Birger, Bencjon

Plot Location2J4
Given Name(s)Bencjon (Benzion/Albert)
Place of BirthBrest, Belarus
Date of Birth (Eng)July 24, 1895
Date of Birth (Heb) 
Date of Death (Eng)August 1, 1955
Date of Death (Heb)14 Av 5715
Age at Death60
Hebrew Nameבנימין
Spouse’s NamePaula (Pessia) Tunik
Father’s NameDavid Birger
Mother’s NameLea Lehman (Lejeman)
Other Surnames 
Marital StatusD
Maiden Name 
Title (e.g., Dr) 
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of Death 
Other Family DataBrothers: Simon (b. 1893, Brest, Belarus; d. 1940, Warsaw, Poland) and Isaac David (b. 1900, Brest, Belarus; d. December 15, 1972, Sao Paulo, Brazil). Daughter: Lili (Lillian) Birger (Shefts) Seiden (b. December 1, 1924, Danzig Free State; d. June 13, 2015, NY)
Inscription (Eng)BENCJON BIRGER
BORN JULY 24 1895
Inscription (Heb)פה מצא מנוח ה”מ בנימין בירגר נ”ע נלב”ע י”צ אב ש תש”טו והיו ימיו ששים שנה תנצ”בה
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HistoricalHe and Paula married in Harbin in January 1922. They divorced in Tianjin on November 8, 1934.

He arrived in HK from Tianjin in May 1955. During that time, he lived at the Shamrock Hotel, Room 607, 223 Nathan Road, Kowloon. On July 26, he entered St. Francis Hospital (on Queens Road East) where he died one week later.

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