Herbert (Naphtali) BACHARACH of Mansbach (Hessen) and Kiryat Bialik (Israel) #germany #israel #holocaust
My closest relative who perished in the Holocaust was my mother’s father’s sister Hedwig BACHARACH née GUNZENHÄUSER (23 July 1884 Memmelsdorf in Unterfranken, Bayern – 1944 Auschwitz), married to Sally BACHARACH (14 October 1883 Mansbach, Hessen – 19 November 1944 Buchenwald).
They had three sons, all born in Mansbach. The second, Rudi, was killed in 1936 while studying farming in Germany, so that he could immigrate to Palestine. The youngest, Max, moved to Sweden, and I have been in contact with one of his children.
The oldest was Herbert. He moved to Israel, at the time Palestine, and was called there Naphtali. According to Pages of Testimony which he wrote for his parents and brother Rudi, he lived in Kiryat Bialik. He stopped contact with his brother in Sweden because the brother married a non-Jew from Germany. A mutual first cousin of my mother and him who lived in Haifa and is now dead, also did not know what became of Herbert (Naphtali) BACHARACH.
Is anyone familiar with him and can supply information as to whether he married, had descendants, etc.?--
Ralph N. Baer RalphNBaer@... Washington, DC