Lithuanian Jewish

Karl Marx

by follers on July 5, 2017

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1818

Place of Birth: Trier, Kingdom of Prussia

Date of Death: 14 March, 1883

Place of Death: London, United Kingdom

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
(raised Lutheran)

Karl Marx was a Prussian-born philosopher, economist, journalist, sociologist, political theorist, and revolutionary socialist. Along with German philosopher Friedrich Engels, he published the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto.

Karl was the son of Henrietta/Henriette (Pressburg) and Heinrich Marx (born Herschel Mordechai), a lawyer and vineyards owner.

His father was born in Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany. His mother was born in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Karl’s parents were both from Jewish families. His father converted to Lutheranism during Karl’s early years, because of anti-Semitism, and changed his name from Herschel to Heinrich. The rest of the family also converted, and Karl was subsequently raised in the Lutheran religion.

Karl’s paternal line had been rabbis in Trier (now Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) since 1723.

Karl’s mother was from a prosperous business family that later founded the company Philips Electronics. She was an aunt of Benjamin Philips (1830–1900), a wealthy banker and industrialist, a great-aunt of industrialists Anton Philips and Gerard Philips, and a great-great-aunt of businessperson Frits Philips.

Karl was also a third cousin, once removed, of German Romantic poet Heinrich Heine, who was also from a Jewish family.

Karl’s paternal grandfather was Marx Levy/Levi Halevi ben Samuel ha-Levi Mordechai (the son of Samuel Schmuel Mordechai ha-Levi and Malka Spira). Karl’s grandfather Marx was the rabbi of Trier. Karl’s great-grandfather Samuel was born in Postoloprty, Usti nad Labem, in the Czech lands, and was the son of Mordechai Marx. Malka was the daughter of Loeb Elia haLevi Spira and Saerel Krotoschin.

Karl’s paternal grandmother was Chaje Eva Lwow (the daughter of Moses/Moïse Mosche ben Josua Heschel Lwów Levoff Lemberg and Bella Eger of Furth). Karl’s great-grandfather Moses was the son of Joshua Heschel Lwow, who was born in Westhoffen, Alsace, France, and of Merle Worms, who was born in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Bella was the daughter of Meir Rabbi Eger, who was born in Furth, Germany, and of Esther Moses.

Karl’s maternal grandfather was Isaac Hijman “Chaim” Jitschak Preßburg (the son of Hirschl Michl Heymann Preßburg, ben Meir Michael, and of Heintje/Hendrina Isaac Kutsch Stoekoetz). Karl’s grandfather Isaac was born in Preßburg, now Slovakia, and was a Dutch rabbi. Hirschl was the son of Michel Lazar/Eliezer Simon Freistadt, who was born in Gyor, Gyõr-Moson-Sopron, Hungary, and of Rachel Levia Helene/HaLevi Pressburg Austerlitz, who was born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Heintje was the daughter of Isaac Kutsch.

Karl’s maternal grandmother was Nanette Salomon Cohen (the daughter of Salomon Shlomo David Cohen-Chazzan and Sara Chaya-Sara Marcus Brandes). Nanette was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Salomon was the son of David Cohen Chazzan and Fijtje Abraham van Minden. Sara was born in Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany, the daughter of Marcus Mordechai Eliaser Brandeis.

Source: Genealogy of Karl Marx – https://www.geni.com

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Marisa Berenson

by stlucas on June 3, 2017

Birth Name: Vittoria Marisa Schiaparelli Berenson

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 15, 1947

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Swiss-French, Breton, Polish (maternal grandfather)
*Italian (maternal grandmother)

Marisa Berenson is an American actress and model. Marisa’s sister was photographer Berinthia “Berry” Berenson, who died in the September 11 attacks. Berinthia was married to actor Anthony Perkins.

Marisa is the daughter of socialite Gogo Schiaparelli (born Maria-Luisa Yvonne Radha de Wendt de Kerlor) and diplomat Robert Lawrence/Laurence Berenson.

Marisa’s father was Jewish, from a Jewish family from Lithuania, Russia, France, and Hungary. His family’s surname was originally spelt “Valvrojenski”. Marisa’s mother had Italian, Swiss-French, Breton, and Polish roots.

Marisa’s paternal grandfather was Bernard Berenson (the son of Leyb/Louis/Lewis Berenson and Sarah Bernstein). Bernard was born in Massachusetts, to Russian Jewish parents. Leyb was the son of Wolf Berenson and Baylee. Sarah was the daughter of Isaac Bernstein and Slova. Through this side, Marisa is a second cousin, once removed, of art historian Bernard Berenson and athlete and educator Senda Berenson, who is one of the first two women elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Marisa’s paternal grandmother was Corinne Francesca Levy (the daughter of Anatole/Anatol Levy and Elizabeth/Eliza Nathan). Anatole was born in France, the son of Nathan Levy and Rachel/Rachiel Klein. Elizabeth was born in Hungary, the daughter of Emanuel Nathan and Fanny.

Marisa’s maternal grandfather was Wilhelm Frederick Radha de Wendt de Kerlor. Wilhelm was born in Switzerland, of French, Breton, and Polish descent.

Marisa’s maternal grandmother was Elsa Luisa Maria Schiaparelli (the daughter of Celestino Schiaparelli and Maria-Luisa Domenitis). Elsa was a prominent fashion designer, from Rome, Italy. Celestino was a prominent scholar, from Piedmont, and was the son of Luigi Schiaparelli. Maria-Luisa was from a Neapolitan family, of aristocratic background. Elsa’s uncle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, was a prominent astronomer.

Sources: Genealogy of Marisa Berenson – http://www.geni.com

Marisa’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Marisa’s paternal grandparents, Bernard Berenson and Corinne Francesca Levy – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Marisa’s paternal great-grandparents, Leyb/Louis/Lewis Berenson and Sarah Bernstein – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Marisa’s paternal grandmother, Corinne Francesca Levy (focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Marisa’s paternal great-grandparents, Anatole Levy and Elizabeth/Eliza Nathan – https://familysearch.org

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Frocking Life: Searching For Elsa Schiaparelli (2016), by Jean Druesedow – https://books.google.com.br

Photo by Denis Makarenko/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Lauv

by Manila on June 2, 2017

Birth Name: Ari Staprans Leff

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 8, 1994

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Latvian (mother)

Ari Leff is an American musician.

Ari’s father, Stuary Emery Leff, is Jewish American. Ari’s mother, Silvija Inga (Staprāns), is Latvian.

His stage name derived from the word “lauve”, which means “lion” in Latvian.

Ari’s paternal grandfather was Sanford Leonard Leff (the son of Harry Leff and Sarah Kohn). Harry was a Polish Jewish emigrant, from Łomża, Podlaskie, and was the son of Daron Leff and Leah Grunstein. Sarah was a Czech Jewish emigrant, from Želnava, Prachatice District, South Bohemian Region, and was the daughter of Meyer Jacob Kohn and Zypa “Sadie” Feimehl (also known as Goldsmith).

Ari’s paternal grandmother was Seena Sylvia Glaser (the daughter of Nathan Lefo Glaser and Anna Ella Silverman). Nathan was the son of Lithuanian Jewish immigrant, Mendel “Michael” Glaser, and of Latvian Jewish immigrant, Ida Sarah Fine. Anna was the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants Samuel Silverman and Sarah Rappaport (also known as Drew).

Sources: Interview about Lauv’s ancestry – https://nyulocal.com

Birth record of Lauv – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Lauv’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Lauv’s father – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Birth record of Lauv’s paternal grandfather, Sanford Leonard Leff – http://birth-records.mooseroots.com

Marriage record of Lauv’s paternal great-grandparents, Harry Leff and Sarah Kohn – https://familysearch.org

Lauv’s paternal grandmother, Seena Sylvia Glaser, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Richard Appel

by stlucas on May 29, 2017

Birth Name: Richard James Appel

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 21, 1963

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Richard Appel is an American writer, producer, and attorney.

Richard is the son of Nina S. (Schick) and Alfred Appel, Jr. Both of Richard’s parents are Jewish. Richard was previously married to writer Mona Simpson.

Richard’s paternal grandfather was Alfred Appel, Sr. (the son of Samuel Appel and Sadie Niedermann). Samuel was born in Kassel, North Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, the son of Laser Appel and Bertha Grimberg. Sadie was born in New York, the daughter of Joseph Niedermann, who was from New York, and of Carolina Blum, who was from Germany.

Richard’s paternal grandmother was Beatrice Celia Hoffman (the daughter of Samuel “Sam” Hoffman and Eva Sherville). Samuel was born in Mir, Poland (now Belarus), the son of Morris Hoffman/Dvaretsky and Itka “Yetta” Lubner. Eva was born in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Richard’s maternal grandparents were Leonard “Leo” Schick and Nora.

Sources: Genealogy of Richard Appel – http://www.geni.com

Richard’s paternal grandfather, Alfred Appel, Sr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Richard’s paternal grandmother, Beatrice Celia (Hoffman) Appel – http://www.legacy.com

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Jamie Patricof

by stlucas on May 11, 2017

Birth Name: James D. Patricof

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 14, 1976

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jamie Patricof is an American movie and television producer.

Jamie is the son of Susan (Hatkoff) and Alan Joel Patricof. Jamie’s family is Jewish.

Jamie’s paternal grandfather was Martin Patricof (the son of Joseph Patricof and Clara Rosenfeld). Martin was born in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine).

Jamie’s paternal grandmother was Dorine Glass (the daughter of Isidore B. Glass and Bessie Ripkin). Dorine was born in Russia.

Jamie’s maternal grandfather was Leon Hatkoff (the son of Charles Hatkoff and Anna Levitt). Anna was the daughter of Charles Levitt and Ella Wilentz, who were born in Russia.

Jamie’s maternal grandmother was Doris Wildove (the daughter of Louis Wildove and Edythe/Edith Ida Briller). Louis was from Lithuania.

Sources: Marriage record of Jamie’s paternal grandparents, Martin Patricof and Dorine Glass – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jamie’s maternal grandmother, Doris (Wildove) Hatkoff – http://query.nytimes.com

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