Jewish Community of Metz (Lorraine, France) #rabbinic


Pascal FAUSTINI <pascal.faustini@...>
 

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Dear Rav-Sig members,

I have written a book entitled "La communaute juive de Metz et ses
familles, 1565-1665." The book was published at the end of October
2001. I am selling it and distributing it by myself. If you are
interested, please send me an e-mailto:<pascal.faustini@free.fr>
or snail-mail me at

M. Pascal Faustini
48, rue Paul Albert
57 100 =96 Thionville
France

The book, written in French, and consisting of 284 pages
dimensioned 21 x 29.7 cm, has three parts:

- History and sources: a trial among two Jewish families
(1563-1581) or how the first Jews settled in Metz; the first two
families: Cahen and Grotwohl (>from Frankfurt); the beginning of
the new community (1567-1620); the houses where they lived before
the ghetto; the main sources: lists of 1595, 1621, 1632, 1637,
1660 and 1662; some notes >from the memoirs of Asher Levy of
Reichshoffen; the list of the Jews who died during the Plague
in the year 1636; new data regarding the old Memorbuch of Metz
(beginning in 1610).
(Many copies of original documents are included.)

- 642 notarized acts summarized, with copy (by scanner) and
translation of the Jewish signatures.

- About 75 families, with their genealogy and some historical
background: AUGSBOURG/OCHEMBOURG, BIRIER, BONN(E), BRISAC, CAHEN
(10 families), CARLEBAC, CREHANGE, DALSACE, DENNERY, EMMERICH,
ENSHEIM, ETLING, FAULQUEMONT, FOULD, FRAN(C)K, FRANCFORT/ALCAN/
ROTHSCHILD, FRIBOURG, GOMPERZ, GOUGENHEIM, GROTWOHL/GRODVOL,
HAGUENAU, HALPHEN, HANAU, ISRA=CBL, JOTEM, LAMBERT-WILLSTATT, LAZARE,
LEVY (10 families), LEVY-ETTINGEN, LIMBOURG, LOUANE/LOANS, MAY,
MAYENCE, MORHANGE, NANCY, NORDON, OPPENHEIM/OPPENOM, OULIF,
RAMBACH, REINS/RHEINS/RHENS, ROTTEMBOURG/RODEMBOURG, SAINT-AVOLD,
SCHWAB, SCHWEICH, SPIRE/LEVY-SPIRE, TRENEL, TREVES, WALLICH, WERTH,
WETZLAR, WINTZENHEIM, WIMPHEN, WITTLICH, WORMS, ZEY/ZAY. Some of
these are Rabbinical Families: BONN, CAHEN, CREHANGE, FOULD, LEVY
(a few lines), SAINT-AVOLD, SCHWEICH, LEVY-SPIRE, WERTH, WORMS,
ZEY.

You may find a review of the book by Pierre-Andre Meyer in the
Revue de Genealogie Juive, No. 68, Winter 2001 (in French). There
is also a short notice/review by Peter Stein in Maajan - Die
Quelle, No. 61, December 2001 (in German).

The price, including postage for USA or Israel addresses, is 44.20
Euros if you choose quick delivery (about one week) or 37.50 Euros
if you choose regular delivery (much longer than a week). For
European countries, the corresponding prices are 39 Euros and 35.80
Euros. Please don't send a cheque (because of the charges and
taxes) but contact me to wire the funds directly >from bank to bank.
My IBAN (International Bank Account Number) is:
FR76 1027 8059 0000 0200 2464 052.

Pascal Faustini
Thionville, France

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