German SIG #Germany Issue 122 of Genealo-J is published #germany

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 122, Summer 2015 has just been published.

Based on family stories related to his great-grandfather Sigismund
ETTINGHAUSEN (1838-1918), a gem dealer in Paris, Pierre-André Meyer
reconstructs his lineage. Among his offspring he finds personalities as
different as Walter Eytan, a former Israeli ambassador in France, or the
sulfurous writer Maurice Sachs both "born" Ettinghausen. Three Jewish
householders in Frankfurt neighboring town of Hoechst initially adopted
the surname "Ettinghausen" in 1822. These protected Jews (Schutzjuden)
of the Dukes of Nassau before Hoechst was united to Prussia in 1866
fostered three family branches which gradually separated; one chose to
emigrate to Paris where it became part of the Jewish secularized
bourgeoisie, the other two remaining in Germany in a then more open society.
The advent of Nazism led to the extermination of the German
Ettinghausens though some of them managed to emigrate to the United
States. There are no longer any Ettinghausens in Hoechst today but an
Ettinghausen-Platz inaugurated in 2008 recalls the family.

Pamela Weisberger is the active manager of Gesher Galicia, a non-profit
group helping those who look for their Jewish roots in Galicia, a former
province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. She presents all the
information available and especially the new website

A seal showing a wolf surrounded with the Hebrew name Benjamin son of
Abraham was recently found near Uzes in the South of France. Eliane Roos
Schuhl analyzes this seal which was probably made in the 13th or 14th

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Georges Graner (Paris-France)