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Re: Blog on Jedwabne Massacre. #holocaust #poland

Krzysztof Witaszek
 

Hello

The problem with Jedwabne massacre is that the story spread around the World by Tomasz Gross’s „The Neighbours” is very questionable.

Article of B.Musial „Theses on the Jedwabne pogrom..” shows historical inaccuracies and scientific misconduct in T. Gross’s book

Article is in Polish, but you can read it using online translator.

https://bazhum.muzhp.pl/media/files/Dzieje_Najnowsze_kwartalnik_poswiecony_historii_XX_wieku_/Dzieje_Najnowsze_kwartalnik_poswiecony_historii_XX_wieku_-r2001-t33-n3/Dzieje_Najnowsze_kwartalnik_poswiecony_historii_XX_wieku_-r2001-t33-n3-s253-280/Dzieje_Najnowsze_kwartalnik_poswiecony_historii_XX_wieku_-r2001-t33-n3-s253-280.pdf

As in every investigation of cases like this an exhumation should be conducted, but here it was blocked soon after it began, due to the Rabbi Szudrich intervention. Even so, partial exhumation uncovered, among others, 89 cartridge cases and some bullets from the German rifles as well as many precious artifacts among the bodies, what does not fit the theories that the massacre was was an initiative of local people, who later robbed the bodies.

Recently files of the discontinued investigation conducted by Polish IPN in 2003 were declassified. and partialy published in the 2 volume book (2000 pages) by T.Sommer, E. Stankiewicz, M.J. Chodakiewicz, „Jedwabne. Historia prawdziwa: Zbrodnia z 10 lipca 1941r” (in Polish).

The picture of the Jedwabne massacre emerging from these documents is different from what has been described by T. Gross.

I know that  the answer to the question of who the assassin was  makes no difference to the victims, but for Polish-Jewish relations, concern for the fairness of historical studies is crucial.   

Krzysztof Witaszek

Lublin


JGSLI Virtual meeting on Wednesday August 18 at 7:00 PM Eastern – book talk “Mr. Wizard” #dna #announcements #events

Bonnie Birns
 

 

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our bonus monthly meeting – a book talk given by Jeff Wallach.

 

JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!

Wednesday, August 18th, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Jeff Wallach
Topic: Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard, Jeff Wallach’s debut novel, follows Phillip and Spencer Elliot, two Jewish brothers on Long Island who learn via DNA testing that their supposed father is not who they thought. The brothers pursue a genetic treasure hunt by following clues that may or may not have been left by their irreverent mother, Jenny—herself a master of misdirection.

 

While searching to learn more about their identities the brothers consider who they are and what that means: are they pure products of genetics; formed more completely by upbringing and social interactions; victims of randomness; or some combination of these factors? The action takes place in 1970s Long Island, and current-day Manhattan, Westchester, and Ireland.

 

Jeff Wallach is the award-winning author of five non-fiction books as well as nearly 1,000 articles, essays, reviews, and columns in The New York Times, The Oregonian, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, GOLF Magazine, Men’s Health, Health, Money Magazine, and many other national publications. He holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Brown University, and claims to have been a huge hit at his bar mitzvah at Long Island’s Temple Hillel. He currently lives, writes, hikes, fishes, golfs, plays soccer and does the NYT crossword puzzle in Portland, Oregon.

 

There are two ways to join our meeting:

Register for our Zoom meeting: This will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting (this will be limited to the first 100 people to join).

 

When: August 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqcuGqrz4iHNe03oO9ILZnX9I5G6tel-83

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

OR

 

Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit http://bit.ly/JGSLIYT at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.

 

This webinar is free and open to the public.

 

I look forward to "seeing" you all then!

 

To purchase the book before the meeting: Mr. Wizard at Amazon

 

Bonnie Birns

 

president@...

President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766


Re: Use of English by European Photo Studios #general

Krzysztof Witaszek
 

Surely yes. I have some photos taken in Russia in that time with  printed words just  "Cabinet Portrait".
 I am not sure but it looks like the stationary studios had its own cards with name and address and itinerant photographers  used the universal cards  with  printed  only "Cabinet portrait" and some graphics.
 
Krzysztof Witaszek
Lublin


Re: Gedcom corruption error on Ancestry #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

If you have this problem, please open your Gedcom as a TEXT file in Notepad or Wordpad (do not use Word).  You can edit it there replacing that slash with something else (such as a dot) using search and replace (and if these places are the only places that you used a slash) you could try a replace all.   Then save your file.  I edit my gedcom files regularly tp replace NPFX with TITL .  If you use UFT-8, I strongly recommend Notepad because it does not interfere with foreign alphabet characters.  
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


CHOL - Community History On-Line #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Please read on link below about our new initiative for those with connections to Jewish Southern Africa.
 
 
We hope you can join us for the free live sessions, starting 28 July 2021. These will also will be recorded.
 
In either case, please register, and forward onto your contacts.
 
Thanks and best regards
 
Eli Rabinowitz CEO - WE ARE HERE! Foundation
https://elirab.me/kehila. 88 KehilaLinks
 
In partnership with Geraldine Auerbach MBE, The SA Jewish Museum and the Kaplan Centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best regards
 
Eli Rabinowitz
 


Re: Gedcom corruption error on Ancestry #general

Feige Stern
 

While I can't speak about the issue of file corruption, I do have a suggestion for including Jewish names on each person's profile.  I think this is very important information to include and I can't tell you how often I've been called on to retrieve this information- especially for things like burials, Aliyahs, baby naming etc.

I enter Jewish names as a Fact under "also known as".  This also works for including nicknames.

Feige Kauvar Stern
Cleveland, OH


Re: Use of English by European Photo Studios #general

Eva Lawrence
 

If portraits probably taken Europe are printed what appears to be
English stock, I'd assume that they were prints from the original film,
made later on in England. You have to remember that photographic
technique was quite different in pre-digital times.
Eva Lawrence,
St Albans, UK.
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Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Re: Use of English by European Photo Studios #general

Robert Hanna
 

I have several of those.  The ones I have that have English printing on them were taken on the lower east side in NYC.

Robert Hanna
NYC


Re: Gedcom corruption error on Ancestry #general

suemo63141@...
 

I think there must be many ways to corrupt gedcom files. I am guilty of several travesties on ancestry - question marks, quotes, parens, hyphens, commas, and I despair of being able to correct what needs correction. Is there a "Gedcom for Idiots" source that someone could recommend? I don't know how to look at the file, or whether it is possible to correct it without making matters worse. I have a big tree (7000-ish), and did not recognize the problems that I might be causing by editorializing in the critical fields, but correcting every entry is very daunting. I don't speak technie, so please have pity! 
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Susan Cullen SCHWARTZ


Re: Use of English by European Photo Studios #general

Beth Galleto
 

Dear Rusty,
The Cabinet Portrait was a type of photograph, also called cabinet card, that could have been made in many countries. I have a number of them, identified with the Russian photography studio in which they were made, in the collection of family photos my grandmother saved. 
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_card#:~:text=The%20cabinet%20card%20was%20a,61%E2%81%842%20inches).
Beth Galleto
Washington DC


Re: Request for information on Father after WW2 in Australia #general

stephen@...
 

Church St Richmond, is in Melbourne.
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Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
stephen@...


​80 years since the destruction of the Jewish community of Mazheik (Mazeikiai) in Lithuania - new article #lithuania #holocaust

Ilan Ganot
 

 
 
On the 9th day of the Jewish month of Av, Jewish people around the world fast and read the scroll of Lamentations (Megillat Eicha) in memory of the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem twice, approx. 2,600 and 2,000 years ago. 
 
On the next day, the 10th day of Av, we shall mark 'just' 80 years since the destruction of the Jewish community of Mazheik, the town of our ancestors. On this day (3rd of August, 1941), the men of Jewish community were shot to death and buried in mass graves next to the local Jewish cemetery. Six days thereafter, on the 16th of Av (19th of August, 1941), the same fate happened to the women and children of this community in the same place. 
 
Eighty years after this disaster, and in order to commemorate this day, we - descendants of members of the Jewish community of Mazheik - wrote an articleon the subject of:
"The Legacy of a Jewish Community – its Preservation and Inheritance - Mazheik as an example".
The article was written by Dr. Ephraim Lapid in collaboration with Ilan Ganot, translated into English by Raymond Ravinsky and uploaded to the Mazheik Memorial Website (MMWS) by Richie Baum, volunteer at the JewishGEN KehilaLinks project.
The article can be viewed at the following links:
In English:
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mazeikiai/InheritanceofHeritageMazheikEnglish.pdf
In Hebrew:
 
Ilan Ganot and Raymond Ravinsky
co-webmasters, Mazheik Memorial Website (MMWS)
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/mazeikiai/introduction.html
 
"How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! How is she become as a widow! She that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!" (Scroll of Lamentations [Megillat Eikhah] 1:1)
 


Re: Gedcom corruption error on Ancestry #general

Dahn Cukier
 

                      
The forward slash is to offset the family name.
I have not tried, but I think the software (Ancestry) should
have refused the forward slash as part of the name.

The exported  GEDfile  line comes out as
1 NAME Dahn  /Zukrowicz/   

I suggest looking at the exported file.
If all the names appear, then the download, worked and
can be repaired. The slash can be changed to a dot (.),
but check that it loads correctly before changing all the
names.

ALWAYS copy the file as a backup and work on only one of the
files. Save the corrected file often so you can go
back to a later more corrected version.

Good luck
Dahn  Zukrowicz   


When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)


On Sunday, July 18, 2021, 3:51:08 AM GMT+3, Victoria Fisch <victoriafisch@...> wrote:


For some reason I recently began to use a forward slash mark to separate Anglicized or American names from Hebrew names in the first name box on Ancestry. Today I discovered that using a slash mark on Ancestry can corrupt a downloaded Gedcom.
 
DO NOT separate multiple names using a forward slash mark in either the first name box OR the surname box.
 
If you do, when you download your Gedcom, the slash mark will tell the file to separate the double or triple first names, jump one of the first names to the surname box, and delete the original surname.
 
When you upload the Gedcom back into an Ancestry account, the last name will now be missing and one of the first names will be in the surname box.
 
Victoria Fisch
Sacramento CA
 
 


Re: Gedcom corruption error on Ancestry #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

A google search for "Gedcom forward slash" indicates this seems to be true of all Gedcoms - not only on Ancestry - a forward slash is part of the Gedcom syntax for separating the given name from the surname
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Gedcom corruption error on Ancestry #general

Victoria Fisch
 

For some reason I recently began to use a forward slash mark to separate Anglicized or American names from Hebrew names in the first name box on Ancestry. Today I discovered that using a slash mark on Ancestry can corrupt a downloaded Gedcom.
 
DO NOT separate multiple names using a forward slash mark in either the first name box OR the surname box.
 
If you do, when you download your Gedcom, the slash mark will tell the file to separate the double or triple first names, jump one of the first names to the surname box, and delete the original surname.
 
When you upload the Gedcom back into an Ancestry account, the last name will now be missing and one of the first names will be in the surname box.
 
Victoria Fisch
Sacramento CA
 
 


Re: Request for information on Father after WW2 in Australia #general

Pieter Hoekstra
 

Paul,
I think this is your father:
EHRMANN KURT : Service Number - V377498 : Date of birth - 11 Jul 1922 : Place of birth - COLOGNE GERMANY : Place of enlistment - CAULFIELD VIC : Next of Kin - EHRMANN H

There is more than one Richmond in Australia, certainly one in Melbourne NSW and another in Sydney NSW. Given Kurt enlisted in Caulfield, a suburb of Melbourne Victoria, I would expect it is Richmond in Victoria. Distance Melbourne - Sydney is 1,000km give or take.

You can search within the archives here - https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=6255338&isAv=N



--
Pieter Hoekstra 
Moss / Moses, De Costa - London and Brighton
Barnett, Da Costa, Lazarus, Joseph, Judah, Solomon - London


Polish marriage records on ViewMate #translation #poland

Alex Guri
 

Hello,

I've posted marriage records in Polish for which I'd appreciate a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89339
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89338
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89212
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89057

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much,
Alex Guri


Use of English by European Photo Studios #general

Rusty Wilson
 

I have several early 20th century photos printed on card stock with the words "Cabinet Portrait" in English.  But it would make sense that some of these photos were taken in Europe.  Does anyone know if European photographers ever used English printing on their card stock? 
 
Any input appreciated.  
 
Rusty Wilson
Researching:
KRASNY
PLOTKIN
OBUKOWSKY
KARNOWSKY

 
--
Rusty Wilson
Rusty.Wilson1@...


Request for information on Father after WW2 in Australia #general

ehrmann.paul@...
 

THIS IS A REVISED VERSION
Our Father Kurt Ehrmann was an enemy/friendly alien (Germany-England via KT-HMT Dunera-Australia) private the Australian Army and served in the Employment company in Australia (AEC) formally enlisting in Spring of 42
He came to the US in the Spring of 46 after his discharge in 45 from the AEC.
 
According to documents, we believe he spent some time in two places during the year he was delayed in leaving Australia for the US on the SS Matson for his 3 week trip to SF

We know that 
1. He spent some time in Richmond (Church street)..believe in southernmost Australia??
and then we believe at some point he
2. traveled up north and stayed a second place and believe he embarked on the SS Matson for his 3 week journey to SF which we believe left from Melbourne or Sydney in spring of 46 (we have original ship manifest w his name on it)

I know it is a long shot, but would be appreciative if anyone has any knowledge during this time period Spring 45 and beyond any organization that might have been responsible for finding housing of men in Australia from the time from discharge to their final destination.
Thanks 
Paul Ehrmann
ehrmann.paul@...


Re: Godparents? #galicia

Stephan Owen Parnes
 

The first step in understanding a record that has been identified by reviewing an indexing project should be to review the original document.  In this case the original document may be found in the Grodek Jewish birth records available at FamilySearch.

In the box showing the child’s name in this document are the names of the sandek and (I believe) the midwife.  In a box with the heading “Parentes” the names of the child’s mother and father are listed. In a box with the heading “Patrini” are found the “godparents.”

Thus, the term “Godparents” does not refer to the sandek in this record.  It is not clear to me whether the couple named as Godparents  are relatives or not.  This couple would likely be important people in the town, if not relatives.

In any case, the woman named here (the “Godmother”—sometimes called “kwatterin”) would bring the baby from the mother and then hand the baby to the man named here (the “Godfather”—sometimes called “kwatter”).  The “Godfather” would the bring the infant in and place him on the Chair of Elijah or hand the infant to the mohel or to the child’s father.

Regarding Freude’s maiden name, looking the JRI-Poland’s indexes shows a Brzezany marriage record for Uscher Stahl and Freude Feintuch in 1879. Uscher Stahl’s father was Hersch Leib Stahl. Thus, the infant you mentioned would likely be named after Uscher’s father. Whether or not Freude’s mother might have been a Parnes is not clear without further research.

Stephan Parnes
Great Barrington, MA



On Jul 13, 2021, at 3:34 PM, Nikki Nafziger <nikkinashmusic@...> wrote:


I found my great grandfather's birth record in the all Galicia database. It listed Moses and Elkie Parnes as Godparents 1 and 2 (given names and surnames). I didn't think Jews had Godparents. … Please help me understand the translation/meaning of Godparents.  Thank you. (Nikki Drex by
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