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1970 - 2002

Arthur Herschthal


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Name in US
Arthur Herschthal
Name at Birth
Artur Herschtal (Hirschtal ?)
Yiddish Name
Baruch Simpsen Alte
Parents' Name

Roselia (Rosa) Engelhardt (born 1882) and Joachim Chaim Herschtal

Date of Birth - Note
August 25, 1906
Country of Birth
City of Birth
City of Birth, Alternate Names

1873-1913 part of Austro-Hungarian empire
Today: Spišská Stará Ves, Slovakia

Sibling(s) Name(s)

Ilonka Herschtal, sister
Deneva (?) Herschtal, sister
Morris Herschtal, younger brother

Spouse(s) Name(s)

Rosel (Rachel) Gross
(July 1, 1913, Karlsruhe, Germany – April 5, 2008, Birmingham)
Married November 24, 1938

Children's Names


Religious Identity (Prewar)
Orthodox Judaism
Religious Identity (Postwar)
Conservative Judaism
Camp(s) / Year(s)


Other Experiences

Taken to UK/Kitchener Camp

Year / City / Ship to US
July 1, 1947 / New York, NY / SS Mauretania
Date Moved to Alabama
Alabama City of Residence
Date of Death
February 23, 2002
City of Death
City of Burial / Cemetery
Birmingham / Elmwood Cemetery
Dates Lived in Alabama