Re divorce by proxy #general

David Fielker <david@...>

It might not always have been the husband who did the divorcing.

My maternal grandmother, Deborah STIEGLITZ, married my grandfather in
London in 1902. The Beth Din application for marriage says the bride was
not married before. However, according to American cousins, she had an
arranged marriage back in Filipkowce (near Mielnica) which she escaped from
during the wedding celebrations by slipping out, climbing into a
pre-arranged horse and cart with a small parcel, and somehow made her way
to London!

According to my late aunt - whose memory was probably unreliable - Deborah
sent back to Filipkowce for divorce papers.

Too much mythology?

David Fielker
London, UK

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