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Re: Looking for Buchwald/Weittes(sp?)

E Feinstein
 

Deb
This is Eric Feinstein.
I recommend Alex Denisenko as a guide in Ukraine. (tuagtuag@...)  He has done a lot of research for me and he is very reliable.
all the best.
eric



From: ldyslpr46
To: podhajce@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:39 PM
Subject: [podhajce] Looking for Buchwald/Weittes(sp?)

 
I am trying to plan a trip to Podhajce this summer with my daughter to find my grandfather's roots. His name was Samuel and apparently, his mother's name was Chana Buchwald. For some reason he was made to take his mother's last name and not his father's. His father's last name was pronounced Vee-tes. I have been diagnosed with ALS and this is most certainly on my bucket list. If anyone has any information as to how I go about looking for this information and who I can contact in that area to help me get around, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you-
deb




Looking for Buchwald/Weittes(sp?)

ldyslpr46
 

I am trying to plan a trip to Podhajce this summer with my daughter to find my grandfather's roots. His name was Samuel and apparently, his mother's name was Chana Buchwald. For some reason he was made to take his mother's last name and not his father's. His father's last name was pronounced Vee-tes. I have been diagnosed with ALS and this is most certainly on my bucket list. If anyone has any information as to how I go about looking for this information and who I can contact in that area to help me get around, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you-
deb


Re: Young Mens Photo

Randy Bond
 

Someone sent it to me.  Thanks for asking.

From: Frank Bittner
To: "podhajce@..." <podhajce@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Young Mens Photo
 
Can you be more specific?
 
Frank Bittner
From: Randy Bond
To: "podhajce@..."
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:49 PM
Subject: [podhajce] Young Mens Photo
Someown mentioned a larger file of the Podhajce Young Mens Photo.  Where could I get a copy of it?
 
Randy Bond


Publishing Podhajce Yizkor Book

Jean Rosenbaum <mervinr@...>
 

There is a new project sponsored by JewishGen called Yizkor-Books-in-Print.  We have the wonderful opportunity of having the English translation of the Podhajce Yizkor Book included.  There is no cost involved for us in publishing the book.  It would simply be available for purchase by anyone who wants a copy.
 
It is, of course, possible to read the translation on the Podhajce webpage by going to kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/podhajce, but having it in book form would make it much more readily accessible.   However, some work is needed to put the book on the fast track for publication.  Someone needs to put all the text into an MS WORD document formatted with one inch borders and with headings and sub headings.  I hope that someone in our group is willing and able to take on this assignment.  It would be a real mitzvah.
 
Please do not contact me for further information.  Instead write to Joel Alpert, the coordinator of the project, at joel.alpert@... to further details.
 
Jean Rosenbaum


Re: Young Mens Photo

Frank Bittner
 

Can you be more specific?
 
Frank Bittner


From: Randy Bond
To: "podhajce@..."
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:49 PM
Subject: [podhajce] Young Mens Photo



Someown mentioned a larger file of the Podhajce Young Mens Photo.  Where could I get a copy of it?
 
Randy Bond





Young Mens Photo

Randy Bond
 

Someown mentioned a larger file of the Podhajce Young Mens Photo.  Where could I get a copy of it?
 
Randy Bond


Up-dated Podhajce webpage

Jean Rosenbaum <mervinr@...>
 

Webmaster Jerome Schatten has added a number of new items to the Podhajce
website at www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce

In the Podhajce History section, there is an article from the Encyclopedia
of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust. Also in that section are
3 relevant New York incorporation documents from the American Jewish
Historical Society.

Revisions were made to a section now titled Podhajce Synagogues, Cemeteries and Memorials.

A memoir by Tamara Mish was added to the Personal Memoirs section.

An additional book was placed in the Recommended Reading section.

Jean Rosenbaum


Re: Some Podahjce research material

elissa sampson
 

Jean,

If it helps you, I can take Sefer Ha-prenumerantn. 

Also, is the list of voters in Yiddish or German script?
-Elissa


From: STEPHEN BAUMRIND <sjbaumrind@...>
To: "podhajce@..."
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Some Podahjce research material

 
Jean,
I am looking for 2 ancestors (Mordicai Baumrind, and Rabbi Moshe Baruch Besin). If their names, or the names of any other Baumrinds are on the 1870 list of voters, I would like to have it. If not, I wouldn't want to deprive someone else of having the list. It sounds like a very important piece of history that you have discovered!
Thank you,
Stephen Baumrind

From: Jean Rosenbaum
To: podhajce@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:14 PM
Subject: [podhajce] Some Podahjce research material

 


I am doing some serious down-sizing and have several files of reseach
material
that I no longer need. If anyone (in the U.S.) would like to have any
particular file, just send me your snail mail address, and I'll get it off
to you.

Available files:

1. Immigrant ship information, including ships sailing from the ports of
Bremen and Hamburg. Also included is doing research on records from Castle
Garden and Ellis Island.
2. Tips on getting translations into English. Includes guides on doing
translations from both Russian and Polish documents.
3. Some general information on Ukraine plus tips on doing research there.
4. Sefer Ha-prenumerantn. This is in Hebrew and Yiddish. It was the
custom among Jewish writers of the past few hundred years to obtain
assistance in publishing their work by soliciting advance funds from
potential customers. I have identified the books for which advanced funds
came from residents of Podhajce, but I have not tried to translate the
names of the people who made the contributions.
5. A list of voters for Parliament from Podhajce from the year 1870. (Very
difficult to read script.)

Jean Rosenbaum
mailto:mervinr%40hal-pc.org






Re: Some Podahjce research material

STEPHEN BAUMRIND
 

Jean,
I am looking for 2 ancestors (Mordicai Baumrind, and Rabbi Moshe Baruch Besin). If their names, or the names of any other Baumrinds are on the 1870 list of voters, I would like to have it. If not, I wouldn't want to deprive someone else of having the list. It sounds like a very important piece of history that you have discovered!
Thank you,
Stephen Baumrind

From: Jean Rosenbaum
To: podhajce@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:14 PM
Subject: [podhajce] Some Podahjce research material

 


I am doing some serious down-sizing and have several files of reseach
material
that I no longer need. If anyone (in the U.S.) would like to have any
particular file, just send me your snail mail address, and I'll get it off
to you.

Available files:

1. Immigrant ship information, including ships sailing from the ports of
Bremen and Hamburg. Also included is doing research on records from Castle
Garden and Ellis Island.
2. Tips on getting translations into English. Includes guides on doing
translations from both Russian and Polish documents.
3. Some general information on Ukraine plus tips on doing research there.
4. Sefer Ha-prenumerantn. This is in Hebrew and Yiddish. It was the
custom among Jewish writers of the past few hundred years to obtain
assistance in publishing their work by soliciting advance funds from
potential customers. I have identified the books for which advanced funds
came from residents of Podhajce, but I have not tried to translate the
names of the people who made the contributions.
5. A list of voters for Parliament from Podhajce from the year 1870. (Very
difficult to read script.)

Jean Rosenbaum
mailto:mervinr%40hal-pc.org




Some Podahjce research material

Jean Rosenbaum <mervinr@...>
 

I am doing some serious down-sizing and have several files of reseach material
that I no longer need. If anyone (in the U.S.) would like to have any particular file, just send me your snail mail address, and I'll get it off to you.

Available files:

1. Immigrant ship information, including ships sailing from the ports of
Bremen and Hamburg. Also included is doing research on records from Castle
Garden and Ellis Island.
2. Tips on getting translations into English. Includes guides on doing translations from both Russian and Polish documents.
3. Some general information on Ukraine plus tips on doing research there.
4. Sefer Ha-prenumerantn. This is in Hebrew and Yiddish. It was the
custom among Jewish writers of the past few hundred years to obtain
assistance in publishing their work by soliciting advance funds from
potential customers. I have identified the books for which advanced funds
came from residents of Podhajce, but I have not tried to translate the
names of the people who made the contributions.
5. A list of voters for Parliament from Podhajce from the year 1870. (Very difficult to read script.)

Jean Rosenbaum
mervinr@...


Re: Zimet & Gruenberg-research

julia
 

Thank you Georgia


From: gwhaken
To: podhajce@...
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 5:46 AM
Subject: [podhajce] Zimet & Gruenberg-research

 
Dear Julia,
JewishGen's Family Finder has 102 researchers listed for Podgaytsy with 195 entries. Because the Jewish population in 1880 was 4,012 and in 1910 3,497, someone on the list might be familiar with these names. Emailing to some of the older researchers to ask about their research sources might be a good idea.
Georgia




Re: Test Message

Binnie Yeates
 

Someone said they were planning to go to Podhajce next year, but I've lost the mail. Will they be posting details nearer the time, and how do I get involved?
 
Binnie Yeates

From: romers
To: podhajce@...
Sent: Saturday, 30 June 2012, 22:20
Subject: [podhajce] Test Message

 
This is a test message to keep the Podhajce Group alive.
Best,
Jerome - the list owner




Zimet & Gruenberg-research

gwhaken
 

Dear Julia,
JewishGen's Family Finder has 102 researchers listed for Podgaytsy<Podhajce> with 195 entries. Because the Jewish population in 1880 was 4,012 and in 1910 3,497, someone on the list might be familiar with these names. Emailing to some of the older researchers to ask about their research sources might be a good idea.
Georgia


Zimet & Gruenberg

julia
 

I wonder if anyone could tell me how I would find out where my family zimet lived until 1938?
Thank you
Julia


Re: Podhajce Benevolent Societies

Cynthia Singer
 

Hi all,
I think this is a new topic, though related to LES and Jean's YMBA discussion. I have the names of the two Podhajce cemetery association locations.

Podhatzer Y.M.B.A. located in Mt. Hebron in Flushing, N.Y.
Podhajcer (Podhayce ?) Young Men's Benevolent Association. Loacted in Mt. Zion , Maspeth, N.Y.

Warmest regards,
Cindy Singer
 

On Jul 1, 2012, at 10:01 AM, david ockene <dockene@...> wrote:

 

I'm still interested.

David

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Re: Podhajce synagogues

elissa sampson
 

It's a top-notch question. So the question of how and why one particular small town of roughly 3,000 people, a town that is not particularly famous, gets memorialized and gets continued in so many ways is truly an open one.

We know generally that one third of Eastern Europe's Jews left in the period roughly defined as that of mass migration to the U.S., that is 1881-1924. Note those dates denote events and may not correspond to real family life, and Canada and the U.S. are not identical in this regard, as well as in post-war migration. 

In the Lower East Side, where the vast majority of the U.S. 2.2 million Jewish immigrants arrived or used as an initial ethnic hub for landsmanshaft life while living elsewhere in the NYC area (e.g., Harlem, Hicksville, Williamsburg, Brownsville, etc.), what is left in the built environment shows a lot of small Galitizianer congregations having their own buildings and societies. They did so in part, because it showed just how important their town was, but for practical reasons including raising money for their home town and keeping friendships and business connections. Keeping those ties going was very important to immigrants as a social net. Also people from different political tendencies founded their own societies.  Also some societies and shuls were relatively short lived. So Podhajce's pattern to me at least does not seem like an anomaly when I look at the Galitizianer LES. Others may have other opinions.

-Elissa


From: "Ojserkis, Dan"
To: "'podhajce@...'"
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2012 9:46 AM
Subject: RE: [podhajce] Podhajce synagogues

 


Please pardon my ignorance, but Podhajce seems to have had a significant presence in NYC (synagogues, aid societies, etc.), for a town that I thought was fairly small.  Is it truly an outsized presence for a town the size of Podhajce, or did any town of a certain size (i.e., lots of them) end up having these kinds of institutions in NYC by the late 19th or early 20th century, as its residents migrated here?
 
PS:  My grandfather (Elias Ojserkis) and his half-brother (Sigmund Ojserkis) were originally from Podhajce.
 
Daniel S. Ojserkis
Attorney at Law
Fox Rothschild LLP
609.572.2219 - direct
609.348.6834 - fax
 


From: podhajce@... [mailto:podhajce@...] On Behalf Of Jean Rosenbaum
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2012 5:36 PM
To: podhajce@...
Subject: [podhajce] Podhajce synagogues

 
There recently has been some discussion on Podhajce synagogues in New York.
There is information on www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce Click on the
Podhajce Synagogues and Memorials link on the menu.
Attached to the Rodef Shalom information is a list of members of that
congregation's benevolent association.

If you have any additional information, please send it to the webmaster at
romers@...

Jean Rosenbaum



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Re: Podhajce synagogues

Ojserkis, Dan
 



Please pardon my ignorance, but Podhajce seems to have had a significant presence in NYC (synagogues, aid societies, etc.), for a town that I thought was fairly small.  Is it truly an outsized presence for a town the size of Podhajce, or did any town of a certain size (i.e., lots of them) end up having these kinds of institutions in NYC by the late 19th or early 20th century, as its residents migrated here?
 
PS:  My grandfather (Elias Ojserkis) and his half-brother (Sigmund Ojserkis) were originally from Podhajce.
 
Daniel S. Ojserkis
Attorney at Law
Fox Rothschild LLP
609.572.2219 - direct
609.348.6834 - fax
 


From: podhajce@... [mailto:podhajce@...] On Behalf Of Jean Rosenbaum
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2012 5:36 PM
To: podhajce@...
Subject: [podhajce] Podhajce synagogues

 

There recently has been some discussion on Podhajce synagogues in New York.
There is information on www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce Click on the
Podhajce Synagogues and Memorials link on the menu.
Attached to the Rodef Shalom information is a list of members of that
congregation's benevolent association.

If you have any additional information, please send it to the webmaster at
romers@...

Jean Rosenbaum



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Podhajce synagogues

Jean Rosenbaum <mervinr@...>
 

There recently has been some discussion on Podhajce synagogues in New York. There is information on www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Podhajce Click on the Podhajce Synagogues and Memorials link on the menu.
Attached to the Rodef Shalom information is a list of members of that congregation's benevolent association.

If you have any additional information, please send it to the webmaster at romers@...

Jean Rosenbaum


Re: Surnames in Podhajce

elissa sampson
 

Yes. That is the same story then and the photo I sent is of that building. "The building, located at 108 East First Street was built in 1926 as a synagogue for Congregation Masas Benjamin." Around 1990, the then rabbi sold the building and moved to Jerusalem. So it seems that the money may have gone into creating another shul and for whatever reason he apparently kept the original Podhajcer name, which is interesting since when he ran the building here he had called it Beth Yitchok. When it became an apartment building, the beautiful interior was destroyed although the exterior is intact. See: http://www.panmodern.com/synagoguespace.html 

There were also the Podhajcer Young Men's Benevolent Association shul  I see from YIVO/Joint records also that the Young Men's Benevolent Association was still active in 1939.

There were other shuls connected to the town in the Lower East Side such as the First United Podhaycer (see below). 

26Rivington Street Podgaitsy, Ukraine First United Podhaycer

I also see from past group emails that Jean Rosenbaum documented some of these other shuls including "The Podhajcer Rabbi Schulem Lilienfeld Association" 


-Elissa


From: STEPHEN BAUMRIND
To: "podhajce@..."
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 10:52 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Surnames in Podhajce

 
Elissa,
The Synagogue I referred to is Massas Binyomin Anshei Podhajce in Maalot Dafna, Jerusalem and was dedicated April 20, 1992.

From: Elissa Sampson
To: "podhajce@..."
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 9:02 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Surnames in Podhajce

 
Stephen et al,

If your family's shul was sold around 1990, it is the building that you see below at 108 E. 1st Street, off of Houston Street. How that happened is its own story.

There is another, older synagogue Lower East Side building which I can research. I think that Jean posted on it a while back and it may have been sold much further back, since I don't remember it as part of a "living" community.

-Elissa

From: STEPHEN BAUMRIND
To: "podhajce@..."
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Surnames in Podhajce

 
Hi Elissa,
My great-grandfather Rabbi Sholom Baumrind and his son Rabbi Harold Baumrind were connected in one of the Podhajce synagogues in New York. It was sold and the funds transferred to create a synagogue in Israel. Could this be the synagogue you mention?
Rabbi Sholom Baumrind came to this country in the late 1880s and I assume his father Mordecai and grandfather Rabbi Moshe Baruch Besin are buried in Podhajce. I wish there were a was to find out more about them than just names on my great=grandfather's tombstone.
Thanks for your post.
Capt. Stephen Baumrind, USCGR-RET

From: Elissa Sampson
To: "podhajce@..."
Cc: CINDY ; Meylakh Sheykhet
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Surnames in Podhajce

 
I also highly recommend both the video footage and the book "Together and Apart in Brzezany" by Simon Redlich. These two communities histories have been intertwined for a long time and the War brought them abruptly together.

I am from the Stanton Street Shul, a.k.a., B'nai Jacob, Anshei Brzezan, which is about a five minutes walk from the remaining Podhacjer Shul here in the Lower East Side (see below). My name is Elissa Sampson, and I'm from the Kellner and Citron families in Podhacje. I, and one other immigrant from Podhacje, Abbie Roth who had left in the 1920s as a child, davened at the Brzezaner shul.

This is a photo of the Podhacjer Shul's Yinglish gate (the building is now a residence with apartments). It was built in 1926, a relatively late date for a Lower East Side Shul.

 



From: Cynthia Singer
To: "podhajce@..."
Cc: CINDY ; Meylakh Sheykhet
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Surnames in Podhajce

 
Hi all,
My name is Cindy Lacher Singer.
My maternal grandfather, Menachim Mendel Walfish was from Verbiv, and his brother,my uncle, was Shea Walfish (Wolfisch) who lived and perished in Podhajce (or more likely Berezhany) on Yom Kippur 1941. He was married to Babcia Milch.  Family lore was that he survived in the woods along with a son, returned to claim his home, and was then murdered. However, upon reading Dr. Bernard Milch's "Can Heavn Be Void" and his testimonies, I learned that Shea (his brother-in-law)was killed in Berezhany.  It is one of those mysteries of fate that my daughter and I were in Berezgany in 1996We and met a man who was willing to talk to us about the War. Later that day he assembled his entire family and told them for the first time what he had witnessed as a young boy. He spoke of how the ground moved for days and the blood flowed. We did record this but he was unwillng to provide permission to publish it. Now, I can hardly believe that I saw where, and heard from an eyewitness, about the probable slaughter of my uncle.

Other family were GGF Ohring and  Chaim Muhlstock (from Glina).

Any further information is greatly appreciated.

By the way, I am just now reading "Together and Apart in Brzezany" by Simon Redlich. It covers the period 1919-1945. Some of my curiosity pertains to what "war" my grandfather was enlisted by the Poles and endrd up in Siberia as a POW around 1920 or so. He returned to Glina (home of my grandmother  Yidis Muhlstock Walfish, where my mother was born. They also lived in Pomurin and in Peremyshliany.

On my paternal side, my Grandmother was Anna Paget from Bibrka. My grandfather was Isadore Lacher from Chororov ( or nearby).

My last visit was in 1998. However, i am in frequent contact with Meylach Schocket. Some of you also have this pleasure of knowing him. I am hoping to raise money so that the Jewish Cemetery in Glina ( Glinianny) will be protected from privatization. We worked  on getting the Bibrka mass grave protected as well.

I welcome another visit- with your group if that can be arranged.

All the best.
Cindy Lacher Singer
Westport, CT


On Jul 2, 2012, at 10:39 AM, "gwhaken" <gwhaken@...> wrote:

 
It has been a long time since I posted so I am repeating my info. From the LDS Podhajce film I found Jutta Hacken married to Yechil David Loewe. They had two children, Isaak Loeb b. 1876 died at age 2 and Sara Gittel born 1879 and died at 5 months. The record did tell me that Jutta's mother Shaindel Leah Hacken was the midwife. Shaindel Leah Buchwald was married to Moishe Mendel Hacken and they lived in Vishnevchik which was very close to Podhajce. Many of the Hackens lived in the area. Always glad to share what I have found.
Georgia












Re: Surnames in Podhajce

STEPHEN BAUMRIND
 

Elissa,
The Synagogue I referred to is Massas Binyomin Anshei Podhajce in Maalot Dafna, Jerusalem and was dedicated April 20, 1992.

From: Elissa Sampson
To: "podhajce@..."
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 9:02 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Surnames in Podhajce

 
Stephen et al,

If your family's shul was sold around 1990, it is the building that you see below at 108 E. 1st Street, off of Houston Street. How that happened is its own story.

There is another, older synagogue Lower East Side building which I can research. I think that Jean posted on it a while back and it may have been sold much further back, since I don't remember it as part of a "living" community.

-Elissa

From: STEPHEN BAUMRIND
To: "podhajce@..."
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Surnames in Podhajce

 
Hi Elissa,
My great-grandfather Rabbi Sholom Baumrind and his son Rabbi Harold Baumrind were connected in one of the Podhajce synagogues in New York. It was sold and the funds transferred to create a synagogue in Israel. Could this be the synagogue you mention?
Rabbi Sholom Baumrind came to this country in the late 1880s and I assume his father Mordecai and grandfather Rabbi Moshe Baruch Besin are buried in Podhajce. I wish there were a was to find out more about them than just names on my great=grandfather's tombstone.
Thanks for your post.
Capt. Stephen Baumrind, USCGR-RET

From: Elissa Sampson
To: "podhajce@..."
Cc: CINDY ; Meylakh Sheykhet Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Surnames in Podhajce

 
I also highly recommend both the video footage and the book "Together and Apart in Brzezany" by Simon Redlich. These two communities histories have been intertwined for a long time and the War brought them abruptly together.

I am from the Stanton Street Shul, a.k.a., B'nai Jacob, Anshei Brzezan, which is about a five minutes walk from the remaining Podhacjer Shul here in the Lower East Side (see below). My name is Elissa Sampson, and I'm from the Kellner and Citron families in Podhacje. I, and one other immigrant from Podhacje, Abbie Roth who had left in the 1920s as a child, davened at the Brzezaner shul.

This is a photo of the Podhacjer Shul's Yinglish gate (the building is now a residence with apartments). It was built in 1926, a relatively late date for a Lower East Side Shul.

 



From: Cynthia Singer
To: "podhajce@..."
Cc: CINDY <cls316@...>; Meylakh Sheykhet
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: [podhajce] Surnames in Podhajce

 
Hi all,
My name is Cindy Lacher Singer.
My maternal grandfather, Menachim Mendel Walfish was from Verbiv, and his brother,my uncle, was Shea Walfish (Wolfisch) who lived and perished in Podhajce (or more likely Berezhany) on Yom Kippur 1941. He was married to Babcia Milch.  Family lore was that he survived in the woods along with a son, returned to claim his home, and was then murdered. However, upon reading Dr. Bernard Milch's "Can Heavn Be Void" and his testimonies, I learned that Shea (his brother-in-law)was killed in Berezhany.  It is one of those mysteries of fate that my daughter and I were in Berezgany in 1996We and met a man who was willing to talk to us about the War. Later that day he assembled his entire family and told them for the first time what he had witnessed as a young boy. He spoke of how the ground moved for days and the blood flowed. We did record this but he was unwillng to provide permission to publish it. Now, I can hardly believe that I saw where, and heard from an eyewitness, about the probable slaughter of my uncle.

Other family were GGF Ohring and  Chaim Muhlstock (from Glina).

Any further information is greatly appreciated.

By the way, I am just now reading "Together and Apart in Brzezany" by Simon Redlich. It covers the period 1919-1945. Some of my curiosity pertains to what "war" my grandfather was enlisted by the Poles and endrd up in Siberia as a POW around 1920 or so. He returned to Glina (home of my grandmother  Yidis Muhlstock Walfish, where my mother was born. They also lived in Pomurin and in Peremyshliany.

On my paternal side, my Grandmother was Anna Paget from Bibrka. My grandfather was Isadore Lacher from Chororov ( or nearby).

My last visit was in 1998. However, i am in frequent contact with Meylach Schocket. Some of you also have this pleasure of knowing him. I am hoping to raise money so that the Jewish Cemetery in Glina ( Glinianny) will be protected from privatization. We worked  on getting the Bibrka mass grave protected as well.

I welcome another visit- with your group if that can be arranged.

All the best.
Cindy Lacher Singer
Westport, CT


On Jul 2, 2012, at 10:39 AM, "gwhaken" <gwhaken@...> wrote:

 
It has been a long time since I posted so I am repeating my info. From the LDS Podhajce film I found Jutta Hacken married to Yechil David Loewe. They had two children, Isaak Loeb b. 1876 died at age 2 and Sara Gittel born 1879 and died at 5 months. The record did tell me that Jutta's mother Shaindel Leah Hacken was the midwife. Shaindel Leah Buchwald was married to Moishe Mendel Hacken and they lived in Vishnevchik which was very close to Podhajce. Many of the Hackens lived in the area. Always glad to share what I have found.
Georgia