Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Zerkowitz Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: ZERKOWITZ, Czech Rep., Hungary, Austria
Posted by: Chaya-Bathya Markovits (ID *****1458) Date: December 28, 2006 at 01:22:56
In Reply to: ZERKOWITZ, Czech Rep., Hungary, Austria by Robert Hanscom of 28


I'm working at the R. Samson Raphael Hirsch Chair (Dept. of Jewish History in Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan). The Chair holds the "Saenger Collection" - some 1000 manuscripts (mostly letters) in German and Hebrew from Rabbi Hirsch and his contemporaries. Now, one of the Hebrew manuscripts - from the time when Rabbi Hirsch was Landesrabbiner of Moravia - is addressed to a certain "Meir Sherkovitz" (using the Hebrew shin)in an unspecified Moravian community. Meir's sons Michael and Nathan, both merchants, are also mentioned.
Furthermore, in the autobiography of Ignaz Briess, Schilderungen aus dem ehemaligen Ghettoleben a certain healer (a kind of physician who did not learn his profession at an university) named Zerkovitz of Prerau is mentioned. The text of this book may be found online at: (chapter 10).
If you want further details, please contact me by e-mail.

Chaya-Bathya Markovits

Notify Administrator about this message?

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network