(The Father of the Father of the Mother of Doron Zeilberger)
Oct. 29, 2017 (Thanks to Erika Pretell)
Mach 2, 2015 (thanks to Amir Alexander).
March 15, 2013: thanks to Karola Nick,
May 22, 2008 (thanks to Amir Alexander and Dina and Ari Ron).
March 15, 1999.
Aug. 10, 2001 (thanks to Amir Alexander).
Aug. 8, 2002 (after a visit to Leipzig),
May 15, 2003.
May 4, 2005 (To add a link to P.G. de Gennes's obituary of
Salomon Alexander, was born
on Dec. 9, 1826, in Graetz, Posen, Prussia
(now Godinzok, Poland). Later he lived in Tirschtigl, Posen,
Prussia, (now Trzciel, Poland). He was "Sokhet and Bodek"
(ritual slaughterer and Kosher checker),
and a "Melamed" (teacher). His father was
Gerson Alexander .
He was married to
(Bombst, Posen, March 6, 1835-
Leipzig , February 6, 1913) (sister of
Adolf Pinner ).
Before 1880 the family moved to Leipzig.
Salomon died on July 18, 1911.
Salomon and Rebecka are buried in Leipzig's Jewish Cemetery
(on Berliner Strasse)
the inscription on their grave)
The Leipzig 1880 Adressebuch has the following entry:
Alexander, Salomon, B. u. Privatlehrer, Peterstr. 37 IV.
and the Leipzig 1890 edition has:
Alexander, Salomon, B. Huelfslehrer a.b. Israelit. Religionsschule
u. Schaecter, Peterstr. 23 IV.
They had six children.
Paul Alexander(1870-1942) (Doron Zeilberger's maternal Grandfather).
Alexander Alexander (?- June 1936), a physician, who was married to
Zelestina ("Zollie", or "Coely") Fogel Alexander. They had
one daughter, Martha Alexander Hartley, who was married to
John Hartley.In the late thirties, she immigrated to Cuba, and later moved to the United States.
She had no children.
Hylia Alexander Weiss, who was married to Leo Weiss(?- April 7, 1936). They had one child,
Hans Yizhak Weiss, who was a Judge in Germany before immigrating
to Palestine). Hans Weiss was
married to (Clara) Brigitte (sister of Ruth Alexander Zeilberger, Doron's mother).
To see their descendants see the entry of
Paul Alexander ).
Edgar Alexander , a well-loved physician,
who was married to Kathe (?- Oct. 15, 1937), they had no children.
He lived and worked at Marienstrasse 29, Leipzig, and
he is listed in the 1933 Juedischer Addressbuche, reprinted
in 1994 by Arani (I saw a copy at the Leipzig City Library).
He died in the holocaust.
Georg Alexander, who owned, in partnership with the above-mentioned
Leo Weiss (?- April 7,1936) (his brother-in-law) a suitcase factory, the
"Weiss & Alexander A.-G. Koffer-Fabrik", whose address was
S.O. 36-Elisabeth-Ufer 53, Berlin.
Georg (probably) died in the holocaust,
He was married to Selma, and they had three children.
- Fritz, who died in the holocaust.
- Edith Baron, who was married to
Hans Baron (1900-1988),
a historian of the Renaissance,
and widely considered one of the two most influential Renaissance historians
of the 20th century (the other one being Kristeller). His book "The Crisis
of the Early Italian Renaissance" appeared in 1955, and argued that the
cultural achievements of the Renaissance grew out of the republican spirit of
Florence in its struggle against its despotic neighbors, and Milan in
particular. He is most closely identified with the term "civic humanism",
which he coined to express the interdependence between republicanism and
Renaissance humanism. His book has shaped interpretations of the Renaissance
in the past 50 years.
Their children are
- Rinehart Baron (Berlin, Feb. 1, 1932 - Greenville, SC, USA, Jan. 12, 2009).
He married Martha Alice Colquitt (Brooklyn, NY, July 28, 1934 - Greenville, SC, USA, Oct. 29, 2011.)
Rinehart was a physicist and worked as a technical writer for much of his career.
The family lived on Long Island for a long time until Rinehart and Martha retired to
South Carolina to be close to their daughter who married a Greenville native
Martha and Rinehard Baron's children are
Erika Baron Pretell (b. July 28, 1967). Erika is married to Eduardo
Pretell. Their children are
Sofia May Pretell (b. July 3, 1999)
Marco Alexander Pretell (b. Oct. 5, 2001)
Melanie Claire Baron Alpert (Feb. 1, 1970 - June 16, 2011).
She is survived by her husband, Richard Alpert.
Their children are
Alexander Baron Alpert (b. 2002)
Adina Claire Alpert (b. 2006).
Renate Baron Franciscono, who is married to
Marcel Franciscono, a notable art history professor, and professor emeritus at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Renate used to work as a translator, including translating her father Hans's work from
German to English.
Their children are:
Nadia (Mar. 14, 1965 - May 14, 2017),
She is survived by her husband, Danny Factor. They have one child:
Mandela Franciscono (a son) (b. 1997)
Michael Franciscono (b, Oct. 6, 1968).
Michael is married to Kim, and they live in New Mexico,
Their children are
Gavin (a son)
Samantha( a daughter)
- Ernst Alexander (Germany, March 19, 1902- Jerusalem, Jan. 30, 1980),
[Hebrew wikipedia page]
professor of physics at the Hebrew University, Jerusaelm, who served
as dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences between 1959 and 1963.
Ernst co-authored, with 1943 Chemistry Nobel Laureate George
the book "Praktikum der Chemischen Analyse
mit Rongestrahlne", Leipzig, 1933.
[Added Sept. 17, 2007: Professor Siegfried Niese, an authority on
Hevesy, kindly sent Amir Alexander, who forwarded it to me, a
picture of the Freiburg Hevesy Group (ca. 1932).
Ernst Alexander is second from the left
in the front row, with a dark suit beneath his white coat. Hevesy is the
taller of the two men in suits in the middle. ]
In 1933, Ernst Alexander moved to Israel, and was appointed Research Assistant
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His appointment letter, dated
Nov. 30, 1933, and signed by the Registrar, S. Ginzburg,
states that his monthly salary would be 16.666 Palestinian Pound (Lai), plus
a family supplement of 3 Lai. He was promoted to Lecturer in Experimental Physics
on April 1, 1946, and the appointment letter, signed by the Registrar Vav Yud Neumond,
was dated April 9, 1946. It said that the appointment was approved
by Dr. Weizmann.
I don't know the dates of his promotions to Senior Lecturer and Assoc. Prof.,
but his final promotion, to Full Professor, was on April 1, 1964, in a letter
signed by the President of the Hebrew University, E. Eilat.
Ernst Alexander was also physics editor of the monumental Hebrew Encyclopedia,
and contributed many entries (e.g. on the electron).
Ernst Alexander was also a very gifted teacher who made sure that
even the most theoretically minded students will have a good grasp
of practice. He was famous for his unorthodox questions in oral
exams, for example: "Describe the operation of a flush toilet"
(this story was told to me, ca. 1978, by Ze'hava Elitzur (wife of Shmuel
Siegfried Niesse wrote an article about him, that I hope to post here soon.
Ernst Alexander was married to Ernestina ("Erna")
(b. Dienstfertig) in Berlin on 8 Sept. 1906 and died
in Jerusalem on June 4, 1983.
In Israel she was known as "Ester Alexander". Her
father was Rabbi Meyer Dienstfertig, a reform rabbi and biblical scholar.
She was a psychotherapist.
Ernst and Erna Alexander had two children
Gertrude, who died when she was five-year-old.
Solomon's father was
Gerson Alexander .
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