New Article on IGRA website- “The History of the Friedman Family Interwoven with the History of Motza and Eretz Israel” #israel


Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has posted a new
article on its website, “The History of the Friedman Family Interwoven
with the History of Motza and Eretz Israel” by Ellen Stepak.

This is the story of the pioneering family of David Frydman/Friedman,
from Wlodawka and Warsaw. The family moved to Eretz Israel in the
early years of the British Mandate for Palestine, beginning with
David's arrival in 1921. The article covers in brief the history and
establishment of the village of Motza near Jerusalem where the Frydman
family lived after making Aliyah. Also included is a report in greater
detail, of the events of Saturday, 24 August 1929, when residents of
the neighboring Arab town of Kolonia carried out a murderous attack in
Motza.

Since 1995, Ellen Stepak has been actively researching her family's
roots, with ancestors from five modern-day countries. Ellen has
written several articles on topics related to her research, and
translating material from Hebrew to English. She has published three
family history books: We Were All Klutzes, about the Klots (and Kling)
families of Lithuania; The Werthans of Rotenburg an der Fulda; and The
Brenn Family of Pinsk.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website
http://genealogy.org.il/

Please note, the article is available for free for one month to
non-members, after which time it can be accessed by IGRA members only.

To view the article go to:

https://tinyurl.com/y8h93l33

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair

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