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Dr. Georges (Constantine) Rodocanachi

Male 1876 - 1944  (67 years)


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  • Name Dr. Georges (Constantine) Rodocanachi 
    Title Dr. 
    Born 27 Feb 1876  Sefton House, Sefton Park, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Argenti says 27 Feb 1875.
    • The birth of George Rodocanachi was registered Jan-Feb-Mar 1876, West Derby, Lancashire, v 8b, p 316.
    Christened 05 Apr 1876  Greek Church of St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Archimandrite Constantine Stratoulis officiating.
    • God-parent: Ambrose Sechiari, his grandfather
    Gender Male 
    Died 1944  Buchenvald Concentration Camp, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tortured and left to die of pneumonia (Christopher Long). Events leading to his death: seized in Paris, 27 Feb 1943; transferred to KL Bu 19 Jan 1944, released from KL Bu 10 Feb 1944, transferred to another concentration camp 11 Feb 1944.
    Notes 
    • A founder of Pat Line (1940-43) for Allied escapers & evaders in Occupied France. British Consul in Marseilles. Born British but took French nationality in order to serve in the French army on the Somme in 1916. For his wartime activity and resulting death see: Christopher Long, "Secret Papers (Pat Line, Escape & Evasion in WWll France)" in London Portrait Magazine, Nov 1984.
    • Occupation Physician
    • Residence, France: 1900, rue de la Sorbonne 20, Paris; 1908, 1916, 25 Rue de l'Arsenal, Marseille; 1935-1944 (his deportation), 21[25] Rue Roux de Brignoles, Marseille.
    • MBE, Chevalier du Légion d'Honneur, Freedom Medal
    • Education: 1900, medical student, Paris.
    • He attested to his father's death in Paris, 1900.
    • see Christopher Long's biographical essay on his uncle George Rodocanachi, co-written with Fanny Vlasto Rodocanachi, George's wife and Christopher's aunt.
    • He is memorialized on the website ICI-MÊME 2013 for his Resistance activities during WW II.
    Person ID I377  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2015 

    Father Constantine Theodore (Theodore) Rodocanachi,   b. 17 Nov 1837, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1900, boulevard des Capucines 12, Paris 9ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Arghyro (Ambrose) Sechiari,   b. 02 Sep 1850, boulevard Dugommier 5, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1919, Alexandria, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 08 Sep 1869  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage witnesses included Stamati Zizinia, 65, bride's uncle, rentier, rue Gregoriou 29, Marseille; Etienne Sechiari, 58, rentier, bride's uncle, Allees des Capucines 8; Theodore Rodocanachi, 50, merchant, bride's uncle [actually a cousin], allees des Capucines 12; and Jean Rodocanachi, 45 [should be 36], groom's brother, allees des Capucines 49.
    Documents
    Rodocanachi - Sechiari 1869 marriage
    Rodocanachi - Sechiari 1869 marriage
    Constantine Rodocanachi - Arghyro Sechiari Marseille marriage certificate
    Constantine Rodocanachi - Arghyro Sechiari Marseille marriage certificate
    on the Christopher Long website
    Rodocanachi - Sechiari 1869 marriage
    Rodocanachi - Sechiari 1869 marriage
    Civil registration records, Marseille
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet

    Family Fanny Marie Nathalie (Ernest) Vlasto,   b. 28 Nov 1884, Boulevard Haussmann 69, Paris 8ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1959, St. Mary's Hospital, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1907  St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Church records say 9 Jun 1907; Witnesses/Sponsors: Fanny Zarifi & I.M. Zarifi; K. Pagonis presiding; entry 254. Argenti says 22 Jun 1907, London. Paddington Registrar’s office says 20 Jun 1907 (Christopher Long). [2]
    Children 
    +1. Constantine (Georges) Rodocanachi,   b. 02 Apr 1908, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1981, Geneva, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F159  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1876 - Sefton House, Sefton Park, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 05 Apr 1876 - Greek Church of St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1907 - St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1944 - Buchenvald Concentration Camp, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Georges C Rodocanachi
    Georges C Rodocanachi
    photo courtesy: Christopher Long
    rue Roux de Brignoles 15-17, Marseille, France
    rue Roux de Brignoles 15-17, Marseille, France
    number 21 does not still exist; photo 2009
    Dr. George Rodocanachi
    Dr. George Rodocanachi
    in his consulting room in the 1930s; photo courtesy Christopher Long.
    Dr George Rodocanachi
    Dr George Rodocanachi
    photographed for an identity card in 1943, shortly before he was betrayed, arrested and sent to his death at Buchenvald in Brandenburg, Germany; photo courtesy Christopher Long.
    Theodore Zarifi and George Rodocanachi (perhaps)
    Theodore Zarifi and George Rodocanachi (perhaps)
    photo courtesy: Christopher Long
    Rodocanachi Marseille residence before his departation
    Rodocanachi Marseille residence before his departation
    photo courtesy ICI-MÊME 2013 website. This is from the book jacket of Helen Long's 1985 Safe Houses are Dangerous and apparently shows the entrance to the Rodocanachi house at 21 rue Roux de Brignoles, Marseille, France.

    Documents
    Georges Constantine Rodocanachi
    Georges Constantine Rodocanachi
    entry in the baptism register, Greek Church of St Nicholas, Liverpool, England
    George Rodocanachi Inmate Card
    George Rodocanachi Inmate Card
    Buchenwald Concentration Camp

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Baptism records, St Nicholas Greek Church, Liverpool, England, 297.

    2. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Sep 1983.
      Marriages Celebrated at the Holy Wisdom (Saint Sophia) in Moscow Road, Bayswater [London]


  

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