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Phyllis Kramer, z'l #galicia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply, deeply
missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Phyllis Kramer, z'l #galicia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply, deeply
missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


DINNERSTEIN Genealogy #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I have certainly appreciated everyone's help with my research into my wife's
family. I have learned a lot about the family of my wife's grandmother, Gussie
DINNERSTEIN, and her siblings.

It appears that two branches of that family may actually be related. Gussie's
sister, Anna, married Solomon GROSS. One of their children was Sarah Gross, who
married Morris BERGER, and their son Joseph married Shirley DINNERSTEIN.
Shirley's grandfather is apparently an ancestor of a large family, Avrum Yaakov
Dinnerstein, who married Pesha Bella SHEPSENWOHL. It is my understanding that the
Dinnersteins are descended >from four ancestors, one of whom is David DINERSHTEIN,
the great-great-grandfather of Avrum Yaakov. The family seems to originate in an
area that may have been in Lithuania and Poland and is now in Belarus.

I have identified a number of families who are probably related to the Dinershteins
The names are:

Chaim (Louis) Dinerstein
Chaim Nisan Hakohen Dinerstein
Eliezer (Ellie) Dinerstein
Gavriel Yankel Dinershtein
Herman Dinerstein
Hyman Dinnerstein
Isador (Isaac/Ike) Dinner (Dinnerstein)
Israel (Srul Hakohen) Dinerstein
Jacob Diner (Dinnerstein/Dinner)
Mordecai Dinnerstein
Moshe Natan Dinerstein
Samuel (Saul) Dinerstein
Simcha (Simon) Dinerstein
Simon Dinnerstein
Harris, Max, and Yaacov Denerstein
Meyer (Max) and Marsha Dinnerstein
Zvi (Hirsch) Dinerstein

There may be someone who has more information about these people who can connect
them to the branch I am researching. I look forward to sharing my information with
anyone >from those families.

Sheldon Dan
@sheldan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DINNERSTEIN Genealogy #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I have certainly appreciated everyone's help with my research into my wife's
family. I have learned a lot about the family of my wife's grandmother, Gussie
DINNERSTEIN, and her siblings.

It appears that two branches of that family may actually be related. Gussie's
sister, Anna, married Solomon GROSS. One of their children was Sarah Gross, who
married Morris BERGER, and their son Joseph married Shirley DINNERSTEIN.
Shirley's grandfather is apparently an ancestor of a large family, Avrum Yaakov
Dinnerstein, who married Pesha Bella SHEPSENWOHL. It is my understanding that the
Dinnersteins are descended >from four ancestors, one of whom is David DINERSHTEIN,
the great-great-grandfather of Avrum Yaakov. The family seems to originate in an
area that may have been in Lithuania and Poland and is now in Belarus.

I have identified a number of families who are probably related to the Dinershteins
The names are:

Chaim (Louis) Dinerstein
Chaim Nisan Hakohen Dinerstein
Eliezer (Ellie) Dinerstein
Gavriel Yankel Dinershtein
Herman Dinerstein
Hyman Dinnerstein
Isador (Isaac/Ike) Dinner (Dinnerstein)
Israel (Srul Hakohen) Dinerstein
Jacob Diner (Dinnerstein/Dinner)
Mordecai Dinnerstein
Moshe Natan Dinerstein
Samuel (Saul) Dinerstein
Simcha (Simon) Dinerstein
Simon Dinnerstein
Harris, Max, and Yaacov Denerstein
Meyer (Max) and Marsha Dinnerstein
Zvi (Hirsch) Dinerstein

There may be someone who has more information about these people who can connect
them to the branch I am researching. I look forward to sharing my information with
anyone >from those families.

Sheldon Dan
@sheldan


Phyllis Kramer z'l #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

To all JewishGeners

It is with deep grief that I have to tell you that Phyllis Kramer
just passed away. She has been a loyal and deeply loving friend to
JewishGen, to JewishGen education and to those who worked with her
and to all her students .

She will be mourned.

Nancy Holden
JewishGen Education


Belarus SIG #Belarus Phyllis Kramer z'l #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

To all JewishGeners

It is with deep grief that I have to tell you that Phyllis Kramer
just passed away. She has been a loyal and deeply loving friend to
JewishGen, to JewishGen education and to those who worked with her
and to all her students .

She will be mourned.

Nancy Holden
JewishGen Education


Phyllis Kramer, z'l #general

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phyllis Kramer, z'l #general

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Tributes to Phyllis Kramer #germany

jplowens@...
 

Gersig members who didn't have the pleasure of knowing Phyllis Kramer z'l
can learn of her wonderful work on our behalf by reading the tributes posted
at the GerSIG Facebook page and on Facebook Tracing the Tribe.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GerSIGGermanJewishGenealogy/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tracingthetribe/

We have lost a wonderful friend and colleague.

John Lowens - Suburban NYC


Sarospatak and Budapest Cemeteries #hungary

Jake Jacobs
 

This message is >from Richard Sobel, who tried to post this message to the l=
ist and failed. He asked me to try.

From: Sobel, Richard <sobel2@...>=0A=
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:25:27 PM=0A=
To: H-SIG <h-sig@...>=0A=
Subject: Re: Sarospatak and Budapest cemeteries

A 2nd cousin recently visited Sarospatak where our grandparents came from, =
and tried to get into the Jewish cemetery but it was locked, and he was tol=
d there is no caretaker. Yet he took pictures over the wall and it seems be=
tter cared for (grass relatively short) than when I visited many years ago.=
Does anyone know anything about the cemetery there, e.g. A list of burials=
, caretaker, etc.? Also does anyone know if there are any Jews left there, =
and have any contacts? By the way, the Synagogue is a computer store but ha=
s a picture of the Synagogue on the front.=0A=
Also, the cousin and a Hungarian cousin visited the Budapest cemetery, =
and the found the graves of the brother of our grandparents who stayed when=
the rest of the family came to the US. (See "Abris Survived," Avotaynu, Wi=
nter 2009). Does anyone know anything about the Budapest cemetery or have c=
ontacts there? R =

Moderator: Please contact Richard off-list if you have information.


German SIG #Germany Tributes to Phyllis Kramer #germany

jplowens@...
 

Gersig members who didn't have the pleasure of knowing Phyllis Kramer z'l
can learn of her wonderful work on our behalf by reading the tributes posted
at the GerSIG Facebook page and on Facebook Tracing the Tribe.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GerSIGGermanJewishGenealogy/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tracingthetribe/

We have lost a wonderful friend and colleague.

John Lowens - Suburban NYC


Hungary SIG #Hungary Sarospatak and Budapest Cemeteries #hungary

Jake Jacobs
 

This message is >from Richard Sobel, who tried to post this message to the l=
ist and failed. He asked me to try.

From: Sobel, Richard <sobel2@...>=0A=
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:25:27 PM=0A=
To: H-SIG <h-sig@...>=0A=
Subject: Re: Sarospatak and Budapest cemeteries

A 2nd cousin recently visited Sarospatak where our grandparents came from, =
and tried to get into the Jewish cemetery but it was locked, and he was tol=
d there is no caretaker. Yet he took pictures over the wall and it seems be=
tter cared for (grass relatively short) than when I visited many years ago.=
Does anyone know anything about the cemetery there, e.g. A list of burials=
, caretaker, etc.? Also does anyone know if there are any Jews left there, =
and have any contacts? By the way, the Synagogue is a computer store but ha=
s a picture of the Synagogue on the front.=0A=
Also, the cousin and a Hungarian cousin visited the Budapest cemetery, =
and the found the graves of the brother of our grandparents who stayed when=
the rest of the family came to the US. (See "Abris Survived," Avotaynu, Wi=
nter 2009). Does anyone know anything about the Budapest cemetery or have c=
ontacts there? R =

Moderator: Please contact Richard off-list if you have information.


Phyllis Kramer z'l #hungary

bounce-3729824-772961@...
 

To all JewishGeners

It is with deep grief that I have to tell you that Phyllis Kramer
just passed away. She has been a loyal and deeply loving friend to
JewishGen, to JewishGen education and to those who worked with her
and to all her students .

She will be mourned.

Nancy Holden
JewishGen Education


Hungary SIG #Hungary Phyllis Kramer z'l #hungary

bounce-3729824-772961@...
 

To all JewishGeners

It is with deep grief that I have to tell you that Phyllis Kramer
just passed away. She has been a loyal and deeply loving friend to
JewishGen, to JewishGen education and to those who worked with her
and to all her students .

She will be mourned.

Nancy Holden
JewishGen Education


Re: Bakonybank h-sig digest: September 05, 2019 #hungary

cia@...
 

It is always wonderful news and a cause for celebration when a cemetery, usually without descendants to care for it is restored and fenced. There are many efforts taking place at the individual, local, national and international level.

On the individual level, there are some non-Jews who make huge efforts to restore, fence and maintain the Jewish cemetery in their village or town. One shining example is Antal Kocsis in Backa Topola (Topolya), Serbia who even built a Holocaust memorial and organized an annual remembrance ceremony. There are others and they do this work without support >from any Jewish organizations or individuals.
Some towns, after sustained pressure >from abroad do a clean-up but the issue of maintenance is unclear, perhaps to be solved only if the cemetery is recognized as part of the townâ??s heritage and history. One continuing success story seems to be â??Friends of the Kozma Cemeteryâ?? which has so far cleaned up several sections of the vast cemetery in Budapest.
On the national level, more than five years ago as part of remembering the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, Hungary did an inventory of Jewish cemeteries in the country and committed to their clean-up but to my knowledge little has been done. On the international level about 5 years ago an organization called ESJF came into being with the goal of fencing abandoned Jewish cemeteries in Eastern and Central European countries formerly part of the Soviet block. Their leadership and decision making (as to where to work) is unclear and seems to change >from year to year. For me they have been a huge disappointment as the cemeteries they surveyed and promised in writing to fence were only surveyed, and as a result left exposed but the promised fencing was never done.
Of course the cemetery clean-ups, in addition to bringing dignity to the dead, are a boon to genealogists if the names are submitted to JOWBR or otherwise made available.
Catherine Adam,
Toronto, Canada



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Subject: Bakonybank
From: michael_perl9@...
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2019 16:05:59 +0000
X-Message-Number: 2

Thanks to a grant >from Mazsok, the small cemetery in Bakonybank was recently restored and a fence erected.
Together with Martin Perl, we paid to have the stones re-erected properly and cleaned so that we now have a photographic database of the 62 extant stones.

We donated these records to Jewishgen a month ago but they are not yet in the database. If anyone has family >from there, I would be happy to send it.

With regards,

Michael Perl


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Bakonybank h-sig digest: September 05, 2019 #hungary

cia@...
 

It is always wonderful news and a cause for celebration when a cemetery, usually without descendants to care for it is restored and fenced. There are many efforts taking place at the individual, local, national and international level.

On the individual level, there are some non-Jews who make huge efforts to restore, fence and maintain the Jewish cemetery in their village or town. One shining example is Antal Kocsis in Backa Topola (Topolya), Serbia who even built a Holocaust memorial and organized an annual remembrance ceremony. There are others and they do this work without support >from any Jewish organizations or individuals.
Some towns, after sustained pressure >from abroad do a clean-up but the issue of maintenance is unclear, perhaps to be solved only if the cemetery is recognized as part of the townâ??s heritage and history. One continuing success story seems to be â??Friends of the Kozma Cemeteryâ?? which has so far cleaned up several sections of the vast cemetery in Budapest.
On the national level, more than five years ago as part of remembering the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, Hungary did an inventory of Jewish cemeteries in the country and committed to their clean-up but to my knowledge little has been done. On the international level about 5 years ago an organization called ESJF came into being with the goal of fencing abandoned Jewish cemeteries in Eastern and Central European countries formerly part of the Soviet block. Their leadership and decision making (as to where to work) is unclear and seems to change >from year to year. For me they have been a huge disappointment as the cemeteries they surveyed and promised in writing to fence were only surveyed, and as a result left exposed but the promised fencing was never done.
Of course the cemetery clean-ups, in addition to bringing dignity to the dead, are a boon to genealogists if the names are submitted to JOWBR or otherwise made available.
Catherine Adam,
Toronto, Canada



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Subject: Bakonybank
From: michael_perl9@...
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2019 16:05:59 +0000
X-Message-Number: 2

Thanks to a grant >from Mazsok, the small cemetery in Bakonybank was recently restored and a fence erected.
Together with Martin Perl, we paid to have the stones re-erected properly and cleaned so that we now have a photographic database of the 62 extant stones.

We donated these records to Jewishgen a month ago but they are not yet in the database. If anyone has family >from there, I would be happy to send it.

With regards,

Michael Perl


HARPEK/HARPER - KRAUSZ family #hungary

David Lewin
 

Would you have anything at all connected to this family group please?


1. Irma KRAUSZ-91 (b.2 Aug 1884-Szabashoz d.Bef 1972-USA)
sp: HARPEK-92
+-2. Sandor; Alexander HARPEK; HARPER-93

Sandor HARPEK changed his name to Alexander HARPER in the USA. I
have no further information whatever

Can you possibly suggest where else I might ask?

Thank you

David Lewin
London

Moderator: Please contact David off-list if you can help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary HARPEK/HARPER - KRAUSZ family #hungary

David Lewin
 

Would you have anything at all connected to this family group please?


1. Irma KRAUSZ-91 (b.2 Aug 1884-Szabashoz d.Bef 1972-USA)
sp: HARPEK-92
+-2. Sandor; Alexander HARPEK; HARPER-93

Sandor HARPEK changed his name to Alexander HARPER in the USA. I
have no further information whatever

Can you possibly suggest where else I might ask?

Thank you

David Lewin
London

Moderator: Please contact David off-list if you can help.


Need help checking names at Weissensee cemetery #germany

E Feinstein
 

This is Eric FEINSTEIN >from the JOWBR project. I wanted to know if someone
in Berlin can assist us to look up several names to see if they are
buried in Berlin-Weissensee. Please let me know.
All the best

Eric FEINSTEIN, New Jersey ericfeinstein@...


German SIG #Germany Need help checking names at Weissensee cemetery #germany

E Feinstein
 

This is Eric FEINSTEIN >from the JOWBR project. I wanted to know if someone
in Berlin can assist us to look up several names to see if they are
buried in Berlin-Weissensee. Please let me know.
All the best

Eric FEINSTEIN, New Jersey ericfeinstein@...