Shirt-tail Sunday: Barney Rosenblatt, Part 1

Bernard “Barney” Rosenblatt is a shirt-tail relative whom I learned about when his great-great-granddaughter married into our family. My own family tree includes a great-grandmother whose maiden name was Bindel Rosenblatt. There’s no evidence (yet) that Israel and Barney are related in any way. After all, Rosenblatt is a common name.

While Barney’s surname was a common one, there was nothing ordinary about Barney’s life. It was rather remarkable. One of his ten children, his daughter Rose Rosenblatt Witkower, certainly thought so. This is some of what she recorded in her memoir:

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