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Prominent Jewish Families of Vienna (Wer Einmal War)

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This project provides a basis for researching a number of prominent Jewish families from Vienna. Georg Gaugusch's 2011 book Wer einmal War (Vol. I: A-K) is the first comprehensive, published genealogy for many of these families. The goal of this project page is to make the Geni tree as complete as possible, using the information from Gaugusch's Vol. I and other sources, such as Vienna IKG vital records, Vienna Jewish cemetery data, Peter Rohel's website and Felix Gundacker's GenTeam site (which includes a complete index of all the names in Gaugusch's book and their page numbers in 2011's Vol. I).

Below is a list of families from Gaugusch's Wer einmal War, with links to the Geni tree. Although nearly all of the basic profiles are now on Geni, much of the data in the book has not yet been entered, and those interested in any of the families should purchase the book, as there you can also find addresses and professions, causes of death, and dates and witnesses of marriage or baptism, as well as much useful biographical information.

An interesting review article on Wer einmal War, entitled "In Search of Vienna's Vanished Jewish Elite," appeared in the British magazine Standpoint in March 2012.

A series of business directories for Vienna covering 1859-1942 appears online at the Digital Wienbibliothek. Entitled Adolph Lehmann's allgemeiner Wohnungs-Anzeiger, the directories also include lists of city residents by Name.

Further resources can be found from Beginner's Guide to Austrian-Jewish Genealogy

-- Randy Schoenberg Los Angeles, CA

Families in Wer einmal War (note that this is not a list of every family in Vienna, but only those included in Gaugusch's book).













  • Lämel von Prague
  • Landau von Brody (Galicia)
  • Landauer Vienna
  • Landeis Holitsch (Hungary)
  • Landesmann Eisgrub (Moravia)
  • Landsberger von Freideck Friedek (Austrian Silesia)
  • Lang Vienna
  • Latzko Waag Neustadtl (Hungary)
  • Lederer Boehmisch Leipa (Bohemia)
  • Lehmann Vienna
  • Leidesdorfer Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Lemberger Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Leon von Lauterburg (France)
  • Leubuscher Brieg (Germany)
  • Lewinger Prague
  • Licht Bruenn (Moravia)
  • Lieben Prague
  • Liebenberg de Zsittin Temesvar (Hungary)
  • Lieser Fuerth (Bavaria)
  • Lippmann, von (Lissingen) Prague
  • Loebel Bukarest (Romania)
  • Loebl de Telecska Uj Verbasz (Hungary)
  • Loew and Baruch de Felsoevanyi Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Lothringer Jassy (Romania)
  • Loeti de Kelenfoeld Pest (Hungary)
  • Loewenstein Gross Kanizsa (Hungary)
  • Loewy Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Loewy (Lonna) Neustadtl (Bohemia)


  • Mallner Bielitz (Austrian Silesia)
  • Mandl (Hirtenberger) Triesch (Moravia)
  • Mandl von Maldenau Prossnitz (Moravia)
  • Mannheimer Copenhague (Denmark)
  • Margulies Skalat (Galicia)
  • Markbreiter Guens (Hungary)
  • Marmorek Tarnopol (Galicia)
  • Mauthner I Horschitz (Bohemia)
  • Mauthner II Horschitz (Bohemia)
  • Mauthner, M. Kittsee (Hungary)
  • Mauthner (Epstein) Pest (Hungary)
  • Mautner Nachod (Bohemia)
  • Mautner von Markhof Smirzitz (Bohemia)
  • May von Lundenburg (Moravia);
  • Mayer Horschitz (Bohemia)
  • Mayer Pest (Hungary)
  • Mayer de Also-Russbach Eisenstadt (Hungary)
  • Mendl Bruex (Bohemia)
  • Merores Prague
  • Mises von Brody (Galicia)
  • Modern Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Moises Schlaining (Hungary)
  • Monath Ungarisch Ostra (Moravia)
  • Morawitz von Triesch (Moravia)
  • Morpurgo Triest
  • Muhr Pless (Germany)
  • Mueller von Deham Buczacz (Galicia)
  • Munk Bielitz (Austrian Silesia)
  • Munk (Pest) Pest (Hungary)
  • Muenzer von Muenzbruck Praschno Aujezd (Bohemia)



  • Oberländer Nachod (Bohemia)
  • Oser Nikolsburg (Moravia)


  • Persicaner Breslau (Germany)
  • Peter von St. Georgen (Hungary)
  • Pfeifer von Hochwalden Palota (Hungary)
  • Pfeiffer von Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Pick Jaromer (Bohemia)
  • Pick St. Georgen (Hungary)
  • Pineles Jaroslau (Galicia)
  • Pollack (von Parnegg and von Parnau) Nikolsburg (Moravia)
  • Pollaczek Kolin (Bohemia)
  • Pollak Nachod (Bohemia)
  • Pollak Woelking near Datschitz (Moravia)
  • Pollak Eisenstadt (Hungary)
  • Pollak Vienna
  • Pollak Nikolsburg (Moravia)
  • Pollak Baja (Hungary)
  • Pollak Mattersdorf (Hungary)
  • Pollak von Borkenau Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Pollak von Klarwill Prague
  • Pollak von Rudin Wscheraditz (Bohemia)
  • Pontzen Nikolsburg (Moravia)
  • Popper von Podhragy Hlinik (Hungary)
  • Popper von Artberg Wartberg (Hungary)
  • Popper (Butschowitz) Butschowitz (Moravia)
  • Popper Bresnitz (Bohemia)
  • Porges Prague
  • Porges von Portheim Prague
  • Posner von Budapest (Hungary)
  • Przibram Prague
  • Pulitzer Mako (Hungary)


  • Rapoport von Porada Krakau (Galicia)
  • Rappaport Lemberg (Galicia)
  • Ratzersdorfer Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Redlich von Vezek Leipnik (Moravia)
  • Redlich Göding (Moravia)
  • Regenstreif Czernowitz (Bukowina)
  • Reich Ungarisch Hradisch (Moravia)
  • Reif Uherský Ostroh (Moravia)
  • Reitlinger Ichenhausen (Bavaria)
  • Reitlinger Vienna
  • Reitzes Lemberg (Galicia)
  • Reuter (with Goldberger and Roth) Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Rie Prague (Bohemia)
  • Riesz Kittsee (Hungary)
  • Rosenberg Prague
  • Rosenberg von Gross Kanizsa (Hungary)
  • Rosengarten (with Jaff) Jaroslau (Galicia)
  • Rosenstock Skalat (Galicia)
  • Rosenthal (with Kraut) Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Rosenthal (with Steinach) Hohenems (Vorarlberg)
  • Rothberger Alberti Irsa (Hungary)
  • Rothschild von (Viennese branch) Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Rotter Wischnitz (Galicia)
  • Ruhmann Boskowitz (Moravia)


  • Saborsky Niedertoschonowitz (Austrian Silesia)
  • Sachs von Sachsenhall Nikolsburg (Moravia)
  • Scharf Pest (Hungary)
  • Schenk Waag Neustadtl (Hungary)
  • Schey von Koromla Guens (Hungary)
  • Schiff (with Paul Schiff) Frankfurt an der Oder (Germany)
  • Schlesinger (with Szeps) Hundsdorf (Hungary)
  • Schlesinger Vienna
  • Schlesinger Eisenstadt (Hungary)
  • Schlesinger Oberglogau (Germany)
  • Schlesinger-Kolm Vienna
  • Schnabel Trebitsch (Moravia)
  • Schnapper von Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Schnitzler Gross Kanizsa (Hungary)
  • Schosberg Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Schosberger de Tornya Pest (Hungary)
  • Schüller Butschowitz (Moravia)
  • Schütz Prague
  • Schwab Prague
  • Schwarz Lemberg (Galicia)
  • Schwarzmann Jassy (Romania)
  • Schweinburg Nikolsburg (Moravia)
  • Schwitzer Lundenburg (Moravia)
  • Seiberling Wilna (Russia)
  • Sichrovsky von Czachrau (Bohemia)
  • Singer Pest (Hungary)
  • Sonnenthal von Pest (Hungary)
  • Specht Werschetz (Hungary)
  • Speyer Breslau (Germany)
  • Spiegler Schossberg (Hungary)
  • Spitzer (with Berl) Butschowitz (Moravia)
  • Spitzer Nikolsburg (Moravia)
  • Spitzer Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Spitzer Bezdan near Zombor (Hungary)
  • Spitzer I Stampfen (Hungary)
  • Spitzer II Stampfen (Hungary)
  • Springer Bamberg (Germany)
  • Springer (Fould-Springer) Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Sruh St. Georgen (Hungary)
  • Stein Jassy (Galicia)
  • Steiner (Seidenfabrik) Klein Hraschtitz (Bohemia)
  • Steiner Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Steiner Ofen (Hungary)
  • Steingraber von Troppau (Austrian Silesia)
  • Steinhuebl Arad (Hungary)
  • Stern Zala Egerszeg (Hungary)
  • Stern Austerlitz (Moravia)
  • Stern (Straus) Pest (Hungary)
  • Stern Maehrisch Krumau (Moravia)
  • Stern Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Stern Raab (Hungary)
  • Stern St. Miklos (Hungary)
  • Sternlicht Strassnitz (Moravia)
  • Stiassny von Elzhaim St. Georgen (Hungary)
  • Stoerk Ofen (Hungary)
  • Strakosch Butschowitz / Bučovice (Moravia)
  • Strass Kolleschowitz (Bohemia)
  • Strasser Kittsee (Austria), Pest (Hungary)
  • Strasser de Sancz Leipnik (Moravia)
  • Strasser-Deutsch Nagy Kanizsa (Hungary)
  • Stricker Waag-Neustadl / Vág Ujhely (Hungary)
  • Strisower Brody (Galicia)
  • Sulzer Hohenems (Vorarlberg)


  • Tafler Pest (Hungary)
  • Tannenbaum-Palester Lemberg (Galicia)
  • Tauber Leipnik (Moravia)
  • Taussig (Ritter von) Prague
  • Taussig (Seife) Prague
  • Taussig Trebitsch (Moravia)
  • Taussig (Getreide) Gross Jentsch (Bohemia)
  • Taussig (Textil) Prague
  • Taussig Holetin near Hlinsko (Bohemia)
  • Teitelbaum Mad (Hungary)
  • Thalberg Szenitz (Hungary)
  • Thenen Tysmienitz (Galicia)
  • Thorsch Prague
  • Todesco Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Trebitsch Nikolsburg (Moravia)
  • Trebitsch Mattersdorf (Hungary)



  • Vogel Maehrisch Weisskirchen (Moravia)


  • Waerndorfer Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Wahl von Muehlhausen (France)
  • Wahrmann Budapest (Hungary)
  • Waldberg von Lemberg (Galicia)
  • Waldstein Doerzbach (Germany)
  • Wehle Prague
  • Weikersheim (with Meyer) Weikersheim (Germany)
  • Weil von (and Mosenthal) Kassel (Germany)
  • Weinberger Lackenbach (Hungary)
  • Weisenfeld von Weisach Schornweisach (Germany)
  • Weiss de Szurda Pest (Hungary)
  • Weiss von Weissenhall Pullitz (Moravia)
  • Weiss von Wellenstein Kuklof (Hungary)
  • Weisweiller Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Weller Göding / Hodonín (Moravia)
  • Wengraf Nikolsburg (Moravia)
  • Wertheimer Fuerth (Bavaria)
  • Wertheimstein von Vienna
  • Wetzler Metzling (Bohemia)
  • Wiedmann Bielitz (Austrian Silesia)
  • Wien Prague
  • Wiener Prague (Bohemia)
  • Wiener von Welten Prague
  • Wiesenburg von Hochsee Lemberg (Galicia)
  • Wilder Wilhelm (Galicia)
  • Wilder Isaak (Galicia)
  • Winter von Wigmar Waag Neustadtl (Hungary)
  • Winternitz Jamnitz (Moravia)
  • Winternitz Josefstadt (Bohemia)
  • Winternitz von Horazdowitz (Bohemia)
  • Winterstein Prague
  • Wittgenstein Korbach (Germany)
  • Wodianer Szegedin (Hungary)
  • Wolff von Hamburg (Germany)
  • Wollheim Breslau (Germany)
  • Worms Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Wurmfeld (Tučapy, Nová Bystřice, Prague, Stare Hobzi)


  • Zdekauer Prague
  • Zeissl von Vierzighuben (Moravia)
  • Zierer Auschwitz (Galicia)
  • Zifferer Bistritz am Hostein (Moravia)
  • Zirner Bonyhad (Hungary)
  • Zuckerkandel Raab (Hungary)
  • Zwieback Bonyhad (Hungary)
  • Zwiklitz, von Krakau (Galicia)