Dear Ger Siggers,
I attended a memorial ceremony for the Jerusalem
artist and collector Jacob Otto PINS (1917-2005).He
was born in Hoexter to Leo and Ida PINS. Only 45 Jews
lived there until 1939. There are testimony pages for
them at Yad Vaswhem. I learned >from his brother that
the family lived in Germany since the 16th century.
The origin of the name is PINTO. They were >from Spain.
Jacob Rosen Jerusalem <abuwasta@...>
MODERATOR NOTE: Attention Roger Lustig - PINS sounds
like a candidate for your database.