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The legal heirs of Isaac Alexander (Sasha) and Louise Sybil ARCHAVSKY


We are searching for  the family or klegal heirs of
Isaac Itzkhok Alexander (Sasha) and Louise Sybil (Sibylle) ARCHAVSKY who were in Palestine during the British Mandate period. He was a close frienf of Zeev JABOTINSKY - ( see extract ) who was the witness to the 2nd marriage
with Louise nee STERN nee MOSERT

Isaac ARSHAVSKY had a Motorcycle Agency and garage in Jaffa and Tel Aviv ( see documents)

Dora Miriam Ruth ARSHAVSKY nee PFISTER nee DENHAM who was active in the Palestine Government (see newspaper article about her) was the first wife of Isaac Itzkhok Alexander ARCHAVSKY.

 

 

Isaak ARCHAVSKY arrived in Palestine from Russia in 1916. Many young men did so - driven to Palestine by the Pogroms which were raging in Russia and Ukraine.

He volunteered into the "Jewish Brigade" which was being planned by Zeev JABOTINSKY, and volunteered to be one of the two who would recruit further volunteers.

At that stage it was not yet clear whether the Brigade would serve under the American or British flag.

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Document from Ancestry.com
The 38th Jewish Battalion was created in 1917.
It included American citizens.

 

 

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With Jabotinsky - Jewish Brigade - ca 1943

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In 1947 he flies to New York in transit to the Dominican Republic (document above) his destination is the SOSUA Settlement Organization. Possibly he was involved with the Jewish resettlement in the Dominican Republic during and after WWII? From Wikipedia :

The Dominican Republic was one of the very few countries willing to accept mass Jewish immigration during World War II. At the Evian Conference, it offered to accept up to 100,000 Jewish refugees.[2] The DORSA (Dominican Republic Settlement Association) was formed with the assistance of the JDC, and helped settle Jews in Sosua, on the northern coast. About 700 European Jews of Ashkenazi Jewish descent reached the settlement where they were assigned land and cattle. Other refugees settled in the capital, Santo Domingo. In 1943 the number of known Jews in the Dominican Republic peaked at 1000. The Dominican Republic was one of the very few countries willing to accept mass Jewish immigration during World War II. At the Evian Conference, it offered to accept up to 100,000 Jewish refugees.[2] The DORSA (Dominican Republic Settlement Association) was formed with the assistance of the JDC, and helped settle Jews in Sosua, on the northern coast. About 700 European Jews of Ashkenazi Jewish descent reached the settlement where they were assigned land and cattle. Other refugees settled in the capital, Santo Domingo. In 1943 the number of known Jews in the Dominican Republic peaked at 1000.

 

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“M” Section plot 2094 of the military cemetery, The Field of Honour, Pointe-Claire, QC

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Louise’s obituary

Obituary appeared in the January 16 1978 edition of the Montreal Gazette.

 

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Alexander's obituary

a brief obituary in the March 13, 1978 edition of the Montreal Gazette

 

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