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HIAS esp Philadelphia #usa


dennis gries
 

Years ago, I visited an office in PHila, and obtained several sheets of records for my father and others for the period 1935-45.

 

I can’t recall if there was a charge or “suggested donation”.  Somehow, I think there was.   The location of the records changed over the years, first to the Balch (sic) Institute, also in Phila, and then to Temple University Archives.  A Google or similar search engine search will give “you” the exact holders of the materials.  I believe that the LDS/Family Search have films, but I cannot quickly see if they are online.   I no longer live in Phila or nearby,  and Temple is closed due to Covid virus. 

 

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Re: ID card microfilms reels for Lodz ghetto workers: searching link in Polish State Archives web site (2) #lodz #holocaust

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Woman adopted in northern Michigan seeking Hungarian-Italian father's family #usa #dna

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What happened to Charles Smolenski #unitedkingdom #usa #germany

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Re: Seeking Joseph Weisman, a member of Proskurover in NYC #ukraine

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Re: Warsaw birth record - why registered 3 months late? #warsaw

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Re: Jewish Argentinians #latinamerica

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Fani Jurowics in NY with Berta Davidowitz : Ship Manifest #general

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Researching Stalavichy. Molczadski, Mohl #belarus

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Entry permit/visa to Germany, period 1928-31 #germany #scandinavia

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Re: Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #translation #russia #poland

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Re: : HIAS & Ethnic Bank records in Philadelphia, PA #belarus

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Re: ID card microfilms reels for Lodz ghetto workers: searching link in Polish State Archives web site #lodz #holocaust
From: Lewis, Megan
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 09:19:46 EDT

The Lodz ghetto workers cards are indexed on Ancestry via the World Memory Project; access is free.  If you find a match there are instructions on how to order a copy from USHMM.  

 

 

 

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Megan Lewis
 Reference Librarian  
NOTE: I am teleworking until further notice
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org

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Re: ID card microfilms reels for Lodz ghetto workers: searching link in Polish State Archives web site
From: Howard Fink
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 14:02:22 EDT

Last year JRI-Poland made available a complete extraction of more than 262,000 registration cards from Łodz, circa 1916-1921. You can read details about this enormous project here:
https://jri-poland.org/psa/lodz-registration-card-scans.htm

Search for names:
https://jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm
[hint: specify the Geographical Region as 'Piotrk
ów Gubernia' and the Record Type as 'Census / Books of Residents']

Your results will include a link to click which will take you directly to the high resolution (downloadable) scan of the original card at the Polish State Archives.

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Woman adopted in northern Michigan seeking Hungarian-Italian father's family #usa #dna
From: michelle.cosier@...
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 09:23:20 EDT

Dear all,

Maybe someone in the Toledo area can help me or other relatives...

I’m doing some family history research for my mom. I read a really nice article on the toledoattic.org website about the Birmingham neighbourhood and it's Hungarian heritage.

My mom was adopted in 1965 in Northern Michigan. She had however a Hungarian-Italian father (we think from Toledo). In 1965 he was 34.  His dad was Italian and his mom Hungarian.  From the paperwork back in 1965 it says he was a college graduate, a successful business man, had remodelled homes and sold them. He had very dark brown curly hair, dark brown eyes and a dark olive complexion.  He was a good swimmer, diver, generally liked sports and he was a good singer.  He had excellent health, worked hard and was enthusiastic. 

 

He would probably be 89 now. 

 

It’s a really interesting story about my mothers search for her father.  She started off looking for him after she found her biological mother (named Grace Schutte, pronounced shoot) about 20 years ago.  Her biological mother was 22 in 1965 when my mother was born and her father and her must have met 1964 prior and we think in Toledo, possibly at a bar.  They both liked to sing and Grace was an entertainer and possibly also a sales clerk.  Grace hasn’t told us much.  It says in the adoption paperwork that they were expected to be married and then he didn’t accept his domestic responsibilities to want to raise their child.  She showed up at her sister's house back in Michigan pregnant and then my mom was adopted. It was a closed adoption.

 

Since she’s started looking she’s done a few DNA tests.  50% came back Jewish heritage… probably from the father’s mother's side but a few generations back because on the adoption paperwork it says her father was Protestant.  I'm assuming they must have converted during or after one of the wars. Anyways my mom's DNA is on my heritage, ancestry and 23andme, if you want to look her up and compare feel free or I have GEDmatch and can use kitnumbers.  Ruth Skop is my mom's name.

 

Maybe you could help me out with some clues…probably a long shot but doesn’t hurt to try.          Looking forward to hearing from anyone!

Sincerely,   Michelle    <michelle.cosier@...>

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What happened to Charles Smolenski #unitedkingdom #usa #germany
From: Sue Coleman
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 09:36:48 EDT

My greatgrandmother Sheina/Szeyna/Jane/Jenny Cohen nee Smolenski appears on the 1901 census with her two sisters Chayka/Annie Kalinsky nee Smolenski and Tilly/Matilda/Toby (Taube?) Bernstein nee Smolenski. I would dearly love to know where they came from. They lived in Liverpool and Manchester, England. It is believed they had brothers. The census states Sheina was 17 but her youngest daughter thought she was nearer to 14. On the 1901 census the three sisters state they came from Russia but Chayka's grandson told me it could be Memel which, at the time was East Prussia

Family lore tells of a brother "Charlie" who visited them from USA before WW1. On Ancestry, I found a Charles Smolenski who travelled from New York to Liverpool in 1912 aged 22 and originally from Germany which could seem to fit. However, I can't find his original arrival in USA nor his return after his visit

So what happened to him and where did he come from?
Any suggestions welcome. I have searched and searched for their place of birth but with no joy, hence trying a different angle and looking for "Charlie"

Many thanks in advance

Sue Coleman
    <colemanfamilytree@...>

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Re: Seeking Joseph Weisman, a member of Proskurover in NYC #ukraine
From: David Cherson
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 09:38:20 EDT

A few people out there might remember me when I was more active in all things Proskurov.  That was my mother's hometown and she and her family (miraculously) survived the 1919 pogrom.   I had always heard that there was a Proskurov shul in NYC but that it doesn't exist anymore.  And that it was established in the late 19th turn of the 20th century. Two of my mother's uncles managed to get out before WWI and that way they were able secure affidavits for the rest of the family in the 1920's.

In regards to the name of the town, I have always insisted that we only use Proskurov because as most people know renaming it Khelmnitzky was salt on the wound of the Jewish people.
  Bogdan Khelmnitzky was one of history's most destructive anti-semites.  In fact within recent years the existing Jewish community has asked the town government to change the name back to Proskurov but they refused.

David Cherson
 <dcherson@...>

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Re: Warsaw birth record - why registered 3 months late? #warsaw
From: rchernia@...
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 09:39:44 EDT

My mother was the fourth daughter born to my grandparents. She was born at the end of January in London, England, and the doctor told my grandmother not to bother too much about this child as she was sickly and not expected to live. My grandmother prevailed and my mother survived. Her birth was registered in April -- although the registration gave her actual birth date. So there's another reason for a delayed registration.
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Ruth Chernia,  Toronto, Canada

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Re: Jewish Argentinians #latinamerica
From: jesshschein@...
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 09:55:12 EDT

There were plenty of Jewish prostitutes all around.

Sholem Ashe's play "Got fun nekome"
 (The Gold of Vengeance) from 1906 is about a brothel in Poland.

New York City's Lower East Side was full of prostitutes.
  In fact, my father told a the story of his first school day. Apparently his parents didn't have time to take him and had left him home so a neighbor volunteered to take him.  He much later found out that she was a prostitute.

A quick search or two on the Internet will provide plenty of information.

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Fani Jurowics in NY with Berta Davidowitz : Ship Manifest #general
From: Moishe Miller
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 13:49:42 EDT

Dear Group,

My cousin, Fani Jurovits (born 1887), arrived in NY on the Bremen, 24 Sep 1913. Fani was my great-grandfather's baby sister. It was nice to see Fani's father as the last address in Europe. Moses Jurovics, her father, was my g-g-gf, and my namesake.

On the second page of the manifest (attached), Line 26 has Fani listed, together with her cousin, Berta Davidowitz, as going to some address that starts with 120, perhaps Nevins. I am trying to make out the name of her cousin that was her destination, as well as the address. The name is overwrittne. Can anyone read the destination?

The supposed cousin never showed up and Fani and Berta DAVIDOWITZ were released to the Clara de Hirsch Home (see the detained passenger list, attached).

I also checked the Bremen departure lists, but for 1913, they only seem to start in October, and there is a gap back to 1908.

I have found Fani's 1919 NY marriage to Jacob Zeisler, a widower. I would like to find out who this "destination" cousin was and, where was Fani between 1913 and 1919, and how were Fani and Berta related.

Thank you. Stay safe, stay healthy,
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...
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Researching Stalavichy. Molczadski, Mohl #belarus
From: isabelle@...
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 13:53:12 EDT

I am researching my grandfathers town of origin which is now called Stalavichy.  I am unable to find much about the Jewish community there in the late 1800s.  Any suggestions would be most welcome.  My grandfather and his brother were apparently somewhat educated before they arrived in the US.  Grandfather studied at Cooper Union and became a civil engineer.  Great uncle was a pharmacist.  Would like to know more about how Jewish boys would have been educated in Stalavichy in late 1800s.

Isabelle Selikoff

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Entry permit/visa to Germany, period 1928-31 #germany #scandinavia
From: seth@...
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 13:53:35 EDT

Can anyone inform me where to find archival material for entry permits and/or visa to Germany during the period 1928-31? The person in question was a Swedish citizen and resident of Norway.


Seth Jacobson

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Re: Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #translation #russia #poland
From: ryabinkym@...
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 14:01:50 EDT

In Russian:

231

Состоялось в городе Пжетборц двадцать первого декабря/второго января, тысяча восемьсот девяносто восьмого года, в три часа по полудни, явился еврей Мендель Розенфарб, торговец, тридцати двух лет от роду и в Пжетборце живущий, в присутсвии свидетелей евреев Абрама Зильберштейна, шестидесяти трех лет и Мендла Розенблата, пятидесяти шести лет от роду, торговцев и живущих в городе Пжетборц, предъявили нам мальчика и объявляя, что он родился четырнадцатого/двадцать шестого декабря, текущего года, в пять часов утра, от законной жены Эстер, урожденной Гутерман, тридцати двух лет от роду, и младенцу этому при обрезании совершенному сего дня, дано имя Фишель.  Акт сей присутствующим прочитан и затем нами и свидетелями подписан:   Являющимся безграмотным, Абрам Зильберштейн, Мендл Росенблат.

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In English:

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Held in the city of Pzheborts on December 21 / January 2, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, at three in the afternoon, a Jew, Mendel Rosenfarb, a merchant, thirty-two years old and living in Pzhetborets, was present, in the presence of Jewish witnesses Abram Zilberstein, sixty-three years old and Mendl Rosenblatt, fifty-six years old, merchants and living in the city of Pzheborts, presented us with a boy and announcing that he was born on the fourteenth / twenty-sixth of December of the current year, at five in the morning, from the lawful wife of Esther, nee Guterman, thirty-two years old, and this infant, when circumcised this day, is given the name Fishel. This act was read by those present and then signed by us and witnesses: Being illiterate, Abram Silberstein, Mendl Rosenblatt.

Civil Mayor: Signature

 

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Re: : HIAS & Ethnic Bank records in Philadelphia, PA #belarus
From: benagen@...
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 14:01:56 EDT

I will be happy to pay a fee for a search for Auerbach records. My great-uncle Abraham Auerbach arrived in Philadelphia from Belaya Tserkov, then-Russia now-Ukraine, in 1906. Sam Auerbach, a relative of whom I know nothing, had probably lived in Philadelphia prior to 1906, he signed from Abraham on his citizenship application. Abraham lived in Philadelphia all his life, his son Solomon was a pharmacist.  

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