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SEEKING TOUR GUIDE FOR LITHUANIA, BELARUS, and LATVIA #lithuania

Elaine Farran
 

Hi

My husband and I are planning to visit sites of genealogical interest
in Belarus, Lithuania and possibly Latvia this summer. If you have
traveled in these areas we would appreciate the name(s) of tour guide(s)
you used and any additional information you would be willing to share.

Thank you

Best
Elaine Farran
Researching
CHINITZ - Vilnius, Lithuania and Starobin, Belarus
BEYTIN/BETKHIN - Polatsk and Vitebsk, Belarus
PIATOFF -Polatsk and Vitebsk, Belarus
BETYTIN, BETKHIN - Kraslava, Latvia (formerly Belarus)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any information
about tour guides.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SEEKING TOUR GUIDE FOR LITHUANIA, BELARUS, and LATVIA #lithuania

Elaine Farran
 

Hi

My husband and I are planning to visit sites of genealogical interest
in Belarus, Lithuania and possibly Latvia this summer. If you have
traveled in these areas we would appreciate the name(s) of tour guide(s)
you used and any additional information you would be willing to share.

Thank you

Best
Elaine Farran
Researching
CHINITZ - Vilnius, Lithuania and Starobin, Belarus
BEYTIN/BETKHIN - Polatsk and Vitebsk, Belarus
PIATOFF -Polatsk and Vitebsk, Belarus
BETYTIN, BETKHIN - Kraslava, Latvia (formerly Belarus)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any information
about tour guides.


Jewish BMD records Samter, Posen (LOSER family) #germany

Jürgen Gramenz <juergen@...>
 

Dear GerSIG'ers,

I need to find a Jewish birth record in Samter/Szamotuly >from 1862. It
seems like there is no LDS film and I also don't have much experience in
finding Jewish BMD records in this area.
Is there any other source where I could find it?

Additionally, I am looking for any Jewish LOSER (no Umlaut!) family
members originating in Obersitzko/Obrzycko, Samter/Szamotuly and
surrounding areas in the former province of Posen, later in
Breslau/Wroclaw in Silesia (plus SUCKMANN) and later in Berlin (plus LIERK).

Any hint or help is much appreciated.

Best regards, Juergen Gramenz, Halle, Germany, juergen@...


German SIG #Germany Jewish BMD records Samter, Posen (LOSER family) #germany

Jürgen Gramenz <juergen@...>
 

Dear GerSIG'ers,

I need to find a Jewish birth record in Samter/Szamotuly >from 1862. It
seems like there is no LDS film and I also don't have much experience in
finding Jewish BMD records in this area.
Is there any other source where I could find it?

Additionally, I am looking for any Jewish LOSER (no Umlaut!) family
members originating in Obersitzko/Obrzycko, Samter/Szamotuly and
surrounding areas in the former province of Posen, later in
Breslau/Wroclaw in Silesia (plus SUCKMANN) and later in Berlin (plus LIERK).

Any hint or help is much appreciated.

Best regards, Juergen Gramenz, Halle, Germany, juergen@...


Translation Request: printed Hebrew from Ha-Melitz newspaper, relating to Naugard #germany

Peter.Lowe@...
 

Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I would be most grateful for any help in translating the whole, or at
least to precis the details, of this printed article that I am told
relates to a burial of a former member of the Naugard in Pomerania (now
Nowograd in Poland) Jewish community.

It is viewable at this address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25934

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

The article comes >from the Ha-Melitz hebrew newspaper
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha-Melitz), and I am told it is written in
"biblical Hebrew".

This is requested as part of an effort to document the Naugard Jewish
Community, to which I have a connection via the ASCHER (a majot family
in Naugard) and the LOEWE family (>from Deutsch Krone).

I have also posted this on the JewishGen list. Thank you very much.*

Peter Lowe, Hertford, England

* Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


German SIG #Germany Translation Request: printed Hebrew from Ha-Melitz newspaper, relating to Naugard #germany

Peter.Lowe@...
 

Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I would be most grateful for any help in translating the whole, or at
least to precis the details, of this printed article that I am told
relates to a burial of a former member of the Naugard in Pomerania (now
Nowograd in Poland) Jewish community.

It is viewable at this address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25934

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

The article comes >from the Ha-Melitz hebrew newspaper
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha-Melitz), and I am told it is written in
"biblical Hebrew".

This is requested as part of an effort to document the Naugard Jewish
Community, to which I have a connection via the ASCHER (a majot family
in Naugard) and the LOEWE family (>from Deutsch Krone).

I have also posted this on the JewishGen list. Thank you very much.*

Peter Lowe, Hertford, England

* Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


List of cemeteries and link to Baden-Wuerttemberg cemetery records & photos on line #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Thanks to Peter Strauss for extracting these cemetery names.
Records of the burials in these cemeteries in Baden-Wuerttemberg are
available on-line as per the message Posted here recently.

A copy of that message follows below the list.

It includes site navigation instructions.

In the future, a search of the JewishGen SIG archives for any of these
town names should bring up the link and user guide to this valuable
Internet resource.** Thanks again to Peter Strauss & Alex Calzereth. Mod 1

** note: When searching, you may have to try variant spellings of some names.
Examples: Wuerttemberg / Wurttemberg and Muellheim / Mullheim

Affaltrach, Obersulm
Aufhausen, Bopfingen
Bad Buchau
Bad Rappenau
Bad Cannstatt ; Steigfriedhof
Bad Cannstatt ; Steinhaldenfeld
Bad Wimpfen
Baden-Baden
Baisingen, Rottenburg am Neckar
Berlichingen, Schoental
Berwangen, Kirchardt
Binau
Boedigheim, Buchen Odenwald
Braunsbach
Breisach am Rhein ; Alter Friedhof
Breisach am Rhein ; Neuer Friedhof
Bretten
Bruchsal ; Am Rossmarkt
Buehl
Buttenhausen, Muensingen
Crailsheim
Creglingen
Dettensee, Horb am Neckar
Diersburg, Hohberg
Duensbach, Gerabronn
Durbach
Eberbach
Eichstetten
Eichtersheim, Angelbachtal
Ellwangen Jagst
Emmendingen ; Alter Friedhof
Emmendingen ; Neuer Friedhof
Eppingen
Esslingen am Neckar ; Alter Friedhof
Esslingen am Neckar ; Neuer Friedhof
Eubigheim, Ahorn
Feudenheim ; Scheffelstrasse
Feudenheim ; Talstrasse
Flehingen, Oberderdingen
Freiburg im Breisgau
Freistett, Rheinau
Freudental
Gailingen
Gissigheim, Koenigheim
Goeppingen
Groetzingen
Haigerloch
Hardheim
Hechingen
Heidelberg ; Bergfriedhof
Heidelberg ; Klingenteich
Heilbronn ; Breitenloch
Heinsheim, Bad Rappenau
Hemsbach
Hochberg, Remseck am Neckar
Hochhausen, Tauberbischofsheim
Hockenheim
Hohebach, Doerzbach
Horb am Neckar
Huttenheim, Philippsburg
Ihringen
Ilvesheim
Ittlingen
Jebenhausen : Goeppingen
Joehlingen, Walzbachtal
Karlsruhe , Haid- und Neu-Strasse Liberaler Friedhof
Karlsruhe ; Kriegsstrasse
Karlsruhe ; Haid- und Neu-Strasse Othodoxer Friedhof
Kehl
Kirchen, aufgeg. in Efringen-Kirchen
Kochendorf : Bad Friedrichshall
Koenigheim
Koenigsbach, Koenigsbach-Stein
Konstanz ; Alter Friedhof
Konstanz ; Neuer Friedhof
Konstanz ; Neuester Friedhof
Krautheim
Kuelsheim
Kuppenheim
Ladenburg
Laibach, Doerzbach
Laupheim
Loerrach ; Alter Friedhof
Loerrach ; Neuer Friedhof
Ludwigsburg ; Alter Friedhof
Ludwigsburg ; Neuer Friedhof
Mannheim ; Hauptfriedhof
Meckesheim
Merchingen, Ravenstein
Michelbach an der Luecke, Wallhausen
Michelfeld, Angelbachtal
Mingolsheim, Bad Schoenborn
Mosbach
Muehlen am Neckar, Horb am Neckar
Muehringen, Horb am Neckar
Muellheim
Neckarsulm
Neudenau
Neuenbuerg, Kraichtal
Niederstetten
Nonnenweier, Schwanau
Nordrach
Nordstetten, Horb am Neckar
Oberdorf am Ipf, Bopfingen
Obergrombach, Bruchsal
Oberoewisheim, Kraichtal
Oedheim
Oehringen
Offenburg
Pflaumloch, Riesbuerg
Pforzheim ; Alter Friedhof
Randegg, Gottmadingen
Rastatt
Rexingen, Horb am Neckar
Rheinbischofsheim, Rheinau
Rottweil
Schluchtern, Leingarten
Schmieheim, Kippenheim
Schriesheim
Schwetzingen
Sennfeld, Adelsheim
Sinsheim
Sontheim
Steinbach : Schwaebisch Hall
Sulzburg
Tauberbischofsheim
Tiengen/Hochrhein, Waldshut-Tiengen
Stein am Kocher, Neuenstadt am Kocher
Stuttgart ; Hoppenlaufriedhof
Ulm ; Alter Friedhof
Ulm ; Neuer Friedhof
Unterbalbach, Lauda-Koenigshofen
Unterschwandorf, Haiterbach
Waibstadt
Walldorf
Wangen, Oehningen
Wankheim, Kusterdingen
Weikersheim
Weildorf, Haigerloch
Weingarten, Karlsruhe
Wenkheim, Werbach
Wertheim
Wiesloch
Worblingen, Rielasingen-Worblingen

The Baden-Wuerttemberg State Archive (Landesarchiv) has recently made
another important resource available online. It is a database of the
work done by the Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Wuerttemberg, which contains
basic documentation and photographs of gravestones for 141 Jewish
cemeteries in the region.

The collection is part of the digital collections of the Staatsarchiv
Ludwigsburg (Record Group EL 228 b II) and can be found at
https://www2.landesarchiv-bw.de/ofs21/olf/index.php?bestand=24368

To browse a particular cemetery click on ** "Strukturansicht" **
and then on the next page click the folder with the plus to the left of the
cemetery name.

The folders listed below will each contain twenty
gravestones. After clicking on one of the ** Grabstein ** folders a page
with names and basic gravestone information will appear on the right.

To access the photo of the gravestone click on the
** Archivalieneinheiten ** link in each gravestone entry.
Clicking on the photo brings you to another page where you can zoom or
rotate the photo.

Alternatively, you can search for individuals. To do this click on
full text search ** (Volltextsuche) ** and enter a name in the **
Suchtext ** box.

After you click on Suche you will get a page of results. In order to
see the full information for the gravestone select ** Strukturansicht ** in
the relevant search result.

If you are searching for a first and last name together
it may be useful to change the ** Verknuepfung ** (search operation) setting
>from "zusammenhaengender Ausdruck" (phrase) to
"Jeder Begriff muss gefunden werden (UND)" (each term must be found)
so that the names are found regardless of their order in the database entry.

The photographs on the web site were primarily taken in the 1980s by
the Zentralarchiv zur Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden in
Deutschland (http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/sonst/aj/).
I believe the organization also had a role in preparing some of the
cemetery documentation.

The Landesdenkmalamt originally published documentation for most
cemeteries consisting of a list of all the gravestones in the cemetery
along with at least basic additional information on each gravestone.
It is this basic information, such as birth and death dates, place of
origin, and spouse's or parents' names, that is found with each entry
on the archive's web site.

What appears to not yet be available is the full documentation for
select gravestones. This full documentation is a transcription of the
Hebrew inscription along with a translation into German. To access
this information it would still be necessary to consult the original
paper documentation. The title of the collection has a note indicating
that it is still in progress, so it's possible that more materials may
be added in the future.

Alex Calzareth Wantagh, New York alcalz@...


German SIG #Germany List of cemeteries and link to Baden-Wuerttemberg cemetery records & photos on line #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Thanks to Peter Strauss for extracting these cemetery names.
Records of the burials in these cemeteries in Baden-Wuerttemberg are
available on-line as per the message Posted here recently.

A copy of that message follows below the list.

It includes site navigation instructions.

In the future, a search of the JewishGen SIG archives for any of these
town names should bring up the link and user guide to this valuable
Internet resource.** Thanks again to Peter Strauss & Alex Calzereth. Mod 1

** note: When searching, you may have to try variant spellings of some names.
Examples: Wuerttemberg / Wurttemberg and Muellheim / Mullheim

Affaltrach, Obersulm
Aufhausen, Bopfingen
Bad Buchau
Bad Rappenau
Bad Cannstatt ; Steigfriedhof
Bad Cannstatt ; Steinhaldenfeld
Bad Wimpfen
Baden-Baden
Baisingen, Rottenburg am Neckar
Berlichingen, Schoental
Berwangen, Kirchardt
Binau
Boedigheim, Buchen Odenwald
Braunsbach
Breisach am Rhein ; Alter Friedhof
Breisach am Rhein ; Neuer Friedhof
Bretten
Bruchsal ; Am Rossmarkt
Buehl
Buttenhausen, Muensingen
Crailsheim
Creglingen
Dettensee, Horb am Neckar
Diersburg, Hohberg
Duensbach, Gerabronn
Durbach
Eberbach
Eichstetten
Eichtersheim, Angelbachtal
Ellwangen Jagst
Emmendingen ; Alter Friedhof
Emmendingen ; Neuer Friedhof
Eppingen
Esslingen am Neckar ; Alter Friedhof
Esslingen am Neckar ; Neuer Friedhof
Eubigheim, Ahorn
Feudenheim ; Scheffelstrasse
Feudenheim ; Talstrasse
Flehingen, Oberderdingen
Freiburg im Breisgau
Freistett, Rheinau
Freudental
Gailingen
Gissigheim, Koenigheim
Goeppingen
Groetzingen
Haigerloch
Hardheim
Hechingen
Heidelberg ; Bergfriedhof
Heidelberg ; Klingenteich
Heilbronn ; Breitenloch
Heinsheim, Bad Rappenau
Hemsbach
Hochberg, Remseck am Neckar
Hochhausen, Tauberbischofsheim
Hockenheim
Hohebach, Doerzbach
Horb am Neckar
Huttenheim, Philippsburg
Ihringen
Ilvesheim
Ittlingen
Jebenhausen : Goeppingen
Joehlingen, Walzbachtal
Karlsruhe , Haid- und Neu-Strasse Liberaler Friedhof
Karlsruhe ; Kriegsstrasse
Karlsruhe ; Haid- und Neu-Strasse Othodoxer Friedhof
Kehl
Kirchen, aufgeg. in Efringen-Kirchen
Kochendorf : Bad Friedrichshall
Koenigheim
Koenigsbach, Koenigsbach-Stein
Konstanz ; Alter Friedhof
Konstanz ; Neuer Friedhof
Konstanz ; Neuester Friedhof
Krautheim
Kuelsheim
Kuppenheim
Ladenburg
Laibach, Doerzbach
Laupheim
Loerrach ; Alter Friedhof
Loerrach ; Neuer Friedhof
Ludwigsburg ; Alter Friedhof
Ludwigsburg ; Neuer Friedhof
Mannheim ; Hauptfriedhof
Meckesheim
Merchingen, Ravenstein
Michelbach an der Luecke, Wallhausen
Michelfeld, Angelbachtal
Mingolsheim, Bad Schoenborn
Mosbach
Muehlen am Neckar, Horb am Neckar
Muehringen, Horb am Neckar
Muellheim
Neckarsulm
Neudenau
Neuenbuerg, Kraichtal
Niederstetten
Nonnenweier, Schwanau
Nordrach
Nordstetten, Horb am Neckar
Oberdorf am Ipf, Bopfingen
Obergrombach, Bruchsal
Oberoewisheim, Kraichtal
Oedheim
Oehringen
Offenburg
Pflaumloch, Riesbuerg
Pforzheim ; Alter Friedhof
Randegg, Gottmadingen
Rastatt
Rexingen, Horb am Neckar
Rheinbischofsheim, Rheinau
Rottweil
Schluchtern, Leingarten
Schmieheim, Kippenheim
Schriesheim
Schwetzingen
Sennfeld, Adelsheim
Sinsheim
Sontheim
Steinbach : Schwaebisch Hall
Sulzburg
Tauberbischofsheim
Tiengen/Hochrhein, Waldshut-Tiengen
Stein am Kocher, Neuenstadt am Kocher
Stuttgart ; Hoppenlaufriedhof
Ulm ; Alter Friedhof
Ulm ; Neuer Friedhof
Unterbalbach, Lauda-Koenigshofen
Unterschwandorf, Haiterbach
Waibstadt
Walldorf
Wangen, Oehningen
Wankheim, Kusterdingen
Weikersheim
Weildorf, Haigerloch
Weingarten, Karlsruhe
Wenkheim, Werbach
Wertheim
Wiesloch
Worblingen, Rielasingen-Worblingen

The Baden-Wuerttemberg State Archive (Landesarchiv) has recently made
another important resource available online. It is a database of the
work done by the Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Wuerttemberg, which contains
basic documentation and photographs of gravestones for 141 Jewish
cemeteries in the region.

The collection is part of the digital collections of the Staatsarchiv
Ludwigsburg (Record Group EL 228 b II) and can be found at
https://www2.landesarchiv-bw.de/ofs21/olf/index.php?bestand=24368

To browse a particular cemetery click on ** "Strukturansicht" **
and then on the next page click the folder with the plus to the left of the
cemetery name.

The folders listed below will each contain twenty
gravestones. After clicking on one of the ** Grabstein ** folders a page
with names and basic gravestone information will appear on the right.

To access the photo of the gravestone click on the
** Archivalieneinheiten ** link in each gravestone entry.
Clicking on the photo brings you to another page where you can zoom or
rotate the photo.

Alternatively, you can search for individuals. To do this click on
full text search ** (Volltextsuche) ** and enter a name in the **
Suchtext ** box.

After you click on Suche you will get a page of results. In order to
see the full information for the gravestone select ** Strukturansicht ** in
the relevant search result.

If you are searching for a first and last name together
it may be useful to change the ** Verknuepfung ** (search operation) setting
>from "zusammenhaengender Ausdruck" (phrase) to
"Jeder Begriff muss gefunden werden (UND)" (each term must be found)
so that the names are found regardless of their order in the database entry.

The photographs on the web site were primarily taken in the 1980s by
the Zentralarchiv zur Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden in
Deutschland (http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/sonst/aj/).
I believe the organization also had a role in preparing some of the
cemetery documentation.

The Landesdenkmalamt originally published documentation for most
cemeteries consisting of a list of all the gravestones in the cemetery
along with at least basic additional information on each gravestone.
It is this basic information, such as birth and death dates, place of
origin, and spouse's or parents' names, that is found with each entry
on the archive's web site.

What appears to not yet be available is the full documentation for
select gravestones. This full documentation is a transcription of the
Hebrew inscription along with a translation into German. To access
this information it would still be necessary to consult the original
paper documentation. The title of the collection has a note indicating
that it is still in progress, so it's possible that more materials may
be added in the future.

Alex Calzareth Wantagh, New York alcalz@...


Finding someone at Manhattan State Hospital in 1930 #general

prayerboy@juno.com <prayerboy@...>
 

The 1930 census shows great uncle Louis Schwed as an "inmate" at
the giant Manhattan State Hospital (now Manhattan Psychiatric
Hospital) on Wards Island, NYC, yet no death is registered with
NYC. I would like to know if he died there and/or is buried there
(and getting a death certificate would be the frosting on the cake).
I am wondering if anyone else has had a relative at this hospital,
and how you overcame HIPPA restrictions to resolve what happened.

I am guessing that "inmate" means mentally ill and not criminal,
though I would prefer the latter. Do you have any stories you can
share about how your relative got there? Was there a court
proceeding, or did relatives just drop him off at the doorstep?
My father has no recollection of this uncle, and nobody else in the
family has any vested interest in keeping this skeleton in the
closet, so I am free to find the answer.

Thanks,

Todd Frederick


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding someone at Manhattan State Hospital in 1930 #general

prayerboy@juno.com <prayerboy@...>
 

The 1930 census shows great uncle Louis Schwed as an "inmate" at
the giant Manhattan State Hospital (now Manhattan Psychiatric
Hospital) on Wards Island, NYC, yet no death is registered with
NYC. I would like to know if he died there and/or is buried there
(and getting a death certificate would be the frosting on the cake).
I am wondering if anyone else has had a relative at this hospital,
and how you overcame HIPPA restrictions to resolve what happened.

I am guessing that "inmate" means mentally ill and not criminal,
though I would prefer the latter. Do you have any stories you can
share about how your relative got there? Was there a court
proceeding, or did relatives just drop him off at the doorstep?
My father has no recollection of this uncle, and nobody else in the
family has any vested interest in keeping this skeleton in the
closet, so I am free to find the answer.

Thanks,

Todd Frederick


Maurice JABLONSKY of Nancy, France #general

Janette Silverman <janettes@...>
 

A Maurice JABLONSKY survived Drancy Convoy 51. Does anyone know
anything about him. I suspect that he might be a relative of Berthe
Jablonski whose parents were Abraham and Mina.

Thanks for any suggestions

Janette Silverman
Phoenix, Arizona


In 1898 a $61 judgement against Harris BARATZ #general

Jonathan Malamy
 

Greetings all,

In searching through digitized newspapers I found a legal judgement
against a relative of mine. It was in the New York Times of 28
January 1898.

The heading and the relevant line: "Judgements. The following
judgements were filed yesterday. The first name is that of the
debtor...
BARATZ, Harris and Copel Himelfarb -- Charles J. Goldsmith......61.

There is no mention of which court this action may have occurred in.
Can anyone suggest where I could look for more information about this
$61 ruling against my gg uncle Harris BARATZ?

A bit of context: He was born ~1867 in Koretz, Russia (now Ukraine)
and arrived in NYC in 1889. In the 1900 census he was living on Allen
St in lower Manhattan. He had one (or several) newspaper stands.

Many thanks,

Jonathan Malamy
White Plains, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Maurice JABLONSKY of Nancy, France #general

Janette Silverman <janettes@...>
 

A Maurice JABLONSKY survived Drancy Convoy 51. Does anyone know
anything about him. I suspect that he might be a relative of Berthe
Jablonski whose parents were Abraham and Mina.

Thanks for any suggestions

Janette Silverman
Phoenix, Arizona


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen In 1898 a $61 judgement against Harris BARATZ #general

Jonathan Malamy
 

Greetings all,

In searching through digitized newspapers I found a legal judgement
against a relative of mine. It was in the New York Times of 28
January 1898.

The heading and the relevant line: "Judgements. The following
judgements were filed yesterday. The first name is that of the
debtor...
BARATZ, Harris and Copel Himelfarb -- Charles J. Goldsmith......61.

There is no mention of which court this action may have occurred in.
Can anyone suggest where I could look for more information about this
$61 ruling against my gg uncle Harris BARATZ?

A bit of context: He was born ~1867 in Koretz, Russia (now Ukraine)
and arrived in NYC in 1889. In the 1900 census he was living on Allen
St in lower Manhattan. He had one (or several) newspaper stands.

Many thanks,

Jonathan Malamy
White Plains, NY


Koniuchowsky Collection of Lithuanian Holocaust Survivor Testimonies #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Fascinating is the long-delayed release of the Koniuchowsky collection of
Lithuanian Holocaust survivor testimonies which has been written about in
Haaretz in Israel by Dr. Efraim Zuroff:
http://www.haaretz.com/culture/books/remembering-the-lithuanian-jews-killed-by-their-neighbors-1.466562
[or http://tinyurl.com/ak55q9w --Mod.]
He also mentions several other resources which have become available including
Ellen Cassedy's new book.

One of the unique aspects of the collection is how it was put together and how
Leib Koniuchowsky developed the questionnaires that were used. This is
discussed in a book edited by David Bankier and Dan Michman which may interest
many of you that is entitled: "Holocaust Historiography in Context, Emergence
Challenges Polemics and Achievements":
http://books.google.com/books?id=aNzjTUT6jdYC&pg=PA488&lpg=PA488&dq=koniuchowsky&source=bl&ots=U_jG554CdP&sig=ziu_IZ1kxB3P12sMS-31VF9U9W8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xJERUfutM8GjyAGisYDYCg&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=koniuchowsky&f=false
[or http://tinyurl.com/afrjqvb --Mod.]

Researchers can also visit the Yad Vashem site to view 96 out of the 157 photos
which accompany some of the testimonies:
http://collections.yadvashem.org/photosarchive/en-us/70058-container.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/b67ypg9 --Mod.]

The testimonies cover interviews in the following districts: Alytus, Birzai,
Eisiskiai, Keidainiai, Kaunas, Kretinga, Lazdikai, Marijampole, Mazeikiai,
Panevezys, Raseiniai, Rokiskis, Sakiai, Siauliai, Svencionys, Taurage, Telsiai,
Trakai, Utena, Ukmerge, Vikaviskis, Vilnius and Zarasai. Combined with the
photographs, they are a powerful tool for family research during the Holocaust.
They point out viscerally the integral part played by the Lithuanian neighbors
of the Jews in their destruction.

Please see a more detailed discussion on the JewishGen Blog in a day or two.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Tour operator for trip to Israel #general

DAVID LINDEN
 

If you have taken a package tour trip to Israel in the past
six-eight months, and were satisfied with the tour operator and
all aspects of your tour, I would like to know the name/address/etc.
of the tour operator.

Please reply privately.

Thanks.

David Linden
<itinerantscribe@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Koniuchowsky Collection of Lithuanian Holocaust Survivor Testimonies #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Fascinating is the long-delayed release of the Koniuchowsky collection of
Lithuanian Holocaust survivor testimonies which has been written about in
Haaretz in Israel by Dr. Efraim Zuroff:
http://www.haaretz.com/culture/books/remembering-the-lithuanian-jews-killed-by-their-neighbors-1.466562
[or http://tinyurl.com/ak55q9w --Mod.]
He also mentions several other resources which have become available including
Ellen Cassedy's new book.

One of the unique aspects of the collection is how it was put together and how
Leib Koniuchowsky developed the questionnaires that were used. This is
discussed in a book edited by David Bankier and Dan Michman which may interest
many of you that is entitled: "Holocaust Historiography in Context, Emergence
Challenges Polemics and Achievements":
http://books.google.com/books?id=aNzjTUT6jdYC&pg=PA488&lpg=PA488&dq=koniuchowsky&source=bl&ots=U_jG554CdP&sig=ziu_IZ1kxB3P12sMS-31VF9U9W8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xJERUfutM8GjyAGisYDYCg&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=koniuchowsky&f=false
[or http://tinyurl.com/afrjqvb --Mod.]

Researchers can also visit the Yad Vashem site to view 96 out of the 157 photos
which accompany some of the testimonies:
http://collections.yadvashem.org/photosarchive/en-us/70058-container.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/b67ypg9 --Mod.]

The testimonies cover interviews in the following districts: Alytus, Birzai,
Eisiskiai, Keidainiai, Kaunas, Kretinga, Lazdikai, Marijampole, Mazeikiai,
Panevezys, Raseiniai, Rokiskis, Sakiai, Siauliai, Svencionys, Taurage, Telsiai,
Trakai, Utena, Ukmerge, Vikaviskis, Vilnius and Zarasai. Combined with the
photographs, they are a powerful tool for family research during the Holocaust.
They point out viscerally the integral part played by the Lithuanian neighbors
of the Jews in their destruction.

Please see a more detailed discussion on the JewishGen Blog in a day or two.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tour operator for trip to Israel #general

DAVID LINDEN
 

If you have taken a package tour trip to Israel in the past
six-eight months, and were satisfied with the tour operator and
all aspects of your tour, I would like to know the name/address/etc.
of the tour operator.

Please reply privately.

Thanks.

David Linden
<itinerantscribe@...>


Volunteer needed to photograph headstones in Los Angeles area #general

Jeff Miller
 

I am looking for help in photographing headstones of the GOR (GORE) and
YUDLEVITZ families in the Home of Peace Cemetery, Los Angeles, California,
where I understand the family members were buried.
The link to the Home of Peace Cemetery website is:
http://www.homeofpeacememorialpark.com/

Please contact me first before going to the cemetery, so I can avoid having
more than one person setting out to fulfill this request.

Thank you for your assistance.

Best regards,

Jeff Miller
Maryland, US
singingtm@...
Researching; LAN/LANE, WIENER, YUDELOWITZ/IUDELOVITCH, CHODOSH/CHODASH,
BLANKFORT, GORE, WHITEMAN/WEISSMAN, FINKELSTEIN, KOMINS, HIRSHORN, GREENWALD
primarily >from Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Volunteer needed to photograph headstones in Los Angeles area #general

Jeff Miller
 

I am looking for help in photographing headstones of the GOR (GORE) and
YUDLEVITZ families in the Home of Peace Cemetery, Los Angeles, California,
where I understand the family members were buried.
The link to the Home of Peace Cemetery website is:
http://www.homeofpeacememorialpark.com/

Please contact me first before going to the cemetery, so I can avoid having
more than one person setting out to fulfill this request.

Thank you for your assistance.

Best regards,

Jeff Miller
Maryland, US
singingtm@...
Researching; LAN/LANE, WIENER, YUDELOWITZ/IUDELOVITCH, CHODOSH/CHODASH,
BLANKFORT, GORE, WHITEMAN/WEISSMAN, FINKELSTEIN, KOMINS, HIRSHORN, GREENWALD
primarily >from Lithuania