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Sonia Onker (sp?) cousin of Abram Frayman/Fraiman

Sonia Onker (sp?) cousin of Abram Frayman/Fraiman

Posted: 9 Mar 2013 4:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Mar 2013 4:02PM GMT
Surnames: Onker, Unker, Frayman, Fraiman
I'm helping someone research their grandfather, Abram Frayman, born c. 1918, who was killed in WWII.

Abram's cousin, Sonia Onker/Sonya Unker filled in a testimony form for the Shoah Victims database at http://db.yadvashem.org/names/search.html?language=en. (See attached form.)

Sonia/Sonya was alive in 2001 and, from what we can tell, she lived in Karmiel, Israel. Her address is near the bottom of the page (in Russian.)

Can someone who reads Hebrew search the current phone directories, newspapers or other records in Israel for her? The family I'm helping would love to speak with her about their grandfather.
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Re: Sonia Onker (sp?) cousin of Abram Frayman/Fraiman

Posted: 8 Jun 2013 7:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
try posting on an israel board and also jewishgen.org.

any lo cal rabbi would help you translate .

Re: Sonia Onker (sp?) cousin of Abram Frayman/Fraiman

Posted: 9 Jun 2013 5:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks -- I did post in other places, too.

I've already translated the document.

I need someone in Israel to search her last known location, phone books, etc.

I don't know any rabbis. I think it would be very awkward and a little rude to choose a random rabbi and ask him to take on a research project. :(

Re: Sonia Onker (sp?) cousin of Abram Frayman/Fraiman

Posted: 9 Jun 2013 7:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, asking a random Rabbi you don't know to take on an extensive research project for you would be a little rude, I agree. So, instead of asking random genealogy buffs, try posting on JewishGen (you'll get a much larger response) for recommendations for researchers in Israel who will do this for you for a fee? My cousin would probably respond as he lives in Israel, is completely bilingual, and does this sort of work. If not him, then there certainly will be others. If you have a budget, by all means mention it so that only the folks who are sure they can stay within it will respond.

Finding a living family to reach out to is a lovely project and I'm sure plenty of people would love to help your friends by helping you out. But you're talking about 10, 20, 30 or more hours of work. If you're super lucky, it might be half an hour, but chances are you're looking for Sonia's children or grandchildren, not her.

Cyndi

Re: Sonia Onker (sp?) cousin of Abram Frayman/Fraiman

Posted: 9 Jun 2013 9:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
I did post to JewishGen, and I don't think this board is "random" since it's for Holocaust research.

I'm asking on behalf of someone else (who doesn't speak English very well and doesn't have an Ancestry.com membership) so I'm not going to be hiring anyone myself.

Step 1 shouldn't take that long. All I would like is for someone to check a telephone book for her (or perhaps a living relative) to see if she or someone with that surname still lives there.

Maybe someone will come along who can do that...

Re: Sonia Onker (sp?) cousin of Abram Frayman/Fraiman

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 10:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
some libraries carry israel phone books.try a large library. I didn't mean for a rabbi to do the whole project, just to translate a line for you.:)
good luck.

Re: Sonia Onker (sp?) cousin of Abram Frayman/Fraiman

Posted: 10 Jun 2013 11:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks! I'll check the large libraries around here.
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