Ringel

  • The Ringel family has its roots in the traditional Galician town of Rzeszow, then part of Austria and now Poland. Moses Ringel and his wife Rose Lea Reichmann had five children who would all later seek better opportunities in cosmopolitan Germany. Our ancestor came to Berlin in 1880 and laid roots that lasted there for the next 60 years.

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A milliner's daughter in Long Beach
  • Dec 17, 2020

Elly worked hard to earn a living as a hat maker while Helga adapted easily at Julia Richmond High School. In the summer, they took a room in a…

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A surprising double marriage in London
  • Sep 23, 2020

Rosa Ringel married Pinkas Twiasschor in a borough of London in January 1911, at the same time that Twiasschor's sister wed another Berlin…

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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…

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Edith and Gina — the Ringel cousins in London
  • Dec 24, 2020

Betty Ringel's two daughters were able to leave Germany before 1938. They were in the twenties and they settled in London.

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Elly’s European travels
  • Aug 13, 2017

Elly lived out her senior years in a studio apartment on the Upper West Side. But she lived for her annual European vacations.

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Escape from Berlin—last good chance to get out
  • Aug 13, 2017

Our reconstructed timeline: How Elly and Helga Ringel were smuggled with SS escort out of Germany and across the Belgian border in August 1938

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Ghosts of Weißensee—the cemetery played on
  • Aug 13, 2017

How did Betty Katz meet her end in February 1942?

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Helga at the Theodor Herzl School
  • Jun 01, 2021

Amid the chaos of the Nazi period, the Zionist school in Charlottenburg taught skills and values that lasted a lifetime

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Lisbon to New York—with a detour to Havana
  • Aug 13, 2017

The Ringel family crossed from Lisbon on the SS Guine—but their entry to the U.S. was anything but routine

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Motives for mercy—the consuls of Toulouse
  • Aug 13, 2017

In July 1940, consular officials from three nations conspired to open an escape route for Jews out of occupied France. Why did they do it?

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Our family during the Nazi years in Berlin
  • Aug 13, 2017

During the first five years of Hitler's reign of terror, Jewish families of Berlin faced one repression after another.

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Ringel vs. Ruby in World War I
  • Aug 13, 2017

Herman Ringel and Walter Ruby wore opposing uniforms in the Great War

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The Scheunenviertal in the 1880s
  • Aug 13, 2017

Schija Ringel came from Poland to seek his fortune in Berlin’s old Jewish district.

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Two Ringel sisters manage on their own
  • Sep 23, 2020

The Ringel sisters, Betty Twiasschor and Rosa Schattner, lived with their children in adjacent apartments on Lothringerstraße. 

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Hermann Ringel's German citizenship
  • Aug 13, 2017

When Hermann turned 21 in 1906, he presented documentation to secure legal German citizenship.

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Lest we forget—Ringel Holocaust testimony
  • Aug 13, 2017

Rosa Shatner, née Ringel, and her lovely daughter Margot perished in a Serbian death camp. Rosa's son Ze'ev Sharon gave testimony in…

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Split decision on restored German citizenship
  • Aug 13, 2017

Both Dan and Joanne applied for reclaimed citizenship under Article 116 of the German Constitution, but only Joanne’s application was approved

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Stan finds love outside of a 20-block radius
  • Aug 13, 2017

Home from the war, Stan Ruby was a graduate student in physics at Columbia University. Helga Ringel was a smart, pretty war refugee from Berlin…

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The North American Ringel branch
  • Sep 20, 2020

When his siblings went to Berlin in the 1880s, Jakob Schia Ringel went to Hamburg, then Glasgow and Montreal. His two daughters raised families in…

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The Ringels in Berlin—time of prosperity
  • Aug 13, 2017

From 1880s to the 1930s, the Ringel family prospered in the garment trade in the German capital. Herman made men's outerwear.

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Ze'ev and Penina Sharon of Kibbutz Afeq
  • Aug 13, 2017

A pioneer to Palestine in 1936, Ze’ev married Penina and they did their part to build the state of Israel as founders of Kibbutz Afek.

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