Elisabeth Strakosch

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Elisabeth Strakosch

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Death: June 24, 1994 (90)
Lanzendorf, Wien-Umgebung District, Lower Austria, Austria
Place of Burial: Vienna
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Otto Strakosch and Marie Strakosch
Sister of Heinrich Henry Strakosch and Charlotte Sacher

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About Elisabeth Strakosch

Born Wien 1904, Num. 701. March 21, 1904, to Otto Strakosch & Marie geb. Weishut.

Was in London during the war, resided at 37 Pattison Rd., NW3; clerk/unemployed. Exempted from internment, 10/12/1939. "Does not desire to be repatriated." MovingHere.org.uk

HO 334/339/12039. Naturalisation Certificate: Elisabeth Strakosch. From Austria. Resident in London. Certificate BNA12039 issued 27 March 1950. Held by: The National Archives, Kew

When her mother Marie Strakosch died April 15, 1963 in London, probate was July 1 to Elizabeth Peter Strakosch, spinster, and Charlotte Mary Magdalene Sacher, married woman. ("All England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966" at Ancestry.com.)

Buried Vienna, per http://www.friedhoefewien.at

  • Vorname: Elisabeth Nachname: Strakosch
  • Geburtsdatum: 21.03.1904
  • Lebensalter: 90
  • Bestattungsdatum: 24.06.1994
  • Friedhof Hernals
  • Gruppe: S, Nummer: 68
  • Grabnutzungsrecht bis 24.06.2014

At Findmypast.com (UK): STRAKOSCH, Elizabeth 1908 F 1948 Southampton USA New York

Arrived Jan. 15, 1948 in New York on the ship America out of Southampton. Previous residence had been with Charlotte [Strakosch] Sacher, 25 Peters Court, W2 [probably London]. ES was "5'6", brown hair, grey eyes." Travelling with her mother Marie, who was "5'2", grey hair, grey eyes, bad leg."

Their destination was Henry Strakosch [Elisabeth's brother], 598 Pacific Highway, Killara, North Sydney, Australia. The Hawaii to Sydney leg was traveled on British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines, Feb. 22, 1948 (Ancestry.com)

On November 5, 1949, Marie and Elisabeth arrived back in London from Sydney (aboard Stratheden). Destination address in London was Inverness Court Hotel, Inverness Terrace, W2, London (UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, Ancestry.com).


Elisabeth's cousin Gertrud Sophie Weishut [m. Fritz Hirsch] was living at 139 Fonthill Road, London in 1939.

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=hawaiipl&so=2&pcat=IMG_BOOKS&gsfn=&gsln=&sx=&submit=Search&gsco=1&gspl=1&gskw=Austria&year=&yearend=&prox=1&ti=0&gss=angs-c :

  • Charlotte Schroetter date year Sydney, Australla
  • Marie Strakosch date year Sydney, Australia
  • Elizabeth Strakosch date year Sydney, Australia

Elisabeth Strakosch was interviewed by Irene Erzersdorfer for her 1995 book Arisiert: Eine Spurensuche im gesellschaftlichen Untergrund der Republic about Aryanization of businesses in Austria after the anschluss of 1938. A converted Catholic, Elisabeth had made a career as a translator of works on Christian mysticism (see http://orlabs.oclc.org/identities/viaf-57629197).

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Elisabeth Strakosch's Timeline

March 21, 1904
Vienna, Austria
June 24, 1994
Age 90
Lanzendorf, Wien-Umgebung District, Lower Austria, Austria