Leon Berman

M, b. 7 May 1892, d. 2 November 1943
Father*Moise Chaim Elia Berman b. c 1861, d. 11 Jan 1950
Mother*Mariacha Pratchansky b. 1864, d. 24 Sep 1927
     Leon Berman was born on 7 May 1892 at 38, rue St Louis, 4eme arr., Paris, France. He was the son of Moise Chaim Elia Berman and Mariacha Pratchansky. Leon Berman married Mera Lubtchansky Berman, daughter of Aron Lubtchansky and Rachel Lubtchansky, on 22 December 1918 at 8, rue Mercoeur, Paris, France; per wedding invitation in archives of Mayer LAMBERT; http://www.aiu.org/biblio/Archives/Archives_privees/MayerLAMBERT.htm. Leon Berman died on 2 November 1943 at Auschwitz, Poland, at age 51; per J.O. du 08/04/1987.
     He was mentioned on http://www.viejuive.com/associations/communautes/lille.htm. He was mentioned on http://www.sdv.fr/judaisme/histoire/villes/colmar/fuks/guerre/gr1.htm. He was registered to vote as Leon Berman; card 974 in 1914 at 13 rue des Nonnains-d'Hyères, Paris, France. He was received his rabbinical diploma in 1919 at Paris, France. He was registered to vote as Leon Berman; card 956 in 1921 at La rue des Nonnains-d'Hyères, Paris, France. He authored Contes du Talmud, choisies et transcrits de l'hébreu. Paris : Les Editions Rieder in 1927. He was named Grand Rabbin of Lille, France in 1934. He authored Histoire des Juifs de France des origines à nos jours. Paris : Lipschutz in 1937. He began military service in 1939 as chaplain in the Corps d'armee. Fell ill in the Holland campaign and was evacuated to La Rochelle military hospital, then demobilized in Toulouse, per Serge POLIAKOFF. He was named rabbi of Cannes, per Serge POLIAKOFF in 1940. He was arrested after denunciation, according to Yad Vashem testimonial of his daughter Paule BERMAN on 15 October 1943 at Cannes, France. He was deported, transport 61 from Drancy to Auschwitz on 28 October 1943.

Family: Mera Lubtchansky Berman b. 9 Aug 1899, d. 2 Nov 1943

He married Mera Lubtchansky Berman, daughter of Aron Lubtchansky and Rachel Lubtchansky, on 22 December 1918 at 8, rue Mercoeur, Paris, France; per wedding invitation in archives of Mayer LAMBERT; http://www.aiu.org/biblio/Archives/Archives_privees/MayerLAMBERT.htm.
Chaim Berman, Mariacha Proschansky Berman, and their three children, David, Helena and Leon, circa 1900, Paris. Photo courtesy Emilie Kutash
Contes du Talmud, by Leon Berman, Paris, Editions Rieder, 1927
Leon Berman, photo from Yad Vashem.