Welcome to the family tree for the Fleishman, Gillis, Joffe, Lederman, Sandman, Seligman, Swartzman and Yachad families. To protect you and our families privacy, and to prevent abuse or misuse, you will find public access to information only for the deceased. Data relating to the living can only be accessed with a user name and password. This can be obtained by registering to the site on this page. After registration all of the site's functions will be available and you will also be able to add new data, pictures and edit any errors. To receive your user name and password click on 'LOGIN' on the banner above and follow the information in the menu. First click 'REQUEST A NEW ACCOUNT' and fill in the form. Remember to note your connection to the family. I will approve the new account usually within 24 hours.
Enjoy! Jon Seligman
ברוכים הבאים לאתר של משפחות גיליס, זליגמן, יחד, יפה, לדרמן, זנדמן, פליישמן ושוורצמן. המידע הפתוח באתר מתייחסת רק לבני המשפחה שנפטרו, וזאת בכדי להגן על מידע פרטי. גישה חופשית לאתר מצריכה הרשמה. לאחר רישום יהיה ניתן לראות מידע על כל בני המשפחה ואף להוסיף נתונים, צילומים או לתקן טעויות. הינכם מוזמנים להירשם וגם לגלוש לאתר המשפחה בו תמצאו מידע רב על המשפחה והעיירות מהם באו.
While this site is devoted to the family tree of the Fleishman, Gillis, Joffe, Lederman, Sandman, Seligman and Yachad families, you are also invited to view the sister site, dedicated to the Shtetlach (small towns) of origin of our families. These pages detail the history and Jewish communities of Kretinga, Shadova (Seduva), Slobodka and Kraslava, while the special communities of Sunderland in England and Oudtshoorn in South Africa, which became home to some parts of the family, are also discussed.
Other pages concentrate on the origins and story of the six families detailed here.
Visit the website at - http://www.seligman.org.il/.
Between 1939 and 1945 the Nazis and their willing collaborators from most of the countries of Europe destroyed the ancient Jewish communities of the continent. Our relatives were not spared and we know of close on 160 individuals who were murdered during the years of the Shoah (Holocaust). People from the six family groups detailed here were affected, wiping out their generation and future generations in the Soviet Union, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Belarus.
May their memory be blessed.
(Use the search facility to get directly to information by searching the word 'holocaust')
Like many families, our family tree includes many interesting people, some of whom are genuinely famous or significant beyond the confines of the pride of our Jewish mothers. These include: A.Z. Idelsohn - composer of Hava Nagila, Lord Joel Joffe - solicitor of Nelson Mandela and chairman of Oxfam, Chaim Herzog - President of Israel, Rabbi Issac Herzog - Chief Rabbi of Israel, Golda Meir - Prime Minister of Israel, David & Alfred Smart - founders of Esquire magazine, Harry Davidowitz - first Jewish chaplain of the US army, Zvi Herman Shapira - visionary of the JNF and the Hebrew University, Prof. Joe Gillis - mathematician who helped crack the Enigma code, Miriam Margolyes - Actress, James Garner - Actor, Chaim Seligman - the Montreal Bagel king, and many more. Use the search option to find more details on these and many other interesting people.
This family tree was last updated on August 18, 2018 (Elul 7, 5778).