Moritz Hoffman’s shop

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  • Photo taken in:
    London
    Country name at time of photo:
    United Kingdom

This is my uncle’s store. His name was Moritz Hoffman. He is in front of the store (on the left) with an employee. The picture was definitely taken long before he came to visit us, in 1927.

My mother had a sister, Betty Madrisovici (nee Moise), and four brothers: Carol Moise, Pascal Moise, Moritz Moise and Strul Moise. Moritz left for London were he had a ready-made clothes shop. At some point he changed his name from Moritz Moise to Moritz Hoffman which means ‘hope-man.’ Strul and Pascal remained in the country where they had an alehouse. Betty lost her husband, Marcu Madrisovici, and their three sons – Strul, Iancu and Lupu – in the Iasi pogrom.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Moritz Hoffman
Decade of birth:
1880
City of birth:
Iasi
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Country of death:
United Kingdom
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman
after WW II:
Businessman
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Moise
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation
    Decade of changing: 
    1900
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