1.2 In Memory of Itzik Schwartz-Kara (1906-2001)
|Itzik Schwartz-Kara 1939
||Itzik Schwartz-Kara circa 1949|
|Itzik Schwartz-Kara and family 1938
Clockwise: Itzik, Sister Bacia, Golda, Ana, Brother Yosi
Sister Miriam, Mother Ester, and First Wife Anna
|Itzik Schwartz-Kara 1975
Wife Tzila on the left and Sister Golda on the right
1.3 In Memory of Nathan P. Abramowitz (1917-2002)
Nathan, son of Max and Minna Abramowitz, was born and educated in N.Y. and later settled in Cherry Hill, N.J. He was an electrical engineer whose career included consulting, manufacturing and management services in United States as well as Europe.
Upon his retirement his endless curiosity and wanderlust, as well as his intelligence and good humor, led him to pursue his interest in genealogy. His interest in his grandfather's and father's hometown of Podu Iloaiei introduced him to Itzik Schwartz-Kara's book, The Jewish Community in Podu Iloaiei.
Nathan had this book translated from Romanian to English to make it available to people interested in their Romanian-Jewish heritage and acquaint them with the detailed town history, community life, education, synagogues and rabbinate of Podu Iloaiei.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille, and two sons.
2 About the Aug/2006 Edition
A number of additions and changes are being introduced with this new edition of Kara's book.
2.1 Organization of Chapters
The arrangement of chapters has changed and new chapters have been added.
|1||Preface by KM Elias, 2006||New|
|2||Modifications Appearing in this Edition, 2006||New|
|3||Preface by N. Abramowitz, 2002||New|
|4||Obituary for Itic-Svart Kara, 2001||New|
|5||Foreword by Dr. S. Caufman, 1990||15||Formerly called Afterword|
|6||Introduction by I.Kara, 1990||1|
|10||Private and Public Education||5|
|14||Folklore and Ethnography||9|
|15||Podu Iloaiei as Depicted in Literary Works||10|
|16||Documentary Appendices||11||This edition does not include Appendix P, the 1898 census. Appendix P appears separately as a database in the JRI section of JewishGen. ???|
|17||At the Turn of the Century. Several Cumpulsory Additions||13|
|18||I. Kara: History Studies. Selected Bibliography||14|
|19||References||12||Formerly called Notes Now arranged by chapter.|
|20||Glossary of Terms||New|
|21||Glossary of Places||New|
|22||Glossary of People||New|
In the Romanian edition of the book there's a chapter titled Notes, which we are now calling References. In this English edition the pointers in the body of the book appear in the format [A-1], [A-2], [A-3].
We've also added our own footnotes, indicated by the following prefixes:
In this English edition the pointers in the body of the book appear in the format [B-1], [B-2], [B-3]
During the course of editing this book, I've had a number of inquires from people with Podu Iloiaie ancestry looking for information about their families. In a number of cases I've been able to find them pertainent information by doing keyword searches throughout the Word document.
As a result I came to realize the need for a glossary of people and places mentioned in the book. This will be very helpful for genealogists searching for specific names.
2.4 Printing this Document
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