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Częstochowa Synagogue
Częstochowa Synagogue

About CRARG

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

The R in CRARG is for Research, and that is CRARG’s focus. 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, where they can be searched and viewed at no cost.

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.

Andrew Nusbaum, a member of CRARG’s Board of Directors, teaches at Charles Armstrong School in California. His Glatter ancestors lived in various small towns near Częstochowa in the early 1800s and settled in Częstochowa in the 1850s, with some branches (Blejwas, Wajsberg) later moving to Radomsko. His Bursztyn and Win ancestors lived in Częstochowa as far back as the early 1800s, and a few descendants still live in the area today. His immediate ancestors immigrated to the New York, Chicago, and Boston areas in the 1890s.

David Rose, a member of CRARG’s Board of Directors, is president of Merco Tape. He is married and has four children, 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. His personal interests include travel to the coldest parts of the planet, his goats and chickens and his dog Akiva, and genealogy.

Stefanie Seltzer, a member of CRARG’s Board of Directors, is President of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust. She and her Fiszman family lived in Radomsko. She was smuggled out of the Radomsko ghetto as a young child, hidden in various places, and then reunited with her mother during the Warsaw uprising. After the war, in 1952, they immigrated to the United States. Stefanie has a B.A. in psychology and a masters degree in counseling.

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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)