No 63 - Autumn 2000



Revue du Cercle de Généalogie Juive N° 63, Autumn 2000


My family in Siberia
André Landesman 

In the second part of his family's history, André Landesman takes us toward Lake Baikal and Irkutsk, where his great-grandfather is a prosperous businessman. The historical Archives in Saint-Petersburg provide the oldest information about his maternal grandfather. A moving story soberly told.
Several family trees .

Genealogy in Corfou
Georges Jessula 

Family gatherings are popular nowadays. Georges Jessula seizes the occasion of the meeting of the Viterbo and Ferro descendants in Corfu during Summer 2000 to show his common origin with the writer Albert Cohen on a family tree.


When " Rapchvir " was the Capital of Alsatian Judaism
Denis Ingold et Günter Boll 

Denis Ingold and Günter Boll tell the history of the Ribeauvillé Jewish community from 1648 to 1750, using documents from 1702 and 1718, and earlier tombstone inscriptions. Family charts for the Lang and Rheinau families illustrate the text. The explanatory notes are as authoritative as the main discourse, both deserve in-depth reading

A trial between two Jewish families (1563-1581)
Pascal Faustini

The trial extends over several years. Pascal Faustini has translated and analyzed the some 100 pages of the file, has located it in the the political and historic context of the time, when the first Jews settled in Metz in 1567. In a second part, he intends to show the genealogical ties of his characters with the Jewish families in Metz during the XVIIth century. The paper is illustrated by several original documents

Jebenhausen, Alsace and America
Eliane Roos Schuhl 

Eliane Roos Schuhl wonders why the sons of the Levi family from Jebenhausen in Württemberg emigrate to America in the 1830ies, while the girls marry Alsatians. A reproduction of the parokhet of the aron-ha-kodesh from the synagogue illustrates the article

Gilbert Dahan is a historian of the medieval Jews in France. He draws the attention on a group of individuals trying to wipe out street names such as "rue aux Juifs" (Jewish street) or "rue de la Juiverie" (Street of the Ghetto), which witness the presence of Jews in France for many centuries.