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Sigimund Jacobs

Born:
3 Iyyar 5652 (30 April 1892)
Died:
20 Heshvan 5690 (23 November 1929)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
JAC9319
Other first name:
Sydney
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
3 Iyyar 5652 (30 April 1892)
Place of birth:
Bethnal Green, London

Death

Date of death:
20 Heshvan 5690 (23 November 1929)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
Willesden, London
Cause of death:
Poor health caused by incarceration in Ruhleben Camp during the war
Burial place:
Willesden Jewish cemetery, Section LX Row 13 Plot 39

Places

Addresses

178 Hackney Road
207 Amhurst Road (1911)

Schools

Name:
50 Colverton Crescent
Name:
Parmiters
Year started:
1906
Year left:
1913

Synagogues

Name:
Golders Green
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Family legend
Sydney was on holiday in Germany in August 1914 with his mother, visiting family when they were arrested. Jeanette was sent home and Sidney was sent to Ruhleben Camp, Hut 6 where he spent the rest of the war. His incarceration ruined his health, leading to his early death in 1929.

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Jacobs

The National Archives in London hold documents from 1916 at FO383/206 regarding a request from Mr. J Jacobs for permission to send shoe leather to his son in Ruhleben.

Jewish Chronicle Letter , 14 July 1916

THE RELIEF OF INTERNED BRITISH JEWS IN GERMANY: AN APPEAL
[TO THE EDITOR]
SIR – The position if the British prisoners of war interned in Germany has been brought to the attention of the public by the White Papers recently issued by the Foreign Office.
The official reports make it quite clear that there is a great scarcity of food in the camps and that the already insufficient rations have been further considerably reduced.
The interned include a large number of Jews, many of whom have always observed the Jewish Dietery Laws and this Committee have for many months past made provision, as far as possible for the poorer Jewish prisoners, by sending parcels of food every month for distribution and during the winter months parcels of clothing for those really requiring such help.
The situation has now, however, become acute. According to the medical reports, fats of any kind are practically unobtainable and it is no longer possible even for those with means to purchase adequate food, as the commodities at the canteens have been reduced and so, quite apart from the question if “Kashruth”, they will suffer dire want, if not actual starvation.
Hitherto the Committee have done all they could with the modest means at their disposal; but in view of the new situation which has arisen, funds are urgently needed and we confidently appeal to your readers to come to our aid in carrying out this highly necessary work.
J.H.HERTS, Chief Rabbi
MOSES, GASTER, The Haham
JOSEPH JACOBS, Chairman and Treasurer
B.A. FERSHT Hon. Secretary, 140 High Street, Shoreditch, E
REGINA MIRIAM BLOCK, Assistant Hon. Secretary

Family

Spouse

Dorothy Jacobs "Dolly" (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Scheier

Children

Denzil Jacobs (male)
Jeanette Jacobs "Jean" (female)

Siblings

Ellis Jacobs (male)
Jeanette Jacobs "Netty" (female)
Mordechai Victor Jacobs "Mord" (male)
Solomon Jacobs "Sol" (male)
David Edward Jacobs "Eddy" (male)

Parents

Mother: Jeanette Josephs "Netta" (female)
Father: Joseph (male)

Homefront

Occupation:
Worked in family Leather manufacturing business
Member of family in armed forces:
2 brothers, Philip and Mord Jacobs as well as cousins

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Internee
Organisation:
Hut 6 Ruhleben Camp, Germany

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