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Proving ancestry in Nazi Europe #general

Diana da Costa
 

I have heard it stated that in some countries overrun by the Nazis, that
local populations were required to prove their lack of Jewish ancestry by
producing their own family trees. Is this just a myth or is it true and if
so, which countries were affected? Regarding Germany, I don't think this
was the case but perhaps it might have been in some areas?

All ideas welcome on this issue!

Diana (Mohr) Gomes da Costa, Kent UK - formerly >from London -
Researcher number: 166938 email: dianadacosta@btinternet.com

Researches include ARNSTEIN, BACH, BASS, BERLIN, COHN, DITTMANN, FLACHFELD,
GUETERMANN, HAHN, HELLMANN, HIRSCHMANN, KOHN, KRAILSHEIMER, KUGLER, LOEWI,
MANES, MARX, MENDEL, MORGENTHAU, MOHR, ROSENFELD, ROSENWALD, UHLMANN,
WEIKERSHEIMER and ZIRNDORFER - all originally >from Bavaria, mainly Furth,
Nurnberg and Bamberg as listed in the JGFF database.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Proving ancestry in Nazi Europe #general

Diana da Costa
 

I have heard it stated that in some countries overrun by the Nazis, that
local populations were required to prove their lack of Jewish ancestry by
producing their own family trees. Is this just a myth or is it true and if
so, which countries were affected? Regarding Germany, I don't think this
was the case but perhaps it might have been in some areas?

All ideas welcome on this issue!

Diana (Mohr) Gomes da Costa, Kent UK - formerly >from London -
Researcher number: 166938 email: dianadacosta@btinternet.com

Researches include ARNSTEIN, BACH, BASS, BERLIN, COHN, DITTMANN, FLACHFELD,
GUETERMANN, HAHN, HELLMANN, HIRSCHMANN, KOHN, KRAILSHEIMER, KUGLER, LOEWI,
MANES, MARX, MENDEL, MORGENTHAU, MOHR, ROSENFELD, ROSENWALD, UHLMANN,
WEIKERSHEIMER and ZIRNDORFER - all originally >from Bavaria, mainly Furth,
Nurnberg and Bamberg as listed in the JGFF database.


Birth Records - Zurich #germany

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group Members,
I am researching a family that lived in Vienna. While looking at
records, I noticed that two of the children were born in Zurich, and
I'm now seeking their birth records.

I'd appreciate your advice on availability/whereabouts of such Swiss
records on Jewish birth in Zurich, early 1900's.

Specifically, I'm interested in
Karl WOLFTHAL, born January 31 1907, Zurich
Julius WOLFTHAL, born April 21 1914, Zurich

Thank you, Yaron Wolfsthal, Beer Sheva, Israel yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Birth Records - Zurich #germany

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group Members,
I am researching a family that lived in Vienna. While looking at
records, I noticed that two of the children were born in Zurich, and
I'm now seeking their birth records.

I'd appreciate your advice on availability/whereabouts of such Swiss
records on Jewish birth in Zurich, early 1900's.

Specifically, I'm interested in
Karl WOLFTHAL, born January 31 1907, Zurich
Julius WOLFTHAL, born April 21 1914, Zurich

Thank you, Yaron Wolfsthal, Beer Sheva, Israel yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com


Kitchener Camp 80th anniversary celebration #general

Palekaiko
 

On September 1, 2019, at the Jewish Museum in London, there will be a
celebration, mobile exhibition of the Kitchener Camp. For details see
their website
http://www.kitchenercamp.co.uk/ .

On 2 September, a blue plaque will be unveiled in Sandwich in the
presence of descendants of the rescued men, as well as the son and
daughter of two Jewish philanthropist brothers who ran the camp.

Michael Diamant, MD
Hawaii
Descendant of Kitchener Camp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kitchener Camp 80th anniversary celebration #general

Palekaiko
 

On September 1, 2019, at the Jewish Museum in London, there will be a
celebration, mobile exhibition of the Kitchener Camp. For details see
their website
http://www.kitchenercamp.co.uk/ .

On 2 September, a blue plaque will be unveiled in Sandwich in the
presence of descendants of the rescued men, as well as the son and
daughter of two Jewish philanthropist brothers who ran the camp.

Michael Diamant, MD
Hawaii
Descendant of Kitchener Camp


ViewMate translations: Polish, Russian and Yiddish (old uploads that ended up without responses) #general

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

Hi all,

I was going over my ViewMate files to check which of my files I
already uploaded for translation, and realized that several posts
ended without a translation.

I compiled a list of these, which I will be spreading over messages
with up to 5 posts the next few days, in the hopes that jewishgen
translation volunteers can help me.

Here are the first five:

###############
Polish language: #
###############
Photo rears:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=6502
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=6505
[MOD. NOTE: 6505 is actually in Yiddish, not Polish]

#########
Russian: #
#########
Yad vashem testimonial:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=8074

########
Yiddish: #
########

Letters:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=12190
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=12189

Thanks (a lot) in advance,
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please response either within ViewMate or directly to Avraham
via email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translations: Polish, Russian and Yiddish (old uploads that ended up without responses) #general

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

Hi all,

I was going over my ViewMate files to check which of my files I
already uploaded for translation, and realized that several posts
ended without a translation.

I compiled a list of these, which I will be spreading over messages
with up to 5 posts the next few days, in the hopes that jewishgen
translation volunteers can help me.

Here are the first five:

###############
Polish language: #
###############
Photo rears:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=6502
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=6505
[MOD. NOTE: 6505 is actually in Yiddish, not Polish]

#########
Russian: #
#########
Yad vashem testimonial:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=8074

########
Yiddish: #
########

Letters:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=12190
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=12189

Thanks (a lot) in advance,
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please response either within ViewMate or directly to Avraham
via email.


gebhardsdorf to georgenthal #poland

arnold friedman <afriedman21@...>
 

hi,

tracing my mothers holocaust history and would appreciate any advice
where i might find the following information

1. jews on train transports during summer 1944 >from auschwitz to
gebhardsdorf (giebultow, poland)
2. a list of jews at gebhardsdorf camp sometime between summer 1944
and jan 1945
3. list of jews at georgenthal, czechoslovakia after January 1945
(assume this is sankt georgenthal in Jietn pod Jedlovou, Czechia)
4. when did Russians liberate georgenthal camp.
5. any information on what work jews did at gebhardsdorf and
georgenthal camps. also living conditions and other information that
might be available.

my mother was in radom poland work camps, then ostrowiec, auschwitz,
gebhardsdorf, georgenthal there is a confusion in her testimony on
the order of the last two camps. She was in a death march in winter
1945 for 3 days, and that fits 18 jan 1945 westward death march from
gebhardsdorf. She was liberated >from the Russians in may 1945

Hope to details to fully document my mothers history. She also was in
work camps in radom, poland prior to ostrowiec. My next hope is to
find details there.

Her name was Sura Frydman but went by Sala Frydman.

I have searched much online, but hopefully there is a specific
resource that someone knows regarding the above items. appreciate
the advice and guidance.

regards,

arnold friedman


JRI Poland #Poland gebhardsdorf to georgenthal #poland

arnold friedman <afriedman21@...>
 

hi,

tracing my mothers holocaust history and would appreciate any advice
where i might find the following information

1. jews on train transports during summer 1944 >from auschwitz to
gebhardsdorf (giebultow, poland)
2. a list of jews at gebhardsdorf camp sometime between summer 1944
and jan 1945
3. list of jews at georgenthal, czechoslovakia after January 1945
(assume this is sankt georgenthal in Jietn pod Jedlovou, Czechia)
4. when did Russians liberate georgenthal camp.
5. any information on what work jews did at gebhardsdorf and
georgenthal camps. also living conditions and other information that
might be available.

my mother was in radom poland work camps, then ostrowiec, auschwitz,
gebhardsdorf, georgenthal there is a confusion in her testimony on
the order of the last two camps. She was in a death march in winter
1945 for 3 days, and that fits 18 jan 1945 westward death march from
gebhardsdorf. She was liberated >from the Russians in may 1945

Hope to details to fully document my mothers history. She also was in
work camps in radom, poland prior to ostrowiec. My next hope is to
find details there.

Her name was Sura Frydman but went by Sala Frydman.

I have searched much online, but hopefully there is a specific
resource that someone knows regarding the above items. appreciate
the advice and guidance.

regards,

arnold friedman


(US) National Cemetery Veterans Searchable Online Tool

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs and National Cemetery Administration has announced a new searchable online tool for fallen service members buried in national cemeteries across the United States. This covers 136 national cemeteries with 3.7 million veterans are buried. There is a profile page for each service member.

 

To find a memorial profile, go to https://www.vlm.cem.va.gov  search the name of your veteran, using their first and last name. 

 

To read more see:

https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/search-veterans-va-national-cemeteries-tool

 

I don’t know how complete the online tool may be. If you are unable to find your relative please do not write to me but to vlmcustsupt@...

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


1770 vital records for Hamburg & Altona, Mikulov / Nikolsburg, and Kojatin? #general

Ofer Manela
 

Dear all,

I'd like to know if there are vital records or censuses of Jewish
population >from around 1770 for any of the following cities/towns:

1. Hamburg and Altona , Germany.
2. Mikulov / Nikolsburg in Moravia, Czech Republic.
3. Kojatin in Moravia, Czech Republic
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kojat%C3%ADn ).

Thanks,
Ofer Manela
Petach-Tikva


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1770 vital records for Hamburg & Altona, Mikulov / Nikolsburg, and Kojatin? #general

Ofer Manela
 

Dear all,

I'd like to know if there are vital records or censuses of Jewish
population >from around 1770 for any of the following cities/towns:

1. Hamburg and Altona , Germany.
2. Mikulov / Nikolsburg in Moravia, Czech Republic.
3. Kojatin in Moravia, Czech Republic
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kojat%C3%ADn ).

Thanks,
Ofer Manela
Petach-Tikva


Hiding in the 1940 census #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

I need help locating Mary Mannlein ROTHSCHILD in the 1940 census.

Widowed and too ill to work, she lived in the Home for Aged and Infirm Hebrews
in Manhattan.

Born 1878, in Bavaria, she died in 1942. Her death cert indicates the home was
at 121 West 105th Street.

I've searched:
both FS and A,
both Manhattan and Bronx,
using wild cards,
under both maiden and married name
using Steve Morse's ED finder (31-983) Maybe I'm not using it correctly?

The FindAGrave entry was made by me.

**Help!**

Barbara Stern Mannlein
Tucson, AZ
bsmannlein@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hiding in the 1940 census #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

I need help locating Mary Mannlein ROTHSCHILD in the 1940 census.

Widowed and too ill to work, she lived in the Home for Aged and Infirm Hebrews
in Manhattan.

Born 1878, in Bavaria, she died in 1942. Her death cert indicates the home was
at 121 West 105th Street.

I've searched:
both FS and A,
both Manhattan and Bronx,
using wild cards,
under both maiden and married name
using Steve Morse's ED finder (31-983) Maybe I'm not using it correctly?

The FindAGrave entry was made by me.

**Help!**

Barbara Stern Mannlein
Tucson, AZ
bsmannlein@comcast.net


HESS from Bergen near Frankfurt: #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Amy:
Have you worked through the HESS/Bergen records indexed in the JewishGen
Germany Database's Hessen Gatermann index? Of 570 records for the town
of Bergen, almost 200 have something to do with a HESS.

Note that the index links directly to images of the vital records.
Bergen is covered for 1825-1881, which should get you the parents and
probably the grandparents, along with any siblings, etc.

By the way, 16 wasn't as young then as it is now. Many immigrants of
that age came to America, often with the family's blessing. It might be
interesting to see whether there were others >from the Hanau area in
Leominster.

Roger Lustig?? Princeton, NJ, research coordinator, GerSIG

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@gmail.com> wrote:
"About 5 years ago I persuaded a great-uncle I had never met to take a
DNA test as well, helping me to narrow down my candidates for my
unknown Jewish ancestor. I have only recently confirmed he was my 3rd
great-grandfather Benjamin HESS, born 19 Nov 1844 in Bergen,
Hesse-Cassel. (This is now Bergen-Enkheim, a suburb of Frankfurt.)
"Benjamin HESS immigrated to Leominster, Massachusetts in 1860. At that
time he was 16 years old and the oldest of 12 children. Talk about
running away >from home...! He later married a local non-Jewish woman
named Charlotte Hapgood and I have found no evidence that he was
thereafter a practicing Jew.
"According to his 1844 birth record in Bergen, his parents were members
of the Jewish community in Bergen. They were Raphael Joseph HESS II
and Sarchen NEUHOF. I also found their marriage record, showing that
Raphael's father's name was Joseph HESS.
"My current research goals are to find out more about this family,
including their descendants who remained in Bergen after Benjamin
emigrated. I would be curious to meet any distant cousins >from this
line.
"I have recently requested some records mentioning Raphael HESS II from
the Institut fur Stadtgeschichte in Frankfurt and I imagine I will
need some help transcribing/translating them."


German SIG #Germany HESS from Bergen near Frankfurt: #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Amy:
Have you worked through the HESS/Bergen records indexed in the JewishGen
Germany Database's Hessen Gatermann index? Of 570 records for the town
of Bergen, almost 200 have something to do with a HESS.

Note that the index links directly to images of the vital records.
Bergen is covered for 1825-1881, which should get you the parents and
probably the grandparents, along with any siblings, etc.

By the way, 16 wasn't as young then as it is now. Many immigrants of
that age came to America, often with the family's blessing. It might be
interesting to see whether there were others >from the Hanau area in
Leominster.

Roger Lustig?? Princeton, NJ, research coordinator, GerSIG

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@gmail.com> wrote:
"About 5 years ago I persuaded a great-uncle I had never met to take a
DNA test as well, helping me to narrow down my candidates for my
unknown Jewish ancestor. I have only recently confirmed he was my 3rd
great-grandfather Benjamin HESS, born 19 Nov 1844 in Bergen,
Hesse-Cassel. (This is now Bergen-Enkheim, a suburb of Frankfurt.)
"Benjamin HESS immigrated to Leominster, Massachusetts in 1860. At that
time he was 16 years old and the oldest of 12 children. Talk about
running away >from home...! He later married a local non-Jewish woman
named Charlotte Hapgood and I have found no evidence that he was
thereafter a practicing Jew.
"According to his 1844 birth record in Bergen, his parents were members
of the Jewish community in Bergen. They were Raphael Joseph HESS II
and Sarchen NEUHOF. I also found their marriage record, showing that
Raphael's father's name was Joseph HESS.
"My current research goals are to find out more about this family,
including their descendants who remained in Bergen after Benjamin
emigrated. I would be curious to meet any distant cousins >from this
line.
"I have recently requested some records mentioning Raphael HESS II from
the Institut fur Stadtgeschichte in Frankfurt and I imagine I will
need some help transcribing/translating them."


Major new Kozienice records extraction project launched #poland

Patrick Atlas
 

Long-time Kozienice and area researchers will be pleased to learn that
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has undertaken a huge new a Phase 3
project to fully extract all Kozienice birth, marriage and death records
from 1826 to 1911 and the surviving years of Alegata records >from 1826
to 1911.  To carry out this major initiative, we will be utilizing the
scans (digital images) of all surviving Kozienice records in the Radom
branch of the Polish State Archives.

As Town Leader, it would be my pleasure to send you a full description
of the project and explain how you will be able to obtain these extracts
as well as digital images of your family records before they go online.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Patrick Atlas
Town Leader, Kozienice Phase 3 extraction project.

PS: please answer with private message.


JRI Poland #Poland Major new Kozienice records extraction project launched #poland

Patrick Atlas
 

Long-time Kozienice and area researchers will be pleased to learn that
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has undertaken a huge new a Phase 3
project to fully extract all Kozienice birth, marriage and death records
from 1826 to 1911 and the surviving years of Alegata records >from 1826
to 1911.  To carry out this major initiative, we will be utilizing the
scans (digital images) of all surviving Kozienice records in the Radom
branch of the Polish State Archives.

As Town Leader, it would be my pleasure to send you a full description
of the project and explain how you will be able to obtain these extracts
as well as digital images of your family records before they go online.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Patrick Atlas
Town Leader, Kozienice Phase 3 extraction project.

PS: please answer with private message.


ViewMate translation requests - 1 in Russian + 2 in Polish #general

Richard Werbin <richard.werbin@...>
 

I've posted 2 vital records in Polish and 1 in Russian for which I need
translation.

I would like an English translation of all the genealogically significant
information.

Names (including parents, spouse, etc.), ages, locations (birth & current),
occupations.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

The documents are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74872

I think this may be the 1890 death certificate in Russian for my great great
grandfather Nuta Wierzbicki . The name, date, place seem correct.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74873

This is an 1844 marriage certificate in Polish for my great great grandparents.
Nuta Wierzbicki & Liba Chustak in Szdlowiec.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74874

I think this may be the 1841 death certificate in Polish for my great great
great grandfather Szymcha Wierzbicki. The name, date, place seem correct. The
1844 marriage certificate says he was not alive at that time.

Richard Werbin

19941 - 19960 of 654728