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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Jewish Community Helped Build the Rocket City


5 generations of life: "my family and the Huntsville, Alabama Jewish community" 1852-1982


In the article, 5 generations of life: "my family and the Huntsville, Alabama Jewish community" 1852-1982, published by the The Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society, Margaret Anne Goldsmith Hanaw writes on family and contributions of the Jewish community in Huntsville, as well as greater Alabama. Excerpt: "The first Jewish settlers known to have come to Huntsville and remain were my two paternal great grand­ fathers, Morris Bernstein and Robert Herstein. Both were permanent residents of Huntsville by 1859, according to the Huntsville City Directory, which lists them as residents and owners of businesses. The names of Robert Herstein and Morris Bernstein are the only ones that appear in both the Directory and in the"

Reference: huntsvillehistorycollection.org
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