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Family Photographs Related To Mr Rudofsky
Family Photographs Related To Mr Rudofsky
Rudofsky, M, Mr, fl 1983, of Salford, Manchester 1902-1930s
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Family Photographs Related To Mr Rudofsky
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The donor's parents Israel and Sylvia Blima Rudofsky came to England from Simna (Olita) Lithuania, c.1902. Israel Rudofsky (1876-1942) had been forcibly conscripted into the Russian army at the age of 13 and he became a drummer in a cavalry regiment. He met his wife when she was washing clothes in a river and they were married 1892 when Slyvia Blima was aged 16. In Manchester Israel Rudofsky worked as a tailor's presser. During World War I he worked as a coal carter in Bradford Road Colliery, Manchester. In the 1920s he was manager for Lewis the pleater. The Rudofskys lived in Fernie Street, Red Bank, Manchester. The donor's uncle Labe Mottie and aunt Golda also lived here. Labe Mottie was the Shammas at the local shool. They had come to England a good while before the donor's parents and they used to provide lodgings for newly arrived immigrants. The Rudofsky children as follows: Annie (born c.1901); Julia (born 1908 when the family lived in Berkley Street, Strangeways) - worked at button-holing at Lewis's pleating works, Waterloo Road, when she first left school. Later she became an apprentice machinist at Weinberg's waterproofers in North Street, Manchester. She was apprenticed for 2 years at 7s. 6d per week. Later she went to work for Mr. Joseph's waterproofing works; Rachel (Ray) Rudofsky (born c.1903) worked for Premier Garments (waterproofing) in Derby Street; Esther Rudofsky (born 1915) worked for Raffles in Strangeways, and David Joseph in Gravel Lane. Her married name is Posner. The donor's sister Dora (born 1913) worked at Tray's (?) the drapers in Strangeways. The donor's sister Rebecca also worked in the waterproofing industry. The donor's two brothers are Louis and David.
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