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Re: Where was Okenin, Austria? #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Donna Lester asked: Has anyone ever heard of Okenin, Austria?
Any information would be appreciated, as well as how to search for
vital records >from there.

Donna...I couldnt find the town in our community pages, which have
towns with significant Jewish population and/or institutions around
1900...but I did find one possibility in our gazetteer. Since you said
Austria...I looked for a town in either Poland or Ukraine today, as
most Jews lived in the Austrian province of Galicia in those days, and
that area was absorbed into both Poland and Ukraine after World War I.

Using the Gazetteer, and the DM Soundex, I found about 20 towns named Okonin...
but the only Galician town I found was Okonin 5003/2133, south of
Warsaw, 3 miles >from Ropczyce in the Rzeszow district of Galicia
I noted on GesherGalicia.org's town locator, that this town's Jewish
center was Ropczyce and that should tell us that is where the records
for this small town are located.

Try searching for your surname around Ropczyce (5003/2137) on
JewishGen's Poland country database,
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland and
search.geshergalicia.org

Good luck with your search

Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
Director, Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education
Researching (all Galicia) ...KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
...SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
...LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn ...STECHER, TRACHMAN from
Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Where was Okenin, Austria? #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Donna Lester asked: Has anyone ever heard of Okenin, Austria?
Any information would be appreciated, as well as how to search for
vital records >from there.

Donna...I couldnt find the town in our community pages, which have
towns with significant Jewish population and/or institutions around
1900...but I did find one possibility in our gazetteer. Since you said
Austria...I looked for a town in either Poland or Ukraine today, as
most Jews lived in the Austrian province of Galicia in those days, and
that area was absorbed into both Poland and Ukraine after World War I.

Using the Gazetteer, and the DM Soundex, I found about 20 towns named Okonin...
but the only Galician town I found was Okonin 5003/2133, south of
Warsaw, 3 miles >from Ropczyce in the Rzeszow district of Galicia
I noted on GesherGalicia.org's town locator, that this town's Jewish
center was Ropczyce and that should tell us that is where the records
for this small town are located.

Try searching for your surname around Ropczyce (5003/2137) on
JewishGen's Poland country database,
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland and
search.geshergalicia.org

Good luck with your search

Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
Director, Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education
Researching (all Galicia) ...KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
...SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
...LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn ...STECHER, TRACHMAN from
Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla


Re: What are the next steps in locating individuals listed in Warsaw Jews Who Survived WWII, 1948 ? #general

Lewis, Megan
 

Avraham,

Contact the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at resource-center@... .
Ask them to check the Registry of Holocaust Survivors for the people
you seek. The Registry is separate >from the Holocaust Survivors and
Victims database online.

Megan Lewis Reference Librarian 202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org

From: "Avraham Y. Kahana" <avreimale@...>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2019 01:14:54 +0300

Besides exhausting all search options (all online major databases,
ship manifests, etc), are there any specific steps one should perform
after locating potential relatives in the Warsaw Jews Who Survived
WWII, 1948 archive?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What are the next steps in locating individuals listed in Warsaw Jews Who Survived WWII, 1948 ? #general

Lewis, Megan
 

Avraham,

Contact the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at resource-center@... .
Ask them to check the Registry of Holocaust Survivors for the people
you seek. The Registry is separate >from the Holocaust Survivors and
Victims database online.

Megan Lewis Reference Librarian 202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org

From: "Avraham Y. Kahana" <avreimale@...>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2019 01:14:54 +0300

Besides exhausting all search options (all online major databases,
ship manifests, etc), are there any specific steps one should perform
after locating potential relatives in the Warsaw Jews Who Survived
WWII, 1948 archive?


On-Line Hungarian Classes #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

I was fortunate to be able to take classes in Hungarian at UC Berkeley =
but if similar options are not available in your area, consider on-line =
study.

Registration is now open for online courses in Beginning Hungarian I, =
offered by Cleveland State University. (Hungarian II will be offered in =
the spring.)
=20
Classes this fall will run >from September 9 to December 23, 2019.

For enrollment and other administrative details, contact Angela Bailey =
Department Secretary, at < a.l.bailey82@...>.
The courses are open to all worldwide. For details about the course =
itself or the material, contact the instructor, Gergely Toth, Ph.D. at=20=

<tothgl@...>

I have no connection to Cleveland State but thought that some =
subscribers might find this of interest.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director=


Minna LEMKE, wife JACOBOWITZ #general

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am looking for the address and the place of death of Minna LEMKE
(my maternal rear great grandmother) wife JACOBOWITZ born on May 20,1857
in Windnau (Russia) and died on July 16,1936 either in Paris or Paris region.
She is buried in the puppet cemetery in the division in Pantin in the
following division: Division 8 pad 3 or 5 - 1913

Evelyne LEMBERSKI
evelynelemberski@...
Saint Maurice
France


Hungary SIG #Hungary On-Line Hungarian Classes #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

I was fortunate to be able to take classes in Hungarian at UC Berkeley =
but if similar options are not available in your area, consider on-line =
study.

Registration is now open for online courses in Beginning Hungarian I, =
offered by Cleveland State University. (Hungarian II will be offered in =
the spring.)
=20
Classes this fall will run >from September 9 to December 23, 2019.

For enrollment and other administrative details, contact Angela Bailey =
Department Secretary, at < a.l.bailey82@...>.
The courses are open to all worldwide. For details about the course =
itself or the material, contact the instructor, Gergely Toth, Ph.D. at=20=

<tothgl@...>

I have no connection to Cleveland State but thought that some =
subscribers might find this of interest.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director=


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Minna LEMKE, wife JACOBOWITZ #general

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am looking for the address and the place of death of Minna LEMKE
(my maternal rear great grandmother) wife JACOBOWITZ born on May 20,1857
in Windnau (Russia) and died on July 16,1936 either in Paris or Paris region.
She is buried in the puppet cemetery in the division in Pantin in the
following division: Division 8 pad 3 or 5 - 1913

Evelyne LEMBERSKI
evelynelemberski@...
Saint Maurice
France


Searching for Allen & Annette GORE #general

ruthlynn33@...
 

Hello,

I'm trying to find "lost" cousins, a brother and sister named Allen and Annette
GORE. They were born in London or possibly in Australia, in 1950 and 1953.
Their parents were Gerhard/Gerry Werner GOLDFELD, changed to GORE (b. Berlin,
d. London), and Hansi Maria LASER (b. Vienna). Annette married and had at
least two children. I don't know whether Allen married.

I would appreciate any help or suggestions.

Thanks very much.

Ruth Nadelman Lynn
Lexington, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Allen & Annette GORE #general

ruthlynn33@...
 

Hello,

I'm trying to find "lost" cousins, a brother and sister named Allen and Annette
GORE. They were born in London or possibly in Australia, in 1950 and 1953.
Their parents were Gerhard/Gerry Werner GOLDFELD, changed to GORE (b. Berlin,
d. London), and Hansi Maria LASER (b. Vienna). Annette married and had at
least two children. I don't know whether Allen married.

I would appreciate any help or suggestions.

Thanks very much.

Ruth Nadelman Lynn
Lexington, MA


Someone who can visit Mount Sinai Memorial Park, LA and search for a grave ? #general

Avraham Y. Kahana <avreimale@...>
 

Hi all,
If by chance one of the genners lives nearby Mount Sinai Memorial
Park, Los Angeles and can search for the grave of David (Alex) Stein
(originally Zipperstein), please reply back privately. I would be very
grateful. Unfortunately I have no idea where in the cemetery the grave
is (block, plot, etc)

Thanks in advance,
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Someone who can visit Mount Sinai Memorial Park, LA and search for a grave ? #general

Avraham Y. Kahana <avreimale@...>
 

Hi all,
If by chance one of the genners lives nearby Mount Sinai Memorial
Park, Los Angeles and can search for the grave of David (Alex) Stein
(originally Zipperstein), please reply back privately. I would be very
grateful. Unfortunately I have no idea where in the cemetery the grave
is (block, plot, etc)

Thanks in advance,
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Israel


GerSIG Meeting and other GerSIG news from the 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland #germany

Alex Calzareth
 

Dear GerSIGgers,

The 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in
Cleveland, Ohio concluded on Friday and was a great success.
The JewishGen German-Jewish SIG (GerSIG) was able to greet a number of
familiar and several new faces at the SHARE fare, our breakfast, lunch
and annual meeting.

As promised, I'm providing a summary of GerSIG's conference activities
and news. See our News post on our website at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/gersig/ABT_newsArchive.asp?#113
for additional details.

Databases that will become available through JewishGen's all Germany
database in the next few weeks: Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) Family Tree
Index (Phase I) , Data >from Jewish Genealogy in Bavarian Swabia
(https://jgbs.org/), with many thanks to the creator of the site,
Ralph Bloch.
Also Aufbau Family Notices (currently available at
http://calzareth.com/aufbau/search.html ) - see below for the
continuation of the indexing project

*** Call for Volunteers ***

GerSIG has four ongoing projects - Wuerttemberg
Family Registers, East German Gatermann Vital Records, Surname
Adoption Lists (West of the Rhine) and Aufbau Family Notices For more
information on each project see:
https://www.jewishgen.org/gersig/TPL_Base.asp?id=3D23

Please join our growing team of indexers by contacting our Volunteer
Coordinator, Ren'e Klish at museumcurator40@...

****GerSIG Website ****

A new GerSIG website was released at the Warsaw Conference
in 2018 - please visit https://www.jewishgen.org/gersig/ to see an
example of the resource we would like to build, please visit the page
for Karlsruhe at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/gersig/GEO_town.asp?id=3D1803994

*** Select New Resources: ***

German Refugee Rabbis in the United States of America -
http://mira.geschichte.lmu.de/

Index of all 1939 German Minority Census data:
https://www.mappingthelives.org/

Peter Lande's index to the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland
has been updated through the letter S - the database is available at:
https://stevemorse.org/jewishroof/jewishroof.html
and the original cards can be seen through:
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/search-explore/search-online-archive/

Peter's database allows for additional search criteria such as the
town of birth.

Jewish Places - https://www.jewish-places.de/ - Work in progress (only
available in German), introductory information in English at
https://www.jmberlin.de/en/jewish-places

Obermayer German Jewish History Awards - http://obermayer.us/award/ -
Nominations Due September 8, 2019
Obermayer Anniversary Awards -
http://obermayer.us/award/anniversary-award/anniversary-award.htm -
Nominations Due September 15, 2019

*** GerSIG Email list and GerSIG Facebook group ***

If you are on Facebook, please consider joining our Facebook group at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GerSIGGermanJewishGenealogy/ . This
is intended as an enhancement and not a replacement of the mailing
list. Please continue to post introductory message, questions
regarding brick wall ancestors and best practices for using
German-Jewish resources, including websites.

Other Facebook Groups focusing on German-Jews:
Hamburg: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamburgjewishancestors/
Posen: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewsfromposen/

*** San Diego 2020 ***

GerSIG is looking for suggested speakers to sponsor to give several
lectures at next year's IAJGS conferences. Prior year speakers include
Malgorzata Ploszaj, Dr. Bettina Joergens, Stephen Falk, Dr. Yochai
Ben-Ghedalia, Joachim Hahn, Bozena Kubit, Gerhard Buck, Bernhard Purin
and Friedrich Wollmershaeuser, who have spoken on German Records and
various German-Jewish communities including those in Upper Silesia,
Baden-Wuerttemberg, Nassau and Munich. Please forward your suggestions
to Alex Calzareth.

**** Honoring Fritz Neubauer ****

Thanks to John Lowens, GerSIG's moderator, for composing the following
tribute on behalf of GerSIG:

"I hope that this helps." There are over 500 messages >from Fritz Neubauer
in the GerSIG Email list archives with that closing phrase.
With the illness and passing of Fritz Neubauer, GerSIG lost an
irreplaceable helper and friend.

He taught languages at The University of Bielefeld in northern Germany
but if you were to visit him in his office there you'd assume his
field to be Holocaust history. Next to Dr. Neubauer's desk was a
collection of Shoah memorial books containing the names and details of
Holocaust victims. When GerSIG members posted messages about "brick
walls" in their German Jewish family research, Fritz routinely
searched this personal library and, sometimes, found the missing
people. Many of his GerSIG messages gave families of Shoah victims
their first concrete information about their lost relatives.

His help to GerSIG, JewishGen and Shoah research included providing
translations. He was an expert on the tragic history of the Lodz
Ghetto. The U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington has 2,400 pages of
letters >from Ghetto residents to friends and relatives outside, which
Fritz helped translate and index.

A search of the SIG list message archives for fritz.neubauer@...
will reveal what we were hoping for when GerSIG was organized at the 1998
Conference.

Thank you, Fritz Neubauer. You DID help. We have lost a dear friend.
May his memory be a blessing.

*****
We look forward to welcoming many of you to next year's conference,
the 40th, which will take place in San Diego, California.
Please stay in touch through our mailing list and through Facebook!

Alex Calzareth Long Island City, New York acalzareth@...
JewishGen Director of Research for Germany on behalf of the GerSIG Team


German SIG #Germany GerSIG Meeting and other GerSIG news from the 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland #germany

Alex Calzareth
 

Dear GerSIGgers,

The 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in
Cleveland, Ohio concluded on Friday and was a great success.
The JewishGen German-Jewish SIG (GerSIG) was able to greet a number of
familiar and several new faces at the SHARE fare, our breakfast, lunch
and annual meeting.

As promised, I'm providing a summary of GerSIG's conference activities
and news. See our News post on our website at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/gersig/ABT_newsArchive.asp?#113
for additional details.

Databases that will become available through JewishGen's all Germany
database in the next few weeks: Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) Family Tree
Index (Phase I) , Data >from Jewish Genealogy in Bavarian Swabia
(https://jgbs.org/), with many thanks to the creator of the site,
Ralph Bloch.
Also Aufbau Family Notices (currently available at
http://calzareth.com/aufbau/search.html ) - see below for the
continuation of the indexing project

*** Call for Volunteers ***

GerSIG has four ongoing projects - Wuerttemberg
Family Registers, East German Gatermann Vital Records, Surname
Adoption Lists (West of the Rhine) and Aufbau Family Notices For more
information on each project see:
https://www.jewishgen.org/gersig/TPL_Base.asp?id=3D23

Please join our growing team of indexers by contacting our Volunteer
Coordinator, Ren'e Klish at museumcurator40@...

****GerSIG Website ****

A new GerSIG website was released at the Warsaw Conference
in 2018 - please visit https://www.jewishgen.org/gersig/ to see an
example of the resource we would like to build, please visit the page
for Karlsruhe at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/gersig/GEO_town.asp?id=3D1803994

*** Select New Resources: ***

German Refugee Rabbis in the United States of America -
http://mira.geschichte.lmu.de/

Index of all 1939 German Minority Census data:
https://www.mappingthelives.org/

Peter Lande's index to the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland
has been updated through the letter S - the database is available at:
https://stevemorse.org/jewishroof/jewishroof.html
and the original cards can be seen through:
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/search-explore/search-online-archive/

Peter's database allows for additional search criteria such as the
town of birth.

Jewish Places - https://www.jewish-places.de/ - Work in progress (only
available in German), introductory information in English at
https://www.jmberlin.de/en/jewish-places

Obermayer German Jewish History Awards - http://obermayer.us/award/ -
Nominations Due September 8, 2019
Obermayer Anniversary Awards -
http://obermayer.us/award/anniversary-award/anniversary-award.htm -
Nominations Due September 15, 2019

*** GerSIG Email list and GerSIG Facebook group ***

If you are on Facebook, please consider joining our Facebook group at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GerSIGGermanJewishGenealogy/ . This
is intended as an enhancement and not a replacement of the mailing
list. Please continue to post introductory message, questions
regarding brick wall ancestors and best practices for using
German-Jewish resources, including websites.

Other Facebook Groups focusing on German-Jews:
Hamburg: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamburgjewishancestors/
Posen: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewsfromposen/

*** San Diego 2020 ***

GerSIG is looking for suggested speakers to sponsor to give several
lectures at next year's IAJGS conferences. Prior year speakers include
Malgorzata Ploszaj, Dr. Bettina Joergens, Stephen Falk, Dr. Yochai
Ben-Ghedalia, Joachim Hahn, Bozena Kubit, Gerhard Buck, Bernhard Purin
and Friedrich Wollmershaeuser, who have spoken on German Records and
various German-Jewish communities including those in Upper Silesia,
Baden-Wuerttemberg, Nassau and Munich. Please forward your suggestions
to Alex Calzareth.

**** Honoring Fritz Neubauer ****

Thanks to John Lowens, GerSIG's moderator, for composing the following
tribute on behalf of GerSIG:

"I hope that this helps." There are over 500 messages >from Fritz Neubauer
in the GerSIG Email list archives with that closing phrase.
With the illness and passing of Fritz Neubauer, GerSIG lost an
irreplaceable helper and friend.

He taught languages at The University of Bielefeld in northern Germany
but if you were to visit him in his office there you'd assume his
field to be Holocaust history. Next to Dr. Neubauer's desk was a
collection of Shoah memorial books containing the names and details of
Holocaust victims. When GerSIG members posted messages about "brick
walls" in their German Jewish family research, Fritz routinely
searched this personal library and, sometimes, found the missing
people. Many of his GerSIG messages gave families of Shoah victims
their first concrete information about their lost relatives.

His help to GerSIG, JewishGen and Shoah research included providing
translations. He was an expert on the tragic history of the Lodz
Ghetto. The U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington has 2,400 pages of
letters >from Ghetto residents to friends and relatives outside, which
Fritz helped translate and index.

A search of the SIG list message archives for fritz.neubauer@...
will reveal what we were hoping for when GerSIG was organized at the 1998
Conference.

Thank you, Fritz Neubauer. You DID help. We have lost a dear friend.
May his memory be a blessing.

*****
We look forward to welcoming many of you to next year's conference,
the 40th, which will take place in San Diego, California.
Please stay in touch through our mailing list and through Facebook!

Alex Calzareth Long Island City, New York acalzareth@...
JewishGen Director of Research for Germany on behalf of the GerSIG Team


Minna LEMKE wife JACOBOWITZ #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Minna LEMKE wife JACOBOWITZ

I am looking for the address and the place of death of Minna LEMKE
(my maternal rear great grandmother) wife JACOBOWITZ born on May 20,1857
in Windnau (Russia) and died on July 16,1936 either in Paris or Paris region.
She is buried in the puppet cemetery in the division in Pantin in the
following division: Division 8 pad 3 or 5 - 1913


Evelyne LEMBERSKI
evelynelemberski@...
Saint Maurice
France


French SIG #France Minna LEMKE wife JACOBOWITZ #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Minna LEMKE wife JACOBOWITZ

I am looking for the address and the place of death of Minna LEMKE
(my maternal rear great grandmother) wife JACOBOWITZ born on May 20,1857
in Windnau (Russia) and died on July 16,1936 either in Paris or Paris region.
She is buried in the puppet cemetery in the division in Pantin in the
following division: Division 8 pad 3 or 5 - 1913


Evelyne LEMBERSKI
evelynelemberski@...
Saint Maurice
France


Jewish Tour guide needed in Strasbourg #france

Linda Krisher <lrok7@...>
 

Greetings >from Seattle, Washington.

My husband and I will be in Strasbourg on Sunday, August 25th and are
looking for a tour guide that afternoon.
We will be on a river cruise and are only there for the one day.

My grandmother was born in Strasbourg in 1897. I have her birth
certificate and some school records >from Neustadt an der Haardt.
While she lived most of her life in Germany, it was because of her
French birth certificate that she was able to leave in 1940 with
her two sons.

If anyone knows of an individual who would be willing to do a walking
tour of the Jewish part of Strasbourg and maybe help us locate a few
places, that would be greatly appreciated.

We look forward to a response.

Thank you,
Linda and Efrem Krisher


French SIG #France Jewish Tour guide needed in Strasbourg #france

Linda Krisher <lrok7@...>
 

Greetings >from Seattle, Washington.

My husband and I will be in Strasbourg on Sunday, August 25th and are
looking for a tour guide that afternoon.
We will be on a river cruise and are only there for the one day.

My grandmother was born in Strasbourg in 1897. I have her birth
certificate and some school records >from Neustadt an der Haardt.
While she lived most of her life in Germany, it was because of her
French birth certificate that she was able to leave in 1940 with
her two sons.

If anyone knows of an individual who would be willing to do a walking
tour of the Jewish part of Strasbourg and maybe help us locate a few
places, that would be greatly appreciated.

We look forward to a response.

Thank you,
Linda and Efrem Krisher


ViewMate interpretation #general

M Fine
 

I need some help interpreting the town on a ship passenger list. It is on
ViewMate at the following address-
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74523

It is for my BRAVER relatives and the town seems to read "Teilo". I don't
know of any town in Galicia that it could be. Any suggestions would be
greatly appreciated!

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

Thank you very much.

Mitch Fine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate interpretation #general

M Fine
 

I need some help interpreting the town on a ship passenger list. It is on
ViewMate at the following address-
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74523

It is for my BRAVER relatives and the town seems to read "Teilo". I don't
know of any town in Galicia that it could be. Any suggestions would be
greatly appreciated!

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

Thank you very much.

Mitch Fine