Ukrainian Jewish

Sigmund Freud

by andrew on February 8, 2017

Birth Name: Sigismund Schlomo Freud

Date of Birth: 6 May, 1856

Place of Birth: Freiberg in Mähren, Moravia, Austrian Empire (now Příbor, Czech Republic)

Date of Death: 23 September, 1939

Place of Death: Hampstead, London, U.K.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist. He founded psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology, through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.

Sigmund was the son of Amelie Malka (Nathansohn) and Jacob Kalman Freud. His family was Jewish. His father was born in Tismenitzu, Ukraine, Galicia. His mother was born in Brody, Brodivs’kyi district, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine.

Sigmund’s paternal grandparents were Rabbi Schlomo Freud (the son of Rabbi Ephraim Freud and Deborah) and Pessel Peppi Hoffmann (the daughter of Abraham Siskind Hoffmann). Rabbi Schlomo was born in Buchach Galicia, Ukraine. Rabbi Ephraim was the son of Joseph Freud and Ester.

Sigmund’s maternal grandparents were Johann Jacob Nathansohn (the son of Hermann/Herz Nathansohn) and Sara Wilenz/Widens. Hermann was the son of R’ Joshua/Yehoshua HaLevi Nathanson and Rachel Berenstein.

Source: Genealogy of Sigmund Freud –

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Frances Bay

by stlucas on January 30, 2017

Birth Name: Frances Evelyn Goffman

Place of Birth: Mannville, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: January 23, 1919

Place of Death: Tarzana, California, U.S.

Date of Death: September 15, 2011

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Frances Bay was a Canadian-born American actress. She was born in Mannville, Alberta, to Ukrainian/Russian Jewish parents Max Goffman and Ann Averbach. She was raised in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada.

Her brother was sociologist and writer Erving Goffman. In an article about his life, it is stated about his parents:

“When Max Goffman (b. 1890) arrived in Winnipeg he was one of almost 120,000 immigrant Jews who came from Eastern Europe to Canada between 1900 and 1920. They were mainly 3 shop keepers and tradesmen and for the most part they settled in big cities like Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg. In Winnipeg Max met Ann Averbach (b. 1899) who had arrived from Russia in 1912”.

Frances’ surname “Bay” comes from her former husband, Charles Bay.


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Amy Goodman

by madman on January 23, 2017

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., United States

Date of Birth: April 13, 1957

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Amy Goodman is an American journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, and author. She is the host of the news program Democracy Now!.

Amy is the daughter of Dorothy (Bock) and George Goodman. Her brother is actor David Goodman.

Amy’s maternal grandparents were Benjamin Bock and Sonia. Benjamin was born in Kaunas, Lithuania. Sonia was born in Rivne, Ukraine.

Source: Genealogy of Amy Goodman (focusing on her mother’s side) –


Roman Kolinka

by follers on December 4, 2016

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 16 September, 1986

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*French, possibly other (mother)

Roman Kolinka is a French actor. His father, Richard Kolinka, is a musician, who is a member of the band Téléphone. His mother, Marie Trintignant, was an actress.

His father is Jewish (of Ukrainian Jewish, Russian Jewish, and Romanian Jewish descent).

His maternal grandfather is of French background. His maternal grandmother is said to be the daughter of a Spanish father and an Arab mother. It is not clear if that is accurate.

Roman’s paternal grandfather is Albert Kolinka (the son of Raphaël Kolinka and Malka Feldmann). Raphaël was born in Ukraine, the son of Israël Kolinka and Ida Veïner. Malka was also born in Ukraine, the daughter of Henri Feldmann and Dora Leplkra.

Roman’s paternal grandmother is Ginette Kolinka (born Ginette Yvette Cherkasky, the daughter of Léon Youda Cherkasky). Ginette was a prisoner at Auschwitz, and survived the Holocaust, in which her father and brother were killed. Her family was from Russia and Romania.

Roman’s maternal grandfather is Jean-Louis Trintignant, a prominent actor, screenwriter, and director (Jean-Louis Xavier Trintignant, the son of Raoul Trintignant and Claire Tourtin). Raoul was an industrialist, the son of Fernand Trintignant and Marie-Louise Aimée Delaigue.

Roman’s maternal grandmother is Nadine Trintignant, a novelist, director, producer, editor, and screenwriter (born Nadine Marquand). Nadine’s siblings, Roman’s great-uncles, were Christian Marquand, a director, actor, and screenwriter, and Serge Marquand, an actor and producer.

Sources: Genealogy of Roman Kolinka –

Genealogy of Roman’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Roman’s maternal great-grandfather, Raoul Trintignant –


Bex Taylor-Klaus

by stlucas on November 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES - DEC 4:  Bex Taylor-Klaus at the he Shannara Chroni

Birth Name: Rebecca Edison Taylor-Klaus

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 12, 1994

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Bex Taylor-Klaus is an American actress. She is from a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Germany, Romania, Latvia, Russia, Poland, and Lithuania). Bex had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

She has said:

I speak a little Spanish and my Hebrew is a little rusty — I can understand better than I speak!

In an interview, Bex seemingly stated that she has Cuban ancestry. However, she was referring to the background of her close friend.

Bex’s paternal grandfather was Richard M. Klaus (the son of Irving Goncer/Gonny Klaus and Ruth Mendel). Richard was born in Pensnylvania. Irving was born in New York, the son of Samuel Solomon Klaus and Mary Goncer, who were from Ostroh, Ukraine. Ruth was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Solomon Mendel, who was from Andernach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, and of Bertha Buka, who was born in Ohio, to parents from Germany, her father from Neustadt and her mother from Laupheim.

Bex’s paternal grandmother is Barbara Ann Tuckerman (the daughter of Arthur David Tuckerman and Bernice Ruth Maimin). Arthur was born in Massachusetts, the son of Theodore Tuckerman, who was form Brăila, Romania, and of Sarah Abramson, who was from Botoșani, Moldavia, Romania. Bernice was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of David Abraham Maimin, who was born in Riga, Kreutzburg, Latvia, and of Rosa Henrietta Bernstein, who was born in Pennsylvania.

Bex’s maternal grandfather is Mark K. Taylor (the son of Herbert Taylor and Esther Kahn). Herbert was born in Georgia, the son of Charles Taylor and Mollie, who were born in Russia. Esther was also born in Georgia, the daughter of Marcus Kahn and Janice, who were from Bialystok, Poland.

Bex’s maternal grandmother is Judith Grossman (the daughter of Sidney/Sid Grossman and Sylvia Edison). Judith was born in New York. Sidney was born in Lithuania, the son of Zavel Grosman/Grossman and Golda Fichel/Fikhel. Sylvia was born in New York, the daughter of Joseph Edison and Clara, who were born in Russia.


Genealogy of Bex Taylor-Klaus –

Bex’s paternal great-grandfather, Arthur David Tuckerman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Bex’s maternal great-grandfather, Herbert Taylor, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Bex’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Taylor and Mollie, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Bex’s maternal great-grandfather, Sidney/Sid Grossman –

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