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Messages - loouie

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Europe / Re: If you have jewish roots...
« on: Monday 30 April 12 10:55 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much both of you.  :)
I have now sent Leisl a private message


Europe / Re: Swedish translation needed
« on: Friday 10 December 10 13:53 GMT (UK)  »
The postcard was sent from the place where the Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf was lived. Could be an interesting history behind it....

Immigrants & Emigrants - General / Re: Contacting orthodox Jewish communities
« on: Wednesday 13 October 10 21:12 BST (UK)  »
Have you tried contacting jewish museums? they are open for everybody regardless of background and  their volunteers have a wealth of knowledge. The museum is a fantastic forum where you can find out and they can share without you entering their private schere.

Plus they have some wonderful resources. For example the machester jewish museum has a book with the names of all the jewish soldiers who fought on the side of the british empire from new zealnd australia etc.

"the entire crew was drowned but a considerable amount of cago was saved"

Europe / Re: Swedish translation needed
« on: Wednesday 13 October 10 20:00 BST (UK)  »
Sorry this is the best I can do...

Dear Mother
we have... from....and i have been here...a whole month now Välebor on the way home.. here it is fine and pleasurable. Fun to... the countryside and forest after...
Greetings from us all

I hope somebody can improve on my attempt


Europe / Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain
« on: Saturday 23 January 10 13:03 GMT (UK)  »
What a fascinating discussion...

Just as a matter of interest there were Jewish butchers in Germany in the 1800's who dealt in pork. my Ggrandfather was one of them and the explanation is quite simple. Until the early 1800's jews in parts of what is now south west germany / Rhineland were confined to villages and not allowed to practice any trade - except for that of being a butcher (to provide kosher meat) . So there were butchers who had two seperate slaughter rooms, tools and practices, a kosher one and a non-kosher one.

When Jews were allowed to choose trades some of them remained butchers and in order to  remain competitive they would have to ( especially in germany ) deal in pork. Todays Beth Din ( those who oversee what is kosher) may not approve but that is another story.

From there its not a long jump to see how German skills in pork sausage making would have been popular in an industrialising Britian where people who had moved to towns couldn't spend hours standing over the fire preparing their own home gron pork products. German pork products whould have been the TV dinner equivalent of the day.

So there would have been a excellent business opportunity for anybody who was prepared to move to England.

Its harder to conceive how the name Kristian was Jewish but he could have changed that one as well. After all what was acdptable in rural germany may not have been acceptable in England if there were more religious jews from Eastern Europe about. So he may have found it convenient to call himself Kristian.

Just a wild theory of course...

grandfather born in battersea

name edmund. father thomas

thank you!

London & Middlesex Completed Lookup Requests / Re: EDGAR clan 1851 lookups please
« on: Friday 13 November 09 22:52 GMT (UK)  »
Ths Alfred hopwood - I am interested in


I'm interested n the Hopwoods

thank you!

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