Friday, October 24, 2014



Martin Sugarman in his article, Against Fascim-Jews Who Served in The International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War, discusses the role that Jews from various countries played in the conflict. He offers extremely extensive lists of Jews who participated (some of the brigades had individuals from various countries):

The British Brigade

The Jaroslav Dombrowski Brigade

Abraham Lincoln/Washington Brigade: The American Volunteers
     Medical listed separately—Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, 
                                                 Ambulance Drivers
     War Correspondents

The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion—Canada

The Latvian Volunteers

Franco-Belge Brigade


George Dimitrov (from Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and other---mostly Sephardim)

Austria—includes medical, combatants lists




Thaelmann Battalion (Germany)

Other Lists

Please see the article for the names.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

1880-1919 TSGIAK (Ukrainian Archives): Criminal Court

1880-1919 TSGIAK
(Central Historical Archives of Ukraine, Kiev)

Fond 318 Kiev Court of Justice
(Fonds of the Court and the Prosecutor’s Office)

Criminal Dept., 1880-1906

  * RSDRP: Russian Social Democratic Labor Party—“A revolutionary socialist political party formed in 1898 in Minsk to unite various revolutionary organisations of the Russian empire into one party.” (Wikipedia)

Inventory/Opis 1, vol. 1, Case/Delo 89, 197 sheets: Case against inhabitants of Rozheva Radmyslsky dist. of Kiev Province. Wechsler IE, Duvidova O., et al. for resisting officials of the excise dept., 1898-1899.

Inv. 1, vol.1. Case 376, 44 sheets: Case against a citizen of Gorshike Ovruchsky County, Volhynia. Rogalya FG for speaking against the czar. 1905

Inv. 1, vol. 2, Case 1222, Case against a teacher in  Berdichev vocational school, Fuchs RI, who possessed illegal literature (leaflets, newspaper of the RSDRP*, etc.). 1907-1912.

Inv. 1, vol. 2, Case 1229: Case against bourgeois (merchant?), Kofman GL, living in Kiev, & in possession of illegal pamphlets & leaflets of the RSDRP. 1907-1908. 

Inv. 1, vol. 2, Case 1230: Inquiry into charges against Kofman GL for possessing illegal pamphlets & leaflets. 1907.

Inv. 1, Vol. 2, Case 1235: Case against Meerovskaya LN detained in Kiev for keeping proclamations of the Kiev Committee of the RSDLP. 1907-1908.

Inv. 1, vol. 2. Case 1245: Case against Reichman SA detained in Shpola Zvenigorod district, Kiev province, for drafting appeals for the RSDLP. Also, possessed an illegal booklet, “Protocols of the Unification Party Congress”, held in Stockholm in 1906”. 1907-1908.

Inv. 1, vol. 2, Case 1394: Case against tailor, Roytenberg IU, for distributing illegal leaflets to recruits in Radomysl, Kiev province. 1907

Inv. 1, vol. 2, Case 1405: Case against Feinstein IM for the comilation & dissemination of leaflets, “Comrade Workers” & “Comrade Recruits” in Starokonstantinov Ostropol, Krasilov & Kulchin, Zhitomir district of Volyn province. 1907-1909

Inv. 1, vol. 2, Case 1469: Case against a former student of the Kiev 4th Gymnasium, Rosenthal SD, residing in Kiev, for keeping brochures of LN Tolstoy’s “Soldier’s Memo” & other illegal literature. 1907-1908.

Inv. 1, vol. 2, Case 1509: Case against Palshau MV, Lidenbaum YM, et al. Lutsk prison inmates in a speech against the internal prison regulations, an attack on prison officials & guards, & a clash with soldiers sent to suppress the prisoners’ speech. 1907-1910.

Inv. 1, vol. 2, Case 1595: Case against a student in the 2-class urban Kremenetz schools, Volhynia. Feldman AZ for keeping literature of the petty bourgeois parties and the Socialist-Revolutionaries “anarchists” communists. 1907.

Inv. 1, vol. 2, Case 1637: Case against laborer, Ginsberg LM, residing in Volochysk, Starokonstantinovsky County, Volhynia, for keeping appeals of the Highland Caucasian group (??) of petty-bourgeois Socialist-Revolutionary Party. 1907-1910.

Inv. 1, vol. 2, Case 1685: Case against Shapiro GG, for distributing leaflets for the Jewish bourgeois-nationalist party, the “Bund”, in Mogilev. 1907-1908.

Inv. 3, Case 13: The verdict of the Kiev Court of Justice: to 20 years Aronov Orlikov, Elia Berk, Mendel Morduhov, Hamaevich, Shlelya Faykelev (Fayvelev), et al., Polesie/Polesia, for belonging to the RSDLP organization. 1915 from placers (??)

Inv. 5, Case 7, 11 sheets: The case for the recovery of Kiev court costs from the firm, “Vaintrob MA & Son” in favor of the courts. 8/9-8/11/1918

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


(“Gazeta Lowowska” magazine/newspaper)

Thanks to Phyllis Kramer for finding a great resource, the “Gazeta Lowowska", in the Jagiellian Digital Library.

In the 1898, “Gazeta Lwowska” (vol. 2) the following names were found in the notices section. The notices themselves had 1897 dates, along with locations, at the end. These locations are what I have included here. The multiple names are grouped as they appear in a notice.
**An Edmund Turteltaub appears on my blog entitled, "Murdered Jews of Europe",

p. 7
Be_la Schein—Ustrzyki

Dr. Markussohn—Sniatyn

Samuel Grunweg,  Itzka Reischer, Ela Reischer, Moses Leib Reischer—Zablotow

Dr. Samuel Frankl—Sokal

Markusa Leinwand—Przemysl

Abraham & Diny Stern—Jaroslaw

Toporow Gerszon Rozen, Leona Holzer—Lopatyn

Izrael Brustiger, Boruch Hart, Nusli Hart, Nissli Tempelsman—Zolkiew

Mojzesza Tennenbaum, Dr. Mittelman—Zboczow

Lipman Fallman—Dukla

Matesa Weinstein—Dukla

Izak Scheiner—Ustrzyki

p. 8
Lucy Maksym, Izaka Fremda—Zolkiew

Arona Jozef, Franciska Perlowsky—Stryzow

Branei Labiner, Rebeke Labiner, Ochs & Feig Labiner, Natana Dym, Berlow Labiner—Zborow

Jakob Kohan, Dr. Rappaport—Tarnow
Juliana Turteltaub**

Gerson Handgriff, Jozefa Eisenberga—Tarnow

p. 9
Various Notices:
Jakob Badr Tuma against George R. v Osterman—Kolomyja

Chaimozi/Chaim Sternseher, Allerhands—Kolomyja

Mojeszu Wolfe Linderze,--Husiatyn

Leib Feiwla, Sachie Hudesa, Sabinie Gottlieb--Tarnow

Majzesza Roth (from Balnicy), Dawid Lipe Beer (from Baligrod)

Samuel Schweizer, Eisig Recka, Michal Czaplik--Dabromil

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


(Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine, Kiev)

Fonds of Administrative & Military-Administrative Institutions

Fond 442:Governor-General’s Office for Kiev, Podolia & Volyn,
Inventories 39-52: Police

Fond 442, Inv.  (Opis)41, Case (Delo) 166: Polish-born Abram Rosenzweig allowed to move to Radzivilov. 4 sheets.

Fond 442, Inv. 43, Case 650, 11 sheets: With reference to the fire in March, 1863 and the petition of Pyatigorsk residents affected by the fire, based on the provision of benefits. 8/8/1864-5/18/1865. The Kiev governor okayed (?) money to the Jewish fire victims from Pyatigorsk, Tarashcha county.

Fond 442, Inv. 43, Case 652: Kiev governor okayed money to the Jewish fire victims from Hodorkov/Khodorkov.

Fond 442, Inv. 45, Case 44: Regarding Orinina Morukov Grumban & Boruch Furman (smugglers) near the border areas of Lyantskoruni in the Zvenigorod District.

Fond 442, Inv 45, Case 50: Regarding smugglers Novo- Aleksintsa’s Mikhelya Binik, Abraham Chatsky, Shovelya Chatsky, Altera Gelman, Gersha/Hirsch Saltz, Moshka Zaltsman, & Lalyasa Kulya/Kul.

Fond 442, Inv. 45, Case 396, 3 sheets: Regarding the expulsion of the Jews, Itska & Nuhima Hershkowitz Gurtman.

Fond 442, Inv. 45, Case 332: Regarding the petition of barber, Elia Vaysmin, for a reward for spending time with cholera patients in Staroconstantinovsky county clinic.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 80, 34 Sheets: Regarding the Kiev governor and the number of Jewish clerks. 9/11/1873.

Fond442, Inv. 52, Case 110, 4 sheets: Regarding the eviction of Moldovan citizen, Moshe Kofman. 5/11/1873.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 146: Regarding Rabinovitch, a Jew exiled to Siberia, to return to live in Illintsy. Case closed.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 154, 6 sheets: Regarding decorated (awarded) merchant Szymansky for humane feat. 1874.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 185, 8 sheets.: Regarding exiled abroad David Gordon and David Bilmut. 1873. Case closed.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 189, 6 sheets: Regarding Turkish citizen Liechtenstein, a Jew. 1874. Case closed.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 233, 7 sheets: Regarding exiled abroad, foreigner Shifman, a Jew. 11/16/1874. Case closed.

Fund 442, Inv. 52, Case 265, 3 sheets: Regarding recommendation of the Governor of Podolsky, eviction abroad of Srul Hopmovich/Khopmovich, a Jew. 8/30/1873. Case closed.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 273, 13 sheets: Regarding a complaint of Altera Rosenzweig, a Jew, exiled abroad. 1873.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 306, 70 sheets: Regarding the tumult & resistance of Jews from Haradok/Gorodok against border guards. 3/22/1875.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 315, 6 sheets: Regarding exiled Jew, Iosya Silbermann, smuggler. 12/21/1873.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 330, 8 sheets. Regarding the recommendation (order?) of the Podolsky governor about Chaim Litvak (according to verdict of peasants of the W. Mechetnaya, Balta district). 2/15/1874.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 333, 15 sheets: Regarding the proposal of Volyn Governor about exiled Jew, Fisherman (smuggler). 8/2/1876.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 351, 5 sheets: Regarding exiled Jew Iosya Golfarb. Case closed.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 356, 8 sheets: Regarding the recommendation of Podolsky Governor to exile Gluzman, Fayzilberg, Yagolnitser (?) et al. for smuggling fish. 2/13/1874.

Fund 442, Inv. 52, Case 364: Regarding the eviction of Yankelya Perelya, a Sharovka Jew. 1/4/1874. Case closed.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 369, 7 sheets: Regarding the expulsion of Motya Oxman/Ochsman, a Jewish smuggler/contrabandist. 3/17/1875.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 371, 3 sheets: Regarding the expulsion of Moshka & Aron Rabenkih (Ryabenkikh?). 12/22/1873. Case closed.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 378: Regarding the eviction of the families of Jewish smugglers from Lyantskorunya, Balta. 1873-1875.
L. 4-4 ob. Volko Kiderman, Hersho & Isaac Huberman/Guberman, Srul Groisberg, Ida Leyb Schmukler, Fishel Gitelman, Ios Gitelman (aka Kushnir), Srul Zherder, Faybish Charkovsky… of Lyantskorun (presently Zarechanka), Orinina, Zbrizha.

L. 9 ob. Residing in Zbrizhe merchant from Lyantskorunya, Kamenetz district, Volko Shurinets (aka Kiderman) & family living Zbrizhe house…

L. 10—something about a meeting held in 1/1873 (or 1/1874?)  regarding the eviction of Jews from 40 families.

L. 10 ob. Jewish smugglers…found to have smuggled fish from  near the border to Kamenetz.

L. 11. A police captain’s report (6/12/1873), #289 to Gusyatyn Customs regarding a list to incriminate Jews for smuggling.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 380, 5 sheets: Regarding the eviction abroad of Greek citizen, Weinstein. 9/11/1874.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 383, 5 sheets; Regarding the eviction abroad of Moldovan citizen Abraham Singer. 12/14/1873. Case closed.

Fond 442, Inv. 52, Case 388, 1 sheet: Regarding peasants’ request to evict a Jew from Podolsk. 12/26/1873. Case closed.