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Abraham Isaac Danziger

Also Known As: "Dad", "Pops", "Dancigier", "Abra", "IcekAvraham Yitzchak"
Birthplace: Rawa Mazowiecka, Rawa County, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
Death: April 02, 1962 (83)
Riverdale Nursing Home, 5901 Palisade Avenue, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, United States (Cancer)
Place of Burial: Farmingdale, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maer Danziger and Razel Necha Danziger
Husband of Ella Wajcman
Father of Frances Cohn; Ethel Zuckerman; Moe Danziger; Howard Danziger; Helen Hammerschlag and 3 others
Brother of Rywka Danziger; Anna Danziger Scheiner Greenberg; Mary Paris; Malka Danziger and William Danziger

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About Abra Danziger

Abe came to the US first and then sent for Ella, who came with 5 children, Frances (Faiga), Ethel (Eta), Moe (Chaimo), Howard (Cardke) and Helen (Chudes), all born in Poland. They went from Warsaw/Radom to Bremerhaven and sailed to Baltimore. October, 1912.

David Jacobowitz: I remember Grandpa as pretty friendly but worried. He had shot off his toe to avoid being conscripted into the Polish Army. He always wore a shoe or slipper with the toe cut out so the missing toe wouldn't be irritated.

He was expected to be a rabbinic student, but the family could't afford to have him not bring in an income, so he worked as a carpenter and ran a paint and hardware store

In Brooklyn when I would stay over he would let me hang out at the candy store on Ralph Avenue. I could draw egg-creams with the seltzer dispenser. Neighbor kids would come in to buy penny candy. Grandpa always kept a close watch on them, expecting them to steal small things. (Didn't we all?)

He also played the violin. I remember visiting him in Englewood when he opened up his old violin case and took out the instrument. He hadn't played in years and was visibly sad when he couldn't make his fingers do what they had obviously done in his youth. A sad man.

Ethel's Memoirs: "Dad as a youngster also was an ardent lover of music, and since the strings of a violin reached his inner soul, he had asked his father to buy a violin for him so that he could start taking lessons, But Grandpa Meyer Danziger was not inclined to give in to his son’s foolishness, whereupon Dad as a young lad had decided to save up enough enough money secretly to buy his own cherished instrument. This accomplished, he tirelessly proceeded to manage the knowhow of these intriguing strings till he was able eventually to be a self-taught by-ear violinist.

His determination of a lifetime ambition had been realized. It was not only for his own pleasure but we all (the family) were the recipients of many lovely evenings when we sould come home from an opera or a concert he would reach for his treasure and perform the beautiful scores or the most popular areas."

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Abra Danziger's Timeline

September 25, 1878
Rawa Mazowiecka, Rawa County, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland

Radom Gubernia / Kielce Province
(records in Fond 1 in Radom Archive)
Located at 51°25’ 21°09’

Father: Elja Majer
Mother Rojza Necha GOLDBERG
born: 3-Sep-1878 -- close to 1881.

March 16, 1903
Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
December 12, 1905
Volska Ulisa 14231 (tresky yedem), Warsaw, Poland

DANCIGIER Chawa Eta Abram Icek Chawa Eta WAJCMAN 16/29-Jan-1909 Warszawa przy rodzicach

December 12, 1908
Warsaw, Warszawa, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

The SS Rhein manifest lists the fourth child as Chaim age 2 3/4 years on 18 December, 1913, so he would have been born in March of 1911.

December 15, 1910
Warsaw, Poland
JRI-Poland forwarded by Barbara Rubenstein.