To the French SIG list:
I have 2 different Gitelman branches of my family that lived (or still live) in France.
First, Wolf Bernard Gitelman, who was born in Biala Podlaska, Poland on June 3, 1891.
He became a US citizen during World War I, but traveled to and >from France frequently.
He died in Paris on December 19, 1955, and is buried there.
His father was named Abraham.
I am searching for 2 things:
FIRST, family descended >from or related to him.
SECOND, if anyone is in or near Paris and can take a photograph of his grave, that would be GREATLY appreciated.
Here is the information about his grave:
Cimetiere de Bagneux, Bagneux, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France, France, Plot No. 52, P. 1946.
The second branch of the family is descended >from a man born in Poland, whose name I do not know.
He would have been born in the years >from approximately 1880-1895.
He had a daughter named Simon (Simone?), who married Andre Schwartenberg (1906-1995). I do not have her birth or death dates.
I am VERY interested in finding out who her father was, as well as the birth and death dates, which should both naturally be listed on her gravestone.
She was buried in Cimetiere de Montparnasse in Paris, Ile-de-France, in the 24eme division, Famille Schwartzenberg.
Again, I would GREATLY appreciate it if anyone could refer me to family, and/or obtain a photograph of Simon92s grave.
Please note that I believe that Simon had 3 children, all of whom are probably still living:
Monique, Danielle and Roger-Gerard (who is a French politician born in 1943).
Thank you or merci beaucoup!
Paul Weiss, San Antonio, Texas, USA
GITELMAN/GITTLEMAN - Orla, Poland; Paris, France
SCHWARTZENBERG - Paris, France
WISE - Montreal, Canada