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The origin in Metz of the Alsatian family Grotwohl : Part 1 : from Frankfurt to Ettendorf.
Pascal Faustini’s research about the Grotwohls show that they origin in Frankfurt/Main. At the time the Jewish community was founded in Metz (late 16th, early 17th century) three apparently unrelated Grotwohl families were mentioned. In his personal genealogy research, the author has studied what has become of the successive waves of Grotwohls arriving in Metz and Alsace; he suggests the seducing and plausible assumption of a common ancestor, Ephraim, the missing link. (to be continued)
The roots of Philippe Bouvard in Cernay
The French humorist Philippe Bouvard has family roots in Cernay, as had Capitaine Alfred Dreyfus. Cernay, 18 kilometers North-West of Mulhouse, has been famous for its cattle trade fairs. The author searches their common family, the Gensburger from Cernay.
Visiting cemeteries in Budapest.
During a three-day visit to Budapest in November 2007 the author discovers a whole new section of his family tree. As he lives in Israel the geographic and cultural distance explains why twenty years have passed between his visit to Vienna in 1896 and his trip to Hungary in 2007. The latter allows him to discover the past of his family before it settles in Vienna and Budapest.
A petition in Algiers, 1831 or Jacob Bacri’s political death.
Philippe DANAN, Anna & Christian FIZET
As soon as France occupies Algeria in 1830, the new commander-in-chief, General Clausel, names Jacob Bacri head of the “Jewish nation”. The authors explain how a petition signed by 16 Jewish notabilities, probably induced by Clausel’s successor General Berthezène, results in the creation of a new organ, the Hebraic Counsel, and thus Jacob Bacri’s ousting from political life.
The signatures of the Algiers petition are translated and analyzed by Eliane ROOS-SCHUHL.
Outline of the genealogy of Claude Levi-Strauss
This famous ethnologist has just reached the age of 100, an birthday widely celebrated. The author takes this opportunity to evoke the family history of Levi-Strauss.
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