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Information on Rabbi Tobias Geffen
The grave of Rabbi Tobias Geffen; Shearith Israel, Atlanta, GA
S.S. Deutschland departed from Hamburg, Germany
May 29, 2003 marks the 100th aniversary of the day Rabbi Tobias and Mrs. Geffen, along with their two eldest children arrived in America.

The family arrived on board the Deutschland which departed from Cuxhaven, Hamburg, Germany
Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1900. 16,502 gross tons; 684 (bp) feet long; 67 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 22 knots. 2,050 passengers (450 first class, 300 second class, 1,300 third class).

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1900 and named Deutschland. World’s fastest passenger ship 1900-06. Renamed Victoria Luise in 1910. All-first class cruise ship service. Rebuilt in 1910-11. Unused in Germany during World War I. Renamed Hansa in 1921. Scrapped in 1925.

Memorial Symposium for HaRav Tuvia Geffen - ?"? February 21, 2010 Yedidya Synagogoue
Baka, Jerusalem...Click Here

Click here to see the ancestors of Rabbi Tobias
Click here to see read about the Ancestral Town...Kuanas
Click here to see the Children and Grandchildren of Rabbi Toias and Mrs. Geffen
Click here to read the 1957 Testimonial Dinner for Rabbi Tobias

Click here to read Excerpts From "Lev Tuviah"

Click here to read the eulogy for Rabbi Tobias's father Yosef

Click here to see photos, etc from the Memorial Symposiun for Rabbi Geffen, 2010

From the Geffen Family Papers Collection at Emory University