Family Lumbroso from Tunis
The author presents an overview of the Lumbroso families of the livornese
or portuguese Jewish community in Tunis, most of which came in
the Regency from Italy since the 17th century. Their members proved
themselves to be very dynamic in the commercial activities of the
country and in the organisation of the new community, and later they
began to diversify socially. In the 19th century, the Lumbrosos formed
the majority of the livornese Jews. Based on many sources, but mainly
thanks to the matrimonial registries and the municipal civil state of
Tunis, Gilles Boulu was able to establish the genealogy of these families
and follow a few patronymic branches on several centuries.
The Lumbroso of Mahdia, a Grâna family
Belonging to the group of Grâna Ibero-Italian Jews from Tunisia, the
Lumbroso families seem to have played a prominent role in Tunis but
also in the Sahel, particularly in the port of Mahdia. To this short historical
survey of the families Lumbroso from Mahdia, we added a
genealogy based on archival documents, showing how the initial
inbreeding continues until the 20th century, both in the ante colonial
and colonial period (Before and after 1881).
This research appears to be only a starting point for highlighting the
emblematic figures of the Lumbroso from Mahdia, such as Daniele di
Giacomo and his nephew Eugenio Lumbroso, and their importance in
the development of cultural and business networks in the
Anne-Marie Faraggi Rychner
Genealogy and history of the Jewish Community of Salonica from
1900 to 1943
From 1900 to 1943, the history of the Jewish Community of Salonica can
be divided into three distinct chronological periods : 1900 to 1911,
Salonica, a Jewish and Ottoman city, the prosperous years, 1912 to 1940,
Salonica, a Greek city, a time of upheaval and migrations, 1941 to 1943,
Salonica and the German occupation, massive deportations of the
Jewish Community. The genealogical sources can be found in Le Journal
de Salonique from 1895 to 1910, in the naturalization records of the
receiving countries, and finally under Yad Vashem.
Useful sources in Italy
The author reviews all available archives in order to learn the history
and itinaries of Jewish families in the peninsula.
The genizah of the synagogue of Dambach-la-Ville
An accidental discovery in 2013 allows the author to make us discover
what had been cast away under the roof of this Alsatian village and
had remained hidden for centuries.
Eliane Roos Schuhl
Curiosities in the Alsatian village of Scherwiller
From rabbi 'Benjamin Scherwiller' Hemmendinger to engraved staircases
and embroidered eggs.
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