Avigdor (Figdor) (1710 - 1769)

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Note: virtual Judaica ..Figdor, an abbreviation of Avigdor, the name of the founder of the family who lived in the small town of Kittsee (Kopčany /Köpcsény), Austria after which he came to be called.." AND mek.oszk.hu Figdor-Kittseer, the famous Hungarian Jewish family, which originates from Köpcsény (Kittsee), near Bratislava (Presburg, Pozsony), Slovakia and the name Figdor from Avigdor who lived in Köpcsény at the beginning of the XVIIIth century. Son of Avigdor, Jakab (Jacob) was a Jewish-Judge in the then substantial Jewish community of Köpcsény. His son Izsák (Isaac) (1768-850) founded the firm Figdor & Sohn in Vienna. Son of Izsák (Isaac) Wühelm took part in the religious and charitable life of the Viennese Jewish community. His son Gusztáv became a Christian and supported literary and artistic endeavours. He was a friend of Grillparzer and played a role as a town councillor of the city of Vienna. His daughter Emilia, is the wife of Mihály (Michael) Hainisch the president of the Austrian Republic. She was an extremely well educated and noble-minded lady, who had never hidden her Jewish origins. The pictures of her Jewish ancestors still adorn the walls of her salon. The second son of Avigdor was Sámuel. His son Mihály (Michel Kittseer), who was a great scholar of the Talmud and a great benefactor, was much respected in Bratislava. In 1845 he published his work ‘Salme nedovó o.’. He and his father-in-law, Theben Mendel, republished his book ‘Széfet hajósor lerábcnu Tám c.’. And his son Viktor paid for the publication of the new, beautiful edition of ‘Akedosz Jicchok’. Ignaz Figdors second grandson, the world famous Art expert Albert Figdor below was the owner of the Figdor Collection. Wilhelm Figdors grandson, Károly Wittgenstein below, was the founder of the Austrian Metal industry and his son Pál was a famous Pianist. His son, Lajos, was a Writer. All the Wittgensteins are Christians. (V. ö. Mayer, Die Wiener Juden <Jewish forum> (New-York 1925); Wachstein: Statuten für das Bethaus. B. S. OR see Figdor s in Wittgenstein in Vienna Book

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