What happened to Ida HILFREICH? #austria-czech

Myra Fournier

Ida HILFREICH was born in Vienna on Jan 1, 1872 to Maximilian HILFREICH (1830-1888) and Johanna WASSERVOGEL (1836-).

Ida was said to have disappeared off the streets one day (year unknown) never to be heard from again.

Her husband was Bertoldt HERZL (1862-1947) and their children were Felice (1895-1988), Max (1898-1952), Emil (1899-1961), and Johanna (1903-1999).

I have recently made contact with Ida's great-granddaughter Deborah ATKINS (nee WEIHS/WISE) and was hoping to help her solve this mystery of what happened to her paternal great-grandmother Ida Hilfreich.

Thank you.

Myra Fournier
Bedford, MA

Peter Lobbenberg

Hi Myra

I think this will interest you: not only was Ida still living in 1939, but her son Emil - by then in Shanghai - was still in touch with her!  See http://www.rosenblumcoins.com/35d, item 1237.

Emil married Cilli WINIG, daughter of Leo WINIG, in Döbling [Vienna] on 23 September 1923.  Source: https://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=nfp&datum=19230923&query=%22berthold+herzl%22&ref=anno-search&seite=11 

Best wishes
Peter Lobbenberg, London, England

Sherri Bobish


Ida Herzl in the
New York, Jewish Holocaust Survivor Names printed in Aufbau Newspaper, 1944-1946
Name: Ida Herzl
Pre-war Town: Shanghai
Pre-war Country: China
Au,fbau Article: 'In Shanghai verstorben,' AUFBAU 26 Apr 1946 p.35

Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)

Odeda Zlotnick

--'In Shanghai verstorben,' AUFBAU 26 Apr 1946 p.35
"Verstorben" is the German word for "died".
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Sherri Bobish


I just found out that Aufbau is viewable on-line.

The page you need can be read here:
It is screen # 325.
Issue date Friday, Apr. 26, 1946, page 35 of the newspaper.  The page you want is on the right hand side of screen, second column.

There is a long list of names, including Ida Herzl and Anton Herzl.  Each name has numbers after, which I do not know what the numbers signify.

You should probably translate the introduction to the list.

Hope this help in your search,

Sherri Bobish