Notes for ISRAEL GUNZIG, Dr.:
Son of Salomon and Chana Rachel (Spira) Guntzig.
AKA: Israel Ginzig, Asriel Gunzig, Esriel Gunzig, Israel Guntzig, and Azriel Gunzig.
Born: April 10, 1868 in Krakow, Poland.
Died: August 16, 1931 in Antwerp, Netherlands.
Buried: Br ID 431, Park H, Row 10, Grave 3, Shomre Hadass, Antwerp , Belgium.
Occupation: Headteacher Tachkemoni School, Rabbi.
1935 - Jordaenstr 60 Krakow, Poland.
Married: Malka Amalie Schreiber 1897 in Krakow, Poland.
NOTES: Br ID means the corresponding number in the burial register of the Shomre Hadass community.
The two main Jewish cemeteries for the Jews of Antwerp are situated in Putte in the Netherlands near the Belgian border. From around 1920 until 1942 nearly all Antwerp Jews, and some from Brussels and other Belgian towns, were buried there. The reason being that according to Belgian law, cemeteries may be uprooted after a period of 50 years. Many of these Jews were originally from Krakow. One of the burials (Birnbaum) died with the Titanic, and the body was found a week later.