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John Kaufmann

Born in Heidelberg, Germany on March 9, 1923, anti-Semitism forced him out of school in fifth grade and into a jewelry apprenticeship. He emigrated to England in 1939 and following the Nazi invasion of Poland, was shipped to Australia as a prisoner of war.
When Japan declared war, he fought in the Australian Army. After the war, he joined his parents in the US and worked as a jeweler on 47th street until 2011.
In 1955, he married Janet Goldfarb. They were partners at home and work, until her death in 1998. Together, they had two sons, Robert and David. As a family, they vacationed by driving throughout the lower 48 states.
He is survived by his two sons, daughter-in-law Shauna Tannenbaum, David’s partner Janice Foote, and granddaughters, Rachel and Eve. Funeral at Larchmont Temple, May 19 at 12:30. –
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