Issue 127 of Genealo-J has just been published #poland


Georges Graner
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 127, Fall 2016

Patrick BLOND describes the short and brilliant life of Mademoiselle
Rachel (1821-1858), a famous tragedian who can be considered as the
first star of the French stage. Rachel FELIX was born Elisa FELIX in
Mumpf (Switzerland). Her father, Jacob FELIX, was a poor peddler who
went >from places to places in Germany, Switzeland, and France so that
his eight children were born in eight different cities. When they were 6
or 7, Rachel and her older sister were sent in the streets to sing and
beg. At the age of 17, she made her stage debut at the Comedie Francaise
and was soon the queen of the Parisian society. She toured all over
Europe, including Russia, and finally the United States in 1855. She
died in 1858 >from tuberculosis. Her lovers were numerous including the
later Emperor Napoleon III. Patrick BLOND also details the theatrical
careers of her siblings and the fate of her children.

In the preceding issue of our Journal, Martine BERTHELOT PUIG-MORENO
dealt with the 251 Jews >from Spain converted to Catholicism in the
diocese of Barcelona between 1847 and 1947 but mainly around 1940. In
the second part of this paper, we find in a synoptic form the names of
these people. The chart also shows the date of their baptism, the date
and place of birth of each person and when data are available the names
of the parents and paternal and maternal grandparents, together with the
cities or countries where they were born.

Claude STUDIEVIC publishes a paper titled Traces and memories of
Polish STUDNIEWICZ, LINDNER, SZTATMAN, WEINSZTEJN families.. This work
is part of a research in the history and chronicle of a family
emigration >from Poland to France, Belgium and England >from 1913-14 to
1933. The present means of communication, the progressive scanning of
data and their relatively easy access, and the support found within the
Cercle de Genealogie Juive, have helped to fill some of the gaps and
identify ancestors since the 18th century. The extermination of the
members of the family remained in Poland was total while those who were
in Western Europe escaped the disaster with two exceptions. This paper
is dedicated to them.

During World War I, the Ottoman Empire was allied to the German and
Austrian empires. Therefore all subjects of the Ottoman Empire living in
France were strictly controlled and needed official permissions to move
in the country. A team of eight members of our society has been given
the task to analyze, scan and digitalize all the files of the French
diplomatic archives relative to these ottoman subjects. This mean 6,000
files, each for a family. Although Armenians, christian Greeks and other
nationalities are found in these files, 50 to 58% of the total are Jews
and our team focused on them. In many cases, the files allowed us to
build family trees. Our database contains 20,000 pictures of all the
documents. Michele FELDMAN, the author of this paper, details two
interesting families : that of Maurice Moise BERUHIEL, a wealthy
businessman born in Istanbul and that of Joseph SALTIEL, a poor man,
born in Salonique, who was in danger of being interned.

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