In 1939, a SPERBER relative born in Sieniawa, Galicia and living in Vienna
listed on a concentration camp document that a Fanny GROSSBARD was his
closest relative in Vienna. Through the usual databases I found that this
woman was Fanny KUPFERSTEIN recte BINDER (b. 1892, d. 1943 Auchwitz) married
in Vienna to Adolf GROSSBARD (b. 1889, d. 1935 Vienna).
Their daughter was a Herta GROSSBARD (1918-1982) who came to the States in
1939 and married Hugo REBITZER (aka RIES) in Alabama, and the couple very
soon thereafter lived in NYC and later Haworth and North Bergen, New Jersey.
When coming to the States, Herta GROSSBARD listed a Jennie HALPERN in
Brooklyn as her aunt. In the 1940 U.S. census I found at the exact address
on Herta's manifest a Jennie HALPERN (b. 1884), likely the widow of Julius
HALPERN with children Isadore HALPERN (b. 1908; a school teacher), George
HALPERN (b. 1918; also a schoolteacher), and Bessie (b. 1909, married
Anything ring a bell?
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
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