1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[28]='Is Elhanan Mankiewitz the same person as Elkan Moses MANKIEWICZ from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[42]='Is Mordekhai G.S.T. one of Marcus Liebermann GOLDSTEIN or Michael Wolff GOLDSTAMM from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[56]='Is Leib b. Yaakov the same person as Leibel Jankel ITALIENER from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[69]='Is Yosef b. Yoel Kahana the same person as Joseph Joel COHN from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[90]='Is Yosef b. Yoel Kahana the same person as Joseph Joel COHN from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[88]='Is Hirsch b. E. the same person as Hirsch Elias ROTHENSTEIN from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[91]='Is Tzvi b. Rabbi Mordekhai Alexander the same person as Hirsch Marcus ALEXANDER from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[124]='Is Moshe Meier b. B.A.M. the same person as Moses Meyer Benjamin MUELLER from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[147]='Is Abraham b. A. the same person as Abraham Aaron FRENKEL from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[175]='Is Simon Becker the same person as Simon Samuel BAECKER from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[182]='Is Joseph Jacob one of Joseph Jacob MEYER or Joseph Joachim GOLDSTEIN from the 1814 surname adoption list? Is his son Chaim Elchanan the same person as Elkan Joseph GOLDSTEIN from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[187]='Is Gad b. M., brother of (?) Dov Eierbach, the same person as Gottlieb Meyer AUERBACH from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[216]='Is Sender b. M. the same person as Alexander Mendel KOKOSCHKE from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; $na[251]='Is I. Leburg related to Israel Salomon LEBUNG from the 1814 surname adoption list?'; if (is_numeric($_GET['s'])) {$k=aasort($k,$_GET['s']);} foreach ($k as $j) { $kt.="".$j[0]."".$j[1]."".$j[2]."".$j[3]."".$j[4]."".$na[$j[0]].""; } ?> JewishGen Danzig/Gdańsk SIG Presents:

Inscriptions on Objects from Danzig
Below is a list of inscriptions appearing on objects from Danzig at the Jewish Museum in New York, extracted from Danzig 1939: Treasures of a Destroyed Community. These are the inscriptions that name individuals or groups, and, therefore, might be linkable to SIG members' relatives more closely than only by common association with Danzig.

The Notes column contains speculations about the identities of some of the individuals, where they are not clear from the inscriptions — e.g., because the inscriptions lack surnames (note that some inscriptions predate surname adoption). A surname index appears as the bottom of this page. Further speculations will be added as more Danzig sources are examined. If you have further identifying information about any of these people, please contact us.

Inscriptions appearing here in English are translations from Hebrew or Judeo-German from Danzig 1939. Inscriptions in German are untranslated. In some cases, the inscriptions presented here are excerpts of the full inscriptions described in Danzig 1939, but what has been omitted here does not relate directly to the named individuals or groups.

Many inscriptions are dated, and these dates generally appear here in the format (Hebrew/Gregorian), where the Hebrew date is given in the inscription, and the Gregorian date is calculated from it and might be imprecise (e.g., off by one day or one year), due to differences between the calendars. The Date of Creation column sometimes gives a different date, which is the estimate provided in Danzig 1939 for the date of the creation of the object. Often, the basis for these estimates and additional information and analysis about the objects can be found in Danzig 1939, the numbering of the objects in that book corresponding to the No. column here.

As explained in Danzig 1939, because some of these objects were collected as Judaica by Danzig resident (though, Wloclawek native) Lesser Gieldzinski, they might not have connections to Danzigers other than him. They might not have been used actively in the community. In the future, we will indicate which objects came from Gieldzinski's collection.

You can sort by No., Type, Date of Creation, Place of Creation by clicking those column headings.

Thanks very much to the Jewish Museum for help researching this collection.

No.TypeDate of CreationPlace of CreationInscriptionNotes


Surnames:
Alexander 91
Anker 46
[Auerbach?] 187
Becker 175 224
Berghold 59
Bluhm 129 281
Bramson 67
[Cohn?] 69 90
Danziger 197
Davidsohn 112a,b
Deutschland 27
Deveer 284
Eierbach 187
[Goldstamm?] 42
Goldstein 5 25 26 28 41 69 71 88 89 121 126 127 129 131 132 197 202 206 226 235 275 278 281
[Goldstein?] 42 182
Frank 242
[Frenkel?] 147
Friedländer 10 25 210
Fürstenberg 225
Herrmann 215
Hirschfeld 98
Hirschsohn 25
Italiener 224
[Italiener?] 56
Jakobson 128
Jaretzki 102
Kahana 69 90
Kohn 12
[Kokoschke?] 216
Kronheimer 5
[Lebung?] 251
Leburg 251
Levinsohn 242
Mankiewitz 28 279
Mendelsohn 274
[Meyer?] 182
[Mueller?] 124
Neuberger 148
Paradies 27
Rosenstein 28
[Rothenstein?] 88
Schweitzer 284
[S?]eefeld 49
Speier 72
Widowski 178
Wollig 242
Zinguli 9
Zutrauen 89