Information Prepared for the Yurburg Family Reunion
Los Angeles, California
July 2015

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Our Genealogy

Our Ancestors:

Click her to see bigger Photos of Hillel Naividel's children

Our great grandparents and great-great grandparents

Sarah Beylah Rosin - Chana Rochel - Leah Golda Krelitz
Mary Ellis - Pesha Zapolsky - Shmuel Naividel

 

The Family Book

View The Family Book
or in MS Word for the Mac (WORD) * or the PC (WORD) *

The Families:

Naividel Family including Newberg, Gittelson, Weisberg, Ellis, Zarnitsky, Abramson, Laden Families
View the family descendant charts last updated in 2011 with links showing family connections
Go to the updated family descendant chart updated in May 2002 (WORD)*
Go to the updated family history files updated in May 2002
 
Krelitz Family including the Gittelson, Weisberg, Ellis, Zarnitsky, Abramson Families
View the family descendant charts last updated in 2011 with links showing family connections
Go to the updated family descendant chart updated in May 2002 (WORD) *
Go to the updated family history files updated in May 2002 (WORD) *
 
Rosen / Rose / Rosin including the Zapolsky and Wenokur Families
View the family descendant charts last updated in 2011 with links showing family connections
Go to the updated family descendant chart updated in May 2002 (WORD) *
Go to the updated family history files updated in May 2002
 
Feinberg and Kizell Families
View the family descendant charts last updated 2011 with links showing family connections
Go to the updated family descendant chart updated in May 2002 (WORD) *
Go to the updated family history files updated in May 2002 (WORD) *
 
Craine Family
View the family descendant charts last updated 2011 with links showing family connections
Go to the updated family descendant chart updated in May 2002 (WORD) *
Go to the updated family history files updated in May 2002 (WORD) *
 
Family  members can request the date file containing all the family geneology information. It can be read by all genealogy programs (worth using).
 
Genealogical information compiled by Joel Alpert.
Please contact  joel.alpert@uwalumni.com

Our Shtetlach

Yurburg (town of Krelitz, Naividel, Gittleson, Rosin, Rose, Craine, Kizell, Feinberg, Ellis, Zapolsky, Zarnitsky, Abramson families)

In Happier Days (excerpts from the Yurburg Yizkor Book):
 
Yurburg in Happy Days: Memoirs of Mordechai Zilber (with mention of our family)
 
Old Photos of Yurburg and the Yurburg Shtetlinks Page
 
 
The Shoah in Yurburg: (excerpts from the Yurburg Yizkor Book):
 
Chana Magidovitz's testimony of the murders in Yurburg
 
Destruction of the Town of Yurburg
 
List of Yurburg Holocaust victims including Family members in BOLD
 
Photos of the Yurburg Krelitz family in 1940 from Leah Krelitz's photo collection
 
Bachelor's Thesis from the University of Vilna on the Murders in Yurburg
 
Story of the Discovery of our Family Roots
 
Yurburg Yizkor Book in Translation on this CD-
The Yizkor book is the Memorial Book of the Jewish Community of Yurburg, Lithuania, published in Hebrew in 1990 by the Organization of Former Residents of Yurburg. Our family generously supported its translation, which is now available to the world on the Internet and presented here for so that we may better understand the town where our forefathers lived.
Cover of the Yurburg Memorial (Yizkor) Book
 
Yurburg Shtetlinks Page on this CD - This is a copy of the web page sponsored by JewishGen, Inc. It contains more currently collected information about Yurburg, available through the sharing of Yurburg descendants of their individual material.
 
Sudarg (town of the Rosin and Hilelson families)
Hilelson Family

Raseain (town of Avraham Mordechai Krelitz)

Kibart (town of the Joseph Rosin family)

Kovno Gita Abramson Bereznitzky's Saga in the Kovno Ghetto

Other: List of Nazi SS officer of destruction of Lithuanian Jews


Our Visits to Our Shtetlach

Photos from the Family Trip to Lithuania
 
On May 8 - 17 2001, 11 members of our family made a historic trip back to Lithuania to visit the towns of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, almost exactly 100 years after they left. Many of us have expressed that this trip was a pivotal event in our lives. We sensed both the beauty of the countryside where our ancestors lived and felt close to the tragedy of the Shoah as we never could have imagined. Fortunately we had several digital camera carried by our group, so we can present many of our photos below.
 
Nancy Lefkowitz's Photos
Marc Schumann's Photos
Leon Menzer's Photos
 
 
Other photos of Yurburg courtesy of Gerald Rudmin in June 1998


2005 Opening of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Krelitz Family Displaty under the Memorial in the Family Fates Room of the Information Center

One of only 15 displays

See web site of visit of 15 family members who attended




2007 Yurburg Jewish Cemetery Restoration by Dartmouth College Students

See Web site with images from the restoration.


View the 1927 Yurburg Film by Ben Craine on the web
Go to this location
and this location


Our Reunions

Presentations from previous Naividel Family Reunions in 1998 and 2000 (Uses MicroSoft Power Point)
 
 
Photos from the 1998 Reunion in Minneapolis

Photos from the 2000 Reunion in Detroit 
Photos from the 2002 Reunion in Milwaukee

Erv Koppel's World War II Experience - Word Document by Steven Koppel

Photos from the 2005 Reunion in Los Angeles

Photos from the 2008 Reunion in Montreal
 

 


This was compiled by Joel Alpert in July 2015.
 
Genealogical information compiled by Joel Alpert.
Please send any corrections and additions to this email address joel.alpert@uwalumni.com