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Frances family from Saloniki, Greece
Posted by: Claire Sztern (ID *****6478) Date: September 17, 2004 at 18:27:05
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I'm looking for any informations about the Jewish Frances family in Saloniki, Greece. They were exiles from Spain in 1492, before they were from France. Everything (names, dates, places, cousins...) interests me.

My maternal grandmother is Mathilde Frances (born in Belgium in 1932) is the daughter of Moshe Frances and Buena Frances (they were first cousins two times, emigrated in Belgium around 1930).
Moshe's parents were Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Frances (Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam, Netherlands where he emigrated around 1928) and Diamante Tazartes. Buena's parents were David Frances and Esther Tazartes.
Eliyahu and David were brothers, the sons of Rabbi Moshe Frances (dead around 1930 and buried at the Mount Olives, Israel). They had a sister Fermoza married to Leon Benjamin.
Diamante and Esther were sisters.

Buena's siblings were Emma, Rebecca, Mathilde, Moshe and Rachel. Her husband Moshe's siblings were Daniel, Yaakov and Dora.
My grandmother Mathilde's brother is Eliyahu. My grandmother married Yeshayahu David Klapholz in Belgium.

The related families are Tazartes, Benjamin, Hazan.

Thank you!
Claire Sztern

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