The Gravestone Portrait

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  1. Miron Ophir
    September 25th, 2007

    What a great site and fascinating life story. You are taken by Victor’s life line and follow all the important points in his life.
    Finally, a stranger’s life story is read as if he was your own family member, and by the end of the exhibits you feel like you knew him all your life.

  2. Jan
    September 25th, 2007

    What a wonderful way to present a family history! Would you be willing to share the details of how you created this site? I am not very computer-smart, so it would have to be simple. I’d like to create a site like this on some of my ancestors!

  3. Babette Brown
    November 13th, 2007

    What a brilliant way to tell the story.

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The Gravestone Portrait

Hyman Victor was born Chaim Avigdor Chiry in 1883. He changed his name upon acquiring American citizenship in 1921, dropping his surname, and anglicizing his Hebrew first and middle names.

Hyman is pictured at left on his gravestone at Jewish Waldheim Cemetery outside Chicago, where he died on April 9, 1960.

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