Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.
This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Poland which proves how diverse are
the French Jews.
The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to M-hringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.
Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.
For more information about Genealo-J and descriptions of other articles
in the new edition contact:
Georges Graner (Paris-France) firstname.lastname@example.org