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2. David Aaronovich LUBETKIN-[4] was born in 1883 in St. Petersburg, Russia and died on 22 Dec 1962 in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 79.

David married ²Rachel NECHIEMNAVNA³-[19] [MRIN:3].


Their children were:

   4 M    i. Leonid (Davidovitch) LUBETKIN-[20] was born on 29 Jun 1914 in St. Petersburg, Russia and died in 1933 in Sotchi, Caucasus, Russia, at age 19.
+ 5 F    ii. Nina LUBETKIN-[21] was born on 30 May 1916 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Nina married ²Benny GARBUZ³-[22] [MRIN:8].

Nina next married ²Gregory GORFEYN³-[24] [MRIN:9] in 1937 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

3. Roman LUBETKIN-[3] was born in 1885 in St. Petersburg, Russia and died about 1940 in Oswiecim (Auschwitz), Poland, about age 55.

General Notes: Notes on Roman Lubetkin, from Alexandra (Sasha) Lubetkin Gillett, from an email dated 12/22/94. Sasha writes: I think I may have misled you when I said that Roman Lubetkin was an engineer on the railway, because I believe 'engineer' means different things in British English and American English. Roman was, we believe, the kind of engineer who designs, plans and builds railway tracks - the rail equivalent of a highways engineer (if you have those in the US!). A family picture of ancestors, taken around the end of the last century, shows the staff of a prestige engineering academy in St Petersburg, and our feeling is that Roman's father may be amongst the assembled academics, all dressed in a military-looking uniform. Going by guesswork, we suspect that Roman was building the railway in the Caucasus/Georgia when he met Fenya, the woman who was to be our grandmother. In 1916, the Petrograd (as it was then) street directory has an entry for Roman - but only in that year. We guess that he must have left for Warsaw at the time of the Revolution, which may be why our father, Berthold Romanovich, spent his formative years living with uncles in St Petersburg/Leningrad and Moscow. His uncle 'Volodya' (born David, married Rosa/Rachel)was also an engineer, but not connected with the railways. After the Revolution, he rose to be head of the Putilov Works in Leningrad - a very important post. Before the 1917 Revolution, an honorary title was bestowed upon him, that of 'Honoured Citizen'; we do not know how he earned this title, but we understand that it was the only title which could be bestowed upon Jews, who were not eligible for elevation to the nobility. In the Petrograd directories I examined on a visit in 1991, I found 'Volodya' listed, always at prestige addresses. Volodya and Rosa both stayed in Leningrad until their deaths, and are buried in the Jewish cemetery there. The family was very prosperous and cosmopolitan, travelling widely in Europe, and in the happy position of being able to educate their son, Berthold, at a couple of the finest fee-paying schools in St Petersburg and Moscow. At some point after the single, solitary entry for Roman in the Petrograd street directory for 1916, Roman and Fenya made a new life for themselves in Warsaw, where Roman ran a thriving jewellery shop in Jeruszalimska (I'm not sure of the spelling of that street, but it was one of the best shopping streets in Warsaw before the Nazis moved in.)

Roman married ²Fenya (?) MININ³-[5] [MRIN:2] before 1901.


Their children were:

+ 6 M    i. Berthold LUBETKIN-[6] 1,2 was born in 1901 in Tblisi, Georgia, Russia, died in 1991 in Bristol, England, at age 90,3 and was buried in 1991 in London, England.

Berthold married ²Margaret Louise CHURCH³-[7] [MRIN:4] in 1936 in London, England.


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