Lea Rosenberg, nee Auerbach.

Lea was the daughter of Bertha Datnowsky and Israel Auerbach. She was born in Berlin on November 10, 1906.

Constantinople

Israel Auerbach with Lea, Cospoli

Israel Auerbach with Lea, Cospoli

Lea, Constantinople

Lea, Constantinople

Germany

In 1914, Lea and her mother went to Germany on vacation. The war then broke out. Because it was now impossible to travel, she was separated from her father Israel who had remained in Constantinople for the entire duration of the war.

Lea, Berlin

Lea, Berlin

Lea, Berlin

Lea, Berlin

Lea, Berlin

Lea, Berlin

Lea and her family travelled to visit her cousins.

Israel Auerbach with Lea, Cospoli

Lea (right) with Isy Mallah, Kollberg, Baltic Sea, 1920

Alex Mallat:

(Lea) took care of me when I was a child, visiting us often in Salonika.

Berlin Grunenwald, 1928-1930

Lea, with Uriel and Gisy Abraham, and Willy Cornfeld. Berlin Grunenwald, 1928-1930

Lea, Willy Cornfeld (friend), Uriel and Gisy Abraham. Berlin Grunenwald, 1928-1930

Lea, with Uriel and Gisy Abraham, Celerina, Grisons, Switzerland - 1929

Gisy Abraham, Lea, Uriel Abraham. Celerina, Grisons, Switzerland, 1929

Lea, with Uriel and Gisy Abraham, Celerina, Grisons, Switzerland - 1929

Uriel Abraham, Lea, Gisy Abraham, Celerina, Grisons, Switzerland, 1929

Lea, Berlin ca 1929

Lea, Berlin ca 1929

Lea, Grunewaldsee. Berlin, 1930.

Lea, on the frozen "Grunewaldsee". Berlin, 1930

Lea, Duglasstrasse Berlin 1930

Lea, Duglasstrasse Berlin 1930. (Photo: Gisy Abraham)

Jerusalem, Haifa

Lea was married to Ernst Rosenberg. They left Germany for Sèvres in the early 1930's. They then emigrated to Palestine in 1934, residing first in Jerusalem (where Israel and Berta were living at the time), then in Haifa-Carmel.

Polja, Lea, Liska and Ernst Rosenberg - Haifa,1962.

Polja Frumkin, Lea Rosenberg, Liska and Ernst Rosenberg - Haifa,1962.

Lea passed away in 2000.

Sources:
"De l'Egée et de la Baltique à la Seine", by Alex Mallat (unpublished memoir)

This family history project started September 2009.
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Last Modified: Sunday, January 5, 2014