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Uncovering My Jewish Family History and Genealogy

My Grandfather: Leon Bendit, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Leon and Yetti Bendit married in Chernivtsi / Czernowitz around 1927 and divorced around 1933. In 1948 Yetti immigated to Israel and remarried. Leon married again in Chernivtsi before WWII, had a baby son, David, who perished in the Holocaust when sent with his parents to Transnistria. After the war Leon returned to Chernivtsi and remained there for the rest of his life. More...
My Grandmother: Amalia Rubin, Galati, Romania
Amalia Rubin died and was buried at the Jewish cemetery of Galati, Romania in 1947. My cousin Amalia is called after her. My grandfather, Joseph Rubin, that after him I'm named, perished in the Holocaust. His family origins were probably from Spain. Around 1944, when Axis forces were driven out by the Red Army, he went on a business trip to Chernovitsi (now Ukraine) and never come back. More...
My Childhood Friend: Dan Bumbar, Galati, Romania
We parted when I was 6 and Dan (Danut) 8. Rarely children remember vivid details from an early age after a long departure. I can attribute this only to the fact that I and Danut had a very intense (but short) and happy mutual childhood accompanied by good relations between our parents all which left their positive mark on our memories and souls forever. More...
My Father-in-Law: Nahum Gedasy, Moshav Mashen, Israel
Nahum Gedasy (1915-2008) was born in Yemen, immigrated to Israel in 1948. Here he was a farmer and raised nine children. Best remembered for his Jewish Yemenite traditional well being blessing in Hebrew - this is a non-canonical blessing or prayer - a personal compilation of Biblical verses for use in different social and familial occasions. More...
See also: Hannah Gedasy's Yemenite Attire
My Childhood Heroes and Favorite Books
I enjoyed my childhood in the 50s, 60s and 70s of the last century - till age 8 in Romania and from then on in Israel. In this page I present 27 individuals or books (fictional or non-fictional) that reflect my childhood interests and profile. More...
See also: Tribute to AS Hornby by a Former Israeli ESL Student
Holocaust Stories from Czernowitz by Erna Rubin
The Secret Language... Uncle Herman and his Friends... Mommy is Here... The Fundraising...
Erna Rubin's story from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)...
The stories in Romanian in cursive handwriting...
Highlights from the Holocaust Voyage to Poland - Summer 2014
On 25 and 26 August 1941, the Jews of Tykocin - men, women and children - were taken to the Lopuchowo forest near the town, required to sing under whip threats. The unfortunate victims were machine-gunned to death and dumped into large pits dug in advance. That day were killed over 1,400 Jews of Tykocin. Poles covering the pits told that the earth moved from death convulsions and that the earth got a red blood hue. More...
Erna Rubin Museum of Photography
Photography and video vintage equipment from the 60s and 70s that Erna Rubin used

Other Stuff


Roman Numerals (August 2015)
Tribute to AS Hornby by a Former Israeli ESL Student or How I Learned English (July 2015)
Erna Rubins Kreuzworträtsel Hilfe online Lexikon

More about Erna Rubin


Ella Rubin Art Gallery - The Holocaust Mood

More about Ella Rubin and Her Art (Art-3000)
Erna Rubin's story from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
Uncovering My Jewish Family History and Genealogy
The Ella Rubin Odyssey (Flickr)
Eulogy for Ella Rubin in Hebrew

Editor and translator from Romanian: Tzvi Rubin
Comments and inquiries could be addressed to:
Rubin.Tzvi@Gmail.com