Myfamilys Genealogy


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This is the story of Iosefciuc and LAZIN families, how the Cold War has divided us; we were raised in two different systems (socialist and capitalistic) but our intellectual, and 'blood' connection has never stopped, despite the sufference and politicization during Ceasuescu's dictatorship in Romania.

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  1. 1. Octavian From: quot;Dr. Olga Lazinquot; <> Subject: Grandma Magdalena Iosefciuc, would be 78 years old today, she was born on may 6th. Cc: carotzi, dana, cedrechi, familia Bcc: mold, geluv, caroline This journal is dedicated to the memory of my mother, IOSEFCIUC MAGDALENA, born in TRIP-OAS (near Bixad) in may 1931, September, in TRIP, Tara Oasului, Satu- Mare County, in Romania. That is where our grandparents had a house, near the train rail. Our grandfather IOSIF was a train mechanic(who came from Mukachevo, Ukraine) and grandmother FEDAK Zsofi Borbala (of Hungarian ancestry), was a homemaker. Fedak Sari was disowned by her parents for having married a Ruthenian, Iosefciuc. They had a big house which we visited with Alex, my brother and his children, Octavian and Carolina in the summer of 1999. Unfortunately, a big flood came, and they both caught a cold, and died, as there was no My mother has been stolen when she was 3 years old from the burial site of my grandmother by a Czech couple that could not have children. My mom was the smallest child in the family, she had other 3 siblings; LASZLO, ANA, the biggest sister, and Ileana. Laszlo decided that he is going to find Magdalena, and crossed multiple borders including Czekia (back then this territory encompassing Sighet and Ukraine, part of Czechia was called Ruthenia), tracking down the couple who stole my mom. In those days people leaved in more tight neat communities, and knew more about each other, so in 3 years he found my mom, after long inquires and describing how my mom looked as a child. He brought her home, and all siblings were raised by one rich family. My mom told me how that Czech couple would not feed her, unless she asked for food in Czech language. Also she reminisced how she was wearing Ana's used shoes to school. Admirably, she was the only one to have completed graduate school of Forestry in Sighet in 1964. I was born in 1963. Maybe that is why I always loved school. As she was traveling with work in Viseu de Sus, in Maramures County, she met dad, Eugen Lazin, who was completing military school. That is where Eugen proposed to my mom. Early in my childhood she told me that she had a nightmare before getting married to him; she was dreaming of a toad jumping from outside through the window into her room. And soon after I was born, and in another 2 years, my brother Alex, in April 16th, 1965. now all my ancestors are buried in the Catholic cemetery, in Sighet. Laszlo had one of his limbs cut off by a train, as he was a train chauffeur, coming back from the Ukraine. Even with one limb, he was the best chess player in Sighet, where he opened a gambling house, in his own place. He was a heavy smoker, and died in 1995. His wife, Magdalena, sold the place and shared the money with my mom, and aunts, Ana, and Ileana respectively. Unfortunately mother Magdalena died in September 21-2000 in Sighet, at her apartment, on Vasile Alecsandri.
  2. 2. My FATHER’s SIDE: LAZIN & Papp On my father's side, my grandparents were LAZIN AUGUSTIN, AND PAPP MARIA in Vetis, 27 Km from Satu-mare the city I was born in. Augustin was a HUSZAR in Franz Joseph’s Army (The Austro-Hungarian Emperor) in the 1900s. he gave my grand pa a lot of horses and Koronas for his service. Papp Maria was from Nyiregyhaza, HU, a homemaker. She died in 1965 at the age of 1065, same year when my brother was born in Sighet. My mom moved down to Satu- mare, so that my grandparents could take care of me. She behaved awfull with my mother, and all peasants (farmers) relatives hated her for being an intellectual (an acoountant), in Satu Mare. I only remember my grandfather singing to me, while leaning over me, and I was sitting on his knees. He lived to be 98 years old. EUGENE was born in August 28, 1933, in Vetis. He HAD 5 OTHER SIBLINGS. The eldest brother is Nicholas, who left for CANADA in 1947, when the Russians invaded vetis. He has two children, now parents themselves; STEVE and CAROLINE. The other one was Ioan Lazin, with wife, a huge big-headed women, almost double my uncle's size, whom I visited in 2005, with my father, in Vetis, satu-mare, on my way to Hungary. They have 2 kids, Viorel and Janika. Viorel's first child is a girl, Erzsike I baptized when I was 26 years old. She later got married in 2000 to a gipsy, and has 2 children. They live in Vetis. They are all alive and well in Vetis, The other siblings of my dad, were TRAIAN, who was a carpenter in Satu-Mare, and Augustin (a shoemaker) who are both dead now. Traian's daughter Elizabeth (Erzsike) is still alive in Satu-Mare, she is a librarian and has a nice boy. She lives on Chendi street nr. 91, in Satu-Mare. Augustin's son, Peter Lazin lives in Budapest, with his Hungarian wife, and a daughter. Nicholas's son is STEVE LAZIN. Tel. # STEVE LAZIN ori Istvan; he is a drummer and band leader in Vancouver. 1 604 675 9205. adresa; 5-942 VICTORIA DR, VANCOUVER, B.C. CANADA V5L 4E9 My 1st birth certificate was taken away by the floods of 1964, so mom Magdalena got another one, with the explicit help of KEGYE ELLLA, her best friend in Satu-mare, where she lived for a while, trying to get away from Vetis. She then moved to Sighet, where her sister Ileana helped her to raise us, and got a house from the local authorities,
  3. 3. her ex College colleague ZACHARANSKY IBOLYA AND HUSBAND who were in the local City Council. That is how we ended up living in a block of flats, in a typical socialist buildings, in cramped quarters with people like Ardeleanu, Bozsi neni, Spasiuk, and other refugees from the deluge. It was awesome. We had a nice childhood with my little brother, Alex. We had been always protecting each other ever since. I later passed an exam in Baia-Mare and studied Pedagogy and English (Philology, the Science of languages). I graduated with laurels. Continuing my education, at the University of Babes-Boljay, best University in the heart of Transylvania, I finally graduated in English Language and Literature in the summer of 1991. Before I left Romania, in 1991 in September, I have baptized Octavian Lazin, Alexandru's son. Soon Carolina was born. Nowadays I am having a dialogue with him, via e-mail on Chinese products, and why China is in crisis. Including Mexico. Here is a sample of our conversation; Hello Octa & Caro-- Why are Chinese stats un-reliable? And chinese products trashy & poisonous? I have joined today CHINA CLUB on XING, to find out other people's opinion. Dearest one; ref quot;I am aware of what you are saying BUT the Gross Domestic Profit reports (GDP) suggest the opposite and they are quiet reliable when it comes to economy, they actualy set the economy up for failure!quot; LOTS OF LOVE, MATUSIKA WAITING FOR YOU TO COME! post; gpp=10531&pst=1181740&posts=&saved=1 , Have you had a look at a GDP report?? love OCTA AND FAMILY Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 17:39:08 -0800 To: My dearest Octa; Who drove the car into the ditch?
  4. 4. China, prediction was made on bases that the world economy will be expanding, but the world economy has to recover to be the market for China, which will NOT HAPPEN, unless the world economy will fully recover If there is a recession in all the world, INCLUDING China, how can china dominate? It has nobody to sell to. It has laid off 50 MILLION WORKERS, it has no internal market, beyond a narrow wealthy few. How can they (China?), if there is a recession in USA, and Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and there is no market, China has no place to sell? We have an upheaval here against chinese products; they are unsafe, and toxic. Nobody buys Chinese toys or food in the U.S. any more. All is well in Kansas City. Gastion loves you too. Missing you. LOVE tushika, OCTAVIAN: hi olga, Hanneke and her family are on holiday at the moment in Swedan but I wil ask her for the cappuchino recepi when she comes back next sunday, yes at the moment the U.S remains the leading economy but what do you think about the GDP reports for 2020 and so on? with economy falling into a recession for both US and Europe what implications do you think China have if they will be the top economic leaders in 2020 as predicted by GDP??? I enjoyed your stay here, love Octa and family -- About Ruthenia, some historical background; Rusyns from Transcarpathia in stage folk-costumes from Central Ukraine can be seen on Wikipedia. The name Ruthenia has any connection to the name Rus, it is in the west generally held to derive from the Varangians whom the early Slavic and Finnic tribes called Rus' and this name is derived from the Old Norse root ro_s- or roths- referring to the domain of rowing and still existing in the Finnish and Estonian names for Sweden, Ruotsi and Rootsi. Later the name came to denote not only the Scandinavian aristocracy in Eastern Europe but also the ethnically mixed population of their domains. “The term Ruteni first appears in the form rex Rutenorum in the 12th-century Augsburg annals. It was most likely a reflex of the ancient tradition, when the barbaric people were called by the names found in Classical Latin authors, i.e. Danes were called Daci and Germans were called Theutoni. Likewise, the Rus passed by the name of Ruteni, the form being influenced by one of the Gallic tribes mentioned by Juliu Caesar.1 There is a 12th-century Latin geography from France which says that quot;Russia is also called Ruthenia, as you may see from the following phrase of Lucan…quot; The original Latin text: “Polonia in uno sui capite contingit Russiam, quae et Ruthenia, de qua Lucanus: Solvuntur flavi longa statione Rutheni.” Moreover, ‘by the end of the 12th century, the word Ruthenia was used, among the alternative spelling Ruscia and Russia, in Latin papal documents to denote the lands formerly dominated by Kiev. By the 13th century, the term became the dominant name for Rus' in Latin documents, particularly those written in Hungary, Bohemia, and Poland. From 1840 on the term quot;Little Rusquot; for Ukrayina and quot;Malorosyquot; for Ukrainians began to fall out of fashion. In the 1880s and 1900s, the popularity of the ethnonym Ukrainian 1 From Wikipedia, quoated. Ruthenia.
  5. 5. spread and the term quot;Ukrainequot; became a substitute for quot;Rutheniaquot; among the Ruthenian/ Ukrainian population of the Russian Empire. In time the term quot;Ruthenianquot; became restricted to western Ukraine, an area then part of the Austro-Hungarian state. By the early 20th century, the term quot;Ukrainequot; had replaced quot;Rutheniaquot; in Galicia/Halychyna and by the mid 1920's also in the Ukrainian diaspora in North America. 2. Rusyns The term Rusyn is referring to ethnicity and language of Ruthenians who did not embrace the Ukrainian national identity. After 1918, the name quot;Rutheniaquot; became narrowed to the area south of the Carpathian mountains in the Kingdom of Hungary, Carpathian Ruthenia (It incorporated the cities of Mukachevo, Uzhhorod and Preov) and was populated by Carpato-Rutenians), a group of East Slavic highlanders.My stock xame from: “Galician Ruthenians considered themselves to be Ukrainians, and the Carpatho-Ruthenians were the last East Slavic people that kept the ancient historic name (Ruthen is a Latin deformation of the Slavic rusyn).” Iosefciuc that is, my grans pa, on mom’s side. Carpatho-Ruthenia was of the Hungarian Kingdom since the late eleventh century, where it was known as Kárpátalja. May 1919 it was incorporated with nominal autonomy into Czechoslovakia. After this date, Ruthenians have been divided among three orientations. : there were the Russophiles, who saw Ruthenians as Russian; second there were the Ukrainophiles who, like their Galician counterparts across the Carpathian mountains, considered Ruthenians part of the Ukrainia; and there were Ruthenophiles, who said that Carpatho-Ruthenians were a separate nation, and who wanted to develop a native Rusyn language and culture. In 1939, the Ukrainophile president of Carpatho- Ruthenia, Avhustyn Voloshyn, declared its independence as Carpatho-Ukraine. On 15 March 1939, Hungarian Army regular troops again crossed into Czechoslovakia, now the state of Carpatho-Ukraine. The Hungarian occupation regime was pro- Ruthenophile[citation needed]. In 1944, the Soviet Army occupied Carpatho-Ruthenia, and in 1946, annexed it to the Ukrainian SSR. Officially, there were no Rusyns in the USSR. In fact, Soviet and some modern Ukrainian politicians, as well as Ukrainian government claim that Rusyns are part of the Ukrainian nation. Nowadays the majority of the population in the Zakarpattya oblast of Ukraine consider themselves Ukrainians, however, a small Rusyn minority is still present. A Rusyn minority also remained after World War II in northeastern Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). The people of the region rapidly became Slovakicised, because their language is closely related to the Slovak language and because most of them refused to identify themselves as Ukrainians, as the Communist government, after 1953, wished them to do [1]. The name quot;Rutheniaquot; became largely identical with Carpathian Ruthenia[citation needed], that is mostly the westernmost region of present-day Ukraine.[1] It was sometimes referred to as Carpatho-Russia before the fall of the Soviet Union. Cognate word; The element ruthenium was isolated in 1844 from platinum ore found in the Ural mountains. Ruthenia is the Latin word for Rus.
  6. 6. Source;” During my grandfather's life his family fled from Mukachevo during and after the wars to Romania, Bixad, I would like to and plan top visit Mukachevo's town hall. Furhtermore, “In 1919, after the American-Rusyns agreed with Tomá_ Masaryk to incorporate Carpathian Ruthenia into Czechoslovakia, the whole of Carpathian Ruthenia was occupied by Czechoslovak troops. On June 4, 1920, Mukachevo officially became part of Czechoslovakia by the Treaty of Trianon. In November 1938, a part of the territory of the former Kingdom of Hungary was re-annexed by Hungary as part of the First Vienna Award. In 1944, the city's Jewish population was deported to concentration camps under Nazi Germany. Mukachevo was then the only town in Hungary with a Jewish majority until 1944, when all the Jews were deported to Auschwitz by the Eichmann Commando. The Hungarian Jewish community was the last Jewish community in Europe to be subjected to deportation, and then only partially. In the end of 1944, the Red Army stormed Carpathian Ruthenia (at that time part of Czechoslovakia again) and the territory became part of the Soviet Union by a treaty between Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union of 1945. The Soviet Union began a policy of expulsion of the Hungarian population. In 1945, the city was ceded to the Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine). In 2002, Mukachevo has been the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese comprising Transcarpathia. Demographics According to the 2001 census, the population of Mukachevo included: Ukrainians (77.1%) Russians (9.0%) Hungarians (8.5%) Germans (1.9%) Roma (1.4%) Some Jewish community ( within the Hasidic dynasty) “ Orthodox Church in Mukachevo There are documents in the Berehove State Archives which indicate that Jews lived in Munkács and the surrounding villages as early as the second half of the seventeenth century. The Jewish community of Munkács was an amalgam of Galician & Hungarian Hasidic Jewry, Orthodox Jews, and Zionists. The town is most noted for its Chief Rabbi Chaim Elazar Spira who led the community until his passing in 1937.” “By 1851 Munkacs supported a large yeshiva, thereby demonstrating the community's commitment to Talmudic learning and piety.
  7. 7. Materially impoverished, yet wealthy in ideological debate, the Jews of interwar Munkacs constituted almost half of the town's population. The Munkacs Jewish community was famous for its Hasidic activity as well as its innovations in Zionism and modern Jewish education.[4]” The Jewish population of Munkacs grew from 2,131 in 1825 to 5,049 in 1891 (almost 50 percent of the total population) to 7,675 in 1910 (about 44 percent). By 1921, the 10,000 Jews still made up about half the residents, though by 1930, the proportion had dropped to 43 percent, with a little over 11,000 Jews. The Jews of Munkacs constituted 11 percent of the Jewry of Subcarpathian Rus.[4] Interwar Munkacs had a very large Jewish population, which was most visible on the Shabbat. On that day most stores were closed and, after services, the streets filled with Hasidic Jews in their traditional garb. The first movie house in the town was established by a Hasidic Jew, and it too closed on the Shabbat and Jewish holidays.[4] The Chief Rabbi of Munkacs, Rabbi Chaim Elazar Spira (who led the community from 1913 until his death in 1937) was the most outspoken voice of religious anti-Zionism. He had succeeded his father, Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Spira, who had earlier inherited the mantle of leadership from his father Rabbi Shlomo Spira. He was also a Hasidic rebbe with a significant number of followers. Along with the dominant Munkacser hasidic community there co-existed smaller yet vibrant hasidic groups who were followers of the rebbes of Spinka, Zidichov, and Vizhnitz. By the time of the Holocaust there were nearly 30 synagogues in town, many of which were shtiblech (quot;[small] housequot; - small [Hasidic] synagogues). The Hebrew Gymnasium was founded in Munkacs five years after the first Hebrew speaking elementary school in Czechoslovakia was established there in 1920. It soon became the most prestigious Hebrew high school east of Warsaw. Zionist activism along with chasidic pietism contributed to a community percolating with excitement, intrigue and at times internecine conflictIn 1939, the Hungarians seized and annexed Subcarpathian Rus -- including Munkacs -- taking advantage of the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia. Though antisemitic legislation was introduced by the Hungarian authorities, Subcarpathian Rus, like the rest of Hungary, remained a relative haven for Jews until Germany occupied Hungary in 1944.[4] In the spring of 1944 there were nearly 15,000 Jewish residents of the town. This ended on May 30, 1944 when the city was pronounced Judenrein (free of Jews after ghettoization and a series of deportations to Auschwitz). Today, Mukachevo is experiencing a Jewish renaissance of sorts [5] with the establishment of a supervised kosher kitchen, a mikva, Jewish summer camp in addition to the prayer services which take place three times daily. In July 2006, a new synagogue was dedicated on the site of a pre-war hasidic synagogue with the attendance of hundreds of local Jews from the Transcarpathia region and a delegation of 300 Hasidic Jews from the United States, Israel and Europe headed by the spiritual leader of Munkacs Hasidic Jewry, Rebbe Moshe Leib Rabinovich, who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York[6].” The Palanok Castle in Mukachevo (14th century). Palanok Castle, 14th century. The castle of Munkács played an important role during the anti-Habsburg revolts in this territory and present-day Slovakia (1604-1711), especially
  8. 8. at the beginning of the anti-Habsburg Revolt of Imre Thököly (1685-1688), as well as at the beginning of the revolt of Ferenc II. Rákóczi (early 18th century). This important fortress became a prison from the end of the 18th century and was used until 1897. The Greek national hero Alexander Ypsilanti was imprisoned in Munkács castle from 1821 to 1823”. From Wikipedia. ------------ Follows a list of my online publications; List of online publications, also available in hardcopy: Book, sole author ISBN: 978-970-27-0713-4 La Globalización Se Descentraliza: Libre Mercado, Fundaciones, Sociedad Cívica y Gobierno Civil en las Regiones del Mundo Por Olga Magdalena Lazín On: UDG booksite (Mexico) and 2. us_decentralized_model.htm Rise Of The U.S. Decentralized Model For Philanthropy: George Soros' Open Society and National Foundations In Eastern Europe By Olga M. Lazin, UCLA and PROFMEX-Globalization Studies coordinator 3. Emerging World trade Blocs
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