Re: Maharam of Rothenburg Matches 14th Century Erfurt Sample #dna #germany #rabbinic


Dan Rottenberg
 

Meir of Rothenburg died in 1293 in the Emperor Rudolf's castle in Ensisheim, Alsace, where he was held captive for the last seven years of his life. Many of his relatives relocated there after he was arrested and remained in Alsace long after his death. See, for example, the family of the composter Kurt Weill.

I'm pretty clueless about DNA, but as far as I know, Meir had two daughters but no sons.

I have long theorized that anyone with any variation of the name Rothenberg is likely descended from Meir of Rothenburg or one of his disciples. See my letter to Avotaynu (Spring 2004), or contact me privately and I'll send a digital copy to anyone who's interested.
Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA 
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