Subject: More on Jewish soldiers serving in Franz Yosef's army #galicia
I subscribe to several discussion groups and earlier this month
responded to a query in Gesher Galicia, posted on October 6, 2018,
namely, "Subject: Jewish soldiers serving in Franz Yosef's army."
I responded back referring to a dual language (German/English) book
I own, published in 1989, by Dr. Erwin A. SCHMIDL, with the English
title, "Jews in the Habsburg Armed Forces, 1788-1918."
Since that posting, I was inundated by interested individuals asking
how they could get a copy (either impossible or very expensive); some
wanting to find out if their family member's name was mentioned; and
some sending me histories of their soldier-relative.
To help them, I copied out the list of names in the book and created a
PDF of it. The problem then became, how do I make this available to
people? Since the initial query was >from Gesher Galicia, and thinking
Poland, I decided to post it at the bottom of this page of my only
Polish KehilaLinks site
I also managed to contact the writer himself, and Dr. Erwin A. SCHMIDL
was very gracious in also providing me with the similar index list for
his newer book entitled, "Habsburgs Juedische Soldaten, 1848-1918."
This book, published in 2014, is entirely in German, but Dr. SCHMIDL
is working on an extended English version that is due out sometime
2019-2010. In the meantime, he sent me the similar list of names and
places in the existing German language book. This list (in PDF format)
has also been added at the end of the same webpage,
Dr. SCHMIDL (erwin.schmidl@...) added that he would
welcome receipt of soldier-histories >from those who have them.
Beverly Hills, CA
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER,
SINGER in various parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ,
Wachsmund, Lopuszna, Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into
Kezmarok or nearby Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, and Kosice, Slovakia;
Tolcsva, Hungary; Possibly Timosoara, Romania