Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Paris
Summary of Issue 86, just published.
Forthcoming meetings and activities in Paris and in our regional groups.
Report about the last meeting of the Alsace SIG, a visit to Petite
Alsace, a hamlet in the 13th Paris section, by Eliane Roos-Schuhl and
Conference by Felix Perez on our regular Monday meetings about the
sociology of the Jews accepted at Ecole Polytechnique >from 1794 to 1927.
The Jews in Tripoli at the eve of colonization (1911).
French readers generally know little about Libya and its capital
Tripoli, which was colonized by Italy opposite to Tunisia, Algeria and
Morocco, the other countries of /Maghreb/, Northwest Africa. Written
sources, even in Italian, are sparse. In order to bridge this gap,
Jacques TaIeb reverts to a chronicle in Hebrew by Mordekhay Cohen, a
well-known writer. His paper is built around two themes: demography and
Alsatian given names: Schlumen, Heymann, Eitzig, Mayer, Scheinel,
Marianne, Claire and all others.
Eliane Roos-Schuhl exploits a wedding agreement executed in 1771 in
Haguenau and deposited at the Archives Departementales du Bas-Rhin in
Strasbourg. It is mentioned in /Memoire Juive en //Alsace/, by
Andre-Aaron Fraenckel. She analyzes some usual equivalences between
Ashkenazi given names in Alsace and thereupon among descendants of
Alsace and Lorraine families widely scattered >from the 19th century onward.
The daughters of Lucie Lang or my "cousin" Maurice Leblanc.
Andree Lanz-Margolin has discovered an amusing "relationship" with
Maurice Leblanc. Leblanc has become mainly famous as the author of
detective stories featuring Arsene Lupin, the "gentleman burglar".
Leblanc and Lupin are as familiar to French readers as Agatha Christie
and Hercule Poirot, her Belgian detective. The genealogical
demonstration is worth the visit.
Alexandre, a Jew >from Wittersheim.
Laurent Kassel devotes this article to one of his forebears, Alexandre,
a figure in the Jewish community of Wittersheim (Bas-Rhin) during the
second half of the 18th century. He follows up the recurrence of this
given name along his descendants. The same person is mentioned by
Pierre-Andre Meyer in his article about the Jewish origins of the French
President Alexandre Millerand (Issue 80 of this Revue). The author
resorts to /Memoire Juive en Alsace/, by Andre-Aaron Fraenckel, the 1784
Census of the Jews in Alsace, the 1808 name adoption registers of the
Jews and eventually the civil records covering all French nationals
An encyclopedic monograph by Eve-Line Blum-Cherchevsky
/Nous sommes 900 Francais/, in 6 volumes, 1999-2006, Publisher : the
The author has labored over 10 years on the 2159 pages of this work. It
is a memorial for the 878 deportees of convoy 73, which left Drancy on
May 15, 1944 toward the Baltic States. The author's efforts and research
have found 315 relatives of the victims, one by one; their co-operation
was essential to what is now a collective production. Each volume is
made of two parts, providing an encyclopedic aspect: the first part
documents the history of convoy 73 and also about deportation >from a
broader point of view; the second part devotes each deportee an
individual section. The book is reviewed in detail by Basile Ginger on
Ernest Kallmann, secretary
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