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Karoline Haas (Kanitz)

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Nikolsburg (Mahren)
Death: October 30, 1942 (74)
Theresienstadt (camp), Czechoslovakia per Holocaust.cz
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ignaz Kanitz and Franziska (Fanni) Kanitz
Wife of Rudolf Haas
Mother of Lilli "Lily" Haas and Franziska "Frances" Grünfeld / Gruenfeld
Sister of Heinrich Kanitz; Sigmund Kanitz; Jacques / Jakob Hirsch Kanitz; Emil Kanitz and Josefine Rosenberg

Managed by: Claudia Heller
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About Karoline Haas

Karoline Kanitz Haas's Theresienstadt death record says "birthdate November 5, 1873". However, she was born October 5, 1868 in Nikolsburg, as shown on her own signed marriage record (see in MEDIA). Birth is recorded in Czech Jewish Registers, www.badatelna.cz, Nikolsburg (Mikulov) Births 1850-1873, Image #158 of 161. Five Kanitz siblings are listed together on "page 157" of that volume.

Marriage info per genteam.at Index of the Jewish Records of Vienna:

  • Year 1905, Numerative 109, Loc.: Tempelgasse Image #153/314.
  • Kanitz, Karoline & Haas, Rudolf

As a widow, Karoline lived at Wien II, Fugbachgasse 3 [WEW] (with brother Jacques [Jakob Hirsch] Kanitz, who was single).

Per her nephew, Dr. Ernest Kanitz [in 1973], "Karoline had 2 daughters, she knew there was trouble coming in Austria, and she sent them out of the country..."

  • 1906 Wien Haas Lilli Rudolf/ (birth per genteam.at Index of the Jewish Records of Vienna) This name in bank accounts list, www.avotaynu.com/holocaustlist: Haas, Lili 21.04.1906. In 1941, Lily was living at Mountjoy, Ardgowan Street, Paisley, Scotland (see below, sister Franziska's immigration record). She arrived in New York August 5, 1946 on the Gripsholm out of Liverpool. Her destination was sister Frances Gruenfeld, 35-36 76th St., Jackson Heights, Long Island, NY


[A Henriette Haas born 1907 to Rudolf/ is not the child of this couple.]

  • 1909 Wien Haas Franziska Rudolf/ (birth per genteam.at Index of the Jewish Records of Vienna. She emigrated to New York, having married Fritz Grünfeld in Lambeth, England (Findmypast, UK website) in 1940. This is consistent with family info that "Franzi Grünfeld, Karoline's daughter, later lived in Queens, New York" (Lisbeth Kanitz Canfield).

Boston Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1943 : Franziska Gruenfeld

  • Name: Franziska Gruenfeld
  • Arrival Date: 15 Dec 1941
  • Age: 31 years 10 months
  • Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910 {she was b. 1909}
  • Gender: Female
  • Ethnic Background: German
  • Port of Departure: Barrow on Furness, England
  • Ship Name: Brabant
  • Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Friend's Name: Dr. Fritz Gruenfeld, 706 Riverside Drive, NYC
  • Travelling with EUGENIA GRUENFELD, age 67, originally of Oedenburg, Hungary. SSDI shows her death 1967 in Queens, NY.
  • Last Residence: Scotland: Lily Haas (F's sister), Mountjoy, Ardgowan Street, Paisley, Scotland
  • Birthplace: Vienna


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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 : Fritz Grunfeld

  • Name: Fritz Grunfeld (image shows "lawyer")
  • Arrival Date: 1 Jun 1940
  • Birth Year: abt 1900
  • Birth Location: Germany
  • Birth Location Other: Vienna, Austria
  • Age: 40
  • Gender: Male
  • Ethnicity/Race-Nationality: Hebrew
  • Friend's Name: Paul Bernmann, 2371 Benson Ave., Brooklyn NY
  • Port of Departure: Liverpool, England


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Karoline Haas's Timeline

October 5, 1868
Nikolsburg (Mahren)
April 21, 1906
Age 37
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
December 14, 1909
Age 41
October 30, 1942
Age 74
Czechoslovakia per Holocaust.cz