Date   

SIG meeting in DC! #romania

rdleeson@...
 

Dear All,

I have just been informed that there is now a SIG meeting scheduled for
us in DC! It will be on the Monday morn, Aug. 15 at 11 am, just
preceding our luncheon, which is at 12:30.

I would like to hear >from anyone, or group, doing research in Romania,
Moldova etc., and who would like to give a report on their project or
projects. The Bukovina group has already asked for time. Please
contact me ASAP if you are interested in participating, so that I can
arrange a schedule.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator Rom-Moldova SIG


Romania SIG #Romania SIG meeting in DC! #romania

rdleeson@...
 

Dear All,

I have just been informed that there is now a SIG meeting scheduled for
us in DC! It will be on the Monday morn, Aug. 15 at 11 am, just
preceding our luncheon, which is at 12:30.

I would like to hear >from anyone, or group, doing research in Romania,
Moldova etc., and who would like to give a report on their project or
projects. The Bukovina group has already asked for time. Please
contact me ASAP if you are interested in participating, so that I can
arrange a schedule.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator Rom-Moldova SIG


Need researchers in Germany #germany

Lisa Goodman
 

Can anyone recommend a German researcher that operates in Bavaria. I would
like to find someone who can do some research at the Stadtarchiv in
Wassertruedingen, Neuburg, and Wuerzburg. Please advise off list.

Thank you. Lisa Goodman, Marina del Rey, California


German SIG #Germany Need researchers in Germany #germany

Lisa Goodman
 

Can anyone recommend a German researcher that operates in Bavaria. I would
like to find someone who can do some research at the Stadtarchiv in
Wassertruedingen, Neuburg, and Wuerzburg. Please advise off list.

Thank you. Lisa Goodman, Marina del Rey, California


Re: ViewMate translation request - Yiddish/Hebrew #romania

dkmontreal@...
 

I have posted two pieces of correspondence, in Hebrew/Yiddish, for
which I need a loose translation. They are on ViewMate at the
following addresses:

- http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18850
- http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18851

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application. The
notes were sent >from the office of Rabbi Abraham Mattathias Friedmann
of Stefanesti.

Thank you very much.
David Kimmel
dkimmel@...

Alternate email address:
dkmontreal@...

Researching:
FAIN / FAJN/ FEIN / FINE, Gertsa / Hertsa / Herta, Ukraine (Romania)
and Ottawa, Canada
FELLER, Hirlau and Iasi, Romania and Ottawa, Canada


Romania SIG #Romania Re: ViewMate translation request - Yiddish/Hebrew #romania

dkmontreal@...
 

I have posted two pieces of correspondence, in Hebrew/Yiddish, for
which I need a loose translation. They are on ViewMate at the
following addresses:

- http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18850
- http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18851

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application. The
notes were sent >from the office of Rabbi Abraham Mattathias Friedmann
of Stefanesti.

Thank you very much.
David Kimmel
dkimmel@...

Alternate email address:
dkmontreal@...

Researching:
FAIN / FAJN/ FEIN / FINE, Gertsa / Hertsa / Herta, Ukraine (Romania)
and Ottawa, Canada
FELLER, Hirlau and Iasi, Romania and Ottawa, Canada


Only 2 Days Left for Early Bird Registration #usa

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this Capital Conference!

You’ll be able to learn >from the best, network, and research your family
roots in a city praised for its numerous records facilities--- at the 31st
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy--- August 14-19-- at the
spacious, easy to reach Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H Street NW. This
keystone event in Jewish genealogy research annually brings together 1200
attendees >from 17 countries. This year, it’s being hosted by the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, which has successfully hosted five
other International Conferences.

Join us for---

< A Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar, the dynamic Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
best-selling author of 23 books, and host of an award-winning national TV
show, lecturing after a Friday night Shabbat dinner, then leading a
discussion on Saturday

< A Keynote Address to launch the Conference, by an internationally-known
figure in the world of genealogy (to be announced on Thursday)

< Over 160 diverse sessions targeting all levels of genealogy research,
presented by highly experienced speakers and panelists; the sessions also
include over 25 Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF)
meetings

< Both PC and Mac computer workshops covering state of the art genealogy
software and Internet usage, taught by well-versed instructors

< A Repository Orientation and Fair, where local records facility experts
will explain each facility’s holdings and how to best use them, and you’ll
be able to ask questions at their booths

< A Resource Center, consisting of three sections: a well-stocked map/book
collection on genealogical topics; an area with five computers for readily
accessing the Names database of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and
another section with 35 computers for free access to numerous databases
usually only available through paid subscription, and access to other
“usually free” databases

< Ten SIG luncheons and one breakfast, where you’ll hear prominent
speakers discussing topics highly relevant to your ancestral roots, and can
network with researchers like yourself

< Breakfasts with the Experts, where you’ll learn how to break through
“brickwalls” blocking your family research (topics being announced shortly)

< The Conference Gala event (formerly known as the “Banquet”) with a wide
variety of kosher food, much more networking and social opportunities than
in past years, sharing in praising IAJGS awardees for their accomplishments,
AND your evening being enhanced after dinner by enjoying the world-renowned
Robyn Helzner Trio--- all for a scaled-down price, compared with past years.

But wait, there’s more! There’ll be tours (including a tour of “Jewish
Washington”), a Film Festival showing award-winning films on Judaic topics,
a Document Translation service, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic
wares. We’ll also have morning Minyanim, kosher meals wherever meals are
served at the Conference, and a sandwich-level Konference Kafe in the hotel,
providing informal kosher food so that you don’t miss valuable sessions.

Don’t pass up this Conference! Go over to our web site, www.dc2011.org, to
learn more about the Conference program, AND register! Now’s the time to
make sure that it’s on your August schedule!

See you in Washington!

DC2011 Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


JOWBR Update Reminder #usa

Nolan Altman
 

A reminder to all of you working on indexing and photographing cemeteries
for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry)
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery >.

The next update will include all submissions received by May 31.
This will give us the necessary time to have all the additional
records and photos uploaded and searchable prior to the IAJGS
conference in Washington.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact me at
< NAltman@... >.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Early American SIG #USA Only 2 Days Left for Early Bird Registration #usa

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this Capital Conference!

You’ll be able to learn >from the best, network, and research your family
roots in a city praised for its numerous records facilities--- at the 31st
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy--- August 14-19-- at the
spacious, easy to reach Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H Street NW. This
keystone event in Jewish genealogy research annually brings together 1200
attendees >from 17 countries. This year, it’s being hosted by the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, which has successfully hosted five
other International Conferences.

Join us for---

< A Pre-Conference Shabbat Scholar, the dynamic Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
best-selling author of 23 books, and host of an award-winning national TV
show, lecturing after a Friday night Shabbat dinner, then leading a
discussion on Saturday

< A Keynote Address to launch the Conference, by an internationally-known
figure in the world of genealogy (to be announced on Thursday)

< Over 160 diverse sessions targeting all levels of genealogy research,
presented by highly experienced speakers and panelists; the sessions also
include over 25 Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF)
meetings

< Both PC and Mac computer workshops covering state of the art genealogy
software and Internet usage, taught by well-versed instructors

< A Repository Orientation and Fair, where local records facility experts
will explain each facility’s holdings and how to best use them, and you’ll
be able to ask questions at their booths

< A Resource Center, consisting of three sections: a well-stocked map/book
collection on genealogical topics; an area with five computers for readily
accessing the Names database of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and
another section with 35 computers for free access to numerous databases
usually only available through paid subscription, and access to other
“usually free” databases

< Ten SIG luncheons and one breakfast, where you’ll hear prominent
speakers discussing topics highly relevant to your ancestral roots, and can
network with researchers like yourself

< Breakfasts with the Experts, where you’ll learn how to break through
“brickwalls” blocking your family research (topics being announced shortly)

< The Conference Gala event (formerly known as the “Banquet”) with a wide
variety of kosher food, much more networking and social opportunities than
in past years, sharing in praising IAJGS awardees for their accomplishments,
AND your evening being enhanced after dinner by enjoying the world-renowned
Robyn Helzner Trio--- all for a scaled-down price, compared with past years.

But wait, there’s more! There’ll be tours (including a tour of “Jewish
Washington”), a Film Festival showing award-winning films on Judaic topics,
a Document Translation service, and Vendors offering genealogy and Judaic
wares. We’ll also have morning Minyanim, kosher meals wherever meals are
served at the Conference, and a sandwich-level Konference Kafe in the hotel,
providing informal kosher food so that you don’t miss valuable sessions.

Don’t pass up this Conference! Go over to our web site, www.dc2011.org, to
learn more about the Conference program, AND register! Now’s the time to
make sure that it’s on your August schedule!

See you in Washington!

DC2011 Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


Early American SIG #USA JOWBR Update Reminder #usa

Nolan Altman
 

A reminder to all of you working on indexing and photographing cemeteries
for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry)
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery >.

The next update will include all submissions received by May 31.
This will give us the necessary time to have all the additional
records and photos uploaded and searchable prior to the IAJGS
conference in Washington.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact me at
< NAltman@... >.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


SITE CITE -Successful search for private photos of Jewish families in Hessen #germany

Dorothee Lottmann-Kaeseler <Dorothee.lk@...>
 

New website with more than 4,00 photographs went online April 14th 2011:
http://www.before-the-holocaust.net

Old photos for young Germans – this was our quest as we began three years ago,
searching for images >from the Hessian territories, today the State of Hessen.

It is comprised of the areas around Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Wiesbaden (Nassau),
Offenback,Kassel, Fulda, Marburg, Hanau, Giessen, etc.

Since the main educational audience of the project is at German students,
the "public sector" is presently offered only in a German version.
Eventually, though, we hope to have the funding for a version in English,
to facilitate the search and share the descriptive texts.

Very many individuals and institutions participated, among them a number
of Gersig members. Our thanks go to all who shared their photo treasures
with us.

According the donors' wishes copyrights are respected.

More photos are highly welcome!

Once, before the Nazi period, there was a thriving Jewish population in Hesse.
How did Jews live in these over 300 small and medium size villages, towns
and cities? This is shown with photos of individuals, families, and activities
in their communal environment.

Pictures of everyday life, religious events, festivities, of professional
or business activities, of sports and other forms of public life are presented.
Visual impressions are amended by short textual descriptions and comments.

This will contribute to a more accurate image of the diversity and also
the normality of Jewish existence in the decades before 1933.

But the years after the Nazis took power also are documented. Thus the
beginning of the Nazi persecution and its effects on Jewish life can
be estimated more accurately.

Photos of the emigration and escape are included as well.

Dorothee Lottmann-Kaeseler, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany <Dorothee.lk@...>


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE -Successful search for private photos of Jewish families in Hessen #germany

Dorothee Lottmann-Kaeseler <Dorothee.lk@...>
 

New website with more than 4,00 photographs went online April 14th 2011:
http://www.before-the-holocaust.net

Old photos for young Germans – this was our quest as we began three years ago,
searching for images >from the Hessian territories, today the State of Hessen.

It is comprised of the areas around Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Wiesbaden (Nassau),
Offenback,Kassel, Fulda, Marburg, Hanau, Giessen, etc.

Since the main educational audience of the project is at German students,
the "public sector" is presently offered only in a German version.
Eventually, though, we hope to have the funding for a version in English,
to facilitate the search and share the descriptive texts.

Very many individuals and institutions participated, among them a number
of Gersig members. Our thanks go to all who shared their photo treasures
with us.

According the donors' wishes copyrights are respected.

More photos are highly welcome!

Once, before the Nazi period, there was a thriving Jewish population in Hesse.
How did Jews live in these over 300 small and medium size villages, towns
and cities? This is shown with photos of individuals, families, and activities
in their communal environment.

Pictures of everyday life, religious events, festivities, of professional
or business activities, of sports and other forms of public life are presented.
Visual impressions are amended by short textual descriptions and comments.

This will contribute to a more accurate image of the diversity and also
the normality of Jewish existence in the decades before 1933.

But the years after the Nazis took power also are documented. Thus the
beginning of the Nazi persecution and its effects on Jewish life can
be estimated more accurately.

Photos of the emigration and escape are included as well.

Dorothee Lottmann-Kaeseler, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany <Dorothee.lk@...>


Oral Histories and memoirs #poland

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

While Kovel is now part of Ukraine, and I post my messages about the
shtetlinks site there, it was, as most of you know, under Polish rule at
various times in its history. I recently created a page collecting the oral
histories and memoirs I came across in my research for the site, many of
which were the results of writings and interviews of people who lived in
Kovel when it was Polish, and individuals >from other Polish communities `who
at one point in their lives ended up in Kovel.

You can find the page here:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/oralhistories.htm

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.


JRI Poland #Poland Oral Histories and memoirs #poland

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

While Kovel is now part of Ukraine, and I post my messages about the
shtetlinks site there, it was, as most of you know, under Polish rule at
various times in its history. I recently created a page collecting the oral
histories and memoirs I came across in my research for the site, many of
which were the results of writings and interviews of people who lived in
Kovel when it was Polish, and individuals >from other Polish communities `who
at one point in their lives ended up in Kovel.

You can find the page here:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/oralhistories.htm

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.


Re Hebrew translation of ketubah #galicia

Caroline Berlyn <carob52@...>
 

I would like to express my sincere thanks all SIG members who
have taken the time to either contact me personally or post a
message on View Mate with the translation of my grandparents'
Canadian ketubah. This has given me the Hebrew version of their
names and also a new name that had not seen before.

regards
Caroline Berlyn, Adelaide, South Australia

Researching: BERLYN/BERLIJN, DAVIS, NATHAN,COHEN, ISAACS &
HART - London, Birmingham & Holland; BOCKNER/BOCHNER -
Zborow, Zloczav, Zlochiv, Zloczow, Galicia/Austrian Empire; London
UK & Canada; KRONISCH - Zborow; SOLOMONS/JOJSZER - London
UK & Wloclawek, Lubien & Kutno, Galicia/ Russian Poland & Canada;
SANDLER - Vilna, Russia (now Lithuania) & Rostov-on-Don;
ETGART/EYCHERT - Kutno, Galicia, Russian Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re Hebrew translation of ketubah #galicia

Caroline Berlyn <carob52@...>
 

I would like to express my sincere thanks all SIG members who
have taken the time to either contact me personally or post a
message on View Mate with the translation of my grandparents'
Canadian ketubah. This has given me the Hebrew version of their
names and also a new name that had not seen before.

regards
Caroline Berlyn, Adelaide, South Australia

Researching: BERLYN/BERLIJN, DAVIS, NATHAN,COHEN, ISAACS &
HART - London, Birmingham & Holland; BOCKNER/BOCHNER -
Zborow, Zloczav, Zlochiv, Zloczow, Galicia/Austrian Empire; London
UK & Canada; KRONISCH - Zborow; SOLOMONS/JOJSZER - London
UK & Wloclawek, Lubien & Kutno, Galicia/ Russian Poland & Canada;
SANDLER - Vilna, Russia (now Lithuania) & Rostov-on-Don;
ETGART/EYCHERT - Kutno, Galicia, Russian Poland


HAIMOVICA family from Bucarest???, Romania #romania

Steve Pickoltz
 

Hello Genners,

I'm looking for the HAIMOVICA(I)(E) family >from I think Bucarest, Romania.
They arrived I believe in two waves between 1900 and 1920, somewhere on
the East Coast. The family name was Americanized to HYMAN.

The parents were Inglea and Perla (maiden name AVRAM) HAIMOVICA.
This came off one child's Romanian birth cert. That child was
Iancu HAIMOVICA born on May 28, 1902, in Bucuresci (Bucarest)
who was later known as Jack HYMAN. His occupation was a butcher
and he did this in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The
other children, I only have their Americanized names are Abe, Tillie,
Elizabeth (Betty), and Albert. Abe and at least one of his sisters
owned hotels in Atlantic City, NJ into the 1960's..

The story is Jack and another child came with the mother Perla, and
the rest came some time later with their father Inglea. The father
Inglea Americanized his name to Hyman HYMAN and his wife Perla,
changed it to Pearl HYMAN.

I'm trying to find out when they all arrived, what port they came
into, and the Romanian names of all the children. Any other info
would be great. As always, any help is appreciated.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey
searching-------
PICKHOLTZ (all spellings) and WINITSKY (all spellings)


Romania SIG #Romania Fwd: HAIMOVICA family from Bucarest???, Romania #romania

Steve Pickoltz
 

Hello Genners,

I'm looking for the HAIMOVICA(I)(E) family >from I think Bucarest, Romania.
They arrived I believe in two waves between 1900 and 1920, somewhere on
the East Coast. The family name was Americanized to HYMAN.

The parents were Inglea and Perla (maiden name AVRAM) HAIMOVICA.
This came off one child's Romanian birth cert. That child was
Iancu HAIMOVICA born on May 28, 1902, in Bucuresci (Bucarest)
who was later known as Jack HYMAN. His occupation was a butcher
and he did this in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The
other children, I only have their Americanized names are Abe, Tillie,
Elizabeth (Betty), and Albert. Abe and at least one of his sisters
owned hotels in Atlantic City, NJ into the 1960's..

The story is Jack and another child came with the mother Perla, and
the rest came some time later with their father Inglea. The father
Inglea Americanized his name to Hyman HYMAN and his wife Perla,
changed it to Pearl HYMAN.

I'm trying to find out when they all arrived, what port they came
into, and the Romanian names of all the children. Any other info
would be great. As always, any help is appreciated.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey
searching-------
PICKHOLTZ (all spellings) and WINITSKY (all spellings)


ViewMate: help with translations from Yiddish #romania

epk13@...
 

If I were a poet, I'd write an ode to the wonders of JewishGen.

Before I'd even had a chance to compose my posting to the SIG list, two
volunteers had translated the caption for the photo I'd posted on
ViewMate, a page >from the Briceva Yizkor Book, and sure enough, they
confirmed my guess/hope that I'd found a member of the extended family.
Each time someone helps, I am amazed by this international network of
people searching for the fragments of historical memory. Thank you all!

So here is my current posting to the group. I've posted five items on
ViewMate: one more page >from the Milstein family passport; two more
postcards to Chava/Eva Spiwak; and the page >from the Briceva Yizkor
book. Now that I know I have found Gabriel LICHT, I have more probing
questions (below).

--The last page of Israel and Chane Milstein's passport for their
journey >from Romania to New York in 1921. they sailed >from Cherbourg.
I'd like to know anything and everything there is to be gleaned >from
what appear to be visa pages:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D18752

--A postcard addressed to "Miss Eva Spiwak," Chava/Eva Spiwak, Abram
Spiwak's sister >from Orgeyev, the first member of his family he brought
over. She arrived in 1910. I would be grateful for a full translation
of this postcard, including the return address and name of sender, and
help with the year in the postmark--is it 1913? 1915?
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D18864

--It's very hard to see, but maybe someone can translate the Yiddish on
the front of the card, too?
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D18865

--Another card to Chava/Eva Spiwak, undated, no postmark, with a message
from her sister-in-law, Esther Cirifcan.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D18866

--The caption for this Yizkor book photo of the Keren Hayesod committee
in Briceva, 1921, has already been translated (Thank you so much, Miriam
and Zvi!). Can anyone translate the rest of the text on the page beside
the photo? I wonder if it might shed any light on my search.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D18867

The man second >from the right in front is, indeed, Roza LICHT VOLMAN's
father. Now I know his name: Gabriel LICHT. And I have a sense of the
importance of this group. According to their website, the Keren Hayesod
organization was "Established at the Zionist Conference in London, 1920,
Keren Hayesod - United Israel Appeal (KH-UIA) was created as the
official fundraising arm of the World Zionist Organization (WZO)."

When I try to search Gabriel LICHT in the all Romania database, or Yad
Vashem, or virtually any Jewish Gen point of entry, I can't get
anywhere. Just as for the entire Spiwak family, I cannot find a record
of Gabriel's birth, marriage or death. Can anyone suggest where to go
next--what kind of search I should do now?

The little I know about Gabriel LICHT I have gleaned >from a photograph
found among Chava Spiwak Cohen's papers, an image of Gabriel LICHT and
his wife (I do not know her name) with their daughter, Roza, and her
husband, Yakov/Yankel VOLLMAN/WOLMAN of Capresti. Yakov was the son of
Leizer WOLMAN and Sore SPIWAK WOLMAN (Abram's oldest sister). All six
of them are in the photo. There is no information on the back of the
photo at all, so I don't know if it was made in Briceva or Capresti,
where Leizer and Sora lived, and where Roza settled with Yakov. Since
Yakov is wearing formal attired (it looks like a tuxedo), it must have
been a very important occasion. But since Roza is in black, I don't know
if it could possibly be their wedding--could it? when would a young
Jewish bride wear black for her wedding?) The photograph dates >from =
around 1920. I know only one more thing about Roza, Yakov, and Leizer:
they are listed among Shoah victims in the Capresti Yizkor book and in
the Yad Vashem database. No details of their deaths are listed in Yad
Vashem, nor is there any testimony regarding their fate. (Roza is also
listed in the Briceva Yizkor book, which, like the Capresti Yizkor book,
has not yet been translated. It was the Yizkor Book Necrology Database
that gave me her maiden name, LICHT, and her native town. I then went to
the library and got the Briceva Yizkor book and turned every page,
searching the faces for someone I'd recognize. That's how I spotted the
man I thought must be her father, recognizing him >from the photo
mentioned above). I have been unable to find anything at all about the
fate of Sore SPIWAK WOLMAN or her granddaughter, Yakov and Roza's
beautiful child, Peirale, who was born around 1928 or 1929. Peirale was
named for Sore's mother (of whom I have been unable to find even a
trace; I only know her given names, Pearl Leiba, and when she died
(1888) >from family stories). I don't know where to go next. Any ideas?


As always, thank you all for your help. It is wonderful. It is more
than wonderful.

Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT USA

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina;
and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / SAPOSNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad,
or Mendoza, Argentina; and their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of
Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US.
SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US).
MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev.
WOLMAN/VOLLMAN of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti.
TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming
COHEN in the US.
BELINKSY of Odessa and Philadelphia.
KALIK of Orgeyev and Kishinev.
BURD/BORD of Chukelteny and Orgeyev, Bessarabia.
LICHT of Briceva and Capresti.


Romania SIG #Romania ViewMate: help with translations from Yiddish #romania

epk13@...
 

If I were a poet, I'd write an ode to the wonders of JewishGen.

Before I'd even had a chance to compose my posting to the SIG list, two
volunteers had translated the caption for the photo I'd posted on
ViewMate, a page >from the Briceva Yizkor Book, and sure enough, they
confirmed my guess/hope that I'd found a member of the extended family.
Each time someone helps, I am amazed by this international network of
people searching for the fragments of historical memory. Thank you all!

So here is my current posting to the group. I've posted five items on
ViewMate: one more page >from the Milstein family passport; two more
postcards to Chava/Eva Spiwak; and the page >from the Briceva Yizkor
book. Now that I know I have found Gabriel LICHT, I have more probing
questions (below).

--The last page of Israel and Chane Milstein's passport for their
journey >from Romania to New York in 1921. they sailed >from Cherbourg.
I'd like to know anything and everything there is to be gleaned >from
what appear to be visa pages:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D18752

--A postcard addressed to "Miss Eva Spiwak," Chava/Eva Spiwak, Abram
Spiwak's sister >from Orgeyev, the first member of his family he brought
over. She arrived in 1910. I would be grateful for a full translation
of this postcard, including the return address and name of sender, and
help with the year in the postmark--is it 1913? 1915?
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D18864

--It's very hard to see, but maybe someone can translate the Yiddish on
the front of the card, too?
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D18865

--Another card to Chava/Eva Spiwak, undated, no postmark, with a message
from her sister-in-law, Esther Cirifcan.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D18866

--The caption for this Yizkor book photo of the Keren Hayesod committee
in Briceva, 1921, has already been translated (Thank you so much, Miriam
and Zvi!). Can anyone translate the rest of the text on the page beside
the photo? I wonder if it might shed any light on my search.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D18867

The man second >from the right in front is, indeed, Roza LICHT VOLMAN's
father. Now I know his name: Gabriel LICHT. And I have a sense of the
importance of this group. According to their website, the Keren Hayesod
organization was "Established at the Zionist Conference in London, 1920,
Keren Hayesod - United Israel Appeal (KH-UIA) was created as the
official fundraising arm of the World Zionist Organization (WZO)."

When I try to search Gabriel LICHT in the all Romania database, or Yad
Vashem, or virtually any Jewish Gen point of entry, I can't get
anywhere. Just as for the entire Spiwak family, I cannot find a record
of Gabriel's birth, marriage or death. Can anyone suggest where to go
next--what kind of search I should do now?

The little I know about Gabriel LICHT I have gleaned >from a photograph
found among Chava Spiwak Cohen's papers, an image of Gabriel LICHT and
his wife (I do not know her name) with their daughter, Roza, and her
husband, Yakov/Yankel VOLLMAN/WOLMAN of Capresti. Yakov was the son of
Leizer WOLMAN and Sore SPIWAK WOLMAN (Abram's oldest sister). All six
of them are in the photo. There is no information on the back of the
photo at all, so I don't know if it was made in Briceva or Capresti,
where Leizer and Sora lived, and where Roza settled with Yakov. Since
Yakov is wearing formal attired (it looks like a tuxedo), it must have
been a very important occasion. But since Roza is in black, I don't know
if it could possibly be their wedding--could it? when would a young
Jewish bride wear black for her wedding?) The photograph dates >from =
around 1920. I know only one more thing about Roza, Yakov, and Leizer:
they are listed among Shoah victims in the Capresti Yizkor book and in
the Yad Vashem database. No details of their deaths are listed in Yad
Vashem, nor is there any testimony regarding their fate. (Roza is also
listed in the Briceva Yizkor book, which, like the Capresti Yizkor book,
has not yet been translated. It was the Yizkor Book Necrology Database
that gave me her maiden name, LICHT, and her native town. I then went to
the library and got the Briceva Yizkor book and turned every page,
searching the faces for someone I'd recognize. That's how I spotted the
man I thought must be her father, recognizing him >from the photo
mentioned above). I have been unable to find anything at all about the
fate of Sore SPIWAK WOLMAN or her granddaughter, Yakov and Roza's
beautiful child, Peirale, who was born around 1928 or 1929. Peirale was
named for Sore's mother (of whom I have been unable to find even a
trace; I only know her given names, Pearl Leiba, and when she died
(1888) >from family stories). I don't know where to go next. Any ideas?


As always, thank you all for your help. It is wonderful. It is more
than wonderful.

Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT USA

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina;
and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / SAPOSNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad,
or Mendoza, Argentina; and their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of
Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US.
SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US).
MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev.
WOLMAN/VOLLMAN of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti.
TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming
COHEN in the US.
BELINKSY of Odessa and Philadelphia.
KALIK of Orgeyev and Kishinev.
BURD/BORD of Chukelteny and Orgeyev, Bessarabia.
LICHT of Briceva and Capresti.