Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Wonderful Film Meet Me In St. Louis Starring Judy Garland

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Here is one of Americas greatest Stars in one of her great films . Enjoy all the movie still . Below is a link to all the videos of the songs on Youtube. 

The other link is a gallery  to the movie stills of the picture. Meet Me In St. Louis

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Chick here to hear all the great songs from Meet Me In St. Louis

Chick here to go to my gallery of movie stills on Meet Me In St. Louis

Jewish Shana Tova ( New Year) & Holiday Cards Series 1

This is a wonder series of Holiday Cards  

JUDAICA JEWISH HAPPY NEW YEAR SHANAH TOVA POSTCARD WOMAN WITH FAN JUDAICA JEWISH NEW YEAR SHANAH TOVA POSTCARD 7 PEOPLE RIDE IN ROADSTER JUDAICA JEWISH NEW YEAR SHANA TOVA POSTCARD SIMCHAT TORAH

JUDAICA JEWISH NEW YEAR SHANAH TOVA POSTCARD STREET ORGAN GRINDER

Chick here to see Jewish Shana Tova  Holiday cards Series 1

Jewish Shana Tova ( New Year) & Holiday Cards

 The beauty of these cards take us back to a  all the way to 1899 . I hope you enjoy them .  There are different series of Shana Tova Cards these are mostly flowers and ones that are not part of a series. 

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EWISH HAPPY NEW YEAR SHANAH TOVA GIRL AND BOY

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click here to see my new gallery Jewish Shanna Tova ( New Year) & Holiday Cards

Jewish Illustrations Drawings & Etchings

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 I have been collecting images for years now , from all different places each one helps me to know more about my people and the lives that they lived . It brings me to a place of seeing that life is always a journey. If you look at mankind it is only a moment since they lived. Second to when we shall be apart of what was. For it all just keeps going on. Change is the only think that is constant.

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Please go to my gallery  and see the wonder of the Jewish people and there journey threw  drawings and etchings.

Click here to see my Jewish Illustrations Drawings And Etchings Gallery

 

North Sea Texas, Two Young men find love

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 This is  a Flemish Drama, and the first feature  film by cult director Bavo  DeFurne. Starring Jelle Florizoone  and  Mathias Vergels. The screenplay was written by Bavo DeFurne and Yves  Verbraeken based on the 2004 childrens. novel .

 

 

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This is a wonderful film of two boys who find there way to each other.

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It is the 1970s. Pim, a fourteen-year-old boy, lives on the Belgian coast with his mother, Yvette. His father is no longer with the family and his mother has relationships with Etienne, the man who drives her to her accordion performances, and, later, Zoltan, a young fairground worker. Pim falls in love with his seventeen-year-old neighbour Gino and they develop a sexual relationship. One day, Gino’s mother tells Pim that Gino has found a girlfriend, Françoise, which devastates Pim. Gino later moves to Dunkirk with her. After his mother abandons him, Pim moves in with Marcella and Sabrina, Gino’s mother and sister. But Marcella’s health deteriorates and Gino returns, bringing back the feelings Pim had for him. Gino seemingly also still has feelings for Pim.

 

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Click here to see all my movie stills from the movie North Sea Texas

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Assorted Photographs & Postcards Of The Warsaw Ghetto & Other Ghettos

When I had started this blog about my family and where we came from I knew nothing. I have been working now for over 2 years doing my own research.  I  kept finding hints of a whole other life for the Baumwoll’s. We really are very new to America. Only our third generation is now coming to be. I could never find my grandfathers sisters and brother, their families or children in America. That is not what God wanted me to find.  So I went back to our homeland, Warsaw Poland. At first, I found just a few names of my family and then the doors opened up.

In my research, I had gone as far as I could looking in America and came to a roadblock. I had spoken to other people and everyone kept telling me I could never find anyone to help me in Poland since we’re pretty much housebound but true to my nature, I decided to contact the chief Rabbi of Poland,  Michael Schudrich, Rabbi of Nozyk Synagogue in Warsaw where my family worshiped. He was very intrigued for my families history in Warsaw Poland goes back to 1740. My family was predominantly urban. He referred me to Anna Przybyszewska Drozd of The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute (JHI)  in Warsaw. Anna was extremely helpful. She was able to find much information about my family in Warsaw, especially their gravesites in the Warsaw Cemetery. She explained to me that my family is one of the old Jewish families that stayed in one area for hundreds of years.

She also went to another institution, The Warsaw Archives, and was able to find, residential addresses, occupations and other information. She then referred me to an associate of hers, Jackie Scharwz who lives in Belgium. Her main work is to reunite families that were separated during World War II. She was very helpful, helping me find many more pieces of the puzzle.

Anna also referred me to Yisroel Szpilman, who manages the Warsaw Cemetery. He began helping me find the grave sites of my ancestors and sent me photos of the grave stones. Through the gravestones, I was able to find even more information, taking me further back in time.

When I started this blog 2 years ago, I had seen some videos (that are posted on my blog) of the Foundation For Documentation of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland, whose mission is to document every gravestone, first in Warsaw and then the rest of Poland of all Jews that had lived their. From watching those videos, I would never have imagined that I would be led to the team that is doing all the research for the cemeteries. I have just now hired one of the people on the team,  Witold Wrzosinsk, who is one of the researchers documenting the 270,000 graves in the Warsaw Cemetery. At this point they have documented 90,000 graves. In this new world that we live in, I was able to skype with him and others to find all of this out without ever leaving my home. There is much that he let me know that he knew extensively of the Baumwolls and is now going on a treasure hunt to find out more such as birth, marriage and death certificates and many other things.

I have been collecting images of Poland for a long time. Each face that I saw, I began to realize this could be my family. So I went on. First, only a couple of hundred photos, then thousands from postcards to art, and the great photographs by Jewish people and the Germans, for they documented everything that they did.  In this gallery are not  only Warsaw  photographs but photos from all  over Poland. The streets of Poland came alive to me. I began to see  Warsaw, my homeland very differently. So much was lost in the thousand years that the Jews were in Poland, but if you look and search there is much to still see.

Below are just a few photos.

Click here to see my to see my gallery Assorted Photographs & Postcards Of The Warsaw Ghetto & Other Ghettos for many more.

JUDEN WOMAN AND BOYS IN GHETTO POLAND

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UDEN RABBI WARSAW GHETTO SYNAGOGUE POLAND

UDEN TRADERS IN GHETTO WARSAW POLAND

UDEN LABORS MEN WARSAW GHETTO POLAND