Ruth KLUGER - linked to NEUWIRTH, GREDINGER and many others. #austria-czech


Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I was puzzled to find no POT for Katharina KLUGER [Ruth's grandmother] >from her
son Emil/Yehuda who filled in a POT for his brother Victor [Ruth's father]
where Yehuda is mistakenly transcribed as REINER [see the handwriting].

So just to clarify or confuse you even more, Victor's brother was Emil KLUGER
who appears disguised on Yad Vashem as Emil YEHUDA for the POT of his mother
Katharina KLUEGER [sic] and also as Yehuda REINER for the POT of his brother
Victor KLUEGER [sic]!

This is a classic example of Yad Vashem errors leading you astray yet
paradoxically leading to many more links. Please always do multiple checks on
Yad Vashem when search for anyone. This is quite time-consuming and needs
perseverance.

There are indeed two POTs for Emil and Victor's s mother, Katharina. Using
these clues we can find quite a few more family members and details:

1. Katherina [sic] KLUEGER dob 1866 POT deposited on 12 Feb 1957 by
Submitter's Last Name: Yehuda [sic]
Submitter's First Name: Emil
Relationship to victim: son

nee NEUWIRTH in Sillein, Trencin, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia
Residence: Vienna; Married to Gerson.

NEUWIRTH mistranscribed by Yad Vashem as NEURATH [see footnote]
Father's name: Jakob; mother's name: Rachel

2. Katherine {sic] KLUGER dob 1866
Residence: Vienna
maiden name given as: NEUWIRTH
Father Jakob - mother Regine
Submitter's Last Name: BARTFELD
Submitter's First Name: Erna
Relationship to victim: Relative
Registration date: 29/05/1957

Erna BARTFELD [nee EPSTEIN] has submitted over 50 POTs with a multitude of
links to relatives/friends in Bohemia, Moravia, Vienna and Galicia:

Erna BARTSTEIN was the daughter of Katharine EPSTEIN nee SCHREIER of Doloplazy
[Kojetin] - Kehilla Tovacov; Katherine, Erna's mother, was deported from
Olmutz. Erna was the sister of Steffi nee EPSTEIN married to Otto LOESCHNER
born in Bielitz Biala.

The names Erna BARTFELD has given are listed alphabetically [xxxx] followed by
their linked names, denoted thus xxxx/yyyy/zzzz.

BENESCH/EPSTEIN; BERGER/MANDLER; BERMAN/KULKA; BIRNBAUM/EPSTEIN;
BONYHADY/WIENER; COHN/WIENER; DONATH/KULKA; KULKA/BOEHM;
EPSTEIN/SCHREIER/POLLAK/ZIMMER; GRUN/DUKES; HESS/SCHREIER; HERZKA;
HONIG/POLLAK; KORNBLUH/KULKA; KLUGER/NEUWIRTH; KULKA/KORNBLUH; LOESCHLER;
LOW/SCHREIER; MANDLER/WINKLER; MAUTNER; POLLAK/WINKLER; REINISCH/EPSTEIN;
SCHREIER/GLAUBER/SINGER/ADLER [G]; SINGER/SCHREIER; STEINHERZ/SCHREIER;
WEILER/SINGER; WELDLER/EPSTEIN; ZIEFER/BEILER [G]; ZIMMER/EPSTEIN

When Erna so diligently filled in all those POTs fifty years ago, for her
tragic family and friends decimated in the holocaust, little did she realise
how valuable they might be to future generations. With her data, it should be
possible to construct a reasonable family tree with many names and dates,
spanning many places in our SIG and adjoining area [Slovakia/Galicia] and
perhaps even link relatives who have lost touch with each other.

Thank you Erna. We remember all you relatives and friends today. Moravian
members of our SIG should definitely look at Erna's pages.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: Emil's POT for his brother Victor KLUGER had transcription errors for
Victor's wife {Ruth's mother} Alma GREDINGER - where she is transcribed as
Alina Greidinger. Alma even has a listed asset file - Kluger [with umlaut] Alma
Josefa dob 5 March 1907. Apparently Victor and Emil had eight further brothers
and sisters. We can also see Alma and daughter Ruth arriving in NY on 24
October 1947 sponsored by HIAS.

There are many other corrections to the transcriptions of Erna BARTFELD's POTs
too and I have sent in all the corrections to Yad Vashem.

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