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19 th century stories
The first Jews of Dorsten
Dorsten 1820: "Violence in
the synagogue itself"
Eisendrath Family in Dorsten
The family name
Julia Eisendrath - portrait of
a Jewish Mama
Eulogy at the grave of
Julia Eisendrath
Jewish real property in Dorsten
Nathan Eisendrath emigrates
David Samson Eisendrath
Establishing in the USA
Migration of Jews from Europe
to North America
20 th century stories
Visits to Europe since the 1920s
1933: A Protest Letter to
President Hindenburg (1933)
The Letter in full text
The Eisendrath branch in Zaandam/Netherlands
The last jewish place in Dorsten
Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath
Charles R. Eisendrath: An
identity and family history that
are inextricably linked (1999)
21 st century stories
Adam Eisendrath: The German Heritage Quest - February 2000
Dorsten contacts and
visits 2001-2007
Family Reunion 2010
The journey of two prayer books
Who and why?
The Dorsten research group
and the Jewish Museum
of Westphalia
 
* The signature in the header above
is that of Samson Nathan Eisendrath
(from the year 1840)
 
 
Visits to Europe since the 1920s

For more than a century members of the US branch of the family maintained connections to Dorsten and Germany through visits, donations and in 1933 also political protest against the anti-Semitism of the Nazis (click here to discover more)

 

In 1910 and 1922 the family members from the USA were involved in the security and restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Dorsten which dates back to 1815: their donations paid for the installation of a fence and a gate.

(Pic.:Dorsten Cemetery gate)

One example of the contacts is Louis Eisendrath from Chicago (b. 1853 in Dorsten) and great-grandson of Samson Nathan and Julia Eisendrath. In summer 1921 he visited Dorsten and even met a few people who recognised him almost fifty years after he emigrated.

(Pic.: Louis Eisendrath and his wife Hannah, 1898)

In 1925 Joseph L. Eisendrath (1880-1961) and his wife Laura, daughter Blanche and son Joseph went on a trip to Europe and visited, among other places, the Hofbräuhaus in Munich.

(Pic: Joseph L. Eisendrath’s family in Munich, 1925)

 

And from 2001-2003 donations from the Eisendrath family allowed work to be carried out on vulnerable gravestones which were in urgent need of restoration (click here to discover more)

In 2010 nearly 60 members of the worldwide Eisendrath community here commemorated their ancestors and the family members murdered in the Holocaust.

 
   
 

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