07/20/09

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04/25/15

Re: Ghostlike appearances; portraits on gravestones

Christian’s recent post about portraits seen on gravestones in the Czernowitz Jewish cemetery <https://vanishedworld.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/ghostlike-appearences/> reminded me that these portraits occur in New York City cemeteries as well.  Several years back I went searching for the tombstone of Sarah Silver at the Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Queens, New York.  Sarah was born in Radautz, and was a sister of my great grandmother, Hinde Schachter nee Brucker.  She lived in Montreal, then Cleveland, and died unexpectedly during a visit with another sister in New York City.  Her tombstone bears the only photo I’ve ever found of her.  See below.

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04/25/15

Czernowitz Cemetery Transcription Project

After too many years, the Cemetery database project is nearing completion. There are just about 3000 burials remaining to index. (For those who aren’t familiar with it, results are posted to The JewishGen Online Burial Registry at <http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/>.) Transcriber Noam Silberberg recently spotted an unusual monument in Area 102, recording the passing of Dr. Karl Nussenbaum, who died in a plane crash in 1938.  Does anyone remember or know anything about this event?214-1486_IMG

 

I’d be interested to know more!

Bruce Reisch

 

April 25, 2015: 21:00 ET:

Noam Silberberg send the following related information:

The plane was a Lockheed 14H Super Electra of the Polish LOT airline
flying on the Warsaw-Lwow-Czernowitz-Bucharest-Thessaloniki route. On
July 22nd, 1938 at around 17:40, it crashed after being struck by
lightning near Stulpicani, Suceava county. There were 14 people on
board, all killed.
 
Crew members were pilot Wladyslaw Kotarba, radio operator Zygmunt
Zarzycki and flight engineer Franciszek Panek.
On board were also two military pilots – Capt. Gnys and Capt
Waliszewski; aviator Olimpiusz Nartowski; Polish diplomat Edward
Gozdowski and Japanese military attache Col. Masakatsu Waka.
Other passengers were Dr. Lemuel Caro (Goldstein) from New York and
Bulgarian diplomat Radi Radev.
In Czernowitz boarded Dr. Isidor Bodea, director of the children’s
hospital in Czernowitz; Dr. Karl Nussenbaum; Capt. Gheorghe Ionescu
and Romanian composer and aviator Ionel Fernic.
Noam.
 
April 25, 2015 21:00 ET:
Irene Fishler shared additional information:
From Noam Silberberg’s very interesting comment I learned that on this
flight was also Dr. Isidor Bodea.
 
By chance, I have a photo I took at the Children’s Hospital main building
with a commemoration plaque on its wall. ( see below).
 
It reads , in Romanian: “Dr. Isidor Bodea ( 1866-1938) the first
chief-physician of the Children’s Hospital in Cernauti”
As far as I know Dr. Bodea was not Jewish.
 
If you think it’s worth, please post it on the Ehpes-Blog.
Thanks for everything you do,
 
Best regards,
Irene
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April 25, 2015 21:30:
Ignacio Sternberg contributed the following:
Hello Bruce and Noam & Hardy

I am answering you from Caracas, Venezuela, regarding Bruce’s interest in Dr. Karl Nussenbaum. He was a cousin of mine.My mother’s mother (my GM ) was a NUSSENBAUM. The source of the information came from Claudia, daughter of Karl N. He studied medicine in Vienna. Anything else you need just write me. I think I have the best tree of the Nussenbaum’s !!!!! as told by them. (example below)
 
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04/25/15

Physicians [from Czernowitz], Deported to Transnistria

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Ervin [Erwin] Adler, Ioan Blidner, Leopold Bremer [Brenner], Lazar [Lezer] Buxbaum, Maier Drucher, Isidor Furmann, Natan [Nathan] Ghetzler [Getzler], Iosif Goldstein, Solomon Heier, Suchar Herschman, Martin I. Herzberg [Hertzberg], Iuda Hollinger [Holinger], Guido Hornstein, Iosif Iahr, Julius Kessler, Berl Korn, Karol [Carl] Korn, Max Kremer, Carol [Karl] Leindenbaum [Lindenbaum], Isac Likvornic, Comrat [Iacob Conrad] Mardler [Merdler], Pincas Napler, David Nier, Ossi [Ossy] Orest Noe, Iacob Rauch, Arthur Rosemblat [Rosenblatt], Iulius Rotlender, Izu Salzberger, Ludovic [Ludwig] Samler, Leizer [Leiser] Schachter [Schächter], Paul Pincas Schapira, Zigard Scherf, Adolf Schifter, Simion [Simon] Schlosser, Wilhelm Schvartz, Carol Schwartz Skapf [Schwartzkopf], Alfred Seidner, Wilhem [Wilhelm] Solomon, Natan Teitler, Isac Vikman, Herman Walter, Hema [Herman] Wasz Kutzer [Waszkautzer], Baruch Wenistock [Weinstock], Adolf Winter, Bernhard Teodor Zulflucht [Zuflucht].

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Captured by Dr. Sergij Osatschuk at Czernowitz Street Market in January 2010

04/22/15

Ain’t Love Grand?

From the mercurial Shelley Mitchell, this fine piece of photography….
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Here’s what Shelley has to say about the photo: “These are my maternal grandparents, Beile “The Belle of Kolomea” Terner and her (then finance and later) husband, Zalman Konigsberg. This is the Galician side of the family.”

04/10/15

Memory Treatment and Urban Planning in L’viv, Chernivtsi, Chisinau and Wroclaw

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Click here for accessing the Research Project Memory of Vanished Population Groups in today’s East-Central European Urban Environments.

Click here for dowloading the brochure „What is to be remembed?“ on Chișinău [p. 6-16], Czernowitz [p. 16-30], Lemberg [p. 30-49], Wroclaw [p. 49-62].

Click here for downloading Leo Spitzer’s brochure “Connective Memories: Dreams, Mediascapes, Journeys of Return”