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Hello H-siggers

The name FINALY is well known here in France. Just after 1945, there was
a famous FINALY affair. Two children have been put in a catholic
institution during the war to protect them. Their parents were deported
and murdered. But when, in 1945, the aunt tried to find her nephews, she
could not. They had been baptized and the christians refused to give
them back.

This scandal lasted until 1953 when the children were given back to
their family.

You can find details in French at  or in German at

Surprisingly, there is nothing in English in Wikipedia

I shall ask people in our genealogical society (Cercle de Genealogie
Juive) about the origin of the FINALY family


Georges Graner


Subject: FINALY origins
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:34:12 +0200
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear Siggers,

One of my ancestors was Loebl (Levi) FINALY (also known as "Bass(ist)"
or "Musicant"), who lived in the late 18th century, Obuda (now part of
Budapest, Hungary), and was a leader of a keyzmer band there. Some
sources claim that he (or his family) arrived >from Italy, but there is
no reliable evidence for that. Does anybody have any further information
about the origin of the family?

Thank you,

Gyorgy C. Kalman (Hungary)

Researching (among others)
MARKFELD (Przevidze/Privigye)
SUSMAN/SZISMAN (Hunovce/Hunfalva)
KOHN/KALMAN (Budapest)

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