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Jews in Paris during the French Revolution

Data entered by William HEMARDINQUER

It’s only on September 27th 1791 that the "Assemblee Constituante" voted the end of the discriminations against Jews.

But even before this vote, many Jews have chose to support the French Revolution. More than one hundred of them, quite half of the chiefs of family have been recruited in the "Garde Nationale" as soon as 1789. In one of his book, Leon Kahn wrote a list of them. Our member William Hemardinquer has entered this list. Perhaps you will find an ancestor among them. In that case, please tell us.

In 1789, Paris was divided in 6 divisions :

  • First division: it included quartiers of:
    Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas, St.,Victor, St. André-des-Arts, St. Marcel, Val de Grâce, St. Etienne du Mont, La Sorbonne, St. Louis en l'Ile etc...

  • Second division: it included quartiers of:
    Les Prémontrés, les Cordeliers, Notre-Dame, St. Séverin, Les Jacobins, l'Abbaye Saint-Germain, Les Carmes déchaussées etc...

  • Third division: it included quartiers of:
    Faubourg Saint-Martin, Trinité, Grenéta, Les Carmélites, Filles-Dieu, St.Martin-des-Champs, Enfants rouges,Les pères Nazareth

  • Fourth division: it included quartiers of:
    Saint-Jacques-l'Hôpital,Saint-Leu,Sainte-Opportune, Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Magloire, Saint-Joseph

  • Fifth division: it included quartiers of:
    Faubourg Saint-Antoine, place Royale, rue Saint-Antoine, Saint-Louis-de-Culture, Les Blancs-Manteaux, Popincourt, Le Marais etc...

  • Sixth division: it included quartiers of:
    l'Oratoire, les Feuillants, les Filles Saint-Thomas, Saint-Philippe-du-Roule, Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Saint-Honoré, Saint-Roch etc...