Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Jews living in Vienna #austria-czech


Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Blake Fleisher wrote: My great great grandfather is said to have come from
Vienna, Austria. Did the Jews actually live in the city of Vienna or did they
live in the suburbs?"

The answer is definitely *yes* - they lived in Vienna itself, but please when
you ask a question like this, can we have an approximate date?

I quess we are talking about the tail end of the 19th century or perhaps the
beginning of the twentieth century.

The poorer immigrants, mainly >from E. Europe mostly lived in the second
district [II Bezirk] known as Leopoldstadt. I see the FLEISHER were from
[Galicia - now Ukraine] so I suspect that is where they lived or perhaps
in the nearby 20th district [Brigittenau]:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopoldstadt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigittenau

I also note Blake says his relatives were BERKOWITZ (BERKOVICH) in Tolstoye,
Austria. As far as I know, there is no such place in Austria.

Celia Male [U.K.]

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