Samuel Tugendhat (1854 - 1912)

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Death: Died in Bielsko-Biala, Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
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About Samuel Tugendhat

Father, salomon T. was married twice: Ernestine Binder and Pauline Goldsmidt. Mother to be verified. Biogram produced by Dr. Janusz Spyra per J.P. (Cmentarz)


Salomon's older son - Samuel (1854 - 1912) was a Bielsko industrialist.

He completed technical studies in Vienna. In 1887, together with his brother-in-law Adolf Ziffer (a merchant from Brno), he established a partnership which opened a textile factory in Bielsko. From 1890 he was running it on his own. The name of the company was „Samuel Tugendhat junior”. In 1910, he managed to acquire Theodor Pollak's textile factory in Żywiecka street. Soon, his ‘Samuel Tugendhat jr. textile factory’ became the biggest cloth company in town. Similarly to his father, he was active in the life of the local Jewish community: in 1890 he was elected for the Jewish Community Board of Bielsko. He was also among the leaders of Freitisch-Verein, the Bielsko branch of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, the Industrial Association (Gewerbe-Verein). He was also involved in the work of the Educational Library (Leseverein fur Bielitz-Biala und Umgebung) and the "Free School" society. He belonged to the liberal German Progressive Party and on its behalf he was elected to the Bielsko Municipal Council (1897-1903).

His textile factory was inherited by his sons and it was operating until the outbreak of WW II. Samuel was buried at the Bielsko Jewish cemetery on Cieszyńska street (sector B, row I, grave number 610)[1.2]. http://www.sztetl.org.pl/en/article/bielsko-biala/10,people-lists-of-names-genealogy/26068,the-tugendhats-salomon-and-his-sons-josef-and-samuel/

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Samuel Tugendhat's Timeline

1854
1854
1898
April 20, 1898
Age 44
1899
March 15, 1899
Age 45
1912
March 21, 1912
Age 58
Bielsko-Biala, Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
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