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About CRARG

Please contact CRARG President Daniel Kazez (danielkazez@crarg.org) with any questions about CRARG.

CRARG finds, translates, types, and organizes databases of records from the late 1700s through the mid 1900s, and gives these databases to JRI-Poland, JewishGen, Yad Vashem, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Daniel Kazez, CRARG President and founder, is professor of music at Wittenberg University, in Springfield, Ohio. His Englander family lived first in Mstów and Janów (and several small towns nearby), and later in Przyrów, Częstochowa, and Żarki. His Kifer and Talman families lived first in Pławno and later in Radomsko. And his Jurkiewicz and Lewkowicz families lived in Przedbórz and Góry Mokre. His family trees stretch back to the 1700s.

Michael Danziger, a member of CRARG’s Board of Directors, graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His professional life has been focused on information businesses, database management, and software. He lives in Marlboro, New Jersey with his wife and two dogs. They have four children and (so far) six grandchildren.

David Rose, a member of CRARG’s Board of Directors and founding member of CRARG, is president of Merco Tape and lives in the lower Hudson Valley in New York. With the help of CRARG he has traced his Rozenblum family roots back to the mid-1700s, in Częstochowa and Żarki. David lives with his wife Rebecca, a dog, two cats, three goats and, depending on how hungry his neighborhood fox is, various chickens, guinea fowl, ducks, turkeys and rabbits. They have four children and not enough grandchildren.

Bob Schupper, a member of CRARG’s Board of Directors, lives with his wife Ann Marie in Hershey, Pennsylvania. They have two children who both live in Philadelphia. Bob’s grandfather Juda Leib Windman was from Częstochowa and emigrated to Paris in 1938. He was arrested during the “Billet Vert” and imprisoned in Camp de Pithiviers until he was transported to Auschwitz, where he was murdered. Bob writes: “My mother died believing that she was the only living person from the Windman/Szopa family. Thanks to the hard work of Daniel and CRARG I was able to find other living relatives in both the US and Europe.”

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Thinking of joining CRARG? Feel free to write to me (danielkazez@crarg.org) to ask if we have records for your family! —Daniel Kazez, CRARG President (a volunteer/unpaid position)