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Rabinowitz Baruch

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Parents: Shmaryahu (Schmerl) Rabinowitz and Pessel née Zweber
Siblings: Abraham, Isaak, JakobJosef, Leo, Eva


Maxstraße 10 (previous count)

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Baruch Rabinowitz lived in Bad Kissingen for only a short time. He was born in Jerusalem on April 11, 1898 as the son of Shmaryahu Schmerl Rabinowitz and his wife Pessel, née Zweber. His parents had been born in Jerusalem, which belonged to the Ottoman Empire in those days, and lived in a European-dominated neighbourhood there. The family belonged to the “Alte Jischuw”, the about 20 000 early, pre-Zionist settlers in Palestine. Most of them were Orthodox Jews who lived in the towns of Safed, Tiberias, Hebron and Jerusalem. Baruch’s father, whose ancestors had come from Lithuania, was a wine merchant and his mother was an offspring of a family of Hungarian scholars.

About the turn of the century, the Rabinowitz family left Palestine and moved to Frankfort/ Main because the Schmerl father couldn’t endure the climate. In Frankfort, Baruch’s father ran an import business for kosher “Palestine wines” and “fine old Cognacs” (brandies).

In February 1918, Baruch Rabinowitz moved to Bad Kissingen and lived in Maxstrasse 10 there with short intermissions till the beginning of 1919. His younger brother Josef who attended Kissingen Realschule for a short time in 1918 lived at the same address. In the Bad Kissingen registration files, “teacher” is stated as his profession. 

Nothing is known about Baruch Rabinowitz’ further life so far.


Stadtarchiv Bad Kissingen, polizeiliche Wohnungsmeldung