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Today, Erev Rosh Hashanah. We wish all readers of our Kosher Melange a happy and healthy new year 5779th

Happy new year, good writing and signature!

Rosh Hashanah to 5776 (2015), we could leave our big project for older Jewish cemeteryTo Rosch Haschanah 5778 (2017) for the younger Jewish cemetery finish of Eisenstadt.

Commemorative Year 2018th

The Family Gellis ...

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah 5779, the birth, marriage and Sterbematriken of Eisenstadt are (currently Geburtsmatriken of data protection only until 1918) went from 1895 to 1938 online.

Es wird – auch besonders in diesem Gedenkjahr – viel zu viel theoretisch und allgemein über Juden, den “Anschluss” und den Holocaust gesprochen. Die Folge ist nicht nur durch Worthülsen entstehende Beliebigkeit, sondern die Schoa droht, oft wohl bewusst intendiert, dadurch ihre Singularität zu verlieren.

Indexes are not only a tremendous help for all genealogically interested and simply one of the indispensable necessities of an efficient and serious historical analysis of the history of the Jews, but the indices to write means above all - much of our work on the Jewish cemeteries - the Jews much more they reproduce their names and beyond their story.

Even when writing the Eisenstadt Matrikenindizes we were confronted with stories that often go to the substance:

On June 11, 1938 at a time when the Nazis had long since begun to evacuate the Jews from Eisenstadt and other Jewish communities of today's Burgenland, committed an unemployed shoemaker's assistant Samuel (Schmuli) Gellis 54 years suicide, he hanged himself.
His slightly older sister Therese married in 1904 Bernhard Simon. The couple had three children.
Therese Simon was transported on 06 February 1942 to Riga murdered in the Shoah. Her husband Bernhard Simon was transported on 23 October 1941 in the Lodz ghetto and also murdered.
What happened to the older sister of Samuel Gelli, Gisela, and his younger sister Pauline and whether they survived the Shoah, we unfortunately do not know.

Both parents of Samuel Gelli and his sisters, father Abraham Gellis, D. 1919, and mother Josefine Gelli born, Rosenthal, D. 1925, are also buried in the Jewish cemetery of younger Eisenstadt.

On the younger Jewish cemetery we find the graves of grandfathers and the grandmotherSamuel Gelli and his three sisters:Bernhard Gellis, D. 1887, and Franziska Gelli born, straw, gest. 1905.

And on the older Jewish cemetery in Eisenstadt are the great-grandfather, Moses, Elijah Gellis, D. 1865, the great-grandmother, Amalia Gelli born, Schischa, D. 1868, and the Ururgroßvater, Jakob Gellis, D. 1858, and the great-grandmother, Gütel Chaja Gellis, D. 1843, buried.

The great grandfather, Jakob Gellis is described in the Hebrew grave inscription as a distinguished and Torah scholar.

Also on the older Jewish cemetery, the graves of the find great-grandfathers and the great grandmother maternal: Jakob straw, D. 1856, and Rösel straw, gest. 1866.

Five generations of family Gelli. 220 years lived, lived, and the family Gelli worked safely and satisfied in Eisenstadt.
Until the 1938th




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Happy New Year and good Signature

filled with good health and happiness!


At Rosh haShana 5776 (2015) we could finish our project “Localizing the Graves in Eisenstadt's Older Jewish Cemetery“, at Rosh haShana 5778 (2017) we were able to complete the project on the younger Jewish Cemetery of Eisenstadt.

The Commemorative Year 2018.

The Gellis family…

Just in time for Rosh haShana 5779 we could publish the indices for the birth-, marriage- and death records of Eisenstadt 1895 – 1938.

There is – especially in the commemorative year – often too theoretical talk about the Jews, the “Anschluss” and the Holocaust. As a result the Shoa is threatened to lose its singularity.

Indices are not only a tremendous help to anyone interested in genealogy, but writing indices is – similar to our work on the Jewish Cemeteries – above all about giving back jews their names and their history.

Even when writing the Eisenstadt indices, we were confronted with touching stories.

On June 11, 1938, at a time when the Nazis had long begun to deport the Jews from Eisenstadt and all other Jewish Communities of today's Burgenland, the unemployed shoemaker's assistant Samuel (Schmuli) Gellis committed suicide.

His slightly older sister Therese married Bernhard Simon in 1904. The couple had three children. Both Therese and Bernhard Simon were murdered in the Shoa.

Unfortunately we don't know, what happened to the older sister of Samuel Gellis, Gisela, and his younger sister Pauline, and whether they survived the Shoa.

Both parents of Samuel Gellis and his sisters, their father Abraham Gellis, died 1919, and their mother Josefine Gellis, nee Rosenthal, died 1925, are also buried at the younger Jewish Cemetery of Eisenstadt.

There we too find the graves of the grandparents of Samuel Gellis: his grandfather Bernhard Gellis, died 1887, and his grandmother Franziska Gelli, nee straw, died 1905.

At the older Jewish Cemetery of Eisenstadt are buried the great-grandfather Moses, Elijah Gellis, died 1865, the great-grandmother Gellis Amalia, nee Shisha, died 1868, the great-great-grandfather Jakob Gellis, died 1858, and the great-great-grandmother Gütel Chaja Gellis, died 1843.

The great-great-grandfather Jakob Gellis is described in the Hebrew grave inscription as a distinguished man and Torah scholar.

Also at the older Jewish Cemetery we find the graves of the maternal great-grandfather and great-grandmother: Jakob straw, died 1856, and Rösel straw, died 1866.

Five generations of the Gellis family. For 220 years they stayed, lived and worked safely and contentedly.
Until 1938.