Residence or school records for jewish refugees in Vienna WWI #austria-czech

Svetlana Astakhova

Hello everyone,

I came across a record of my husband's father father being a refugee in Vienna during WWI, with his address of residence in Vienna:

1914/1915 Galicia and Bukovina War Refugees Address Directory, Vol. III (excl. Lwow, Krakow): "Klinger Juda, kup., Kuty, 4. VIII. 914. Wiedeń, XX., Karl Meissl-strasse 1. 4, d. 43. 7 os." My husband remembers that his father told him that the family went for vacation and got stuck in Vienna because of the war.

How should I go about searching for names of all the family members who lived with Juda Klinger at this address? One of them was my husband's grandmother and another one his father and we are trying to figure out his name at birth and his date of birth.

I looked up online records of Vienna residents in 1914, 1915, 1916, but didn't find Juda Klinger. Would refugee residents be mentioned in such records?

We know what my husband's father and his siblings went to school in Vienna. Would their names show up in school records of Vienna in 1914 - 1916?

Where else could I search for any records related to this family's residence in Vienna?

Thank you!

Traude Triebel

you can ask the "Meldeamt" benuetzersaal@... (name birthdate, parents name) to ask for the address AND who else lived at the same address,  price:€ 35,00
good luck

Svetlana Astakhova

Thank you for the information! How do we pay for this service?

Svetlana Astakhova

I received a response from the Meldeamt that Vienna residence records are available online at I downloaded the book I'm interested in (1915) but I'm not sure how to search in it or even how to read it because I don't understand how the information is organized.

I asked the Meldeamt about the way the information is organized and got a response that the documents are all OCR readable. I tried to upload the document into a free OCR reader, but the document size is too big.

What should I do now?


Corinna Woehrl

Hello Svetlana,

this is a city directory with all sorts of information on the city and structure of the community. It includes companies and inhabitants and a list of streets. In the second volume (Band 2), you will find the 'normal' city-directory (Adressbuch) and on page 692 and following we find the surname Klinger, but no Juda. I've added a screenshot of the main-page.
Here's the link to Klinger

I would advise to search in further directories (other years). Some directories also have a "Nachtrag" which means, people who just moved to the city were added in a seperate section, but not in the alphabetical order.

Regards Corinna