MOSKOVITS fm Nyiregyhaza and Kassa #hungary
Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
One never knows what will happen when you send your family history out
into cyberspace. In my case it made it possible for me to find a new cousin
A few years ago I learned that my grandmother had an
older brother named Emil who was born in Szobrancz in 1867. Among my
grandmother's old pictures was one taken in Kassa (Kosice, Slovakia)
around the turn of the 20th century that I suspected might be one of
her two brothers, Emil and Deszo (b. 1881) for whom I had no
information. I uploaded the picture to my family website at http://web.mac.com/lmort/Vivian_Kahn_Family_Website/Home_.html
with a note to that effect.
What a thrill to get an e-mail >from a man in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, who
was surprised to find his great-grandfather Emil Moskovits mentioned
on someone else's website!
Karoly Moskovits, an attorney in Nyiregyhaza, is the son of my second
cousin who is also named Karoly Moskovits. And, just to prove that
the naming rules don't apply in all cases, his grandfather,
my father's first cousin, was also named Karoly Moskovits. His name
was mentioned in a letter that my grandmother had received >from one of
her sisters-in-law in Michalovce in 1946.
I now know that my great-uncle Emil lived in Kassa and that is where
his son Karoly was born in 1903. Emil married Hermina Mandel >from
Magy and eventually settled in Nyiregyhaza where he became a postal
official. Emil and Hermina reportedly also had three daughters but we
don't yet know their names. Emil's great-grandson did know that his
grandfather Karoly was a medical doctor who was the chief medical
officer for Szabolcs county >from 1952 until his retirement in 1967.
Emil's son Karoly was conscripted into the Labor Battalion in 1940.
According to information in the Yad Vashem database, he perished in
1943 in Arhangelszkoje but I now know that is not correct. In fact,
Karoly returned to Nyiregyhaza.
He learned that his parents, Emil Moskovits and Hermina Mandel, were
both deported in May or early June 1944 and presumably perished.
Karoly's wife Lili Schwarz and their daughter Marika, my second
cousin, also perished.
Karoly remarried in 1947. In 1949, he and his second wife had a son
whom they named Karoly. Their son Karoly b. 1975 has a son Karoly
Mor Moskovits b. 2004. This lovely little boy is also named after his
GGG grandfather Mordche Moskovits, (my great-grandfather) who died in
Michalovce in 1925.
How exciting to find a new branch of my family and, even better,
another cousin who is interested in documenting the family history for
the next generation. Please contact me if any of these names turn up
in your family tree.
Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
ADLER/Sighet, Giulesti, Rom. (Maramarossziget, Gyulafalva, Hun.)
BAL/BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/Orasu Nou, Rom. (Ujvaros,
Hung.); Seini, Rom. (Szinervaralja, Hun), Vamfalu, Hung. (Vama, Rom.)
FERBER/Sajoszentpeter, Hun, Nahariya, Israel
FRIEDMAN/Sighet, Oradea, Satu Mare, Rom.
GROSZ/Orasu Nou, Rom., Szatmar megye, Hung.
KAHAN/Sighet, Rom.(Maramarossziget, Hun)
KOHN/Zebegnyo, Tarnoka, Zemplen, Hun. ,(Zbehnov, Trnvka, Slov.),
LEFKOVICS/Zemplen megye, Hung.
MARKUS/Sepsiszentgyorgy, Hung. (Sfante Gheorghu, Rom)
MOSKOVITS/MOSKOWITZ/MOSS, Ostrov (Kisozstro), Sobrance, Michalovce,
Kosice, Slov; Nyiregyhaza, Hung; Cleveland
NEUMANN/Sobrance, Michalovce, Kereszt (Kristy, Slov.)
ROSENBLUM/Oradea, Satu Mare, Rom.
ROSENBERG/Ungvar (Uzhorod, Ukr.)
ROTH/Ujvaros, Hun. (Orasu Nou, Rom.
VERO, WEISBERGER/Debrecen, Nyirbator
SEGAL/ZEGAL/Sziget (Sighet, Rom)