Re: FRIEDMANN from Hlohovec #hungary

Vivian Kahn


Can we assume that you have already searched for FRIEDMANN >from Galgocz =
in the JewishGen Hungary database? Have you also searched the Hlohovec, =
Slovakia, burial records in the JOWBR database? What other sources have =
you consulted? Because of its location, I suspect that there was Jewish =
migration to Galgocz >from Moravia in the late 18th and 19th centuries. =
Your FRIEDMANN family may, therefore, be in records in Czech archives. =
Contact the Austria-Czech SIG for information.

I also suggest that you research the history of the Jewish community in =
Galgocz, which dates back to the 16th century. Raphael Patai mentions =
Mordecai Deutsch (d. 1773) who became rabbi of Galgocz in 1740 after =
serving in Bohemia. He also mentions Rabbi Judah Loeb OPPENHEIMER who =
died in Galgocz in 1803 and also refers to a blood libel case >from 1539, =
which he says is the first case of that type on record.

It is much easier to provide assistance if you can tell us what you =
know and what you are looking for.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator

On Aug 19, 2015, at 11:04 PM, JewishGen Discussion Group digest =
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Subject: Searching for information about FRIEDMANN >from Hlohovec
From: Amit N <>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:41:17 +0300
X-Message-Number: 11
Dear Genners,
I believe I had tried to ask for this information before, but I guess
it won't hurt to try again.
I am searching for any information about a family named FRIEDMANN who
was based in modern Hlohovec in Slovakia, a town that back then was
called Galgocz in Hungarian and Freistadt in German.
The family members I know of lived in the mid 19th century or the
second half of it. It was a religious family, and a few members were
supposedly Rabbis (although I don't know what position they held). Of
those I know the names R' Mordechai FRIEDMANN, R' Moshe FRIEDMANN, and
a R' Aharon FRIEDMANN (although his connection to the family is not
quite clear). Mordechai was the father of Moshe, so it seems.
One of the problems I stumbled upon while trying to search information
about this family, apart >from the quite common family name, is the
fact that I have some documents which contain only the Hebrew names,
on others only the secular names. The matching is not always clear,
and for those for which I don't have the secular names, it might be
harder to locate official records.
Anyway, I am sorry for the long scroll, but I would love to get any
piece of information, if any of you have ever heard about a FRIEDMANN
from Hlohovec. Other guidance would be appreciated as well.
Thank you very much
Amit Naor

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