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  • Croatian Jews

    Židovi u Hrvatskoj / Croatian Jews list from wikipedia A Vladoje Aksmanović (Viktor Axmann) Moša Albahari Alfred Albini Srećko Albini Alexander family from wikipedia Oskar Aleksander Samuel David Aleksander

  • Jewish Exogamy

    The goal of this project is to pinpoint profiles on Geni where the "Jewish" tree intersects with others . (N.B. "Jewish exogamy" is the politically correct variant of "intermarriage.") Profiles must be set to "public." Collaborators, please feel free to update, adding resource links, images, documents -- and inviting more collaborators. And let's use "discussions" to share personal stories,...

  • Jewish Families from Prague

    This project seeks to reconstruct the Jewish population of Prague in the late 18th and 19th centuries. In the public tree on Geni, it is possible to link up all of the major Prague families. You can find a list of Prague Jewish surnames from Alexander Beider's work . You will notice that many of them are rather uncommon today, but very distinctive for Prague, such as the possessive patro- and...

  • Jewish Communities in Bohemia and Moravia, Czech Republic

    This is an umbrella project, listing all of the sub-projects on Jews from towns in Bohemia and Moravia in the Czech Republic. PLEASE DO NOT ADD PROFILES TO THIS PROJECT. THEY SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE APPROPRIATE TOWN FROM WHICH THE PERSON ORIGINATED, Our goal is to set up a project page for each of the communities, and include links to families from those communities on the particular project...

  • Jewish Families of Swarzędz (formerly Schwersenz, Posen)

    Swarzedz is located at 52°25' N 17°05' E 166 mi W of Warszawa. It is a small town about 13 km from Poznan. Jewish settlers were living there for many years. A web site at offers some insight into the present day town. The Jewish population in the 1800's was limited, with many people moving to the larger cities by the early 1900's. Yad Vashem records 154 people who were born in Swarzedz who pe...

  • Jewish Genealogy Curators

    The page lists all of the Curators on Geni who have expertise with Jewish genealogy. Feel free to contact any of these curators if you have questions or need assistance with Jewish genealogy on Geni. For information about Jewish genealogy projects on Geni, see the Jewish Genealogy Portal . Geni is now accepting self-nominations for potential curators. See . To learn about cu...

  • Jewish Celebrity Birthday Calendar

    Birthdays of famous Jews throughout history. The project also includes people with Jewish ancestry (usually at least one Jewish grandparent). Generally, the project includes people with a Wikipedia page or an entry in the Jewish Encyclopedia or Jewish Women's Archive . Bold names are already on Geni and connected to the World Family Tree . Italicized names are on Geni but not yet connected to t...

  • Jewish Genealogy Portal: A Guide to Jewish Projects and Resources on Geni

    On Geni you can access and collaborate on the most comprehensive Jewish family trees ever created. This Portal is a guide to significant Jewish genealogy umbrella or resource projects on Geni. After the Historical Projects overview, the Portal is organized primarily by geographic region, similar to the database structure at JewishGen . The Portal is meant to complement and reorganize the Jewish...

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  • Jews of Belarus

    This is an umbrella project for all of the projects related to the Jews of Belarus, plus some links to closely related discussions. "Belarus was once a major center of European Jews, with 10% of the population being Jewish. But since the mid-20th century, the number of Jews has been reduced by the Holocaust, deportation, and emigration, so that today it is a very small minority of less than one...

  • Židovska zajednica u Hrvatskoj/Jewish Network in Croatia

    Welcome to the portal / project of Židovska zajednica u Hrvatskoj/Jewish Network in Croatia on the Geni Please join us! Your participation are welcome on this portal / project. For join to this portal / project (select ACTIONS (top right) and click Join Project) if you are or would like to become a part and participation of this project/portal. For instructions on how to use Geni, refer t...

  • Jewish Families from Kojetín, Moravia, Czech Republic

    KOJETIN (Czech Kojetín; Ger. Kojetein; Heb. גויט״ן ,גוט״ן), town in central Moravia, Czech Republic. Jews apparently lived in Kojetin from the 13th century, but their first documented mention dates from 1566, when 52 families lived in the Judengasse. The consecration of a cemetery is recorded in 1574. The synagogue, then seating 300, was renovated in 1614 (and restored again in 1718). In 1657 o...

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  • Jewish Families of Kozienice, Poland

    This project is dedicated to commemorating the once vibrant and influential Jewish community of Kozienice "Koznitz" in Poland. The goal of this project is to identify and catalogue all of the Jewish families that lived in Kozienice prior to the destruction of the Jewish community during World War II. From Wikipedia: Kozienice [kɔʑɛˈɲit͡sɛ] (Yiddish: קאזשניץ Kozhnits) is a town in central Po...

  • Rabbis - רבנים

    Rabbis Geni Rabbis List Rabbis are Judaism's scholars, teachers, and religious leaders. Please add Geni profiles of those employed as rabbis to this occupation project. In addition, you may wish to add them to one of the related history oriented projects -- or start your own sub project. Please also list and add a bolded hyperlink to Geni profiles of rabbis considered especial...

  • Jewish Diaspora Portal

    Please Join Us as we Trace Our Jewish Ancestors' Odyssey to Establish Contemporary Israeli & Diaspora Communities Spanish Jewish Odyssey YouTube - A - African Jewry, A Microcosm of the Jewish Diaspora Al Andalus - The Golden Age of Jews in Sepharad Mokum Wondrous Jewish Amsterdam Aleppo's Venerable Jewish Community

  • Czech (Bohemian) American Jews

    Bohemian and Czech Jews in American History Miloslav Rechcígl, Jr. Jews have lived on the territory of the historic Czech Lands for some 1,000 years. They have played an important role in the social, economic and cultural development of the country since the times of the Duchy and the subsequent Kingdom of Bohemia, through the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia, and the Successor S...

  • Dunera Boys / Internees

    Dunera Boys / Internees The hired Military Transport Dunera was a British passenger ship built as a troop transport in the late 1930s. As the storm clouds of war gathered in the late 1930s, thousands of German refugees - either Jewish or politically opposed to the Nazis - fled to Britain for sanctuary. Little did many of them know they would soon be deported to Australia in one of the more ...

  • Jewish Families from Safov (Schaffa), Moravia, Czech Republic

    This project seeks to list representatives of all of the Jewish families from the Moravian town of Šafov (Schaffa) in the Czech Republic. JewishGen Safov page . CURRENT CZECH NAME: ŠAFOV FORMER NAME: SCHAFFA LOCATION The village of Šafov is located at 48.52 degree north and 15.44 degree east, a short distance to the south of the town of Znojmo on the border with Austria RECORDS Th...

  • Jewish Communities of Burgenland

    BURGENLAND is one of the federal states of Austria, on the Hungarian border. Located in Burgenland were the "Seven Communities" ( Sheva Kehillot or Sieben Gemeinden ), noted for their outstanding yeshivot and eminent rabbis: Eisenstadt (Hung. Kismarton; Heb. א״ש) Mattersburg/ Mattersdorf (Hung. Nagymarton) Deutschkreutz (Hung. Sopronkeresztúr, Németkeresztúr; Hebr. צעלם, צלם) Frauen...

  • Barnato Family

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Barnato family. Core profiles Barney Barnato Overview of Family History / Progenitor Detail To be filled in Queries & Discussion To participate in this project Firstly use the 'Actions' drop down menu at the top right of the screen and Join the Project . If this option is not availa...

  • Jewish Families from Tučapy (Tutschap), Czech Republic

    This project seeks to document the Jewish families of Tučapy (Tabor, Bohemia, Czech Republic) using the Census and Familianten records, surviving Jewish vital records of Tučapy and other sources. 1793 Census of the Jews of Bohemia (excerpt from Soupis zidovskych rodin v Cechach z roku 1793 . Statni ustredni archiv v Praze. Vol. III) contains 34 families and 3 houses where other Jews resided. ...

  • Austro-Hungarian Jews

    This project is here to give us a greater insight into the lives of our ancestors from across the empire and to help us work together to find our common roots. List of Austro-Hungarian Jews Wikipedia Famous People Sigmund Freud : Father of Psychoanalysis. Theodor Herzl : Father of Zionism. Stefan Zweig : Novelist, playwright, journalist, biographer. Franz Kafka : Novelist.

  • Jewish Families of Kolomea / Kolomyja, Ukraine

    Background Kolomea (or Kolomyya; Pol., Kołomyja; Ger., Kolomea, Colomea), city on the Prut River in Ukraine. Jews first settled in Kołomea, then part of Poland, at about the turn of the sixteenth century. Although many were murdered and the community was destroyed during the Khmel’nyts’kyi massacres of 1648–1649, the Jewish population quickly reestablished itself and numbered more than 1,000 ...

  • IAJGS Conference 2013 - Boston

    Please Note: The "IAJGS International Conference 2013- Boston" Project is a volunteer initiative of the hundreds of avid genealogists participating in the development of the Jewish Genealogy Portal at Geni.com. It is not officially related to the IAJGS or the Conference, which speak for themselves on the web pages whose links are provided below. Now that we have the disclaimer out of the way, h...

  • Guxhagen Jews

    General Guxhagen is a community in Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, Germany. See And in German Guxhagen In German Wikipedia There was a small community of Jews Death people of WW1 : Baruch Katz , Moritz Katz , Hermann Lichtenstein, Daniel Speyer 1842: inhabitants 1081, 10 % Jewish By the time when Paul Arnsberg wrote his book about the Jewish communities in Hesse, ...

  • Jewish Families of Turov and Zhitkovichi, Belarus

    The towns of Turov (Turau, Turaw, Тураў) and Zhitkovichi (Zhitkovich, Zhytkavichy, Zytkowicze) are on either side of the Pripyat River, in the southern Polesia region, now in Belarus. The two towns are genealogically connected because some families had members in both, or even moved back and forth between the the two. Turov is one of the oldest cities in the area, is situated right on the sou...

  • Jewish Lifshitz-Lipschitz-Lipshitz-Lifschitz-Lipschutz Families

    This project site provides a place for information and discussion about all Jewish families with the surname Lifshitz, Lipschitz, Lipshitz, Lifschitz, Lipschutz and their variations. The challenges of genealogy for these families are great. Lifshitz-Lipschitz-Lipshitz-Lifschitz-Lipschutz and their variants are relatively common Jewish surnames. The surnames' origin or origins are not clear, ...

  • Bilohorodka (Volhynia)

    Coordinates : 50°00'N 26°38'E Modern Region: Khmelnytski (Khmel’nyts’ka Oblast’) Country: Ukraine Town History Early 1600s: Jews in small numbers were present. Belogorodka then in the Kingdom of Poland. 1747: Blood Libel court case in Zaszlav regarding a murder that took place at the Zachaliska Inn, located on the main road between Belogorodka and Mishnow (now Mykhniz). One of the defen...

  • Jews of Delaware

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Delaware . Although Jewish fur traders were in the territory that became Delaware as early as 1655, only a handful of Jews, including Jacob Fiana, Abraham Judah, and Jacob and Daniel Solis, settled in the area before the middle of the 19th century when Jewish retailers from families in Philadelphia and Baltimore began opening s...

  • First American Jewish Families

    First published in 1960, and revised through 1991, Malcolm Stern 's First American Jewish Families was a groundbreaking work of genealogy, detailing the trees of 600 early Jewish-American families from 1645-1988. Stern's work is viewable online at the American Jewish Archives . Many of the families in Stern's book are also on Geni. Below is a list of the families with links to the Geni profil...

  • Galician (Eastern European) Jews

    Galicia or Galizia : Ukrainian: Галичина (Halychyna) German: Galizien Russian: Галиция (Galitsiya) Yiddish: גאליציע (Galitsie) Czech: Halič Hungarian: Halics / Gácsország) Is a historical region in Eastern Europe, currently divided between Poland and Ukraine, named after the medieval city of Halych, currently the village of Krylos near the modern city of Halych (Ukraine); firs...

  • Jewish Families of Łódź, Poland

    This project aims to assemble all of the Jewish families from the city of Łódź. We welcome collaborators. There are a lot of families to find and enter. Feel free to join the project and enter the names of families who lived in Łódź. Go to ACTIONS (top right of the profile) click on ADD TO PROJECT. Select the project name that appears from the responsive check box and then DONE. The history...

  • Kupel, Ukraine Virtual Shtetel

    Coordinates : 49°36' N, 26°31' E Modern Region: Khmelnytski (Khmel’nyts’ka Oblast’) Country: Ukraine Kupel (aka Kupil, Kippel) – Shtetl (village) located in Wolyn province of western Ukraine, 187 miles W/SW of Kiev. Population 4,333 in 1897 (2,727 Jews = 63%); app. 2,200 in 2012. Known to have had Hebrew publications as far back as 1796. “Many of the Jews in Kupel made their living by buying ...

  • Jewish Comic Book Artists

    It’s not exactly a Huge Secret that the Jews Began and to this day still Dominate Hollywood….…it just happens to be a fact!!! Jews seem to have dominated many of the other arts also …The World of Music particularly Tin Pan Alley, The most famous Comedians are/were Jews, The most Famous Magicians were/are Jews. The immigrant’s from the Eastern Europe of the 1890’s while searching for "Der go...

  • Mogilev Region (Belarus)

    The Mogilev Region is a province (voblast) of Belarus with its administrative center being Mogilyov (Mahilyow).Important cities within the voblast' include: Mogilyov, Asipovichy, and Babruysk.

  • Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

    Summary But a little known fact is that, aside from notorious pirates such as Captain Hook, Jack Sparrow and Long John Silver, many of the original ones to walk the plank were actually Jewish. In a fascinating new book entitled Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean, Ed Kritzler delves into a sensational area of Jewish history which will no doubt delight pirate fans and non-fans alike. Kritzler, w...

  • Iraqi Jewish Genealogy Portal

    History of the Jews in Iraq Wikipedia Iraqi Jewish Notables Community leaders in Iraq 'Adv. Aboudi Setty עוה"ד עבודי סטי ' Israel Prize recipients Prof. Shmuel Moreh פרופ' שמואל מורה Prof. Sasson Somekh פרופ' ששון סומך Dr. Ezra Korine דר' עזרא קורעין

  • Jews of Arizona

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Arizona .

  • Jews of Duisburg, Germany (and surrounding Region)

    The purpose of this project to help myself and others whose research strays into this town in Germany by listing profiles and hopefully making connections. In the future I will provide a brief history of the Jews of Duisburg as well as do my best to find others researching this town. I will start by searching for profiles of people in the book Geschichte der Duisburger Juden. ...

  • Mittelsinn, Burgsinn, Würzburg Region Jews ( Bavaria )

    General Mittelsinn and Burgsinn are communities in the Main-Spessart district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany and members of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft (Administrative Community) of Burgsinn. No later than the 19th century, there were Jewish families living there who formed their own community and built a synagogue. This was destroyed on Krista...

  • Jewish Families of Czernowitz-Sadhora-Storojinet, Bukovina

    The area around the city of Chernivtsi/Czernowitz in Bukovina, now in Ukraine, included many Jewish communities linked by history, commerce, and family. The major nearby communities were Storojinet in the southwest, and Sahdhora to the north, and several smaller Jewish communities were also nearby. This project seeks to help bring together the families with roots in the Czernowitz-Sadhora-Storo...

  • Jewish Communities in Romania

    This is an umbrella project for all of the Jewish communities in Romania. Here you'll find a brief historical summary, then some sections of links: Geni projects organized by geography, projects for Romania in general, and links to related outside resources. The information included and its organization are primarily oriented toward what will be most helpful to genealogy researchers while stayi...

  • Jewish Families of Nowy Wisnicz

    Background The area of Nowy Wiśnicz was a monastic village that had existed since the 8th century. The first Jews settled down in this village in 1606. After being banished from Bochnia, they were offered assistance by the village owners called Lubomirscy. In 1613, Nowy Wiśnicz became the property of Stanisław Lubomirski, who was the governor of the Cracow Province. In 1616, he established th...

  • Reichbart Family

    Reichbart Family from Lodz, Poland See extensive family tree chart under Project Document's liink upper right. The Reichbart s originated in the shtetls surrounding Lodz, Poland. My wife, Barbara Melmed nee Goldstein (formerly Nathan) is descended from a Reichbart (Barbara's mother's mother's mother was Mary Reichbart). As far as I can determine, all Reichbarts are related, alth...

  • Jewish Community of Deutschkreutz

    BACKGROUND DEUTSCHKREUTZ (also Hung. Keresztur or Nemetkeresztur, Sopronkeresztur; Heb. צלם, צעלם), is a town in Eastern Austria. Deutschkreutz was one of the "Seven Communities" (Sheva Kehillot in the Burgenland region. The Jewish community of Deutschkreutz was known in the Jewish world by the name Zelem (or Tzelem) which was chosen to avoid the word "kreutz" (cross in German) which is par...

  • Jews of Connecticut

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Connecticut .

  • Joods Kindermonument Rotterdam - Jewish Children's Monument Rotterdam

    Joods Kinder-monument Rotterdam Wie waren de kinderen die in de jaren 1942-1943 vanuit Rotterdam vertrokken en nooit zijn teruggekeerd? Vanaf de verzamelplaats Loods 24 aan de Rotterdamse Spoorweghaven, ter hoogte van het Poortgebouw aan de Stieltjesstraat, zijn 686 Rotterdamse Joodse kinderen in de leeftijd van één maand tot en met twaalf jaar gedeporteerd naar Westerbork. Door de namen van ...

  • Dworkis Families of Ukraine

    This project seeks to bring together all the Dworkis families of Ukraine, and related families. Many of the Dworkis ancestors who emigrated in the early 20th century cited "Russia" as their birth country, since Ukraine was part of the Russian Empire at that time, so Dworkis families from Russia must also be considered as potential relatives of the rest. Thus far, all the Dworkis families found ...

  • Jewish Families of Zolkiewka

    Zolkiewka is located in the Krasnystaw District in in the Province of Lublin, Poland. This project seeks to connect the Jewish families that lived in the shetl of Zolkiewka. Please feel free to add to this project. Kehila Link- Zolkiewka on Jewishgen.org Zolkiewka Synagogue on YIVO.org Zolkiewka on Virtual Shtetl Remember Jewish Krasnystaw Surname Tree Tops in the Project (note ...

  • Jewish families from Sobědruhy (Soborten), Bohemia, Czech Republic

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Sobědruhy (Soborten) in Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic. (now known as Teplice-Sobědruhy and a district of the city of Teplice). it is worth noting that many Jewish families and individuals from Soborten moved to Teplice and/or had businesses or family in Teplice so the two projects here on Geni are really inter-connecte...

  • Jewish Community of Bochnia

    Bochnia is located in southern Poland, in the Malopolskie Province (Lesser Poland). Since the first partition of Poland, Bochnia was under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. According to the administrative division from 1918-1939, Bochnia was the seat of the Bochnia County which was part of Kraków Province. History Bochnia is one of the oldest towns in Poland and was first mentioned...

  • Jewish Families from Assenheim, Germany

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Assenheim, Germany. JewishGen-Assenheim History of the Community Jewish residents of Assenheim are first mentioned in 1277. At the time, Assenheim served as an administrative and financial center and had coinage. The Jewish community of Assenheim disappeared in the middle of the 14th century, almost certainly as...

  • Jewish Families from Baranów Sandomierski, Poland

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Baranów Sandomierski, Poland. KehilaLinks Gesher Galicia JewishGen Yizkor Book Virtual Shtetl History Baranów Sandomierski [baˈranuf sandɔˈmʲɛrskʲi] is a small town in southern Poland, in the Subcarpathian Voivodship, Tarnobrzeg County on the Vistula River, with 1,440 inhabitants (02.06.2009). It belongs to th...

  • Turkish Jewish Genealogy Portal

    Turkish Historical Jewish Community Geni History of the Jews in Turkey Wikipedia Town Projects Gallipoli Istanbul Turkish Historical Jewish Community Ankara Jewish Families Jewish Community of Tire, Izmir Province - Turkey De Vidas Sephardic Family with roots in Turkey

  • Lost and Found in Iraq (Jewish)

    Lost and found in Iraq (Jewish) This project is designed to re-unite families to lost individuals on the tree. How many of us had that "Uncle" or "Best Mate of Dads" that did not seem to have any family? How many times in your research do you find someone, who, is a mystery, you want to add him to the tree, but, have no idea where he/she belongs. Can also be used for families with the same ...

  • Philadelphians Pictured in "Fifty Years" Work of the Hebrew Education Society of Philadelphia: 1848-1898"

    Prominent Jewish Philadelphians (and a few non-Philadelphians) whose portraits appear in Fifty years' work of the Hebrew Education Society of Philadelphia: 1848-1898 published by the Society, 1899. From the preface: The first meeting for the formation of a society whose purpose was the education of Jewish youth in the city of Philadelphia was held on March 7 1847. On June 4 1848, a Cons...

  • Trenton Jewish Community

    The Jewish community in Trenton, NJ in the early decades of the 20th Century, was a small tight-knit community with several thriving synagogues and seemingly lots of intra-Trenton Jewish marriages. In my wife's case (Barbara Melmed nee Goldstein), I see many Trenton-based surnames appearing over and over (Kohn, Goldstein, Azarchi, Cohen, Sutnick, Urken, Lefkowitz, Troll, Koslow, Habas, Siegel...

  • Jewish Families from Satu Mare, Romania

    Websites: Town and County Satu Mare - County Archives (Romanian): Satu Mare - City Hall: Satu Mare - Library (Romanian): Satu Mare - County Museum (Romanian): Old City Map of Satu Mare: Newspapers All newspapers Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county: Szamos 1899-1919: Szatmár 1899-1911: Szatmári Est 1913-1914: Szatmári Friss Újság 1902-1903: Szatmári Gazda 1909-1919: S...

  • Jews of Virginia

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Virginia .

  • Holocaust slachtoffers Rotterdam - Rotterdam Holocaust Victims J-L

    Holocaust slachtoffers Rotterdam -Namenlijst J tot en met L Dit project is sub-project van het project Holocaust slachtoffers Rotterdam ENG : This project is a sub project of Holocaust Victims Rotterdam Slachtoffers/ Victim lists (alphabetical sub-projects with names) Namen/Names A -C Namen/ Names D - F

  • Jewish Families from Tovste, Ukraine

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Tovste, Ukraine, also known as Tolstoye, Tłuste, Toist, Tlusta, Tłuste Miasto, Tłuste Myasto, Toyst, Tolstoya. Gesher Galicia - Tovste Urban Type Settlement Jewish History Overview Tovste (Ukrainian: Товсте) is an urban-type settlement in the Zalischyky Raion (district) of Ternopil Oblast (province) in western...

  • Jewish Community of Kobersdorf

    Background Kobersdorf ( Kabold in Hungarian) is a town in Eastern Austria in the Burgenland region. Kobersdorf, like the other towns of Burgenland, belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary until 1920-21. After the end of the First World War, the western border area of Hungary was awarded to Austria by the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon. Since 1921, the town has belonged to the newly founded ...

  • Jewish Families from Bircza, Poland

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Bircza, Poland, also known as Berch, Bircha, Birtch. Gesher Galicia - Bircza JewishGen - Bircza Background Bircza [ˈbirt͡ʂa] (Ukrainian: Бірча) is a village in Przemyśl County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Bircza. It lies app...

  • Jewish Families of Chorostkow (Khorostkiv, Ukraine)

    The purpose of this project is to identify and connect all of the Jewish families of the small town of Chorostkow. Chorostkow, now called Khorostkiv is located between Husiatyn and Kopyczynce, on the banks of the River Taina in the Ternopil Oblast of the Ukraine in what was once Galician Podolia. The village was granted the rights of a small town by local magnate named Siamianski who invited ...

  • Berga an der Elster

    Background Berga an der Elster , a subdivision of Buchenwald, was a Nazi slave labor camp that held and tortured 350 American Prisoners of War (POW) after their capture at the Battle of the Bulge on December 16, 1944. While thousands of POWs were captured on that ill-fated day, the Nazis held a subset of 350 American soldiers at Berga beginning February 13, 1945. The American POWs were iden...

  • Adding non-related profiles to Geni.com using US Census-based data to grow our Big Tree

    In the project entitled "Let's build up the Jewish Genealogy Portal" Let's build up the Jewish Genealogy Portal , we have been discussing the possibility of adding Jewish profiles, in mass, by using US census data. There are a number of issues that may have to be overcome to utilize this data in the most efficient way. Since this is a general problem, not at all restricted to Jewish folks, I'...

  • Wees- en Doorgangshuis - Orphanage ‘Machseh Lajesoumim’ in Leiden, 1929-1943

    Jewish orphanage and shelter Machseh Lajesoumim - Leiden In memory of the children and the staff of the Jewish orphanage in Leiden, Netherlands. The Central Jewish orphans and Passage House 'Machseh Lajesoumim' is the eighth and last Jewish orphanage founded in our country. In the night of 5 to March 6, 1943, the first raid in Leiden took place. The raid was part of an "Evacuation The Hague...

  • Small Jewish Historical Museums, Synagogues and Other Sites in the Czech Republic

    Purpose: To highlight lesser known Jewish historical sites and projects in the Czech Republic. Mountain Synagogue in Hartmanice : Since 1883, it has been a house of prayer for more than 200 citizens of Jewish faith, later a carpenter’s workshop, and even a warehouse for used truck tires... Now, after almost 70 years without dignity, the Hartmanice Memorial Association has reopened the synagog...

  • Other Families in the First American Jewish Families

    First published in 1960, and revised through 1991, Malcolm Stern 's First American Jewish Families was a groundbreaking work of genealogy, detailing the trees of 600 early Jewish-American families from 1645-1988. Stern's work is viewable online at the American Jewish Archives . Rabbi Elias Solomon Levinger, Chief Rabbi of Gailingen (Daughter Saphira married Samuel Lemuel Binswanger) The...