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Hungary SIG #Hungary Giorgio Perlasca #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

"My name is Magda Lapedus (nee' Mezei) and I would like to share an
interesting episode that occured in 1990:

In that year we lived in Arizona, and I came across a newspaper article
about Spanish diplomats who during World War II helped save Hungarian Jews
by sheltering them in buildings protected by the Spanish Governement.
Foremost among them was Giorgio Perlasca. I, my mother, grandmother, and
younger brother George were among the Jews that Perlascca saved. I contacted
the writer of the article, and one thing led to another, as a result of
which, George and I were invited by the chairman of US Holocaust Museum
(Miles Lehrman) to Washington D.C. for an incredible celebration of one of
the persons involved in these rescue efforts. The US Holocaust Museum was
still in the building process, but the event was in honor of one man who was
among those striving to save Jewish lives in Budapest. Recently I received
an e-mail >from a person in the UK who is interested in Giorgio Perlasca's
story and I am sending him copies of those newspaper clippings I saved in
1990"

I am curious if anybody will contact me about Perlasca and the events
connected to him in 1944. It was a hair-raising time! Who knows? I might
find some people >from the same building. By the way the address where we
were was: in the "Lipot varos" (Leopold district), St. Istvan Park (St.
Stevens Park) No.35.


from Magda Lapedus e-mail: Magdil@worldnet. att. net


Giorgio Perlasca #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

"My name is Magda Lapedus (nee' Mezei) and I would like to share an
interesting episode that occured in 1990:

In that year we lived in Arizona, and I came across a newspaper article
about Spanish diplomats who during World War II helped save Hungarian Jews
by sheltering them in buildings protected by the Spanish Governement.
Foremost among them was Giorgio Perlasca. I, my mother, grandmother, and
younger brother George were among the Jews that Perlascca saved. I contacted
the writer of the article, and one thing led to another, as a result of
which, George and I were invited by the chairman of US Holocaust Museum
(Miles Lehrman) to Washington D.C. for an incredible celebration of one of
the persons involved in these rescue efforts. The US Holocaust Museum was
still in the building process, but the event was in honor of one man who was
among those striving to save Jewish lives in Budapest. Recently I received
an e-mail >from a person in the UK who is interested in Giorgio Perlasca's
story and I am sending him copies of those newspaper clippings I saved in
1990"

I am curious if anybody will contact me about Perlasca and the events
connected to him in 1944. It was a hair-raising time! Who knows? I might
find some people >from the same building. By the way the address where we
were was: in the "Lipot varos" (Leopold district), St. Istvan Park (St.
Stevens Park) No.35.


from Magda Lapedus e-mail: Magdil@worldnet. att. net


Hungary SIG #Hungary spitzer/weinberger #hungary

Susan703@...
 

A am researching my family with the names Spitzer (>from Kisvarda) and
Weinberger, >from Tash. If anyone has any info for me, please contact me at
susan703@....

Thanks.

Susan

mod. I don't always check, but I did this time and couldn't find Tash in my gazeteer. Could it be a town I know in the southern carpathian/nortwestern part of Romania called Tosch. Problem is I can't find that spelling in the gazeteer either. However, there is a Tosch(er) Rebbe - Rabbi Loewy whose Chassidic community resides in a suburb of Montreal. LS


spitzer/weinberger #hungary

Susan703@...
 

A am researching my family with the names Spitzer (>from Kisvarda) and
Weinberger, >from Tash. If anyone has any info for me, please contact me at
susan703@....

Thanks.

Susan

mod. I don't always check, but I did this time and couldn't find Tash in my gazeteer. Could it be a town I know in the southern carpathian/nortwestern part of Romania called Tosch. Problem is I can't find that spelling in the gazeteer either. However, there is a Tosch(er) Rebbe - Rabbi Loewy whose Chassidic community resides in a suburb of Montreal. LS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Opinions #general

Beverly Stuart <bstuart@...>
 

I am interested in this same question, so if anyone out there has any
responses for Ms. Vanett, could you please cc to me also? Thank you.

Beverly Stuart
Tacoma, WA

On Mon, 11 Jan 1999 GojuMom@... wrote:

Hi Everyone,

What do people think most useful or successful - writing to the
Ukraine directly or hiring a researcher? It just seems to be
Soooooo expensive! Which researcher has anyone used with good
results? Thanks.
JoAnne Vanett Ambler, Pa.

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Re: Opinions #general

Beverly Stuart <bstuart@...>
 

I am interested in this same question, so if anyone out there has any
responses for Ms. Vanett, could you please cc to me also? Thank you.

Beverly Stuart
Tacoma, WA

On Mon, 11 Jan 1999 GojuMom@... wrote:

Hi Everyone,

What do people think most useful or successful - writing to the
Ukraine directly or hiring a researcher? It just seems to be
Soooooo expensive! Which researcher has anyone used with good
results? Thanks.
JoAnne Vanett Ambler, Pa.

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or testimonials for a professional firm or individual,
please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mary GRAND located! #general

SiScheraga@...
 

My thanks to the Jewish Genners who tried to help me locate Mary GRAND, the
daughter of my grand-aunt Tessa OTTENSTEIN LANG. Jack Toll of Washington, DC
put Mary Ellen Lang Grand in touch with me! It is very exciting that the
separation of years can be overcome in a few days. Thanks Jack! Also, thanks
for the suggestions on tracking down my other "misplaced" relatives, Bonnie
Sue MERLIN and Ethel NEUGEBOREN. I am trying to follow up all the leads and
suggestions. Thanks to all.
Suzanne Scheraga
Searching: BLOOM/BLUM, GOLDSTEIN (Goniadz/Bialystok)
OTTENSTEIN, DOVNARSKY (Grajewo, Lomza)
THALER, BURG, RAPOPORT (Stanislau/Bohorodchany, Galicia)
KOHN, WODAK (Korolovka, Galicia >Vienna) KLEIN (Riga)
SCHERAGO, FARBER, GARFINKEL (Iasi, Romania)
GOLDBERG/TOMASHEVSKY, SKLAR, VINNETSKI (Vilna)


Mary GRAND located! #general

SiScheraga@...
 

My thanks to the Jewish Genners who tried to help me locate Mary GRAND, the
daughter of my grand-aunt Tessa OTTENSTEIN LANG. Jack Toll of Washington, DC
put Mary Ellen Lang Grand in touch with me! It is very exciting that the
separation of years can be overcome in a few days. Thanks Jack! Also, thanks
for the suggestions on tracking down my other "misplaced" relatives, Bonnie
Sue MERLIN and Ethel NEUGEBOREN. I am trying to follow up all the leads and
suggestions. Thanks to all.
Suzanne Scheraga
Searching: BLOOM/BLUM, GOLDSTEIN (Goniadz/Bialystok)
OTTENSTEIN, DOVNARSKY (Grajewo, Lomza)
THALER, BURG, RAPOPORT (Stanislau/Bohorodchany, Galicia)
KOHN, WODAK (Korolovka, Galicia >Vienna) KLEIN (Riga)
SCHERAGO, FARBER, GARFINKEL (Iasi, Romania)
GOLDBERG/TOMASHEVSKY, SKLAR, VINNETSKI (Vilna)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSNY Meeting - January 17, 1999 #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York will be
held on Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 2:00 pm at Bnai Zion House, 136 East
39th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), New York City.

The topic: A Polish-Jewish Records Index

Hadassah Lipsius, Coordinator of JRI-Polish Shtetl Co-op will talk about
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland project, a computer database of indices
to 19th century Jewish vital records of Poland. To date, 400,000 Russian
and Polish language records >from 95 towns have been indexed.

Reminder: Non-members will be charged $3 admission. Please bring your
1998 membership card.

For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York,
please visit our web site at http://members.aol.com/jgsny/main.htm or
call us at Tel. 212-330-8257 or write us at P.O. Box 6398, New York, NY 10128.

New York ... Gateway to America
19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy - August 8-13, 1999
email: nyc99conf@...
website: http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf


Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...


JGSNY Meeting - January 17, 1999 #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York will be
held on Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 2:00 pm at Bnai Zion House, 136 East
39th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), New York City.

The topic: A Polish-Jewish Records Index

Hadassah Lipsius, Coordinator of JRI-Polish Shtetl Co-op will talk about
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland project, a computer database of indices
to 19th century Jewish vital records of Poland. To date, 400,000 Russian
and Polish language records >from 95 towns have been indexed.

Reminder: Non-members will be charged $3 admission. Please bring your
1998 membership card.

For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York,
please visit our web site at http://members.aol.com/jgsny/main.htm or
call us at Tel. 212-330-8257 or write us at P.O. Box 6398, New York, NY 10128.

New York ... Gateway to America
19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy - August 8-13, 1999
email: nyc99conf@...
website: http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf


Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Places in Hungary #general

armata@...
 

Munkotch is probably Munkacs, the Hungarian name for modern Mukachevo in
the southwest corner of Ukraine.

Cumyot - if the initial "C" is pronounced like a "K", it might be
Veliki Komjati (also formerly spelled Velyka Kumnjata), which is a
village southeast of Mukachevo.

Elmish -- a long shot, but it might be Ilnica, a small town in the
same area. All these places were in Hungary in 1900, today in Ukraine.

Joe Armata
armata@...

The spelling is probably not good, I wrote what I thought I
heard and I need help: Elmish, Munkotch, Cumyot.
If anyone knows the correct spelling ad where they are now and
early 1900's, please let me know.


Re: Places in Hungary #general

armata@...
 

Munkotch is probably Munkacs, the Hungarian name for modern Mukachevo in
the southwest corner of Ukraine.

Cumyot - if the initial "C" is pronounced like a "K", it might be
Veliki Komjati (also formerly spelled Velyka Kumnjata), which is a
village southeast of Mukachevo.

Elmish -- a long shot, but it might be Ilnica, a small town in the
same area. All these places were in Hungary in 1900, today in Ukraine.

Joe Armata
armata@...

The spelling is probably not good, I wrote what I thought I
heard and I need help: Elmish, Munkotch, Cumyot.
If anyone knows the correct spelling ad where they are now and
early 1900's, please let me know.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Slutsk Yiskor Book #general

Gramto <gramto@...>
 

I'm sending out this e-mail as an all points bulletin to all JewishGenners with
an interest in Slutsk.

We are getting the Yiskor book on line with JewishGen. This site
will be universally available and should be a great resource for all who are
interested in the story of Slutsk as seen by its survivors back in the early
1960's.

The book contains much that is valuable by way of social history. It also has.
of course, quantities of names--lists of contributors, lists of members of
organizations, advertisements, captions under pictures and these are of vital
genealogical value.

For those of you who have seen the book, you know that a small part of it
isalready in English. The rest is in Yiddish or Hebrew. Being able to get at
the information locked within its pages would be a tremendous boon to all of
us.

We need translators. The job can be a small or as large as you have time for,
but if any of you could do this for us, it would be a real mitzvah.

Please get in touch with me at gramto@... or gramto@....

Margot Tutun
Lexington, MA

Searching:
NACHMANOVICH, BUSLAVSKY, KUSTANOVICH, KATZNELSON: Lyuban/Slutsk, Belarus.
TAUBKIN/TOPKIN/TOPKINS, KOCH, ARONOFF: Vitebsk, Montreal, New York
ASHKENS/ASHKENZY, ADLER: Warsawa, Cleveland


Slutsk Yiskor Book #general

Gramto <gramto@...>
 

I'm sending out this e-mail as an all points bulletin to all JewishGenners with
an interest in Slutsk.

We are getting the Yiskor book on line with JewishGen. This site
will be universally available and should be a great resource for all who are
interested in the story of Slutsk as seen by its survivors back in the early
1960's.

The book contains much that is valuable by way of social history. It also has.
of course, quantities of names--lists of contributors, lists of members of
organizations, advertisements, captions under pictures and these are of vital
genealogical value.

For those of you who have seen the book, you know that a small part of it
isalready in English. The rest is in Yiddish or Hebrew. Being able to get at
the information locked within its pages would be a tremendous boon to all of
us.

We need translators. The job can be a small or as large as you have time for,
but if any of you could do this for us, it would be a real mitzvah.

Please get in touch with me at gramto@... or gramto@....

Margot Tutun
Lexington, MA

Searching:
NACHMANOVICH, BUSLAVSKY, KUSTANOVICH, KATZNELSON: Lyuban/Slutsk, Belarus.
TAUBKIN/TOPKIN/TOPKINS, KOCH, ARONOFF: Vitebsk, Montreal, New York
ASHKENS/ASHKENZY, ADLER: Warsawa, Cleveland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yelets (Re foreign zip codes) #general

Sandra Elazar <elazars@...>
 

Sherry Kamens wrote:

I have not been able to find anything about this (Yelets) town...
Yelets is a little place in the county (oblast) of Lipetsk (central
Chernozemny region, centre of the European part of Russia and 400
kilometres to the south of Moscow), near to the river Don. Few nearst
places are: Godalovka. Uspenskoye, Malakhovo, Rusky Brod, Stanovoye,
Zlebino, Zadonsk, Dolgorukovo, Tambov.

For the begin I suggest You to contact the:

Lipetsk Regional Administration, 398000 Lipetsk, Russia.

Sandra Elazar
elazar@...


Yelets (Re foreign zip codes) #general

Sandra Elazar <elazars@...>
 

Sherry Kamens wrote:

I have not been able to find anything about this (Yelets) town...
Yelets is a little place in the county (oblast) of Lipetsk (central
Chernozemny region, centre of the European part of Russia and 400
kilometres to the south of Moscow), near to the river Don. Few nearst
places are: Godalovka. Uspenskoye, Malakhovo, Rusky Brod, Stanovoye,
Zlebino, Zadonsk, Dolgorukovo, Tambov.

For the begin I suggest You to contact the:

Lipetsk Regional Administration, 398000 Lipetsk, Russia.

Sandra Elazar
elazar@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ilanot - new Jewish genealogy software? #general

Moshe Davis <davis@...>
 

Does anyone have experience with this program? It is not mentioned
in the JewishGen FAQ. How does it compare to the other available
programs in terms of general genealogy features?

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Ilanot - new Jewish genealogy software? #general

Moshe Davis <davis@...>
 

Does anyone have experience with this program? It is not mentioned
in the JewishGen FAQ. How does it compare to the other available
programs in terms of general genealogy features?

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately as we cannot publish
the pros and cons of commercial products on this forum


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Jewish Midwifery #general

Richard.Sapon-White@...
 

My great-great-grandmother was a midwife here in the US, as was my wife's
great-grandmother. I don't know if that makes the profession common
amongst Jewish women during the early decades of this century, but I would
guess that it was not unheard of. I know that family lore says that my
wife's great-grandmother was trained in a program at Columbia University,
and I have read of that program in books on the history of midwifery.
(You might want to check "American midwives, 1860 to the present" by Judy
Barrett Litoff, or "The American midwife debate : a sourcebook on its
modern origins" by Judy Barrett Litoff. I don't know if these have the
information on that program or what is in them - just found them listed in
my library's catalog and they look as though they might be useful.)
However, I have never sent a query to Columbia to find out what records
they have on the training program.

Richard Sapon-White
Richard.Sapon-White@...


Re: Jewish Midwifery #general

Richard.Sapon-White@...
 

My great-great-grandmother was a midwife here in the US, as was my wife's
great-grandmother. I don't know if that makes the profession common
amongst Jewish women during the early decades of this century, but I would
guess that it was not unheard of. I know that family lore says that my
wife's great-grandmother was trained in a program at Columbia University,
and I have read of that program in books on the history of midwifery.
(You might want to check "American midwives, 1860 to the present" by Judy
Barrett Litoff, or "The American midwife debate : a sourcebook on its
modern origins" by Judy Barrett Litoff. I don't know if these have the
information on that program or what is in them - just found them listed in
my library's catalog and they look as though they might be useful.)
However, I have never sent a query to Columbia to find out what records
they have on the training program.

Richard Sapon-White
Richard.Sapon-White@...