Re: Martha Lev-Zion #poland


I was saddened to hear of the loss of Martha Lev-Zion. Our paths crossed when
she went to the conference in New York a few years past. Before that she had
been very helpful to me, a novice researcher on this site. Because of her
the names on the tombstones of the Talsi Latvia cemetery were translated >from
pictures I had found.

Louise Hajdenberg

Subject: Martha Lev-Zion
From: Carol Hoffman <saftacarol@...>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:20:52 +0200

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Martha Lev-Zion passed
away this afternoon at her home in Omer, surrounded by close friends.
Martha has been fighting this last illness for a couple of years with
amazing strength and courage. As you may recall Martha was very
involved in the genealogy world in Israel - founding the Negev branch
of the IGS and running it for many years. She then served on the
Executive of IGRA being a founder of the group and an integral part of
the organization, helping with our databases and programming. Martha
was a director on the IAJGS board of directors and a past president of
the international Latvia SIG. She was co-founder and served on the
steering committee of the Courland Research Group. She wrote
extensively about the Jewis of Franconia & Thuringen [Germany] and
Courland [Latvia]. Dr. Martha Lev-Zion was an historian of modern
European intellectual history and lectured at the Ben Gurion
University. She also authored the book Taking Tamar. The funeral
will be in Omer tomorrow (February 12, 2014).
Martha will be missed by all those who knew her. May her memory be
for a blessing.
Carol Hoffman
Israel Genealogy Research Association IGRA

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