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Shifra Rosenthal (Hutchin (Hutschen?))

Also Known As: "Bubby"
Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Palestine, State of
Death: March 13, 1988 (83-91)
Baltimore, n/a, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Rosedale, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Yehuda Leib Halevi Hutchin (Hutschen?) and [unknown]
Wife of Robert Harry Rosenthal
Mother of Leonard Rosenthal
Sister of Sara; [unknown; twin brother of Shifra's] and Pia

Occupation: Kindergarten teacher (prior to marriage)
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About Shifra Rosenthal

Maiden name pronounced HOO-chin.

Believed to have been born in Jaffa, Palestine (Israel). She told me [grandson Richard] that she believed that her parents had emigrated from Lithuania. We believe that she took a job as a kindergarten teacher in Petah Tikva. Shortly after marriage, her husband was discharged from Great Britain's Royal Fusiliers [see letter of recognition from King George in Richard's photos], and the couple moved to the United States.

Just prior to their son's bar-mitzvah, the three returned to Palestine with the intention of settling there. They initially lived with Shifra's family in Bais Yaakov, which at that time was undeveloped—no electricity or running water. They eventually moved to Rechovot, which offered those sorely missed conveniences. However, son Leonard was unable to adjust to the new surroundings. With his dislike of the area, along with the failure of his father's business ambitions, the family returned to Baltimore.

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Shifra Rosenthal's Timeline

June 16, 1900
Palestine, State of
June 6, 1921
Age 20
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
March 13, 1988
Age 87
Baltimore, n/a, Maryland, United States
March 14, 1988
Age 87
Rosedale, Baltimore, Maryland, United States