Topas, Lubov

2H15 - Lubov Topas 1 2H15 - Lubov Topas 2
Plot Location 2H15
Surname Topas
Given Name(s) Lubov (Luba)
Place of Birth Irkutsk, Russia
Date of Birth (Eng) November 8, 1893
Date of Birth (Heb)
Date of Death (Eng) February 14, 1967
Date of Death (Heb) 4 Shevat 5727
Age at Death 73
Hebrew Name לובוב
Spouse’s Name Boris Topas
Father’s Name Lev Levinson
Mother’s Name Rivka Levinson
Other Surnames
Sex F
Marital Status W
Maiden Name Levinson
Title (e.g., Dr)
Religious Status (כ/ל/י)
Cause of Death Lung cancer
Other Family Data Daughters: Laura Topas Popper (born in Shanghai on December 22, 1931; died in Houston on February 5, 2009). and Jenny/Genia Topas Bloch. Laura had a daughter, Lucy Popper Edwards (born in NYC on June 19, 1959; died of cancer in Houston on December 19, 2006) and a step-daughter, Sarah Edwards. Jenny had two children, Monica Bloch and Linda-Renée Bloch. Linda-Renée is a lecturer at Tel Aviv University.
Inscription (Eng) IN LOVING MEMORY OF LUBOV TOPAS BORN 6TH NOV. 1893 IN IRKUTSK RUSSIA DIED 14TH FEB. 1967 IN HONG KONG ERECTED BY HER BELOVED CHILDREN MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE
Inscription (Heb) לזכר נשמתה של לובוב טופז זל בגן עדן תהא מנוחתה שהלכה לעולמה ב״ד בשבט בשנת התשכ״ז לפ״ק והיו ימיה שבעים ושלוש שנים תנצב״ה
Inscription (Other)
Historical One of the first women to graduate from University of Warsaw with a degree in dentistry.

Boris was the president of the Shanghai Russian Ashkenazi Jewish Community during the Japanese occupation of the city. He was arrested by the Japanese military police and sent to the Bridge House Prison for ten months where he was tortured. He died in 1962 and is buried in the foreign cemetery in Yokohama.

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