Avigdor Lieberman

by Manila on May 18, 2018

Birth Name: Evet Lvovich Liberman

Place of Birth: Kishinev, Moldavian SSR (now Chișinău, Moldova)

Date of Birth: 5 July, 1958

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Avigdor Lieberman is a Soviet-born Israeli politician. He has served as the Minister of Defence, since 30 May, 2016.

His father, Lev Lieberman, was a writer, who had served in the Red Army and spent seven years in a Siberian exile under Joseph Stalin’s rule, where he met his mother, Esther (Gitnik). Avigdor is married to fellow Moldovan Jewish emigrant, Ella Tzipkin, with whom he has three children.

Avigdor was also Minister of National Infrastructure, from 7 March, 2001 to 14 March, 2002, Minister of Transportation, from 28 February, 2003 to 6 June, 2004, Deputy Prime Minister of Israel, from 30 October, 2006 to 16 January, 2008, and again from 1 April, 2009 to 14 December, 2012, Minister of Strategic Affairs, from 30 October, 2006 to 18 January, 2008, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 1 April, 2009 to 18 December, 2012, and again from 11 November, 2013 to 6 May, 2015.

Avigdor’s paternal grandparents were named Yakov Lieberman and Hava.

Avigdor’s maternal grandparents were Mordehai Motl Gitnik (the son of Ehuda “Idl” Gitnik and Batya Rotshtein) and Nehama Rashkovski.

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Carola Häggkvist

by Manila on May 13, 2018

Birth Name: Carola Maria Häggkvist

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: 8 September, 1966

Ethnicity: Swedish

Carola Häggkvist is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She is the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1991, representing Sweden. She was also placed third in 1983, and fifth in 2006.

Carola is the daughter of Anita Margareta (Andersson) and Jan Ove Häggqvist.

Carola has a biological son and a adoptive daughter (who is from South Africa, whose biological parents died prior to adoption) with her former husband, Norwegian preacher Runar Devik Søgaard.

Carola’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, Karl Gabrielsson (November 1726 – ?).

Carola’s paternal grandfather was Nils Einar Böckertz (the son of Sven Adolf Jansson Böckert and Alva Gerda Margareta Johansson). Sven was the son of Karl Magnus Jansson and Sara Svensdotter. Alva was the daughter of Anders Niklas Johansson and Maja Greta Säfverström.

Carola’s paternal grandmother was Rut Emilia Häggqvist (the son of Abraham Asplund and Erika Olivia Emilia Valborg Persdotter). Abraham was the son of Daniel Asplund and Lydia Häggqvist. Erika was the daughter of Per Olsson and Erika Selander.

Carola’s maternal grandfather was Hilding Karl Fritiof Andersson (later Antemo, the son of Karl Johan Edvard Andersson and Edla Karolina Söderqvist). Carola’s great-grandfather Karl was the son of Nils Fredrik Andersson and Lovisa Vilhelmina Westring. Edla was the daughter of Karl Vilhelm Söderqvist and Anna Charlotta Sjöberg.

Carola’s maternal grandmother was Rut Hildegard Larsson (the daughter of Lars Johan Larsson and Maria Magdalena Värmelin). Lars was the son of Lars Magnus Rask and Lovisa Persdotter. Maria Magdalena was the daughter of Anders Gustav Runman and Maria Vilhelmina Brovall.

Carola’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandmother, Maria Elisabet Björkman (14 November, 1785 – died in Gesvad, Bälinge, Uppsala).

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Sandra Kim

by Manila on May 13, 2018

Birth Name: Sandra Caldarone

Place of Birth: Montegnée (now part of Saint-Nicolas), Liège, Belgium

Date of Birth: 15 October, 1972

Ethnicity: Italian [Abruzzese]

Sandra Kim is a Belgian singer. She is the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, representing Belgium.

Her parents are Italian emigrants, from Torrebruna, Chieti.

Sandra is married to Jurgen Delanghe. She was previously married to front of house engineer Olivier “Gégé” Gérard, until their divorce.

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Netta Barzilai

by Manila on May 13, 2018

Place of Birth: Hod HaSharon, Central District, Israel

Date of Birth: 22 January, 1993

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish

Netta Barzilai is an Israeli singer and looping artist. She is the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, representing Israel.

Netta is the daughter of Einat (Ben-Simon) and Erez Barzilai.

Netta’s paternal grandparents are Pinhas Barzilai and Ilana.

Netta’s maternal grandparents are Rami Ben-Simon and Dalia.

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Cesár Sampson

by Manila on May 12, 2018

Place of Birth: Linz, Upper Austria, Austria

Date of Birth: 18 August, 1983

*Afro-Saint Lucian (father)
*Afro-Trinidadian (mother)

Cesár Sampson is an Austrian singer, songwriter, and model. He represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

His father is Saint Lucian-born choreographer. His mother, Kathy, is a Trinidadian-born singer.