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Re: Hebrew name question #names

Jeffrey Cohen
 

My thanks to those who provided answers to my question and the consensus is that “hay mem apostrophe” means “known as”. In this case Ariye known as Leib.


Legacy Family Tree Webinars Extends One Free Webinar A Day through May 31 #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

April2020

 

Legacy Family Tree Webinars, part of the family of MyHeritage companies has extended its one-free-webinar a day through May.

They will be unlocking one Legacy Family Tree webinar from the membership library to be available to watch for free. They've chosen the classes around a 7-day rotating theme:

  • Sundays - Methodology
  • Mondays - DNA
  • Tuesdays - Ethnic Genealogy
  • Wednesdays - TechZone
  • Thursdays - Around the Globe
  • Fridays - Beginners
  • Saturdays - Technology

To see the list of webinars by day go to:

https://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2020/05/weve-extended-the-free-webinars-through-may.html

 

I have no affiliation with Legacy Family Tree webinars nor MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Free Guide to American World War ll Records #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The (US) National World War ll Museum is offering a free guide on Researching American Military and Civilian Records from World war ll.  You can download the free guide by going to:  https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/research-veteran  Scroll down to “request a guide”

More than 16 million American men and women served in the US Armed Forces during World War II, and another 3.5 million worked as federal civilian employees during the war.  The purpose of this guide is to assist veterans and their families in obtaining copies of their military personnel files from the National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri. Yes there was a devastating fire in 1973 and many files were destroyed. The website gives suggestions of alternate locations for military records.

Details include the types of records available, where they are located, and how to obtain copies. The latter part of the guide details the information available on WWII units and ships. By researching the unit or ship to which a veteran was assigned, you can begin to piece together his or her unique wartime story, and better understand what the war means to your family.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Online Exhibit of "Pre-War Cities, Towns and Shetls Drawn From Memory After Shoah #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

An online exhibit permits you to visit pre-war cities and towns and shtetls in six countries through maps drawn from memory after the Shoah. The exhibit is called “Atlas of Memory Maps”. The exhibit is mounted by the Grodzka Gate NN Theater Center in Lublin, Poland

The six countries are:  Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Moldova and Slovakia. 

See: https://teatrnn.pl/wystawy/wirtualny-atlas-map-pamieci/

 

By clicking on the Gallery of Maps  (Galeria map pamieci) the list of drawings by town are avaialble. Many of the drawings aare from the Yizkor books of that town.

 

The website is in Polish. It is best to use Chrome as your browser as it will prompt you by asking if you want it translated.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Former Neveklarsfeld Website #hungary

Hilary Osofsky
 


I want to thank one and all who so quickly and ably responded to my query about the status of the former Neveklarsfeld website (www,neveklarsfeld.org) databases.
 
There is a good amount of information and many suggestions in these responses which, for better or worse, I now have plenty of time to investigate.
 
Wishing everyone a safe weekend.
 
Hilary (Stein) Osofsky
Orinda, California


May is Jewish American Heritage Month #usa #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). Ever since 2006, by presidential proclamation May has been designated Jewish American Heritage Month in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society. President Trump issued the 2020 proclamation on April 29th. To read this year’s proclamation see:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-jewish-american-heritage-month-2020/

 

In 2018, the National Museum of American Jewish History became the home of JAHM. Jewish American Heritage Month is now led by the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), located in Philadelphia, PA,  NMAJH is the country’s only institution dedicated to telling the story of American history through the lens of the Jewish experience.

 

Organizations around the country are showing the ways in which this history deserves our collective attention, pride, and celebration.


To learn more about JAHM see: https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/

 

To read “Only in America Stories” such as Sandy Koufax, Emma Lazarus, Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein , Barbara Streisand, and more see: https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/

 

Learn more in American Jewish History, art, and culture with resources from the JAHM partners including:

“I Shall Appear Fearless: Military Nursing in World War l –National Museum of American Jewish History

https://www.nmajh.org/exhibitions/ww2-nursing/

 

The Emma Lazarus Project   American Jewish Historical Society

https://ajhs.org/emma-lazarus-project

 

The Legacy of Survivor Eva Kor  Candles Holocaust Museum

https://candlesholocaustmuseum.org/eva-kor/

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


2020 IAJGS Conference Announcement #jgs-iajgs #events #announcements

Chuck Weinstein
 

The organizers of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies (IAJGS) 2020 San Diego Conference on Jewish Genealogy
announce the following. Further details can be found on the Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQ) Page on our conference website at: IAJGS2020.org

1 May 2020 - Based on current events relating to COVID-19, the IAJGS
has notified the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina that our
conference scheduled for August 9-14, 2020 at that hotel cannot proceed.
Full refunds will be made within the next two weeks to anyone who has
already registered for the conference. Hotel cancellations should be
handled directly with the hotel. We are currently exploring options for
a virtual conference and details concerning that virtual conference will
be released as they become available.

On behalf of Robinn Magid, Ken Bravo and Jay Sage,
Chuck Weinstein
40th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy Communications Director


Re: In Memory of Zvi Bernhardt #israel #jgs-iajgs

Joyce Field
 

I was shocked and saddened this morning to learn of Zvi Bernhardt’s sudden death. I have many pleasant memories of Zvi during my time at JewishGen when we worked together on projects that benefitted  both Yad Vashem and JewishGen.

 

First of all, I recall Zvi as a man of humility, integrity, and menschlikkeit, an honorable and selfless man whose word was his bond, who never sought glory for himself, whose primary goal was to rescue the names and lives of Jews lost to the Holocaust. 

 

It may not be widely known how important Zvi was to the development of JewishGen’s Yizkor Book Project and the Holocaust Database.  I recall one morning in 2000 about 7 am my phone rang and it was Zvi calling from Jerusalem with a stunning proposal of cooperation. He proposed that JewishGen’s large cadre of volunteers be enlisted to transliterate Yad Vashem’s large number of datafiles, which then would be included in JewishGen’s Holocaust Database as well as Yad Vashem’s  database of names. I was so excited that I could barely contain myself. I immediately called Susan King, who was as elated as I was and we agreed that we would move forward expeditiously. As Zvi wanted to side step bureaucratic delays of Yad Vashem’s legal department, we agreed that JewishGen would draft a memorandum of agreement between our two organizations. We did and the data sharing arrangement was announced at the 2000 IAJGS 

Conference. 

 

This initial arrangement between Yad Vashem and JewishGen led to many other fruitful initiatives, including Yad Vashem’s donation to us of the transliteration of many necrologies in yizkor books as well as considerable assistance with the Pinkasim HaKehillot and many other projects too numerous to list. Especially noteworthy is Yad Vashem’s help with the Pinkas HaNitzolim in the Holocaust Database.  The introductions to both volumes l and ll describe Zvi’s assistance with this massive project, which would never have been done without him.

 

This symbiotic arrangement was the precursor for similar arrangements with other institutions. This arrangement would not have been possible without Zvi Bernhardt, representing Yad Vashem.

 

My thoughts and prayers are extended to Zvi’s family and to Yad Vashem.

 

Joyce Field


Other names for Ruth #names #hungary

RaichieS@...
 

My grandmother had a sister and several first cousins named Ruth.  I believe they were all named after someone from her mother's family in Kezmarok, today in Slovakia.  What other names would a Ruth be named after?
Thank you,
Rachel Snyder
Los Angeles

GERMANSKY: Eisiskes/, Lithuania
BROURMAN: Birlad, Romania, Kishinev, Moldova
WIDLANSKY: Voronova, Belarus
HANOVER: Kezmarok, Slovakia; Sebes, Slovakia?
POLLAK: Kezmarok, Slovakia; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia
SCHNEIDER: Volin/volinya Ukraine
GELLER: Rowno/Rivne Ukraine


Rabbi Avrohom Lichtshtein #rabbinic #poland

A Man
 

Good afternoon, 
 
I'm looking for any information on Rabbi Avrohom Lichtshtein. His father was Eliezer lipman.  
According to his hebrew books he printed it seams like he passed away in the 1820's or 30's
He was Rabbi in many cities in his lifetime.  From his books it seems like he was Rabbi in lask and proshnitz in Poland and some other places. 
I'm really wondering if and who his children were. 
 
Thank you in advance 
Jacob


2020 IAJGS Conference Announcement #jgs-iajgs #events #announcements

Chuck Weinstein
 

The organizers of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 2020 San Diego Conference on Jewish Genealogy announces the following. Further details can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page on our conference website at: IAJGS2020.org. 

 

1 May 2020 – Based on current events relating to COVID-19, the IAJGS has notified the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina that our conference scheduled for August 9-14, 2020 at that hotel cannot proceed.  Full refunds will be made within the next two weeks to anyone who has already registered for the conference.  Hotel cancellations should be handled directly with the hotel.  We are currently exploring options for a virtual conference and details concerning that virtual conference will be released as they become available.

 

On behalf of Conference Organizers Robinn Magid, Ken Bravo, and Jay Sage

 

Chuck Weinstein

40th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy Communications Director


Translation of the Memorial (Yizkor) Book of Rozniatow, Ukraine (Rozhnyativ) available at reduced price #yizkorbooks #ukraine

Joel Alpert
 

Memorial (Yizkor) Book of Rozniatow, Perehinsko, Broszniow, Swaryczow,
and Environs
      Other towns covered in the book are Dolina, Stanislawow, Stryj, and Lvov.

Yizkor Books in Print is happy to make this book available at severely
reduced pricing by ordering through JewishGen

List price: $59.95, available from JewishGen for $38

For more information and directions for ordering go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Rozhnyativ.html
Go toward the bottom of the page below "Available at:" for the link to
start your order.

For information on the other 95 other Yizkor book we publish, go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project


Translation need #translation

b_nye008@...
 

I believe the attached is a birth record for my great grandmother Sura Leja born in Lithuania and on the JRI-Poland.

Barbara Kahn Nye


Re: Former Neveklarsfeld Website #hungary

Risa Heywood
 

You may already be familiar with the following resources but they cover some of the areas in which you are interested:

1944 Budapest Housing Census - This census was done in preparation for moving the Jews of Budapest to yellow-star houses. It was only found recently within the walls of a Budapest apartment. They are now available through the local archives to be searched online. See the following links,  https://qz.com/556567/a-budapest-couple-unearthed-a-holocaust-era-census-while-remodeling-their-apartment/ and https://hungaricana.hu/hu/adatbazisok/leveltari-iratgyujtemeny/lakas-adatszolgaltatasi-ivek-adatbazisa/ (in Hungarian). 

I found some amazing member lists of forced labor battalions on YadVashem, not through the Shoah Names Database, but through The Document Archives, https://documents.yadvashem.org/index.html?language=en&page=advanceSearch. There are a number of these lists but the names on them are not searchable. I used keywords in a Title search such as, list AND "forced labor". I would try several different, similar searches because I don't know if they are consistently indexed.

I have also searched for the Neveklarsfeld lists without success. While in Budapest in 2017, I inquired in person about the lists at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. The English-speaking researcher there did not know their whereabouts.

Also, The Politics of Genocide by Randolph L. Braham, a 2-volume series, has some information on individual labor battalions. It's also just a great resource for understanding the history of the battalions.
--
Risa Daitzman Heywood
Arizona


Re: Slovakia deportations: Volunteers needed #general

Barbara Kenzer
 

Peter,

I will be happy to help.

Barbara Kenzer 
Buffalo Grove IL


On Fri, May 1, 2020, 2:19 PM Lande <pdlande@...> wrote:
Volunteers are needed to enter names into a database from a 107 page ledger book held at the USHMM listing Jews scheduled to be deported in 1944 from Sered, Slovakia.  Each volunteer would receive 10 pages with 30 names per page. No language skill is required but good eyesight and patience would be useful. Familiarity with Slovak town names would be a bonus.
 
This is an unusual collection since, unlike earlier Slovak deportations which went north to death camps, these Jews were primarily sent to camps located in Germany where some may have survived.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Slovakia deportations: Volunteers needed #general

Lande
 

Volunteers are needed to enter names into a database from a 107 page ledger book held at the USHMM listing Jews scheduled to be deported in 1944 from Sered, Slovakia.  Each volunteer would receive 10 pages with 30 names per page. No language skill is required but good eyesight and patience would be useful. Familiarity with Slovak town names would be a bonus.
 
This is an unusual collection since, unlike earlier Slovak deportations which went north to death camps, these Jews were primarily sent to camps located in Germany where some may have survived.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Re: Manifest Question #poland

jbonline1111@...
 

It's entirely possible that he traveled by himself claiming an older age or with another relative of another surname.  My grandfather came to America with an uncle, but was separated from him at Ellis Island, so he lied about his age.  This was in 1905.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


JewishGen Webinar this Sunday: Tracing your your Jewish Roots through Catholic and Inquisition records (SPANISH) #JewishGenUpdates #sephardic

Avraham Groll
 

**This Sunday 5/3 @ 1:00 PM EDT - Tracing your your Jewish Roots through Catholic and Inquisition records (SPANISH)**
 
JewishGen.org is pleased to partner together with the American Sephardi Federation in presenting this important webinar by Genie Milgrom, a well known author and expert on Crypto-Judaic studies. We will be announcing an ENGLISH version of this presentation shortly.
 
Advance Registration Required: Please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EPT0-7cvSqefuBrR82Vagw?fbclid=IwAR2kDug7xZJL0hmskjZQYtBVPDY6G5aHvcaiwJSf3JWApklUz65hE87LdEM

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


In memory of Zvi Bernhardt z'l #holocaust #announcements #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 
Edited

Dear JewishGen Community,
 
We were extremely saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Zvi Bernhardt, z'l, who was both Deputy Manager of the Hall of Names, and Deputy Manager of the Consulting Department at Yad VaShem in Israel.
 
He worked with JewishGen and many other organizations to ensure information and records would be accessible as widely as possible, and he constantly made himself available to anyone who sought his assistance. 
 
His dedication and commitment to Jewish genealogy has no doubt enabled thousands of people to both identify relatives, and learn about the Holocaust, and he will be tremendously missed.
 
May the entire Bernhardt family be consoled among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Re: Former Neveklarsfeld Website #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Another source for information on the Labor Battalion is the Hungarian War Archives at http://www.hadifogoly.hu/web/hadifogoly/search

It’s in Hungarian but relatively easy to search WWII military deaths including Labor Battalion with some names of father (apja) and mother (anyja), birthplace (szul.hely) and birth date (szul.ido)

Vivian Kahn
--
Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia

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