R' Dr. David Feuerwerker

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R' Dr. David Feuerwerker

Birthplace: Geneva, Geneva, GE, Switzerland
Death: June 20, 1980 (67)
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Place of Burial: Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Feuerwerker and Regina Rivka Feuerwerker
Husband of Taube Rachel (Antoinette) Feuerwerker
Father of Atara Chana Beile Marmor; Private User; Private User; Hillel Abraham Shlomo Feuerwerker; Private and 1 other
Brother of Salomon Joseph Feuerwerker; Helene Feuerwerker WEILL; Feuerwerker-Liebermann; Private; Rachel Jacobson and 5 others

Occupation: Rabbi Dayan Professor
Managed by: Private User
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About R' Dr. David Feuerwerker


David Feuerwerker (October 2, 1912 – June 20, 1980) was a French Jewish rabbi and professor of Jewish history who was effective in the resistance to German occupation the Second World War. He was completely unsuspected until six months before the war ended, when he fled to Switzerland and his wife and baby went underground in France. The French government cited him for his bravery with several awards. After the war, he and his wife re-established the Jewish community of Lyon. He settled in Paris, teaching at the Sorbonne. In 1966, he and his family, grown to six children, moved to Montreal, where he developed a department of Jewish studies at the University of Montreal.

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R' Dr. David Feuerwerker's Timeline

October 2, 1912
Geneva, Geneva, GE, Switzerland
September 3, 1943
Cite de Clairvivre, Salagnac, Dordogne, France
June 20, 1980
Age 67
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel