Re: Researching: Gedeon von HIBLER #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>

Elisabeth Segal >from Essex, UK asks about the fate of
her great-uncle Gedeon VON HIBLER, who was a holocaust
victim. He had a coffee factory in Innsbruck. Although
Elisabeth found his name on a transport list, she
could find no other information about him or the rest
of the family.

I have not found Gedeon's name on "Letter to the
Stars" or the Yad vashem database but there is an
interesting invoice >from his coffee factory which you
can see on the internet:

It is dated 1880: Gedeon von Hibler, Innsbruck, Feigen
Kaffee Fabrik, ie it was "Ersatz" coffee made of figs.

To read more about the history of this product
introduced ca 1780 as a result of the Napoleonic Wars

Gedeon had an asset file which should give more
details. This has an *S* after the name which is
puzzling as it might imply that he was Swiss or had a
Swiss bank account. He did indeed have a dormant Swiss

This obviously should be investigated.

There are two other interesting leads to the family:

Lucy VON HIBLER was an assistant of Richard ELLMANN in
Trieste: [James Joyce connection]

Richard ELLMANN (1918-1987), Professor of English
Literature at Northwestern, Oxford and Emory
Universities, was a leading scholar and biographer of
James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats.
His papers have been donated to Tulsa University.

There is also a famous bacteriologist - Emanuel VON
HIBLER. The University of Innsbruck has many
references to his research into anaerobes and other
microbial species conducted at the end of the 19th and
beginning of the 20th centuries. There is a street
named after him in Innsbruck. The University hopefully
has some biographical material:
He may have been the father of Gedeon.

Celia Male [U.K.]

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