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Otto WEISZ, Vienna


rv Kaplan
 

Looking for information about Otto Weisz, born in Vienna in 1903, son of Dr David Weisz and Rosa Feuer, came to Scotland in 1934 and worked as a designer for Pringle of Scotland knitwear company.  He was naturalised in 1938.
 
Does anyone know anything about this man's background?
 
thanks
 
Harvey Kaplan
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Glasgow   


itencorinne@...
 

Hi Harvey

The BMD records of the IKG Wien are online on familysearch, also the Wiener Meldezettel (registry records of the inhabitants).

The Wienbibliothek (Library of Vienna) has the Lehmann city directories online.
https://www.digital.wienbibliothek.at/
https://www.digital.wienbibliothek.at/nav/classification/2612509

The Austrian national Library has several newspapers of Vienna online.
http://anno.onb.ac.at/
http://anno.onb.ac.at/anno-suche#searchMode=simple&from=1

Death of Dr. David Weisz, Lindengasse 4, Wien VII, 27. December 1918, he came from the Komitat Tolna in Hungary
http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=wrz&datum=19190312&query=%22Dr.+David+Weisz%22&ref=anno-search&seite=18

Death of Ignatz Weisz, 3. October 1900, father of Dr. David Weisz. There are listed other children of Ignatz (siblings of David).
http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=nfp&datum=19001005&query=%22Dr.+David+Weisz%22&ref=anno-search&seite=14

Death of Fanny Weisz (née Taussig), 11. August 1909, mother of Dr. David Weisz. There are listed other children of Fanny (siblings of David).
http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=nfp&datum=19090812&query=%22Dr.+David+Weisz%22&ref=anno-search&seite=22

Regards
Corinne Iten


itencorinne@...
 

Hi Harvey

On familysearch I found the marriage record of Moritz Weisz and Beatrice Alice Goldstein.
I also found the marriage record of Rosalia Weisz and Ernest Kreisler.

But I didnt' find the marriage record of Rosalia Weisz with a man named Schmoll.
I also didnt' find the marriage record of David Weisz and Rosa Fener or Feuer.
I also didnt' find the marriage record of Charlotte Weisz and Dr. Ernest Karman.

But on familysearch I found two passenger manifests for this Dr. Ernest Karman.
One on the steamship Orduna, November/December 1921 and another on the steamship Olympic, February 1924.

By the way in 1912 Dr. Ernest Karman and his wife Charlotte were in Karlsbad at the same time as the famous composer Giacomo Puccini!

Regards
Corinne Iten


rv Kaplan
 

Thanks Corinne - appreciate your work on this.  I'm really only thinking about Otto and his parents because he came to Scotland, so not trying to trace the family backwards.

Harvey Kaplan

On Sat, 8 Aug 2020 at 18:45, itencorinne via groups.jewishgen.org <itencorinne=yahoo.de@...> wrote:
Hi Harvey

On familysearch I found the marriage record of Moritz Weisz and Beatrice Alice Goldstein.
I also found the marriage record of Rosalia Weisz and Ernest Kreisler.

But I didnt' find the marriage record of Rosalia Weisz with a man named Schmoll.
I also didnt' find the marriage record of David Weisz and Rosa Fener or Feuer.
I also didnt' find the marriage record of Charlotte Weisz and Dr. Ernest Karman.

But on familysearch I found two passenger manifests for this Dr. Ernest Karman.
One on the steamship Orduna, November/December 1921 and another on the steamship Olympic, February 1924.

By the way in 1912 Dr. Ernest Karman and his wife Charlotte were in Karlsbad at the same time as the famous composer Giacomo Puccini!

Regards
Corinne Iten


Peter Lobbenberg
 

Dear Harvey

Anna Nyburg's fascinating book The Clothes On Our Backs (Valentine Mitchell 2020), subtitled "How Refugees from Nazism Revitalised the British Fashion Trade", has an entire chapter on Otto Weisz and his work for Pringle, at page 146.  (It happens that it also has a chapter on my own family.)  Warmly recommended.

Also, according to Genteam.at, an Otto Weiss [sic] was born to Dr. David Weiss [sic] and Rosa née Feuer in Vienna on 29 January 1908.  Anna Nyburg's book gives the same DOB.

Best wishes
Peter Lobbenberg, London