Connections between Mediaș and Sibiu
We are still writing from Mediaș, waiting for the train to take us back to our home in Sibiu! Today we post a flyer found in the Mediaș archives for a factory in Sibiu (Hermannstadt) - this factory belongs to M.S. Rubenstein, the same Rubenstein about whom we posted weeks ago after finding the architectural plans for a new storage house he wanted to build for his wool business.
Rubenstein appears to have been a major figure in the Sibiu Jewish community, serving as president around the turn of the century and, most probably, primary financier, for much of the community’s undertakings. And it looks like his businesses operated, or were at least advertised, in neighboring communities as well. Documents from the Sibiu archives show that he was also active in Sibiu municipal life, being a member of the businessmen association and of the club for town beautification and sitting on the town council.