|Birthplace:||Strážnice, Hodonín, South Moravia, Czech Republic|
|Death:||Died in Kielce, Kielce County, Swietokrzyskie, Poland|
|Cause of death:||Shoah|
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About Siegfried Winter
Siegfried had a twin sister known as Irma when she was born. She changed her name to Irene and she is buried in the Vienna Jewish cemetery as Irene SCHINDEL. She married Salomon SCHINDEL in Straznice in 1900. They had three children only one of whom survived the Shoah and that was Gerty the youngest. Gerty's son Robert SCHINDEL lives in Vienna and is a well known writer. The photo of the house that Siegfried and his wife Aurelia born HABERFELD (in Kuzelan) lived in was taken by Robert when he and his cousin Daniela Torsh from Sydney travelled there in 2010 with his friend Teresia. She is the woman in the photo outside the house at Hauptstrasse 44 Zistersdorf. Aurelia and Siegfried married in Vienna in 1926. She was 17 years younger than him.
Siegfried was registered as living in Vienna from 3 December 1920 to 18 April 1923. The address Gentzgasse7/17 is identical to his nephews Paul and Fritz THORSCH. From Vienna he moved to the town of St Poelten in Lower Austria where he lived at Muehlweg 20. This building may have been a guest house or hotel. From St Poelten he and his wife Aurelia moved to Zistersdorf to the north east. This is a town about an hour's train ride from Vienna in Lower Austria. They ran a shop there in the main street but were forced to leave the town by the Nazis.
21 August 1936 he stayed at the Hotel Stefanie in the second District in Grosse Mohrengasse 7. This visit may have been for the Yahrzeit of his twin sister Irene Schindel.
The City Archives has a record showing Siegfried lived in Untere Viaduktstrasse 15/17 in the Third District from 10 September 1938 until 1 October that year. From 3 October 1938 he was registered at Untere Donaustrasse 49/10 in the Second District until 29 April the following year. His last known address in Vienna was at Pfeffergasse 1/16 from 28 Septmber 1939 to 19 February 1941 in the Second District.
Siegfried and his wife Aurelia were transported in mid February 1941 to Kielce in Poland where they perished.