his is an account of the Liebman family, whose earliest extant records in the Zemplén region of Hungary (now Slovakia) date to the 19th century. Many of their descendants emigrated to the United States and settled in New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, most Anglicizing their surname as Loveman. Several distinguished themselves in literature and business and one did so in military service. Others remained in Europe and met horrible fates at the hands of the Nazis; a few improbably survived the Holocaust. This website tells many of their stories.



To browse this website systematically from the  beginning to the end, begin here and follow the arrows.

If you'd like to learn about the Liebman family that lived in New Jersey, you can start here.


To learn about the founders of the various Loveman department stores, start here.

You can read about the Lovemans who made significant literary contributions here.


You can find out about the Loveman families who emigrated to the American South here.

 To read about Liebman family members who perished in the Holocaust, start here.


To learn more about the various Loveman families who settled in Cleveland, click here.

To read the stories of a few of the Liebmans who survived the Holocaust, start here.


© Scott D. Seligman, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. All rights reserved.

For acknowledgments and contact information, click here.