assimilation

Stories about family members who de-emphasized their Jewishness to fit more easily in the prevailing culture. 

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Dan's 2018 research trip to Berlin and Gdansk
  • Sep 21, 2020

Dan supplemented his attendance at a Warsaw genealogy conference with a tour of family locations. Read his blog postings and view the post-trip…

from Ruby Family History Project

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Demise of the cultured Lewi family
  • Nov 11, 2020

Five siblings who stayed true to German ideals until the bitter end

from Another Time, Another Place

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Just so—how the Rubys got their name
  • Jan 20, 2021

When and why did Walter Rabinowitz take on our abbreviated last name? He may have gotten the idea during intermission at a Bronx nickelodeon

from Ruby Family History Project

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Louis Katz of Kolberg
  • Aug 13, 2017

Betty’s father was a prosperous merchant who came to Pomerania from East Prussia.

from Ruby Family History Project

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The Wohlgemuths in Danzig
  • Aug 13, 2017

Before moving his family to Berlin in 1912, Isaak Wohlgemuth prospered as a mover in Danzig. His family roots were in nearby West Prussia.

from Ruby Family History Project

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The Rabinowitz family in Jewish Harlem
  • Aug 13, 2017

Joseph and Lena Rabinowitz were Russian immigrants who ran a corner grocery in Jewish Harlem. Their nine children were native Americans.

from Ruby Family History Project

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