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Mano, Lazi and Zelda LOFFLER, Budapest #hungary


Yohanan
 

A family legend is that my great uncle, Mano (Menachem, Manis) LOFFLER /
LOEFFLER
served as the Hungarian ambassador in Germany. If it is not a fiction,
my guess is that it was for a short time during the Hungarian Soviet
Republic in 1919.
Later on he returned to Budapest and, while being a cantor, operated
together
with his son Lazi (Leopold, Eliezer), a Minyan (small synagogue) in
Budapest.
He died of illness in 1940, his son Lazi was murdered in 1944
after saving life of other Jews by pretending to be a Nazi officer.
Presumably his wife Zelda saved others
by hiding them in her house in Budapest during 1944.
Any idea how to verify it, and how to find more information about the above?

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia


viviankahn@...
 

If your great-uncle did indeed serve as an ambassador you should be
able to find documentation at the Hungarian State Archives http://www.mol.gov.hu/angol/bal_menusor/about_us.html
or in Magyarorszag tiszti cim- es nevtara, an annual directory of
public officials and professionals. The Family History Library has
filmed many volumes >from this series. It may be available in some
university libraries as well.

Other places to search would be:

MEK, the Hungarian Electronic Library http://mek.oszk.hu/indexeng.phtml#

Magyar Zsido Lexikon http://mek.oszk.hu/indexeng.phtml#


Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA

On Mar 10, 2011, at 11:04 PM, H-SIG digest wrote:

Subject: Mano, Lazi and Zelda LOFFLER, Budapest
From: loeflery@netspace.net.au
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:36:43 +1100
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A family legend is that my great uncle, Mano (Menachem, Manis)
LOFFLER /
LOEFFLER
served as the Hungarian ambassador in Germany. If it is not a fiction,
my guess is that it was for a short time during the Hungarian Soviet
Republic in 1919.
Later on he returned to Budapest and, while being a cantor, operated
together
with his son Lazi (Leopold, Eliezer), a Minyan (small synagogue) in
Budapest.
He died of illness in 1940, his son Lazi was murdered in 1944
after saving life of other Jews by pretending to be a Nazi officer.
Presumably his wife Zelda saved others
by hiding them in her house in Budapest during 1944.
Any idea how to verify it, and how to find more information about
the above?

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia