I am visiting Southern Germany next week to trace some family roots -
visiting towns, cemeteries and Archives.
In particular, I will be going to the cemeteries in Wallerstein, Furth (Old
Jewish Cemetery) and Schwarzrheindorf where my familytree shows that my
ancestors are buried.
I have a list of graves in the cemetery in Wallerstein, but does anyone have
a plan for Furth or Schwarzrheindorf.
I have had confirmed by Gabriele Wasser in Germany that my ancestor's
brother, for instance, Rabbi Isaac Kahana Rapoport has his grave in
Schwarzrheindorf, although she tells me that there is no plan or list, and
she also says that it is overgrown. She implies that a knowledge of Hebrew
is required which I do have, but it would seem that I will be very lucky to
find the graves.
I have faxed Gisela Blum regarding the Furth cemetery. I know that there is
also the Museum there who might also be able to help me.
Clearly I am going to search for my family roots, but if anyone has a
specific request to photo a family grave I will do this. If I have the time
and if it doesn't involve too much work I will see what I can do. You will
need to give me the precise details as I will have enough time taken up with
my own research.
Gabrielle Wasser informed me that I a descendant of Simcha Bunem Rapoport
line were the Cohen (Kohn presumably) artdealers in Bonn. Does this mean
anything to anyone?
Incidentally I found >from Rabbi Bernard Susser's website about Devon and
Cornwall that Bunem is >from Medieval (or some such) French "bonhomme".
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)