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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 book Wer einmal War (Vol. I: A-K published in 2011; Vol. II: L-R published in 2016) 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 information from Gaugusch's Vol. I and Vol. II as well as other sources, such as Vienna IKG vital records, Vienna Jewish cemetery data, Peter Rohel's RootsWeb site 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 have not yet been entered. Those interested in any of the families may wish to purchase the book (it's on Amazon), since it also provides 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. The online magazine Jewish Ideas Daily in January 2012 also published a thoughtful review article about George Gaugusch's accomplishment with WEW.

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 -- only of those included in Gaugusch's book).



















  • Rapoport Lemberg (Galicia)
  • Rappaport Lemberg (Galicia)
  • Ratzersdorfer Pressburg (Slovakia)
  • Redlich von Vezek Leipnik (Moravia)
  • Redlich Göding (Moravia)
  • Regenstreif Czernowitz (Bukowina)
  • Reich Ungarisch Hradisch (Moravia)
  • Reich Austerlitz (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)




  • Vogel Maehrisch Weisskirchen (Moravia)