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French Archives On Departation of French Jews During WWII Opened To Public for For The First Time #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The archives of the biggest World War II deportation of French Jews are
being opened up to public view for the first time. It coincides with the
70th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv roundup by Paris police of some 13,000
Jews over two days--July 16-17, 1942 before being bused to the French
camp at Drancy and then taken by train to Auschwitz death camp.
They are being show Paris Jewish District City Hall starting July 19.

To read the full story go to: http://tinyurl.com/cfvm8sd
http://news.yahoo.com/french-holocaust-records-exhibited-1st-time-120344228.html?_esi=1

Photographs of some of the records may be viewed at:
http://tinyurl.com/cjz3azh
original url:
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/french-holocaust-records-released-to-public-slideshow/

Thank you to Randy Herschaft of the AP for alerting us to this story.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen French Archives On Departation of French Jews During WWII Opened To Public for For The First Time #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The archives of the biggest World War II deportation of French Jews are
being opened up to public view for the first time. It coincides with the
70th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv roundup by Paris police of some 13,000
Jews over two days--July 16-17, 1942 before being bused to the French
camp at Drancy and then taken by train to Auschwitz death camp.
They are being show Paris Jewish District City Hall starting July 19.

To read the full story go to: http://tinyurl.com/cfvm8sd
http://news.yahoo.com/french-holocaust-records-exhibited-1st-time-120344228.html?_esi=1

Photographs of some of the records may be viewed at:
http://tinyurl.com/cjz3azh
original url:
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/french-holocaust-records-released-to-public-slideshow/

Thank you to Randy Herschaft of the AP for alerting us to this story.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Contact Info for Hartford Mutual & Workers Circle # 15 Hartford, Conn??? #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,
I recently came across a burial on JOWBR for two members of a Rudy family
who had lived in Hartford Conn. The Cemetery Name or Section was listed as
Hartford Mutual & Workers Circle # 15, Hartford, USA.

I did a bit of searching online but the most I can come up with is
Garden St. Does anyone know the name of the cemetery this Workers Circle
was in, and if there is any contact information for it?

Todah Rabah in advance,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Contact Info for Hartford Mutual & Workers Circle # 15 Hartford, Conn??? #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,
I recently came across a burial on JOWBR for two members of a Rudy family
who had lived in Hartford Conn. The Cemetery Name or Section was listed as
Hartford Mutual & Workers Circle # 15, Hartford, USA.

I did a bit of searching online but the most I can come up with is
Garden St. Does anyone know the name of the cemetery this Workers Circle
was in, and if there is any contact information for it?

Todah Rabah in advance,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY


2012 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award #general

Mathilde
 

Dear all,

I am delighted to congratulate my friend, Dr. Jeff Malka, for the 2012
IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award he received last night at the Paris
Conference.

Jeff Malka, is a pioneer in the field of Sephardic genealogy. Already
in the early nineties and under his own initiative, Jeff gave the
Sephardic community a modern tool to research its roots: a website
dedicated to Sephardic genealogy with free access to anyone.
www.sephardicgen.com

He is the author of Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic
Ancestors and their World (Avoyaunu, 2002) that won the AJL Best Reference
Book of the Year Award for 2002. This book has become a classic in the
field and an enlarged second edition was published in 2009.

Bravo, Jeff !

Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 2012 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award #general

Mathilde
 

Dear all,

I am delighted to congratulate my friend, Dr. Jeff Malka, for the 2012
IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award he received last night at the Paris
Conference.

Jeff Malka, is a pioneer in the field of Sephardic genealogy. Already
in the early nineties and under his own initiative, Jeff gave the
Sephardic community a modern tool to research its roots: a website
dedicated to Sephardic genealogy with free access to anyone.
www.sephardicgen.com

He is the author of Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic
Ancestors and their World (Avoyaunu, 2002) that won the AJL Best Reference
Book of the Year Award for 2002. This book has become a classic in the
field and an enlarged second edition was published in 2009.

Bravo, Jeff !

Mathilde Tagger
Jerusalem


Maryland and/or Washington D.C. Death certificate look up #general

msalzbank
 

Death certificate look up for Maryland or Washington, D.C. If someone
would be so kind to assist me.

Unfortunately the cemetery does not have any record of where she passed away...

I am looking for the information contained on the death certificate of
Regina JORRISCH LIEBERMAN
who died on December 22, 1936 and is buried in Beth Sholom in Washington, D.C.

She was married to Rabbi Bernhardt LIEBERMAN

Ther is a possiblity that the death certificate has the last name as
PALTROWITZ since there is a reference that she may have remarried
Rabbi Meyer PALTROWITZ

Thank you

Michael Salzbank

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Maryland and/or Washington D.C. Death certificate look up #general

msalzbank
 

Death certificate look up for Maryland or Washington, D.C. If someone
would be so kind to assist me.

Unfortunately the cemetery does not have any record of where she passed away...

I am looking for the information contained on the death certificate of
Regina JORRISCH LIEBERMAN
who died on December 22, 1936 and is buried in Beth Sholom in Washington, D.C.

She was married to Rabbi Bernhardt LIEBERMAN

Ther is a possiblity that the death certificate has the last name as
PALTROWITZ since there is a reference that she may have remarried
Rabbi Meyer PALTROWITZ

Thank you

Michael Salzbank

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of effort, please contact Michael before
doing the look-up.


Sefardic Egyptian community in Canada #general

Tamar Gold <trgold@...>
 

Looking to reach the synagogue, archives, etc of the Sefardic Egyptian
community of Toronto and Montreal.
An address, contact name, phone # and email address would be much
appreciated

Thanks
Neil Rosenstein
*Please respond to neilgenealogy@... only


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sefardic Egyptian community in Canada #general

Tamar Gold <trgold@...>
 

Looking to reach the synagogue, archives, etc of the Sefardic Egyptian
community of Toronto and Montreal.
An address, contact name, phone # and email address would be much
appreciated

Thanks
Neil Rosenstein
*Please respond to neilgenealogy@... only


Re: Evolution of a Surname: BIALOGURSKI to LEVINSKY #general

Alexander Sharon <olek.sharon@...>
 

Ricki Zunk wrote:

Many years ago, when I was beginning my family research, someone sent me
an email explaining how the people in the BIALOGURSKI branch of our
family (>from Sejny, Suwalki, Lithuania) came to North America and once
here (on on their way here) changed their surname >from BIALOGURSKI to
LEVINSKY or LEVINE or LAVINE. I got that info about 20 years ago. Now,
I cannot find the letter or email anywhere, and sadly my memory is not as
good as it used to be.

Does anyone have a logical explanation for this particular evolution? I
know that names can be changed for all sorts of reasons (or non-reasons),
but the fact that someone actually *knew* the answer all those years ago
makes me all the more anxious to find that info once again.
Ricki,

Bialogurski (Bialogorski) literally translates as a "Whitehill".
Perhaps there is an association with Hebrew "Lavan" [LVN] or "White",
hence Lavine.
Just a speculation.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Evolution of a Surname: BIALOGURSKI to LEVINSKY #general

Alexander Sharon <olek.sharon@...>
 

Ricki Zunk wrote:

Many years ago, when I was beginning my family research, someone sent me
an email explaining how the people in the BIALOGURSKI branch of our
family (>from Sejny, Suwalki, Lithuania) came to North America and once
here (on on their way here) changed their surname >from BIALOGURSKI to
LEVINSKY or LEVINE or LAVINE. I got that info about 20 years ago. Now,
I cannot find the letter or email anywhere, and sadly my memory is not as
good as it used to be.

Does anyone have a logical explanation for this particular evolution? I
know that names can be changed for all sorts of reasons (or non-reasons),
but the fact that someone actually *knew* the answer all those years ago
makes me all the more anxious to find that info once again.
Ricki,

Bialogurski (Bialogorski) literally translates as a "Whitehill".
Perhaps there is an association with Hebrew "Lavan" [LVN] or "White",
hence Lavine.
Just a speculation.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Re: Polish Jews in USSR during WW2 #general

ab.cohen@...
 

Aubrey Jacobus asked:
"Has there been any published research on the large number of Polish Jews
who escaped the Nazis by fleeing into the Soviet zone of Poland after
the invasion by Nazi forces in 1939."

My brother-in-law and I have been translating an interview by a family
member who was arrested by the Russians in Poland and sent to various
work camps in Siberia before finally getting to Israel. As background
reading I came across two very useful books dealing with the subject

Smoke in the Sand; the Jews of Lvov in the war years 1939-1944, by
Eliyahu Yones, published in jerusalem 2007

Bitter legacy; confronting the Holocaust in the USSR, edited by Zvi
Gitelman, Indiana Univ. press 1997

Alan Cohen
researching KUTNOWSKI and DEITSCH (Deytz) Gostynin, Lodz, Wloclawek

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polish Jews in USSR during WW2 #general

ab.cohen@...
 

Aubrey Jacobus asked:
"Has there been any published research on the large number of Polish Jews
who escaped the Nazis by fleeing into the Soviet zone of Poland after
the invasion by Nazi forces in 1939."

My brother-in-law and I have been translating an interview by a family
member who was arrested by the Russians in Poland and sent to various
work camps in Siberia before finally getting to Israel. As background
reading I came across two very useful books dealing with the subject

Smoke in the Sand; the Jews of Lvov in the war years 1939-1944, by
Eliyahu Yones, published in jerusalem 2007

Bitter legacy; confronting the Holocaust in the USSR, edited by Zvi
Gitelman, Indiana Univ. press 1997

Alan Cohen
researching KUTNOWSKI and DEITSCH (Deytz) Gostynin, Lodz, Wloclawek

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Extreme novice and stuck #unitedkingdom

kw79@...
 

I am at a complete loss, for years I have been researching my Grandmother's
family name SOLOMAN. I know my great Grandfather changed the spelling >from
SOLOMON to SOLOMAN. I have traced back to his Grandfather who's name was Samuel
he was born 1850. He came >from the town Kettering in Northamptonshire.

My main aim to is establish the roots of my side of the SOLOMON family. I
apologise if this seems trivial but I would appreciate any tips.

Thanks,
Kelly Elizabeth Kay Warren
Dumbarton, Scotland, UK

Sent >from my iPhone=


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Extreme novice and stuck #unitedkingdom

kw79@...
 

I am at a complete loss, for years I have been researching my Grandmother's
family name SOLOMAN. I know my great Grandfather changed the spelling >from
SOLOMON to SOLOMAN. I have traced back to his Grandfather who's name was Samuel
he was born 1850. He came >from the town Kettering in Northamptonshire.

My main aim to is establish the roots of my side of the SOLOMON family. I
apologise if this seems trivial but I would appreciate any tips.

Thanks,
Kelly Elizabeth Kay Warren
Dumbarton, Scotland, UK

Sent >from my iPhone=


Further to my e-mail offering a photo of Johnny Isaacs' family fish'n'chip shop #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear Membership,

Thank you to those who have shown an interest in this well known
Whitechapel establishment.

A couple of members brought up the subject of "Tubby Isaacs" to whom I
replied that said "Tubby I" was only a trade name - there never was such a
proprietor. The real proprietor was a man with the surname "BENJAMIN" - BUT,
it appears that I have been mis-informed along with others who have also
heard this story. Tubby I's real name evidently was Isaac BRENNER.

Read the write up and look at the photos on this site.


Tubby Isaacâ??s Jellied Eel Stall, Aldgate | Spitalfields Life

Regards,

Raymond.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Further to my e-mail offering a photo of Johnny Isaacs' family fish'n'chip shop #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear Membership,

Thank you to those who have shown an interest in this well known
Whitechapel establishment.

A couple of members brought up the subject of "Tubby Isaacs" to whom I
replied that said "Tubby I" was only a trade name - there never was such a
proprietor. The real proprietor was a man with the surname "BENJAMIN" - BUT,
it appears that I have been mis-informed along with others who have also
heard this story. Tubby I's real name evidently was Isaac BRENNER.

Read the write up and look at the photos on this site.


Tubby Isaacâ??s Jellied Eel Stall, Aldgate | Spitalfields Life

Regards,

Raymond.


Films of genealogical interest at coming San Francisco Jewish Film Festival #general

Jrbaston
 

Northern California researchers will find that among the lineup in the
upcoming San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (July 19-August 6) are a quartet of
documentaries that take as their theme family history, family secrets and the
significance of what is left behind -- photographs, home movies, a memoir,
letters and even a family business in the old country.

In "The Flat," Israeli filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger sifts through his
grandmother's apartment after her death and finds old German newspaper
front pages with the story of a Nazi leader's visit to Palestine in the 1930s.

British filmmaker Daniel Edelstyn's discovery of his grandmother's
tattered journal takes him to their ancestral town in Ukraine - and a
vodka distillery that once belonged to her family.

For Argentinian filmmaker Gaston Solnicki, it is hundreds of hours of home
movie footage of his grandparents, survivors >from Lodz, and other family
members, that become the film â??Papirosen.â??

And Israeli documentarian David Fisher's "Six Million and One" begins with
his discovery of the diary that his father Joseph kept during his time in
a labor camp in Austria.

Having previewed this quartet, to me, "The Flat" and "Six Million and One"
are the two standout films.

Along with the newspaper articles detailing the trip to Mandate Palestine
of Nazi official Leopold Von Mildenstein, accompanied by German Zionist
leaders Kurt and Gerda Tuchler, filmmaker Goldfinger finds caches of old
letters sent between the Von Mildensteins and the Tuchlers and tries to
come to grips with how his grandparents and the man who was Adolph Eichmann's
predecessor in the SS could have had what appeared to be a warm - and even
cordial - relationship. The film includes a trip to Austria in which
Goldfinger's mother meets Von Mildenstein's daughter, both of whom are
trying to fit their own personal perceptions of their parents into the
broader historical context.

In "Six Million and One" it is also a trip to Austria - scene of the
former Gusen work camp detailed in Joseph Fisher's diary - that provides
the film its strongest scenes. But it is not the visit itself that makes
the film unique and important, but rather our opportunity to eavesdrop on
the interchange between four of Joseph's children who make the trip, David,
his two brothers and a sister. They each bring their own very different
perceptions - of their father, of the Shoah, of their relationship to
history - to the trip, and it is the exchange - sometimes hesitant,
sometimes angry, eventually heartfelt -- between these second generation
members of this family that makes this a "don't miss" film for family historians.

The festival will have showings around the Bay Area, in San Francisco,
Berkeley, Oakland, San Rafael and Palo Alto. For a complete schedule of
showings, see http://www.sfjff.org

(I have no financial or organizational interest in the Jewish Film Festival)

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Films of genealogical interest at coming San Francisco Jewish Film Festival #general

Jrbaston
 

Northern California researchers will find that among the lineup in the
upcoming San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (July 19-August 6) are a quartet of
documentaries that take as their theme family history, family secrets and the
significance of what is left behind -- photographs, home movies, a memoir,
letters and even a family business in the old country.

In "The Flat," Israeli filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger sifts through his
grandmother's apartment after her death and finds old German newspaper
front pages with the story of a Nazi leader's visit to Palestine in the 1930s.

British filmmaker Daniel Edelstyn's discovery of his grandmother's
tattered journal takes him to their ancestral town in Ukraine - and a
vodka distillery that once belonged to her family.

For Argentinian filmmaker Gaston Solnicki, it is hundreds of hours of home
movie footage of his grandparents, survivors >from Lodz, and other family
members, that become the film â??Papirosen.â??

And Israeli documentarian David Fisher's "Six Million and One" begins with
his discovery of the diary that his father Joseph kept during his time in
a labor camp in Austria.

Having previewed this quartet, to me, "The Flat" and "Six Million and One"
are the two standout films.

Along with the newspaper articles detailing the trip to Mandate Palestine
of Nazi official Leopold Von Mildenstein, accompanied by German Zionist
leaders Kurt and Gerda Tuchler, filmmaker Goldfinger finds caches of old
letters sent between the Von Mildensteins and the Tuchlers and tries to
come to grips with how his grandparents and the man who was Adolph Eichmann's
predecessor in the SS could have had what appeared to be a warm - and even
cordial - relationship. The film includes a trip to Austria in which
Goldfinger's mother meets Von Mildenstein's daughter, both of whom are
trying to fit their own personal perceptions of their parents into the
broader historical context.

In "Six Million and One" it is also a trip to Austria - scene of the
former Gusen work camp detailed in Joseph Fisher's diary - that provides
the film its strongest scenes. But it is not the visit itself that makes
the film unique and important, but rather our opportunity to eavesdrop on
the interchange between four of Joseph's children who make the trip, David,
his two brothers and a sister. They each bring their own very different
perceptions - of their father, of the Shoah, of their relationship to
history - to the trip, and it is the exchange - sometimes hesitant,
sometimes angry, eventually heartfelt -- between these second generation
members of this family that makes this a "don't miss" film for family historians.

The festival will have showings around the Bay Area, in San Francisco,
Berkeley, Oakland, San Rafael and Palo Alto. For a complete schedule of
showings, see http://www.sfjff.org

(I have no financial or organizational interest in the Jewish Film Festival)

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA