Bernard Joseph Siegel
Cultural Anthropologist and Stanford Professor
A Notable Jewish Professional from the Greater Duluth-Superior Region

Bernard Joseph Siegel (1917-2003) was born in Superior, Wisconsin, to Eva Aronsohn and Elias Siegel. He was married to Charlotte Brest Siegel who passed away in 2020 at the age of 100. They had two children, Eve and Paul. More information about Bernard and his ancestors is available on the webpage for grandparents Esther and Shabtai Sabse Chaim Siegel in the password protected area of this website.

Bernard was a cultural anthropologist who primarily researched how people migrated from rural settings to more urban ones. He conducted research in New Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, Italy, and Japan. He was multilingual, speaking his native English as well as Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew and the language of the Ancient Sumerians. He spent most of his career at Stanford University, where he helped establish its anthropology department. Bernard and Charlotte helped establish the first synagogue in the Palo Alto-Los Altos region.

A summary of information about Bernard is shown in the Wikipedia clipping below. There is more on the full Wikipedia page at

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Charlotte and Bernard

More about Bernard is shown in a clipping from his obituary below.

Bernard Siegel obit cropped - Bernard's obituary - Charlotte's obituary

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