Brana Tucarman with her children Iosif Samuel and Raschela

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  • Photo taken in:
    Iasi
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania

In the center of the photo is my paternal grandmother, Brana Tucarman, with two of her children: my father, Iosif Samoil Tucarman and one of his sisters, Raschela Gruber, nee Tucarman.

I never met my paternal grandparents. My grandmother’s name was Brana Tucarman, nee Herscu, and my grandfather’s Iancu Tucarman. My father had two sisters – Raschela Gruber, nee Tucarman, and Mali Crowen, nee Tucarman – and a brother, Iulius Tucarman. They left the country: Raschela moved to Canada, and Mali to America. I have foggy memories about my aunt Raschela. She had three children: Iancu, Fenny, and Bernice. Fenny lives in Paris.

My father was born in Iasi in 1889. He owned a grocery store, then a ferrous and nonferrous metal shop. He went about his business in the shop and saw to the house as well. He was very good at it. He was the warden of the Haim Hoffman synagogue located behind our house. He kept the Jewish tradition in the sense that he would go to the synagogue every Friday evening, on Saturdays, yearly holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Iancu Tucarman
Interviewer:
Cosmina Gusu
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2006
Bucharest, Romania

KEY PERSON

Brana Tucarman
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
City of death:
Iasi
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Herscu
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Iosif Tucarman
Jewish name:
Samoil
Year of birth:
1889
City of birth:
Iasi
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1974
City of death:
Iasi
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Died where:
Iasi
Occupation
before WW II:
Merchant
after WW II:
Tailor

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