French SIG #France Searching for family of Eugene KRAUSZ / MONROE (professor - languages) #france

John V <jvlachos@...>

Hi All,

Eugene was born on 7/10/1904 , 10-July-1904 , 10-7-1904 , 10/7/1904 in a
city named Deta (Deta (Hungarian: Detta, German: Detta) is a town in Timis
County in Banat, western Romania. The Banat area is sometimes considered to
be part of the Transylvania region.) which in 1904 was part of Hungary. It
later became part of Romania, and continues to be so today. Euegen had two
known brothers. His father's first name ISIDOR (or possibly: ISIDORE or
ISIDORO or TEODORO or TEODOR (in English: Theodore) and his mother's maiden
name was SIDONIA (could be her first name and name may have been translated
into Spanish). Eugene Krausz was a highly intelligent man, capable of
speaking seven langages which lead him later to teach foreign languages. He
earned a master's degree >from the University of Budapest. Eugene upon World
War II, fled his country after his brother was shot by the Nazis. His
brother had wrote anti-nazi material and death was the consequence - he was
shot in the family's backyard. It is interesting to note that Eugene helped
many families escape capture by the Nazi's. It has been mentioned in the
family he may have participated in some network to help these families.

Knowing that he may face a similar fate - Eugene decided to leave the
country to escape the persecution of the Jews. [Note: While I find it to be
highly probable that Eugene was indeed Jewish - This isn't confirmed, nor
have I found any evidence deeming so). He changed his last name to Monroe
(possibly to avoid drawing attention to himself while escaping?) He traveled
to France and England (UK) and lived briefly in each country. He may have
traveled to other countries as well.

He later decided to move to Cuba sometime between 1940-1948 - (we assume
perhaps because he wasn't able to enter the US) - where he became a
professor at the University Of Havana. Eugene was also member of the
Masonic Lodge of Havana. He married Idia (shown below) on 12/17/1949 and had
a daughter Beatriz who was born on 7/7/1951.

Eugene's Brother Pedro (Spanish for Peter) also moved to Cuba but may have
died of old age. He had a son named George (Jorge) Krausz who may still be
living in Cuba or somewhere else - we are looking for him.

With Cuba becoming politically unstable - A decision was made to move to
America in the 1960's. Beatriz was able to come to America with her mother
Idia. However, Eugene died in a surgery shortly before their departure.

This page was created in the hopes of finding lost family and ancestors.
Eugene's brother was lost in contact over the years and it is not known if
he ever made it to the US or if his children (George) did. Nor is it known
if Eugene had any other siblings who may have survived the Holocaust.

Eugene may have had another family as some of Idia's papers refer to him
being divorced in her marriage certificate. If you suspect you may have a
connection to this person or anyone mentioned here, please contact me.

Fairview, NJ

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