help with Budapest addresses

Paula & David

A cousin lived in Budapest before the war, and her husband , Imre Strasser, had a good sized children clothing manufacturing business there, employing more than 60 people she said. I am wondering if there might be any online business or residence directories from the early 1940’s or late 1930’s that would allow me to learn the address of this business and also where they lived in the city?

Also, she spoke of being taken by the Nazis to a brick factory on the edge of town from where most people were sent to the death camps. Does anyone know the name of this place and if it still exists?

Thanks, Paula Solomon

researching: Weisz and Solomon in Muncacs and Budapest Hungary

Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>

With respect to this request, is there a listing of department stores
in pre-war Warsaw? I'm trying to find one called Greenland's (English
Does anyone know what happened to the store and it's owners?Their last
name was Greenland.
Deanna Levinsky
New York
Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY

evakweiss .

The deportations from the districts surrounding Budapest (these districts today are part of the city - in 1944 - they were considered "outside").  My paternal grandparents were taken from the brick factory in Kispest and my mother's family was taken from the brick factory in Ujpest. Depending on where they were located would determine which one they were taken to by the gendarmes.   My mother explained the night before they were taken from there homes, the gendarmes came and stood guard before the door so that the family wouldn't be able to flee. 

My paternal grandmother's maiden name was Weisz.  Eugenia Weisz.

Thanks, Eva Weiss

Alan Shuchat

Try the directories at
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

sylvia vanderhoeft <sylvia.vanderhoeft@...>



It’s very difficult to find female members of any family in Budapest during the war years because they all took ( and still do) the name of their husband , so you grandmother would be known as Weiszné Eugenia. Most of the Jewish people lived in the 7th and 8th district , my husband was one of them. Try to find them in My Heritage website. Or Jewish Gen.


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Judi Gyory Missel

I think the factory you were sent was definitely dependent on where the family lived. The community of Pesterzsebet, which is now District XX of Budapest, was taken to the Óbuda Brick Factory. Included in this round up were my mother, my aunt, and all my grandparents. They arrived in Auschwitz on 1 Jul 1944.

Here is more information about the various brick factories used in Jewish Budapest: Monuments, Rites, History By Kinga Frojimovics found on Google Books:

Judi Gyori Missel

Susan J. Gordon

At c 25   At last, and thanks to the invaluable help of member Deanna Levinsky, I am now able to reply.

A recollection in the 1993 book, Young People Speak: Surviving the Holocaust in Hungary, Franklin Watts & Co. was written by Peter Barta (now deceased) and is called "The Brickyard." Barta was 10 years old in November 1944 when he, his mother and six year old sister were force-marched and later "trucked," along with many other Jews, to a brickyard in "Obuda." Fortunately, the three Bartas held Swedish papers they obtained from his mother's friend, "Eva the Swede" (who was a Jewish Hungarian, not a Swede) who was my second cousin whom I found in 1999 in Tel Aviv. The papers were life-savers for the family, who left the brickyard.

I bought a copy of the book online but it also should be easy to find in public libraries. All the stories are well written and worth it. Good Luck!

Susan Gordon
PS -I quoted Barta in my book, Because Of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey, 2016 Syracuse U Press.
PPS - The book, Jewish Monuments etc , cited above, is also excellent.

Peter Cherna

The web site has digitized phone books and lots of other resources.

Susan J. Gordon

A harrowing story in the 1993 book, Young People Speak: Surviving the Holocaust in Hungary, (pub Franklin Watts & Co.) was written by Peter Barta and is called "The Brickyard." Peter was ten years old when his mother and six-year old sister were taken to the Obuda brickyard in Budapest. Fortunately, they had a Swedish schutzpass which enabled them to escape. 
The book should be easy to find in public libraries; that's how I found mine. Good Luck!

Susan Gordon