Dr. Alexander Lourie

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Dr. Alexander Lourié

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Karolin, Pinsk District, Minsk Region, Belarus
Death: Died in Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Lurie of Wiesbaden and Miriam Lea Lourié
Husband of Natalie Lourié
Father of Paula (Paulette) Straus; Arthur Lourié and Martin Lourié
Brother of Zelda Eliasberg (Lurie); Aron Lurie; Beyla Lurie; Rachel Eliasberg; R' Samuel Lourie and 4 others
Half brother of Samuel Lurie

Managed by: Rafi Kornfeld (c)
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About Dr. Alexander Lourie

birht certificate: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D4D9-2NK?i=180 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D4D9-2CT?mode=g&i=154

History of the Jews of Pinsk 1881 – 1941 by Professor Azriel Shohat http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinsk1/pine11_050.html

The “Rothschilds” of Pinsk and Karlin A Historical Evaluation (cont'd) by Dr. Wolf Zeev Rabinowitsch http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinsk1/pine11_088.html

http://ej.by/news/sociaty/2015/06/04/kak-110-let-nazad-biznesmeny-belarusi-pobedili-krizis-i-konkurentov_150604.html http://news.tut.by/society/450063.html http://ej.by/news/sociaty/2015/06/22/kak-eto-bylo-v-proshlom-veke-pyat-yarkih-stranits-belorusskoy.html http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pinsk/pinsk.html http://ej.by/news/sociaty/2015/06/03/kak-110-let-nazad-biznesmeny-belarusi-pobedili-krizis-i-konkurentov.html http://www.pinsk-history.ru/istoriya-pinska/item/255-%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%BC%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D0%B1%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D0%BB%D1%8E%D0%B4%D0%B8-%D0%BF%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0-1913 http://www.pinsk-history.ru/istoriya-pinska/item/255-%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%BC%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D0%B1%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D0%BB%D1%8E%D0%B4%D0%B8-%D0%BF%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0-1913 http://www.jewage.org/wiki/ru/Special:Clan/%D0%9B%D1%83%D1%80%D1%8C%D0%B5 Династия Лурье: пинские промышленники и финансисты Семья Лурье – знаменитые пинские промышленники и финансисты. История этой фамилии прослеживается с ХIХ века, когда Хая из состоятельной пинской семьи торговцев лесом Левиных вышла замуж за еврея из Могилева по фамилии Лурье. Слияние капиталов двух семейств, деловая хватка Хаи Лурье, ее детей и внуков позволили осуществить ряд экономических проектов. В середине XIX века в Пинске было создано коммерческое предприятие “Торговый дом Братья Лурье и Ко”. Григорий Лурье в 1886 году основал химическую фабрику, где какое-то время работал Хаим Вейцман. Самуил и Идель Лурье имели свои банковские конторы. В Пинске сохранился небольшой домик Лурье, на углу нынешних улиц Кирова и Шубитидзе, где Хаим Вейцман жил, подрабатывая репетиторством в богатой и влиятельной семье фабрикантов Лурье.


The Lourie Dynasty: Pinsk Industrialists and Financiers.

The Lourie families are famous Pinsk industrialists and financiers. The history of this family can be traced to the nineteenth century, when Khaya Levina from a wealthy Pinsk family of forest product merchants married a Lourie a Jew from Mogilev. The merging of the resources of the two families, the business acumen of Khaya Lourie, her children and grandchildren allowed the development of a number of economic projects The "Lourie Brothers and Co. Trading House" was a business created in Pinsk in the 19th century. Gregory Lourie’s chemical factory was founded in 1886, where Khaim Weizman worked for some time. Samuel and Idel Lourie operated their own bank offices. The small Lourie house remains in Pinsk, on the corner of the present Kirov and Shubitidze streets, where Khaim Weizman was living, and laboring as the tutor for the wealthy and influential Lourie family of industrialists.

On Chuklaya Street (formerly Waterworks) is another old company - the former Lourie plywood factory. Its history began in 1880 as a factory for making nails and shoe studs.

Leopold Lourie an engineer, and Alexander Lourie having a Doctor of Philosophy from Heidelberg University, took over the operation of the nail factory in the 1890s and established a new company, "The Association of L. and Al. Lourie in Pinsk". With the transition into their hands a new era began in the development and organization of production at the plant. They replaced the old equipment, and built new factory buildings. Now the Pinsk factory could produce products and plywood sheets unusual for that time with subsequent drying, sawing, painting, grinding, polishing, and the manufacture of paper bags. Pinsk alder planks, began to be widely used for packaging goods for various purposes, and in 1903 the factory started to produce a new product of glued together layers, invented by Alexander Lourie branded it "Tobal", which is now known as plywood and is in demand both in Russia and abroad. Until now, this kind of construction materials we call the "plywood". It made a splash, and a complete revolution in the production of furniture, construction materials, decoration for houses, and in many others. In the field of plywood manufacture Lourie held a monopoly position in the vast Russian Empire. In 1880 on the base of this nail factory in Pinsk, the brothers Leopold and Alexander Lourie, started what by 1898 became the largest factory for the production of plywood.

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Dr. Alexander Lourie's Timeline

September 3, 1861
Karolin, Pinsk District, Minsk Region, Belarus
August 7, 1924
Age 62