Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Surprise Discoveries at Australian Genealogical Conference
Delegates Evie Katz and Rose Gunsberger discovered that they were born at the same hospital in Shanghai where their families were refugees from the Nazis.
Peter Nash and Professor Ben Selinger learned they were connected via their fathers’ interlocking professional lives in pre-war Berlin.
And Enid Yoffa Elton and Cecily Parris found they shared the same great-grandfather, who had come to Australia in 1847 from Krakow via England.
Hosting a reception for conference participants, [Israeli] Ambassador Rotem, whose family name was formerly Frenkel, recounted his emotional discovery of surviving family members from Poland in Melbourne.
That astounded conference participant Sarah Meinhart, who now plans to check whether she might also be related to Rotem via her mother’s Frankiel family from Poland.
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