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Isaac Glass "Izzy"

Born:
1890
Died:
3 Nisan 5731 (29 March 1971)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
GLA3235
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1890
Place of birth:
Bishen Kovici, near Vitebsk, Russia
Date arrived in Britain:
1903

Death

Date of death:
3 Nisan 5731 (29 March 1971)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
London
Cause of death:
Heart Attack
Burial place:
Jewish cemetery, Marlow Road, East Ham

Places

Addresses

Whitechapel
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The Journey to Britain

Conversation
Isaac Glass told his grandson how he remembers he was 13 when arriving in Britain for the first time.

He remembers he sailed from Russia, fleeing his home of Bishen Kovici, which is now in modern day Belarus. Whilst living there he had enjoyed swimming in the local river. On the boat on his journey to the UK his parents paid the fee for children under twelve and he spent the whole journey terrified that someone would find out he was thirteen. He was certain of his age as he had previously celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in Russia.

Bertha Glass

Family legend
Sarah 'Bertha' Glass gained her nickname in World War Two. Whilst working for the army, she was in a group with another Sarah. She was therefore dubbed Bertha so as to distinguish her from the other Sarah.

Family

Spouse

Pheobe Freedman (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Muscovitch
Place of marriage:
Philpot Street Synagogue, London
Country of marriage:
England

Children

Tillie Glass (female)
Bella Glass (female)
Sarah Glass "Bertha" (female)

Homefront

Occupation:
Tailor

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