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Leopold Redlinger

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Birthplace: Mattersburg, Burgenland, Austria
Death: Died in Vienna, Austria
Place of Burial: Vienna, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Adolf (Abraham) Redlinger and Elsa Recha Redlinger
Husband of Freidl Redlinger
Father of Elisabeth Vykoukal and <private> Redlinger
Brother of Selma Redlinger; <private> Redlinger; Rudolf Redlinger; Anna Redlinger and Josef Redlinger

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Leopold Redlinger was born on the 13th February 1917, in Mattersburg. His mother Elsa came from the old family of Trebitsch in Mattersburg, his father Adolf Redlinger from Bratislava. In 1923 the family moved to Berndorf in Lower Austria where his father was joint owner of a grocery store. Partly influenced by his father's socialist way of thinking, Leopold Redlinger joined the "Red Falcons/Roten Falken" and the "Kinderfreunde". In 1927 his parents got divorced and he was brought to his religious but tolerant grandfather in Mattersburg. After his grandfather died, Leopold went to Vienna to train as a baker. During this time Leopold Redlinger began to become active for the Trade Union and joined the "Revolutionary Trade Union Opposition" and later the "Communist Youth Association". After the KP? /Austrian Communist Party was banned in May 1933, Leopold Redlinger was arrested several times and eventually, due to his Czechoslowakian citizenship - his father had not applied for the Austrian citizenship after 1918 - deported to Slovakia. In Bratislava he resigned from the Israelian Worship Community. He worked as an unskilled/temporary worker in Bratislava and Handlova. In May 1942 he visited his mother and his sister in Zilina. He sees his mother for the last time as she is deported in the same year to Auschwitz, his sister survied the concentration camp Ravensbr?ck. His other two sisters were able to escape to England and France. His father was deported to Lodz and died there. Leopold Redlinger is arrested in 1942 because of illegal political activities for the Communist Party and is put into Leopoldov prison. In the spring of 1945, the prisoners of Leopoldov are handed over to the SS and taken away to the death-camp in Mauthausen and later to the concentration camp in Ebensee. On the 6th May the concentration camp is freed by the US army. After the end of the war Leopold Redlinger begins working at Globus Publishers. In Vienna he married Friedl Altmann with whom he has a daughter and an adoptive son. Together with his wife he opens an Espresso in Vienna (1956-1962). Growing doubts about the politics of the Communist Party after the Hungarian Revolt in 1956, and the suppression of the "Prager Fr?hling" in 1968 convince him and his wife to leave the Communist Party. Leopold Redlinger now lives as a pensioner with his wife in Vienna


From Exiled: Recollection of Jews from Burgenland.

Leopold Redlinger was born on the 13th February 1917, in Mattersburg. His mother Elsa came from the old family of Trebitsch in Mattersburg, his father Adolf Redlinger from Bratislava. In 1923 the family moved to Berndorf in Lower Austria where his father was joint owner of a grocery store. Partly influenced by his father's socialist way of thinking, Leopold Redlinger joined the "Red Falcons/Roten Falken" and the "Kinderfreunde". In 1927 his parents got divorced and he was brought to his religious but tolerant grandfather in Mattersburg. After his grandfather died, Leopold went to Vienna to train as a baker. During this time Leopold Redlinger began to become active for the Trade Union and joined the "Revolutionary Trade Union Opposition" and later the "Communist Youth Association". After the KPÖ /Austrian Communist Party was banned in May 1933, Leopold Redlinger was arrested several times and eventually, due to his Czechoslowakian citizenship - his father had not applied for the Austrian citizenship after 1918 - deported to Slovakia. In Bratislava he resigned from the Israelian Worship Community. He worked as an unskilled/temporary worker in Bratislava and Handlova. In May 1942 he visited his mother and his sister in Zilina. He sees his mother for the last time as she is deported in the same year to Auschwitz, his sister survied the concentration camp Ravensbrück. His other two sisters were able to escape to England and France. His father was deported to Lodz and died there. Leopold Redlinger is arrested in 1942 because of illegal political activities for the Communist Party and is put into Leopoldov prison. In the spring of 1945, the prisoners of Leopoldov are handed over to the SS and taken away to the death-camp in Mauthausen and later to the concentration camp in Ebensee. On the 6th May the concentration camp is freed by the US army. After the end of the war Leopold Redlinger begins working at Globus Publishers. In Vienna he married Friedl Altmann with whom he has a daughter and an adoptive son. Together with his wife he opens an Espresso in Vienna (1956-1962). Growing doubts about the politics of the Communist Party after the Hungarian Revolt in 1956, and the suppression of the "Prager Frühling" in 1968 convince him and his wife to leave the Communist Party. Leopold Redlinger died in September of 2008 in Vienna.

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1917
February 13, 1917
Mattersburg, Burgenland, Austria
2008
2008
Age 90
Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria