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Treblinka #general

Calvin Weil <cmweil80@...>
 

A recent query about the Treblinka death camp leads me to recommend the
book: "Treblinka" by Jean-Francois STEINER. Story of the Nazi death
camp and the uprising of the Jewish prisoners in 1943. Non-fiction.

(I am not affiliated in any way with the author, publisher, or any book
store).

Cal Weil
Fortuna, CA
US


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Treblinka #general

Calvin Weil <cmweil80@...>
 

A recent query about the Treblinka death camp leads me to recommend the
book: "Treblinka" by Jean-Francois STEINER. Story of the Nazi death
camp and the uprising of the Jewish prisoners in 1943. Non-fiction.

(I am not affiliated in any way with the author, publisher, or any book
store).

Cal Weil
Fortuna, CA
US


Klishkivtsi #bessarabia

mfein@...
 

It appears to me that no Jewish records survived for Klishkivtsi, formerly

Cliscauti, Hotin, Basarabia, Romania and prior to that Klishkovtsy,

Khotin, Bessarabia, Russian Empire. I only see Church records filmed by

LDS for this period and the new Bessarabia SIG does not indicate anything

else exists. Can anyone advise me if that is not the case or other records

survive that might shed light on someone born there 1882 who left circa

1914 or if the Church records would have any value for this search?


Mara Fein

Los Angeles


Jewish Cemeteries #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi Bessarabers,

Our Bessarabia SIG has now a separate section at the website: Jewish
Cemeteries. It includes:

- Photographs >from 11 cemeteries (some of them were displayed in
Photo Gallery before, but there are photos >from several new towns, including
Bendery, Kiliya, and Klishkivtsi.

- A new discovery - a list of Cemeteries in the Republic of Moldova
(29 cemeteries >from total of 54 cemeteries (although the first page is missing).
Several of the missing cemeteries were added, and also cemeteries in
Ukraine part of Bessarabia. Thank you to Arkadiy Verzub for donating
the list. You can see the list in original Russian, and in English
transliteration.

- Project 6. Four town translation/transliteration of Cemetery lists.
Lipkany, 1940-1992. Thank you to Michael Glazer, UK for
transliterating the pages. Total of 120 burials. Records are available
at the Jewish Cemetery section and later will be part of JOWBR.

Brichani, Orgeev and Kishinev lists are waiting for transliteration.
Please let me know if you can help,

- Project 7. Beltsy cemetery project - photographing and indexing
graves. The Phase 1 of the project - approximately 400 burials will be
uploaded to JOWBR sometime in spring of 2012.

- Directions to Cemeteries. For now there are only directions to
Beltsy cemetery with a map attached, but I hope our members will share
directions to other cemeteries for people to visit.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching Kogan, Spivak, Khaymovich, Srulevich, Levit in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, Khaimovich in
Galatz, Romania.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Klishkivtsi #bessarabia

mfein@...
 

It appears to me that no Jewish records survived for Klishkivtsi, formerly

Cliscauti, Hotin, Basarabia, Romania and prior to that Klishkovtsy,

Khotin, Bessarabia, Russian Empire. I only see Church records filmed by

LDS for this period and the new Bessarabia SIG does not indicate anything

else exists. Can anyone advise me if that is not the case or other records

survive that might shed light on someone born there 1882 who left circa

1914 or if the Church records would have any value for this search?


Mara Fein

Los Angeles


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Jewish Cemeteries #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi Bessarabers,

Our Bessarabia SIG has now a separate section at the website: Jewish
Cemeteries. It includes:

- Photographs >from 11 cemeteries (some of them were displayed in
Photo Gallery before, but there are photos >from several new towns, including
Bendery, Kiliya, and Klishkivtsi.

- A new discovery - a list of Cemeteries in the Republic of Moldova
(29 cemeteries >from total of 54 cemeteries (although the first page is missing).
Several of the missing cemeteries were added, and also cemeteries in
Ukraine part of Bessarabia. Thank you to Arkadiy Verzub for donating
the list. You can see the list in original Russian, and in English
transliteration.

- Project 6. Four town translation/transliteration of Cemetery lists.
Lipkany, 1940-1992. Thank you to Michael Glazer, UK for
transliterating the pages. Total of 120 burials. Records are available
at the Jewish Cemetery section and later will be part of JOWBR.

Brichani, Orgeev and Kishinev lists are waiting for transliteration.
Please let me know if you can help,

- Project 7. Beltsy cemetery project - photographing and indexing
graves. The Phase 1 of the project - approximately 400 burials will be
uploaded to JOWBR sometime in spring of 2012.

- Directions to Cemeteries. For now there are only directions to
Beltsy cemetery with a map attached, but I hope our members will share
directions to other cemeteries for people to visit.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching Kogan, Spivak, Khaymovich, Srulevich, Levit in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, Khaimovich in
Galatz, Romania.


Salakas, Zarasai District 1913-1915 Passport Issuance Books translated #lithuania

Dorfleiv@...
 

Passport Issuance Books were maintained by the police or the municipal
clerk and relate to the issuance of internal passports during the Russian
Empire period. They exist only for a few Jewish Communities and for a few
years.

Different coloured passports were issued. The 1903 Passport Charter
indicates that the passports were issued to persons of 18 years of age
and the colours signify:
Pink - Conscripts
Blue - officers, officials, lower ranks
Yellow - Home Guard
White - not subject to military conscription.

The 1913-1915 Passport Issuance Books for Salakas, Zarasai District have
been translated. There are 2922 lines of new data, including name of
person, father's name, age or date of birth and military status.

Donations to the Zarasai District Research Group are always welcome as
they fund this translation work.

To contribute go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute select District Research
Groups, Zarasai. Qualified contributors ($100) receive access to these
translations in Excel spreadsheet format 18 months before they are
available on the All Lithuania Database.

Dorothy Leivers
Coordinator


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Salakas, Zarasai District 1913-1915 Passport Issuance Books translated #lithuania

Dorfleiv@...
 

Passport Issuance Books were maintained by the police or the municipal
clerk and relate to the issuance of internal passports during the Russian
Empire period. They exist only for a few Jewish Communities and for a few
years.

Different coloured passports were issued. The 1903 Passport Charter
indicates that the passports were issued to persons of 18 years of age
and the colours signify:
Pink - Conscripts
Blue - officers, officials, lower ranks
Yellow - Home Guard
White - not subject to military conscription.

The 1913-1915 Passport Issuance Books for Salakas, Zarasai District have
been translated. There are 2922 lines of new data, including name of
person, father's name, age or date of birth and military status.

Donations to the Zarasai District Research Group are always welcome as
they fund this translation work.

To contribute go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute select District Research
Groups, Zarasai. Qualified contributors ($100) receive access to these
translations in Excel spreadsheet format 18 months before they are
available on the All Lithuania Database.

Dorothy Leivers
Coordinator


Seeking information about Pincus SOWALSKY,Costa Rico #general

Teri Swolsky
 

I am seeking information about Pincus SOWALSKY who lived in Costa Rico in
1966. I know very little about him but he was the brother of Isaac "Ike"
SOWALSKY, b. 17 Apr 1896, Russia; d. 25 Dec 1982.

Their father was Aharon Wolf SUWALSKY according to the death certificate
for Ike. Pincus visited Columbus, OH in 1966 for the 50th wedding
anniversary of his brother Ike. My guess would be that Pincus was born
about 1898. I know this is very sketchy information but the family has
very fond memories of him and would love to know more about him!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Teri Swolsky
(mailto: Tswolsky2@aol.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking information about Pincus SOWALSKY,Costa Rico #general

Teri Swolsky
 

I am seeking information about Pincus SOWALSKY who lived in Costa Rico in
1966. I know very little about him but he was the brother of Isaac "Ike"
SOWALSKY, b. 17 Apr 1896, Russia; d. 25 Dec 1982.

Their father was Aharon Wolf SUWALSKY according to the death certificate
for Ike. Pincus visited Columbus, OH in 1966 for the 50th wedding
anniversary of his brother Ike. My guess would be that Pincus was born
about 1898. I know this is very sketchy information but the family has
very fond memories of him and would love to know more about him!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Teri Swolsky
(mailto: Tswolsky2@aol.com)


Re: Citizenship in less than 5 years? - Lying bout age #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

It was fairly common to misstate one's age, especially for women and
especially after 1920. An unmarried women in her twenties was already
considered a spinster, an unpleasant appellation. Also some women were older
than their husbands. This was a no no in American culture.

Also with changes in the immigration law after 1920, an unmarried child
over 21 could not be brought to America under his/her father's
naturalization. Frequently married men arrived in the US first, and brought
over their wives and children after establishing a nest egg. Sometimes
there was a delay, such as in my grandfather's case because of WWI and the
Russian revolution, so that by the time the family was available to come
over, it was after 1920 and my grandfather was already a citizen. He could
only bring over unmarried children under 21. Therefore, like dominos, some
of the children's ages were reduced so that even the older ones could be
designated to be less than 21.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSCHFELD, HERSZFELD,BUXBAUM, BUCHBAUM,LINDENBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec
Bienkow, Glinyany, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI-Brest Litovsk, (V)Wysoko-Litovsk-BELARUS

In a message dated 1/24/2012 12:33:40 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
lavie@netvision.net.il writes:
I have been having an offline correspondence with someone >from the group
who claims these are honest mistakes. However, I have found that the "honest
mistakes" always made the date of immigration earlier and the year of birth
earlier. Were they random, honest mistakes, then you would expect the
mistake to go either way 50% of the time.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Citizenship in less than 5 years? - Lying bout age #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

It was fairly common to misstate one's age, especially for women and
especially after 1920. An unmarried women in her twenties was already
considered a spinster, an unpleasant appellation. Also some women were older
than their husbands. This was a no no in American culture.

Also with changes in the immigration law after 1920, an unmarried child
over 21 could not be brought to America under his/her father's
naturalization. Frequently married men arrived in the US first, and brought
over their wives and children after establishing a nest egg. Sometimes
there was a delay, such as in my grandfather's case because of WWI and the
Russian revolution, so that by the time the family was available to come
over, it was after 1920 and my grandfather was already a citizen. He could
only bring over unmarried children under 21. Therefore, like dominos, some
of the children's ages were reduced so that even the older ones could be
designated to be less than 21.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSCHFELD, HERSZFELD,BUXBAUM, BUCHBAUM,LINDENBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec
Bienkow, Glinyany, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI-Brest Litovsk, (V)Wysoko-Litovsk-BELARUS

In a message dated 1/24/2012 12:33:40 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
lavie@netvision.net.il writes:
I have been having an offline correspondence with someone >from the group
who claims these are honest mistakes. However, I have found that the "honest
mistakes" always made the date of immigration earlier and the year of birth
earlier. Were they random, honest mistakes, then you would expect the
mistake to go either way 50% of the time.


Re: Missing for the 1920 and 1930 Census - where to look? #general

Meron Lavie
 

Hi Allan,

I have no idea if this is relevant in your case; however I have the
following story:

Someone whose address was definitely known did not appear in the 1930
census; however several of their near relatives did appear at that address.
After some investigation, it turned out that these "missing persons" lived
in the attic, which was against some ordinance. So the family obviously did
not report this to the census-taker.

In your case, I might ask if the Funeral Parlor was in an area zoned for
business, so that your family's dwelling in the same structure might have
been illegal.

Regards,
Meron LAVIE

Original Message From: Allan Jordan [mailto:Aejordan@aol.com]:

I am stuck against a brick wall in the 1920 and 1930 Census. I am looking
for a family who vanishes after the 1910 Census. Its not possible that they
moved away, etc. because I know of marriages, a business, etc. that were all
in the local area. They loved basically on the same street corner >from the
1880s to at least the 1920s and then moved only a few blocks over where some
of them were till at least 1956.

But I can not find them in the 1920 and 1930 census. Maybe someone has
another idea for me?...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Missing for the 1920 and 1930 Census - where to look? #general

Meron Lavie
 

Hi Allan,

I have no idea if this is relevant in your case; however I have the
following story:

Someone whose address was definitely known did not appear in the 1930
census; however several of their near relatives did appear at that address.
After some investigation, it turned out that these "missing persons" lived
in the attic, which was against some ordinance. So the family obviously did
not report this to the census-taker.

In your case, I might ask if the Funeral Parlor was in an area zoned for
business, so that your family's dwelling in the same structure might have
been illegal.

Regards,
Meron LAVIE

Original Message From: Allan Jordan [mailto:Aejordan@aol.com]:

I am stuck against a brick wall in the 1920 and 1930 Census. I am looking
for a family who vanishes after the 1910 Census. Its not possible that they
moved away, etc. because I know of marriages, a business, etc. that were all
in the local area. They loved basically on the same street corner >from the
1880s to at least the 1920s and then moved only a few blocks over where some
of them were till at least 1956.

But I can not find them in the 1920 and 1930 census. Maybe someone has
another idea for me?...


Looking for NY based research intern for a feature documentary #general

kproductionsl@...
 

THANK YOU for your wonderful response >from my last posting. We need
to add one more person to our team based in NYC who can help with
local research. In addition, we are also looking for someone who can read Yiddish.

My friend, colleague and genealogist, Pamela Weisberger introduced me to this fabulous website. I'm an Emmy award winning filmmaker. My films have premiered on several stations including HBO. I'm working on a family feature documentary. This is a good opportunity for someone who wants to be involved in the film business and work with a highly creative team. It's an unpaid internship. The position could lead to something more promising down the road.

If you know anyone who you think would be a good fit, please have them contact me directly including a resume or bio (if they have one). Please feel free to spread the word.

Thank you very much!
Gayle Kirschenbaum
kproductionsl@gmail.com
Kirschenbaumproductions.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for NY based research intern for a feature documentary #general

kproductionsl@...
 

THANK YOU for your wonderful response >from my last posting. We need
to add one more person to our team based in NYC who can help with
local research. In addition, we are also looking for someone who can read Yiddish.

My friend, colleague and genealogist, Pamela Weisberger introduced me to this fabulous website. I'm an Emmy award winning filmmaker. My films have premiered on several stations including HBO. I'm working on a family feature documentary. This is a good opportunity for someone who wants to be involved in the film business and work with a highly creative team. It's an unpaid internship. The position could lead to something more promising down the road.

If you know anyone who you think would be a good fit, please have them contact me directly including a resume or bio (if they have one). Please feel free to spread the word.

Thank you very much!
Gayle Kirschenbaum
kproductionsl@gmail.com
Kirschenbaumproductions.com


Looking for relatives of people released from German concentration camps by Ilse Davidsohn/Intrator/Stanley #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Ilse Davidsohn/Intrator/Stanley, herself a Jew, reportedly personally
secured the release of 412 Jewish prisoners >from concentration camps
between 1936 and 1938, by going to the camps with forged release papers
and bringing the people home. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilse_Stanley
for more about this. (I read her book, "The Unforgotten", as a teenager,
and Ilse has always been one of my own personal heroes!)

I would like to "flesh out" my understanding of this story, and also find
more "hard evidence" for the Wikipedia article. I've searched the Internet
up, down, and sideways, but not turned up terribly much! If you have a
relative who was released with her assistance, would you please contact me
privately?

Thank you very much.

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for relatives of people released from German concentration camps by Ilse Davidsohn/Intrator/Stanley #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Ilse Davidsohn/Intrator/Stanley, herself a Jew, reportedly personally
secured the release of 412 Jewish prisoners >from concentration camps
between 1936 and 1938, by going to the camps with forged release papers
and bringing the people home. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilse_Stanley
for more about this. (I read her book, "The Unforgotten", as a teenager,
and Ilse has always been one of my own personal heroes!)

I would like to "flesh out" my understanding of this story, and also find
more "hard evidence" for the Wikipedia article. I've searched the Internet
up, down, and sideways, but not turned up terribly much! If you have a
relative who was released with her assistance, would you please contact me
privately?

Thank you very much.

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA


Re: Father's Name? #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

In the Chabad movement, it is popular to name a child after one of the
previous Chabad leaders. Over the centuries there have been literally
thousands of Schneor Zalma's, almost all of them rabbis, named after the
illustrious Rebbe.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSCHFELD, HERSZFELD, BUXBAUM,BUCHSBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec Bienkow,
Gliniany, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWITZKI-Brest Litovsk, (V)Wysoko-Litovsk-BELARUS

In a message dated 1/24/2012 12:55:38 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Puffins@aol.com writes:
My great grandfather Benjamin ESCHEN was born in Vaslui, Romania, July 15,
1858. According to his wife on the "NY Standard Certificate of Death" his
father's name was Samuel ESCHEN. On his headstone (in NY) it says: "Here
lies Mr.Ben - Tzion, son of Reb Schneor Zalman. Passed away 12 Adar 5691
(March 1, 1931).
I was told that Schneor Zalman was the name of the Rabbi who founded the
Chabad Movement. Could someone please explain how he could be the "son of
someone" who was born in the mid 1750's?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Father's Name? #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

In the Chabad movement, it is popular to name a child after one of the
previous Chabad leaders. Over the centuries there have been literally
thousands of Schneor Zalma's, almost all of them rabbis, named after the
illustrious Rebbe.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSCHFELD, HERSZFELD, BUXBAUM,BUCHSBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec Bienkow,
Gliniany, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWITZKI-Brest Litovsk, (V)Wysoko-Litovsk-BELARUS

In a message dated 1/24/2012 12:55:38 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Puffins@aol.com writes:
My great grandfather Benjamin ESCHEN was born in Vaslui, Romania, July 15,
1858. According to his wife on the "NY Standard Certificate of Death" his
father's name was Samuel ESCHEN. On his headstone (in NY) it says: "Here
lies Mr.Ben - Tzion, son of Reb Schneor Zalman. Passed away 12 Adar 5691
(March 1, 1931).
I was told that Schneor Zalman was the name of the Rabbi who founded the
Chabad Movement. Could someone please explain how he could be the "son of
someone" who was born in the mid 1750's?

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