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Berliner Family

The Berliner family is a family of inventors, entrepreneurs and businessmen of German Jewish origin.
The family came to North America with Emile Berliner, a German Jew born in Hannover, himself from a family of merchants, businessmen, entrepreneurs and officials. He arrived in the U.S.A. in 1870, where he invented the Gramophone in 1887. He then developed a gramophone recording and production company, with the help of his sons Herbert Samuel and Edgard Maurice, which eventually moved to Montreal in 1901 and became RCA Victor. Another son of Emile, Henry Adler Berliner, worked with his father to research the development of a primitive form of the helicopter. Henry latter founded an airplane producing company in the U.S.A.