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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-08-08

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) JN Digest

Selected news and feature stories
from the Detroit Jewish News.

) Back In Time

Reeling In The Tears

Look for Alexis P. Rubin's
"This Month in Jewish History"
for August.

Bahr-Goldman reunion brings Michigan family together to reminisce.

) What's Eating
Harry Kirsbaum?




Left• Seated are in front Barbara Goldman of
Pontiac with her father, Hazen Goldman of Berkley,
who is holding his great-granddaughter Alyssa Rose
Brown. Behind them are Rickie and Gayle Brown of
Howelh Anita (Goldman) Brody of West Bloomfield
and Robert Brown.

Above: Family partriarchs Hazen Goldman of
Berkley and Moe Traurig of West Bloomfield at
the family reunion.


ixty-four descendants of
Hermann and Henrietta Bahr
and Harris and Hannah
Goldman attended a family
reunion at Bloomer Park in West
Bloomfield on July 19.
The central focus — beyond the fam-
ily connections and the massive quantity
of food and photographs — was the
genealogical chart hung at the pavilion
entrance. All who attended had an

opportunity to add to the details of
family information stretching back to
the late 1700s in places such as Labau,
Germany, and the Pale of Settlement in
Lithuania and northwestern Russia.
The Goldmans came to Detroit as
early as 1883. Most of the Bahrs arrived
in Michigan in the early 1900s.
H.L. Goldman once owned much
land along the Detroit River near down-
town. He became one of Detroit's early

businessmen as owner of Riverside
Scrap and Iron, the Crescent Car
Company and was a partner in one of
Detroit's largest marine engine compa-
On the Bahr side, Arthur Baehr start-
ed in movie theater management in
1911 and was managing director of the
Crystal Theater and then the Senate
Theater, both on Michigan Avenue.
At the reunion, family members who
had not seen each other in years as well
as those who weren't even aware of each
other's existence, spent the day in ani-
mated conversation catching up and
sharing family facts and stories.
In one wing of the family, four gener-
ations gathered: Hazen Goldman, 87, of
Berkley, with his daughter Anita Brody
of West Bloomfield, his granddaughter
Gayle Brody Brown of Howell and his
great-grandchildren, Rob Brown, 5, and
Alyssa Rose Brown, 4 weeks.
It all came to an end much too quick-
ly, but all left with an updated e-mail list
and home addresses. The expanded
family history will be compiled and sent
to every Goldman-Bahr descendant. 111

— Jan Brody and Dori Goldman

The Baehr (Bahr) family in Detroit in 1928.

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