directly. Does anyone know anything about this?
Please respond to Deech10@aol.com
Thank you
Diane De Milt
Tucson, Arizona


origin of the surname Badrian? #general

Helen Gardner
 

Hi all.
One of the kids in our wider family is doing a school project on the
origin of their surname, Badrian, but we have not ever been able to
find anything, although it has been suggested that is a Sephardic
name coming >from Spain. Does anyone have any information on this?
Helen Gardner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen origin of the surname Badrian? #general

Helen Gardner
 

Hi all.
One of the kids in our wider family is doing a school project on the
origin of their surname, Badrian, but we have not ever been able to
find anything, although it has been suggested that is a Sephardic
name coming >from Spain. Does anyone have any information on this?
Helen Gardner


Seeking birth registration from wartime Russia #general

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

An older relative of mine does not have a birth certificate, and
I am trying to help her obtain one, if possible. She was born in 1943,
in the middle of World War II, in the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Her parents were Polish Jews who had fled to Russia at the beginning of
the war, and were in Chelyabinsk pretty much for the duration of the war.
Does anyone know if orderly records were kept in Russia, and specifically
in Chelyabinsk, at that time? And if so, how does one go about ordering them?

Thanking you in advance,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking birth registration from wartime Russia #general

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

An older relative of mine does not have a birth certificate, and
I am trying to help her obtain one, if possible. She was born in 1943,
in the middle of World War II, in the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Her parents were Polish Jews who had fled to Russia at the beginning of
the war, and were in Chelyabinsk pretty much for the duration of the war.
Does anyone know if orderly records were kept in Russia, and specifically
in Chelyabinsk, at that time? And if so, how does one go about ordering them?

Thanking you in advance,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


Help with tracing the family of Professor Mordecai ELIAV, Israel #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

I am trying to track down the family of Mordecai ELIAV, Professor of Jewish
History and would be grateful for your help. He used to work at the Bar
Ilan University in Jerusalem
(http://jewishhistory.huji.ac.il/Profs/Bar-Ilan/biujh.htm#Eliav),
but the phone number there is no longer valid for him, and following
this up led me to a mobile number that is no longer in use.

I do not know whether Mordecai is still alive, but he had four children, and
it is they whom I am trying to make contact with. I am guessing they will
now be in their 60s. Their names are Ruthie, Tirza, Yossi and Michal. I
would very much like to make contact with any of them.

Mordecai's wife was Rachelle nee URISHEVITCH. Rachelle's mother was
Shoshana/Reisel nee ZAUSMER, which is my family connection.

Yours gratefully,

Joyaa ANTARES

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
___________________________
Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya
ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig,
Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with tracing the family of Professor Mordecai ELIAV, Israel #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

I am trying to track down the family of Mordecai ELIAV, Professor of Jewish
History and would be grateful for your help. He used to work at the Bar
Ilan University in Jerusalem
(http://jewishhistory.huji.ac.il/Profs/Bar-Ilan/biujh.htm#Eliav),
but the phone number there is no longer valid for him, and following
this up led me to a mobile number that is no longer in use.

I do not know whether Mordecai is still alive, but he had four children, and
it is they whom I am trying to make contact with. I am guessing they will
now be in their 60s. Their names are Ruthie, Tirza, Yossi and Michal. I
would very much like to make contact with any of them.

Mordecai's wife was Rachelle nee URISHEVITCH. Rachelle's mother was
Shoshana/Reisel nee ZAUSMER, which is my family connection.

Yours gratefully,

Joyaa ANTARES

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
___________________________
Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya
ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig,
Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


tracing family members from Bohemia between 1938 and 1945 #austria-czech

rfc974@...
 

I'm compiling a family history (for the PROPPER family) >from about
1700 until the present. Among other challenges, this means tracing
the lives (and, alas, in many cases, deaths) of over 100 people who in
1938 were living in Bohemia.

The purpose of this note is to list the sources and issues I've found
so far and see if anyone has thoughts/suggestions about sources and
issues I've missed. I figure others may find this helpful. I don't
know how many others have found themselves sitting down at the US
Holocaust Memorial Museum, or simply in front of a web page, with a
list of 100-some names -- I've found it a daunting challenge.

I've found it somewhat helpful to work chronologically.

In 1938, Jews in the Sudetenland were mostly expelled between Oct 10
and Nov 12 (about 1/6th of the Jews in Bohemia). Some young men were
sent to Dachau. Also, some were taken as political prisoners, and, as
best I can tell, were sent to Sachsenhausen. In general, to learn
about people who were sent to camps at this time, the ITS records (at
various repositories) are best. For those who were refugees, most
ended up in Prague, seeking a way to get out of Czechoslovakia. Some
applied for passports, and one can find the applications in the Czech
Archives. If they already had passports, the records are still in the
town >from which they were driven. In general, if someone had a
passport and does not show up at holocaust.cz or in survivor lists,
they probably successfully emigrated and the challenge is to find
where they went.

In 1939, Czechoslovakia is annexed by Germany. People continue to
have some success getting visas until September 1939, so we continue
to see applications for passports. US immigration was tightly
restricted and British Palestine appears to have largely stopped
issuing visas by late spring 1939, so figuring out where people might
have gone gets really difficult. Some people got visas to Britain and
some to Latin America. Jewish resistance groups successfully smuggled
several hundred people to Palestine, where they were typically
arrested and and then either released to the Jewish Authority or
interned (the arrest records can be found at the US Holocaust Museum
and contain considerable genealogical information). Smaller programs
succeeded in getting children to various countries.

After September 1939, emigration stops, and one traces people through
the Holocaust resources. Most victims can be found at holocaust.cz --
though that only traces people to the first camp after Theresienstadt.
For information about experiences after the first camp, the ITS data
can be very helpful.

Jewish political prisoners (e.g. people active in the SDP between the
wars) often are missing >from holocaust.cz (they were sent to
Theresienstadt small fortress, which had separate records, which I
have been unable to locate).

Survivors can be found through various survivor lists (again the ITS
records are useful) and the Theresienstadt survivors association.

I'd be grateful to learn of any omissions or errors.

Many thanks!

Craig


--
Craig Partridge
(non-work account -- for work issues send to craig@aland.bbn.com)


75 Years after his imprisonment in a Nazi fortress, the account of Rabbi Dr. William Weinberg imprisonments and escapes has now been published! #austria-czech

norofra@...
 

Courage of the Spirit is now available on line!

75 Years after his imprisonment in a Nazi fortress, the account of Rabbi Dr.
William Weinberg imprisonments and escapes has now been published!

This book is of value to a variety of researchers and hence, I am
posting this to multiple SIGs- For Galicia, information on family origins in
Galicia; for Austria-Czech, Jewish resettlement in Vienna after WWI and the
roundup of Jews in Czechoslovakia in 1938; for German Jews, a slice of life
in Germany under the Nazis, and for RavSig, the experiences of the man who
would head the Jewish communities of Hesse, Germany.
I have copied below a description of the book >from my publisher. I hope that
if I see enough support, I will be able to complete rest of my research, on
my mother's account and on the rebuilding of Jewish communities in Austria
and Germany after the Shoah.
Many books have been written of the spiritual heroism of the Jewish
people as they rebuilt their lives after the devastation wrought by Hitler's
attempt to wipe out every last Jew, but some books stand out as unique
because they are written by family members who were told those stories of
heroism firsthand. Courage of the Spirit (paperback ISBN 978-0-9846685-6-4;
ebook ISBN 978-0-9887048-9-3) is such a book. It portrays the spiritual
struggle of one man during the first half of the twentieth century-the
author's father, Rabbi Dr. William Weinberg, who survived under Nazi and
Communist tyranny to become the first State Rabbi of the community of
Holocaust survivors in the German State of Hesse.
It is fitting that the book is now available to the public just 75
years after Rabbi Weinberg was arrested and incarcerated by the Nazis in the
notorious Fortress Spilberk in Brno following the German occupation of
Czechoslovakia in 1939.
Rabbi Weinberg's saga serves as a tour of the ideologies and principles of
the contemporary world, but it also encompasses the movements that shape
Judaism today: Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative, as well as political
Zionism. It is a story that spans thousands of physical miles, by freight
train and on foot, >from the Galician Shtetl to cosmopolitan Vienna and
Berlin, and to Stalingrad and central Asia and back as Rabbi Weinberg kept
one step ahead of the Nazi armies. It is a story that spans the mental and
emotional journey >from the medieval Shtetl, the great empires, and the weak
democracies and totalitarian regimes that followed, and finally, to freedom.

Along the way, we meet significant figures in Rabbi Weinberg's life:
Martin Buber and Mannes Sperber, the founders of Israel's Marxist-Socialist
party, Rabbi Leo Baeck, and Albert Einstein. We are shown a window into life
in a Nazi prison and concentration camp, the day-to-day life of Jews in Nazi
Berlin, and the vagaries of survival under Stalin's totalitarian shelter.
"This book reconstructs these events >from conversations with my
father, >from family notes, and >from historical documentation," says the
author, Rabbi Norbert Weinberg.
Courage of the Spirit is the first part of a trilogy. The second part will
follow the account of Irene Gottdenker, the author's mother, who openly
survived the Holocaust in the guise of a Pole of German descent and
witnessed the destruction of the Jews in Lwow and Warsaw. The third part
will examine the rebirth of Jewish life in the refugee camps in Austria and
then in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, and the environs.
Courage of the Spirit is now available through Create Space, Amazon,
Google Play, Kobo, Nook and Apple. The author's page can be accessed at
www.amazon.com/author/nweinberg

Todah rabbah in advcance,
Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg
email: norofra@sbcglobal.net

The Courage of the Spirit:The story of Europe's Jewry in the 20 th Century
from family accounts and documents
www.courageofspirit.com

Essays on Judaism
www.vintagewein.blogspot.com

Reasearching Family Records of WEINBERG( Dolyna/Ukraine,
Vienna/Austria,Frankfurt AM, Germany),ZARWANITZER ( Dolyna/Ukraine),IGER(
Lviv, Podwolochisk/Ukraine)GOTTDENKER ( Dolyna,Lviv, Bolekhiv/Ukraine).

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