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Mt. Carmel Cemetery #general

Laurie
 

Hello JewishGenners,

I am seeking photos of the gravestones of a few of my relatives buried
at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Queens, New York. If you happen to be going
out there and are willing to help, I would be happy to pay for your
time and expenses.

Thank you!
Laurie Duchowny


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Carmel Cemetery #general

Laurie
 

Hello JewishGenners,

I am seeking photos of the gravestones of a few of my relatives buried
at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Queens, New York. If you happen to be going
out there and are willing to help, I would be happy to pay for your
time and expenses.

Thank you!
Laurie Duchowny


GerSIG Facebook - Important discussion of name adoption dates in German jurisdictions. #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

When did inherited family name adoption become mandated and effected
in various cities, duchies, kingdoms and other German jurisdictions?

A lively discussion with much important reference data has been ongoing
in the GerSIG Facebook group.

I invite those who contributed data to that discussion to send it to
our (GerSIG / Jewishgen) list as well.

This is an example of why membership in ** both ** our GerSIG
group and the Facebook group is important.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GerSIGGermanJewishGenealogy/

GerSIG Moderator


JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Day 7 Recap #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland - Day 7:

Today, the JewishGen Future Scholar Fellows spent their second day
cleaning up the Krzepice, Poland Jewish Cemetery. After a 7:45 AM
breakfast, they made their way to the cemetery, where they were joined
by a different group >from the local non-Jewish high school, who came
to help in the clean-up process.

As part of the leadership training opportunities provided by
JewishGen, the Fellows gave an introduction and orientation to the
high-school students. They explained the significance of our work,
proper decorum for a cemetery, and what the students might encounter
throughout the day.

Before officially getting started with the tasks at hand, JewishGen
Fellow Sophia Stepansky read the English translation of the
traditional Jewish blessing which is recited upon visiting a cemetery
for the first time in thirty days, and which describes our collective
belief in the eventual revival of the dead.

As brush was cleared, numerous Matzevot became visible, many of them
covered with dirt and or moss. After cleaning them with special
brushes, the JewishGen Fellows, led by Rivka Schiller, gave the
students a brief overview of some of the information contained on a
traditional Jewish tombstone.

In the morning, the Fellows heard >from a local historian, who
explained that Krzepice was extremely close to the German border in
1939, and became one of the first towns destroyed by the Nazis. When
the Nazis came into town, they immediately murdered dozens of people,
as many as 100, and took a tank and plowed through the cemetery. In
the afternoon, Steven D. Reece showed the Fellows what he believes are
three possible mass-grave sites within the cemetery.

After dinner, Avraham Groll gave an evening session to the Fellows
which focused on common obstacles that people encounter when
researching their Jewish roots, and how JewishGen can help. Avraham
explained that the Fellows are now ambassadors on behalf of JewishGen
and that we will be relying on them to help spread awareness of
JewishGen's important work to their peer and contemporaries.

Tomorrow, the JewishGen Fellows will be back at the cemetery for the
final day, this time joined by approximately 10 special needs adults.
In the afternoon, they will be visited by representatives >from the
Chief Rabbinate of Poland, which will explain some of the effort
undertaken to preserve Jewish cemeteries and sites of Mass Murder.
Before returning home for the evening, the JewishGen Fellows will also
visit the only remaining synagogue in Krzepice. While it is unsafe to
enter the building, it represents the last remnant of Jewish life in
Krzepice (aside >from the cemetery).

To see the photos associated with this post, and other updates and
live videos, please go to and "Like" the JewishGen Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


German SIG #Germany GerSIG Facebook - Important discussion of name adoption dates in German jurisdictions. #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

When did inherited family name adoption become mandated and effected
in various cities, duchies, kingdoms and other German jurisdictions?

A lively discussion with much important reference data has been ongoing
in the GerSIG Facebook group.

I invite those who contributed data to that discussion to send it to
our (GerSIG / Jewishgen) list as well.

This is an example of why membership in ** both ** our GerSIG
group and the Facebook group is important.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GerSIGGermanJewishGenealogy/

GerSIG Moderator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Future Scholars Fellows - Day 7 Recap #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Report >from Poland - Day 7:

Today, the JewishGen Future Scholar Fellows spent their second day
cleaning up the Krzepice, Poland Jewish Cemetery. After a 7:45 AM
breakfast, they made their way to the cemetery, where they were joined
by a different group >from the local non-Jewish high school, who came
to help in the clean-up process.

As part of the leadership training opportunities provided by
JewishGen, the Fellows gave an introduction and orientation to the
high-school students. They explained the significance of our work,
proper decorum for a cemetery, and what the students might encounter
throughout the day.

Before officially getting started with the tasks at hand, JewishGen
Fellow Sophia Stepansky read the English translation of the
traditional Jewish blessing which is recited upon visiting a cemetery
for the first time in thirty days, and which describes our collective
belief in the eventual revival of the dead.

As brush was cleared, numerous Matzevot became visible, many of them
covered with dirt and or moss. After cleaning them with special
brushes, the JewishGen Fellows, led by Rivka Schiller, gave the
students a brief overview of some of the information contained on a
traditional Jewish tombstone.

In the morning, the Fellows heard >from a local historian, who
explained that Krzepice was extremely close to the German border in
1939, and became one of the first towns destroyed by the Nazis. When
the Nazis came into town, they immediately murdered dozens of people,
as many as 100, and took a tank and plowed through the cemetery. In
the afternoon, Steven D. Reece showed the Fellows what he believes are
three possible mass-grave sites within the cemetery.

After dinner, Avraham Groll gave an evening session to the Fellows
which focused on common obstacles that people encounter when
researching their Jewish roots, and how JewishGen can help. Avraham
explained that the Fellows are now ambassadors on behalf of JewishGen
and that we will be relying on them to help spread awareness of
JewishGen's important work to their peer and contemporaries.

Tomorrow, the JewishGen Fellows will be back at the cemetery for the
final day, this time joined by approximately 10 special needs adults.
In the afternoon, they will be visited by representatives >from the
Chief Rabbinate of Poland, which will explain some of the effort
undertaken to preserve Jewish cemeteries and sites of Mass Murder.
Before returning home for the evening, the JewishGen Fellows will also
visit the only remaining synagogue in Krzepice. While it is unsafe to
enter the building, it represents the last remnant of Jewish life in
Krzepice (aside >from the cemetery).

To see the photos associated with this post, and other updates and
live videos, please go to and "Like" the JewishGen Facebook posts:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/

Nancy Siegel
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


German translation request - ViewMate #73750 #general

Joyce Eastman
 

I have recently posted a copy of a death notice dated 1915 for Jakob Michael
HONIG of Kassel, Germany on JewishGen's ViewMate #73750, requesting a full
translation for this document written in old German script.

I believe that Jakob Michael HONIG is the son of Abraham Joseph HONIG and
Scheindel WILDER >from Brody, Poland, that would make him a brother of my
paternal grandfather, Salomon Wolf WILDER and his other siblings.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide to completely
transcribe this document.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA

RESEARCHING: WILDER/HONIG/HELFER/ZINKOWER: Brody, Poland/Ukraine and
Vienna, Austria; RUFEISEN: Biala/Sucha/Zywiec/Szare, Poland, Israel, Germany
and Brazil; SCHEIER/ROBINSOHN: Biala/Sucha, Poland and Stanislawow,
Poland/Ukraine (Ivano-Frankvisk); FRANKL/FODOR/PORGES/GROSSMANN/KOHN/WEISZ:
Vaj Ujhely, Hungary/Trencin, Slovakia; WANK/KATZ: Brody, Poland/Brooklyn, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL of the image is
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=73750


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German translation request - ViewMate #73750 #general

Joyce Eastman
 

I have recently posted a copy of a death notice dated 1915 for Jakob Michael
HONIG of Kassel, Germany on JewishGen's ViewMate #73750, requesting a full
translation for this document written in old German script.

I believe that Jakob Michael HONIG is the son of Abraham Joseph HONIG and
Scheindel WILDER >from Brody, Poland, that would make him a brother of my
paternal grandfather, Salomon Wolf WILDER and his other siblings.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide to completely
transcribe this document.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA

RESEARCHING: WILDER/HONIG/HELFER/ZINKOWER: Brody, Poland/Ukraine and
Vienna, Austria; RUFEISEN: Biala/Sucha/Zywiec/Szare, Poland, Israel, Germany
and Brazil; SCHEIER/ROBINSOHN: Biala/Sucha, Poland and Stanislawow,
Poland/Ukraine (Ivano-Frankvisk); FRANKL/FODOR/PORGES/GROSSMANN/KOHN/WEISZ:
Vaj Ujhely, Hungary/Trencin, Slovakia; WANK/KATZ: Brody, Poland/Brooklyn, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL of the image is
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=73750


ViewMate Translation Request #general

Gerald Grundstein <2gag4u@...>
 

I don't know if this is the correct way to publicize my need to have a
document translated? I have just posted a Katuba on ViewMate and need
to have it translated. One page is in Hebrew, another in Polish and a
third in Yiddish. I am trying to glean names, dates, and places from
these documents. The Hebrew page is in the current ViewMate document.

To whom,
I've posted a document in Polish Hebrew for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73730
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much

The names noted in the Katuba should be "Grundstein" and "Stubinsky".
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.

Gerald Grundstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request #general

Gerald Grundstein <2gag4u@...>
 

I don't know if this is the correct way to publicize my need to have a
document translated? I have just posted a Katuba on ViewMate and need
to have it translated. One page is in Hebrew, another in Polish and a
third in Yiddish. I am trying to glean names, dates, and places from
these documents. The Hebrew page is in the current ViewMate document.

To whom,
I've posted a document in Polish Hebrew for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73730
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much

The names noted in the Katuba should be "Grundstein" and "Stubinsky".
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.

Gerald Grundstein


ViewMate translation request - cursive Hebrew #general

Andrew Lubman <alubman@...>
 

I've posted a small clipping for which I need a translation of one
word written in cursive Hebrew.

I've put a yellow highlight on the word in question. I believe the
word next to it (to the right of it) is "Rossein" (which is now
Raseiniai, Lithuania).

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73751
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much,
Andrew Lubman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - cursive Hebrew #general

Andrew Lubman <alubman@...>
 

I've posted a small clipping for which I need a translation of one
word written in cursive Hebrew.

I've put a yellow highlight on the word in question. I believe the
word next to it (to the right of it) is "Rossein" (which is now
Raseiniai, Lithuania).

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73751
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much,
Andrew Lubman


Re: Missing Patronymic #general

Ury Link
 

Dear geners
I have a suggestion about the missing patronymic, perhaps it is hidden
in the family name ZABAWNY, in Polish it mean : Funny,hilarious,
amusing,laughing and more.....
The bibicale Hebrew name Ytzchak (Issac as yiddish name) meaning is
the same (+-) as in English and Polish.
Perhaps the took this patronymic name and used it as family name.
But ,please it only a suggestion of me.
Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Missing Patronymic #general

Ury Link
 

Dear geners
I have a suggestion about the missing patronymic, perhaps it is hidden
in the family name ZABAWNY, in Polish it mean : Funny,hilarious,
amusing,laughing and more.....
The bibicale Hebrew name Ytzchak (Issac as yiddish name) meaning is
the same (+-) as in English and Polish.
Perhaps the took this patronymic name and used it as family name.
But ,please it only a suggestion of me.
Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


Searching for Max Reismann #general

Jeanine <hjhack@...>
 

My great-grandparents Emil (1881) and Martha (1886) Galliner were
friendly with Max Reismann in Germany and in Chicago in 1951. He is
mentioned by them in postcards. I am doing a memory of their journey
from Nazi Germany to South Africa via the USA, and would appreciate
any information about Max Reismann and his friendship with my great-
grandparents. Many thanks
Jeanine Hack, Cape Town, South Africa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Max Reismann #general

Jeanine <hjhack@...>
 

My great-grandparents Emil (1881) and Martha (1886) Galliner were
friendly with Max Reismann in Germany and in Chicago in 1951. He is
mentioned by them in postcards. I am doing a memory of their journey
from Nazi Germany to South Africa via the USA, and would appreciate
any information about Max Reismann and his friendship with my great-
grandparents. Many thanks
Jeanine Hack, Cape Town, South Africa


Yudin #general

philafrum
 

Dear Genners,

I'm trying to locate other individuals who could've been related to
my great grandfather, Lejzer Yudin. He was the son of Berko, listed
on the 1907 Kiev Gubernia Duma Voters List, and resided in Demievka
in the Kiev district.

Evan Fishman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yudin #general

philafrum
 

Dear Genners,

I'm trying to locate other individuals who could've been related to
my great grandfather, Lejzer Yudin. He was the son of Berko, listed
on the 1907 Kiev Gubernia Duma Voters List, and resided in Demievka
in the Kiev district.

Evan Fishman


(Israel) Israel National Library Digitized Collection of Communal Ledgers from Long Lost Jewish European Communities #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Israel National Library has digitized a collection of communal ledgers
from Jewish European communities. The communities were >from hundreds of
years ago and the ledgers, known as pinkasim, kept track of financial
transactions, political happenings, and relations with non-Jewish government
bodies. Any Jewish community with a governing body had such a ledger. The
pinkasim give an understanding of early modern Jewish European history.

The first part of the project uploaded about 200 documents >from the years
1500 to 1800. During the 1800's Jewish communal self-governance was reduced
as Jews became more integrated into European societies. The Library does
not plan to translate the ledgers and they are in several languages,
including Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish and others.

The website of the Israel National Library is:
http://web.nli.org.il/sites/nli/english/pages/default.aspx
Their blog has more information on this new collection which can be read at:
https://blog.nli.org.il/en/

To read the AP story on this see:
https://www.apnews.com/3b3811a99f1041e1a4d5909141c3a883

Thank you to Randy Herschaft, Associated Press, for sharing the story with
us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Israel) Israel National Library Digitized Collection of Communal Ledgers from Long Lost Jewish European Communities #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Israel National Library has digitized a collection of communal ledgers
from Jewish European communities. The communities were >from hundreds of
years ago and the ledgers, known as pinkasim, kept track of financial
transactions, political happenings, and relations with non-Jewish government
bodies. Any Jewish community with a governing body had such a ledger. The
pinkasim give an understanding of early modern Jewish European history.

The first part of the project uploaded about 200 documents >from the years
1500 to 1800. During the 1800's Jewish communal self-governance was reduced
as Jews became more integrated into European societies. The Library does
not plan to translate the ledgers and they are in several languages,
including Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish and others.

The website of the Israel National Library is:
http://web.nli.org.il/sites/nli/english/pages/default.aspx
Their blog has more information on this new collection which can be read at:
https://blog.nli.org.il/en/

To read the AP story on this see:
https://www.apnews.com/3b3811a99f1041e1a4d5909141c3a883

Thank you to Randy Herschaft, Associated Press, for sharing the story with
us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee