Journal 85

 

ABSTRACT OF # 85

Revue du Cercle de Généalogie Juive # 85

January-March 2006

     OUR SOCIETY'S LIFE

     In Memoriam Pierre Katz

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FAMILIES

Pascal Faustini stresses the prominent role of Jewish entrepreneurs in the iron industry during the 18th century in Sarre, transforming a profitable craftsmanship into a real industry. They often became tenants and managers of the smithies owned by the counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken and so built up their wealth. Family trees of the main families involved are shown as well as the connections between them.
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MISCELLANEOUS


Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky cites several books by local historians (Dordogne, Charente-Maritime) containing information about deportees and Shoah victims that is not available at the Departement Archive. In another section, she tells how she traced a family Greif deported in convoys 71 and 73 to Auschwitz thanks to several linked Internet correspondents..

Eliane Roos Schuhl analyzes the Schwindratzheim (Northern Alsace) Memorbuch of 1786. The original manuscript is kept at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. She identifies the copyists and the sponsor, Nephtali Hirtzel Jacob.

Philippe Danan gives the list of the 148 Jews paying the wool tax in Algiers in 1832 as published in the Moniteur Algérien in one of its March 1832 issue. This tax was levied on the indigenous Jews and Muslims. The amount of the taxes sheds a light on the economic situation of the Jewish community at the time.

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RECENT EVENTS

Georges Graner, in "From the webmaster", details the uses of the search engine available on our website since January 2006.

Basile Ginger shows how the members of our society can be assisted when searching for a naturalization docket.

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BOOK REVIEW

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PRESS REVIEW

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QUESTIONS and ANSWERS

 

  RÉSUMÉ DU N°85

Revue du Cercle de Généalogie Juive n° 85

Janvier-Mars 2006