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Added a new essay, on the Goldberg-Herman family, who married into the Silbernadels, at the end of World War II. - 29 Oct 2012

Re-organized the menu, adding an Essays item. Improved the logo, in the header. Added essay on Shtetl Life. - 18 May 2011

Added map of the East End of London in 1922 - 17 May 2011

Added map of the spread of Zylbernadels, in 19th Century Poland - 16 May 2011

I have added the history, as complete as it is, so far and started to add documentation, scans of records, files downloaded from various genealogical resource sites and photographs.

I have also added a family tree from FamilyEcho and started to make some use of the Joaktree component, built by fellow Amsterdam resident, fellow Jew and fellow Joomla enthusiast, Niels van Dantzig.

The work is still in progress...

Photo of the Lodzer Cafe, once located at 97 Sidney StreetThe Lodzer Cafe

This map shows the East End of London, in 1922, the year my father, Mojzesz Silbernadel and his brother, Zelig Zylbernadel, arrived in London. They arrived on the doorstep of their father, Jacob, who had been living in London for about 10 years already, while they were growing up in Warsaw. They were 12 and 16 years old.

Jacob was living in Mount Street, opposite the Royal London Hospital and in 1918, he had married Fanny Cohen, from Sidney Street, nearby, at the Philpot Street Synagogue.
The two kids fended for themselves, until 1930, when my father was 20. He married Annie Kirshenberg, from Chicksand Street, when he was living in Pelham Street, which no longer exists.
Map - London East End 1922
N.B. The Blind Beggar pub, which became famous, in the 1960s, for being the hangout of the notorious gangsters, the Kray twins, was situated at the junction of the Cambridge Heath Road and the point where Whitechapel Road becomes the Mile End Road (where there is a number 345, on the map).