JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews' free school, London #general


I have been doing research on my mother's family, the CAPLINs, and a
new-found cousin gave me some interesting information. He told me that my
grandfather and his brothers originally came >from Russia (formerly spelled
KAPLAN), and were brought to London, England by the Rothschild family. I
just found information via the internet saying that the Rothschild family
helped fund the Jews' Free School. They "provided immigrant children with
a refuge and a means of escape >from poverty, educated them, anglicized them
and sent them out to the world fit to contribute to society."
Is anyone familiar with this organization? Do you know if there are
existing records that would help me with my research?
Thank you!

Jo Anne Kindler

CAPLIN (Russia)
BECK (Czechoslovakia)
ELSNER (Czechoslovakia)
BROWN (New York)

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