Alsatian Jews
The history of the Jews in Alsace is one of the oldest in Europe. It was first attested to in 1165 by Benjamin of Tudela, who wrote about a "large number of learned men" in "Astransbourg"; and it is a...
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Samson Cerfberr of Medelsheim
Samson Cerfberr of Medelsheim (born at Strasburg about 1780; committed suicide at Paris, 1826) was a French soldier and author.
A French Jew and relative of Herz Cerfbeer of Medelsheim, he was bor...
Claude Vigée
Claude Vigée (born Claude Strauss on 3 January 1921) is a French poet who writes in French and Alsatian. He describes himself as a "Jew and an Alsatian, thus doubly Alsatian and doubly Jewish".
Vi...
Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim
Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim known locally as "The Jewish Temple" is an historic Jewish synagogue located in Alexandria, Louisiana. Founded in 1859 by Jews from the Alsace region of France, it is ...
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Liliane Ackermann
Liliane Aimée Ackermann (née Weil) (1938–2007) was a French Jewish Community pioneer, leader, writer, and lecturer.
Liliane Ackermann was born on September 3, 1938, in Strasbourg, France, the dau...
Mathieu Dreyfus
Mathieu Dreyfus (1857-1930) was an Alsatian Jewish industrialist and the older brother of Alfred Dreyfus, a French military officer falsely convicted of treason in what became known as the Dreyfus Aff...
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Drach
Drach is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
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Émile Waldteufel
Émile Waldteufel (9 December 1837 – 12 February 1915) was a French pianist, conductor and composer of dance music.
Émile Waldteufel (German for forest devil) was born in Strasbourg ...
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Marthe Hanau
Marthe Hanau (1890-1935) was a Frenchwoman who defrauded French financial markets in the 1920s and 1930s. Marthe Hanau was born in Lille to a Jewish family of an industrialist. She married, and later ...
Moïse Schwab
Moïse Schwab (Paris, September 18, 1839 – 1918) was a French librarian and author.
He was educated at the Jewish school and the Talmud Torah at Strasburg. From 1857 to 1866 he was secretary to Sal...
Berthe Weill
Berthe Weill (Paris 1865 – 1951) was a French art dealer who played a vital role in the creation of the market for twentieth-century art with the manifestation of the Parisian Avant-Garde. Although sh...
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Hans Bethe
Hans Albrecht Bethe ([ˈhans ˈalbʁɛçt ˈbeːtə]; July 2, 1906 – March 6, 2005) was a German and American nuclear physicist who, in addition to making important contributions to astrophysics, quantum...
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André Neher
André Neher (22 October 1914 – 23 October 1988) was a Jewish scholar and philosopher, born 12, rue du Marché, in Obernai, Bas-Rhin. He was a student at the Collège Freppel in Obernai, then at the Lycé...
Gustave Bloch
Gustave Bloch (July 21, 1848, Fegersheim, Bas-Rhin – December 3, 1923) was a French Jewish historian of ancient history born in Fegersheim, a commune located in the department of Bas-Rhin. He was the ...
Benjamin Ulmann
Benjamin Ulmann, French (Alsatian) Jewish painter, born at Blotzheim (Haut Rhin) in 1829, was a pupil of Michel Martin Drolling and of François-Édouard Picot, and entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1...
Musée judéo-alsacien de Bouxwiller
Musée judéo-alsacien de Bouxwiller is a museum in Bouxwiller in the Bas-Rhin department of France.Housed in a former synagogue, the museum describes the Jewish culture and history of the Jews of Alsac...
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Musée alsacien (Strasbourg)
The Musée alsacien (Alsatian museum) is a museum in Strasbourg in the Bas-Rhin department of France. It opened on 11 May 1907 and is dedicated to all aspects of (mostly rural) daily life in pre-indust...
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Georges Mandel
Georges Mandel (5 June 1885 – 7 July 1944) was a French journalist, politician, and French Resistance leader.
Born Louis George Rothschild in Chatou, Yvelines, he was the son of a tailor and his w...
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Isidore Loeb
Isidore Loeb (November 1, 1839–June 3, 1892) was a French-Jewish scholar born at Soultzmatt, Haut-Rhin. The son of Rabbi Seligmann Loeb of Sulzmatt, he was educated in Bible and Talmud by his father. ...
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Isaïe Schwartz
Isaïe Schwartz (15 January 1876, in Traenheim – 1952, in Paris) was the Great Rabbi of France at the beginning of World War II.[1]
Marcel Marceau
Marcel Marceau (22 March 1923 – 22 September 2007) was a French actor and mime most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown." He referred to mime as the "art of silence," and he performed prof...
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Robert Wyler
Robert Wyler (September 25, 1900 – January 17, 1971) was an American film producer and associate producer. He was the older brother of film director William Wyler and a nephew of Universal Studios hea...
Rachel (actress)
Elisabeth "Eliza/Élisa" Rachel Félix (also Elizabeth-Rachel Félix), better known only as Mademoiselle Rachel (February 21, 1821 – January 3, 1858), was a French actress.
Rachel Félix was born Elis...
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Strasbourg massacre
The Strasbourg massacre occurred on February 14, 1349, when several hundred Jews were publicly burnt to death, and the rest of them expelled from the city as part of the Black Death persecutions. It w...
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Eliakim Carmoly
Eliakim Carmoly (August 5, 1802, Soultz-Haut-Rhin, France – February 15, 1875, Frankfort-on-the-Main) was a French-Jewish scholar. He was born at Soultz-Haut-Rhin, then in the French depart...
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Jean-Pierre Melville
Jean-Pierre Melville (born Jean-Pierre Grumbach; 20 October 1917 – 2 August 1973) was a French filmmaker.While with the French Resistance during World War II, he adopted the nom de guerre Melville as ...
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Louis-Lucien Klotz
Louis-Lucien Klotz (11 January 1868 – 15 June 1930) was a French journalist and politician. He was the French Minister of Finance during World War I.
Klotz was born in Paris to Alsatian Jewis...
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Josel of Rosheim
Josel of Rosheim (alternatively: Joselin, Joselmann, Yoselmann, German: Josel von Rosheim, Hebrew: יוסף בן גרשון מרוסהים‎ Joseph ben Gershon mi-Rosheim, or Joseph ben Gershon Loanz; c. 1...
Salomon Ulmann
Salomon Ulmann was a French rabbi; born at Saverne, Bas-Rhin, Feb. 25, 1806; died at Paris May 5, 1865. He commenced his rabbinical studies at Strasburg under Moïse Bloch (better known as Rabbi Mosche...
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