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Deutschkreutz – Wilhelm Goldschmidt – Rapid

On 8 January 2019, a "stone of remembrance" for Wilhelm Goldschmidt was unveiled. The Rapid lace and many celebrities were present, the media reported (eg derstandard). Wilhelm Goldschmmidt was at 5 ....

On 8 January 2019, a "Stone of Remembrance" was for Wilhelm Goldschmidt revealed. The Rapid lace and many celebrities were present, the media reported (eg derstandard).

Wilhelm Goldschmmidt was deported on June 5, 1942, the transport 25 from Vienna to Poland and murdered in the Shoah.

Stein der Erinnerung für Wilhelm Goldschmidt

Stone of Remembrance for Wilhelm Goldschmidt

Those: Facebook page of SK Rapid

Rapid celebrating its 120 years of existence, on the club site we find the revelation of the "stone of remembrance" at least as one of the most important activities in this anniversary year.

The then secretary of the club, Wilhelm GoldschmidtIt that on January 8, 1899 the first Vienna Workers Football Club was Rapid Sport Club renamed. Moreover, unfortunately we know little about Wilhelm Goldschmidt.

Therefore, we have homemade on a search and found inter alia, that his father from German Kreutz came from, but first things first:

Henry Goldsmith (Sic!), Upper Offizial of the Jewish community, born March 1845 (as in the death register entry, see below; in the Geburtsmatriken of German Kreutz we find Ignatz Gold Schmid, born 01 August 1847!) In German Kreutz, son of Carl Goldschmied and the Catti CroatiaBoth parents live in Vienna, Vienna resident Rossau, Porzellangasse 22, married on 17 February 1878 in Puklitz (Czech Republic) Julye Pokorny, Born January 01, 1847, daughter of Jacob Pokorny and the Juditha OrnsteinBoth died from Puklitz. Henry was at the wedding 32 years old, Julye 31 years, both single.

Hochzeit Heinrich Goldschmied und Julye Pokorny, 17. Feburar 1878 in Puklitz, eingetragen in Iglau

Wedding Henry Goldsmith and Julye Pokorny, 17 February 1878 in Puklitz, registered in Jihlava

Julye Goldschmidt born, Pokorny, died on April 28, 1909 in Vienna II, Rembrandt 19, Heinrich Goldschmidt died on July 11, 1914 in Vienna IX, Müllnergasse 3. Julye and Henry are at the Central Cemetery of Vienna, Gate I shared buried (Group 051, series 010, grave 004).

Heinrich Goldschmidt and Julye Pokorny had their son

Wilhelm Goldschmidt, Born July 22, 1880 in Brno:

Geburt Wilhelm Goldschmidt, 22. Juli 1880 in Brünn

Birth Wilhelm Goldschmidt, July 22, 1880 in Brno

Wilhelm Goldschmidt, accountant, born in Brno, in charge to Vienna, married on June 23, 1907 City Temple in Seitenstettengasse 4 in Vienna Elsa Herzog, Born March 24th, 1885 in Vienna, responsible for Zombor, Hungary, daughter of Moriz Herzog, Merchant's assistant from Großszombor in Hungary, and the Netti Werner, Resident of Vienna IX, Alserbachstraße 22nd

Wilhelm Goldschmidt was murdered in the Shoah (see above), his wife died in Greater London 1968th

Wilhelm Goldschmidt and Elsa Duke had their son

Heinrich Goldschmidt, Born January 16, 1922 in Vienna II, Great Schiffgasse 22 Heinrich Goldschmidt was able to emigrate in 1938 to Palestine / Israel and died on 26 Elul 5765 = September 30, 2005. He is in Rishon Letsion, Israel, begraben, Striking that the date of birth is indicated at the grave stone with 1921 (see below) but in the birth register 1,922th
Father Wilhelm is called in the grave inscription Se'ev (equivalent Wilhelm), mother: Elsa.
Heinrich Goldschmidt's wife Chaia Goldschmidt died of 2010.

Geburt Heinrich Goldschmidt, 16. Jänner 1922 in Wien

Birth Heinrich Goldschmidt, January 16, 1922 in Vienna

Thanks to Orit Lavi, Israel!

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German Kreutz - Memorial Service

Mizrachi Austria invites German Kreutz The history of the Jewish community Zelem (German Kreutz) in Burgenland 1672-1944 When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 Where: 17:30 Jewish cemetery German Kreutz commemorate the ...

Mizrachi Austria invites


The history of the Jewish community Zelem (German Kreutz) in Burgenland 1672-1944

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Where: 17:30 Jewish cemetery German Kreutz

  • Commemoration of the Hungarian Jewish forced laborers
  • Words of remembrance and prayersRav Joseph Pardess, rabbi of the Mizrachi

Gedenktafel für die ungarisch-jüdischen Zwangsarbeiter, Deutschkreutz

18:15 Castle German Kreutz

  • greeting: Rabbi Nehemiah Gang, president of Mizrachi Austria
  • GreetingsOskar German, President of the Jewish Community Vienna,
    Chief Rabbi Prof. Chaim Eisenberg, chief rabbi of the Jewish Community Vienna


  • Mag Franz Sauer, Bundesdenkmalamt, Dept. of Archeology..: The Southeast Wall - An inventory
  • Dr. Eleonore Lappin-Eppel, Austrian Academy of Sciences: The camp for Hungarian Jewish forced laborers in German Kreutz - Searching for clues
  • Univ. Dr. Shlomo Spitzer, Institute for Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel: Rabbinic figures in the Jewish community Tzelem
  • Nechemja Gang: Presentation of the virtual project "The Jewish cemetery of Tzelem tells his story"
  • DI Hanna A. Liebich, Bundesdenkmalamt, Dept. of Architecture.: The Jewish cemetery of Zelem - attempt at visualization
  • Conclusion: governor of Burgenland Hans Niessl: The message from the past to future generations

Gedenktafel für die ungarisch-jüdischen Zwangsarbeiter, Deutschkreutz

Small buffet and drinks

For more information: E-mail: info@misrachi.at

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Blow up the synagogue of German Kreutz

Record of a conversation with Joseph Presch, Kobersdorf, September 26, 1990 First published! Josef Presch born, 1906 in Mattersburg, in 1926 community blacksmith in Kober village where he during the Hitler era President of the ...

Record of a conversation with Joseph Presch, Kobersdorf, September 26, 1990
Initial release!

Josef Presch, geb. 1906 in Mattersburg, wurde 1926 Gemeindeschmied in Kobersdorf, wo er während der Hitlerzeit Präses der katholischen Pfarre war. Als solchem wurde ihm wegen der Organisation der Auferstehungsprozession vom Kreisleiter sogar die Verschleppung nach Dachau angedroht. Da er wegen eines Magengeschwürs für den Militärdienst untauglich war, wurde er als Schmiedemeister der „Technischen Nothilfe“ zugeteilt. Dabei handelte es sich um eine Art Bautrupp, der am Wochenende bei der Wiederherstellung von Bachufern nach Unwettern und dergleichen eingesetzt wurde.

are quoted Original quotations from Joseph Presch.

On Sunday, February 16, 1941 morning, the 14 men of the "Technical emergency" of Kobersdorf were picked up to be taken to Oberpullendorf. but the car turned in the direction of Lackenbach. When asked by Josef Presch, who was responsible for the group was to them by the head of the Survey Office, Ing. Koschat, informed that the temple of German Kreutz and Lackenbach were to blow up that day. Mr. Presch was explosives expert, he had previously made on the orders of authority in Berlin a relevant whirlwind tour.

In Deutschkreutz firefighters had (probably firefighters from the area), the area already cordoned off around the synagogue. There was a crowd crush. The organization apparently lay in the hands of the district leader of Kiss Market St. Martin. Except this was the district captain, General Siebert, head of the Technical Emergency Relief, and other party officials, about twelve in number, present. Specially for them, a construction was erected from steel, from which they could watch the blowing well and should offer them protection; from there should also be photographed. but Mr. Presch did not believe that the men could actually photographed because the detonation finally was stronger than expected, with debris flying with a huge cloud of dust, also against the observation observatory of the "guests of honor".

Synagoge von Deutschkreutz

according to the calculations, the men of the Technical Emergency Relief to the "charge" of the synagogue had made. As previously mentioned up to 2m thick walls had been shot holes were drilled from the inside and from the outside - 140 in number, although in developed areas only 70 should have been set. They wanted to bring the massive construction so in any case to case. The explosive squad leader took all the responsibility. In addition, the electrical ignition had to be very precise triggered; we risked a lot.

It took until about 12:30 until all blast holes were invited. The force of the blast, however, was so powerful that it threw the whole synagogue on the 50m high in the air before they lay in the rubble, Josef Presch recalls. In his opinion, the barriers of the fire had not been sufficient as a tile fragment - "probably from a masonry arch, otherwise the synagogue was built of stones" - met the 17-year-old Helene Artner fatal. She had observed the explosion with others from the open corridor of the former high school of.

Immediately next to the synagogue was a "old mud hut" that you wanted to blast away at first, but was allowed to stand because of the massive masonry bit, in the hope that they would be destroyed by the synagogue blast anyway. That was not the case, but from this cottage a shocked and dust strewn boy came out who had survived the blast unscathed.

The men of the Technical Emergency aid received after the destruction of the temple in a restaurant meal. After that Mr. Presch Koschat informed Mr Ing. With that after the death of "an innocent girl no desire have," also cooperate in the blowing up of the Lackenbacher synagogue. He was then taken in a car to Kober village. He stresses that he knows still do not know whether at that time the Synagogue of Lackenbach was blown up on the same day.

Mr. Presch speaks of paintings in the German Kreutzer temple device is no longer been inside. The roof had been just been taken at the side of the entrance. Why, he could not say. That the Kobersdorf synagogue would not be blown up, Josef Presch knew even before the explosion in German Kreutz. Ing. Koschat told him that above all a threat to the opposing castle, whose wooden roof shingles fire could catch, should not be risked. In addition, there were also two houses near the synagogue.

With thanks to Mag. Manfred Fuchs, who was elected in 1985 as the youngest mayor of Burgenland mayor of Kobersdorf and the Office exercised 21 years old.

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Hebrew Course 2012

Since Wednesday, the now traditional Hebrew advanced course will take place again in our house. We have already reported in 2009, and also this year came - for the seventh time! - ...

Since Wednesday, the now traditional Hebrew advanced course will take place again in our house. We have already 2009 reportedAnd came again this year - for the seventh time! - Women from Austria and Germany to study Hebrew to Eisenstadt!

It must be repeated: I think it's great and admirable that the participants will find a year time and take the time to refresh their Hebrew and always apply to much - engage new in the language - for them.
For me, again, the challenge is to offer as much variety. For it should be fun in the first place, there is no pressure to perform and yet I am amazed every year on the really remarkable skills of the participants.

But this year there was a first: We made today - in perfect weather - a trip to three of the former Seven communities Burgenland: to Kobersdorf, Lackenbach and German Kreutz, but see for yourself:

  • Kobersdorf mit seinem wunderschönen jüdischen Waldfriedhof (1.200 Grabsteine)
  • Grabstein des Kohen Mordechai Hersch Brunner in Kobersdorf
  • Die Damen bei der Arbeit
  • Datum lesen und umrechnen
  • Grabstein mit Hammer als Symbol
  • In Lackenbach am größten jüdischen Friedhof des Burgenlandes mit über 1.700 Grabsteinen
  • Gedenktafel in Lackenbach
  • Die kurze Gasse, in der sich die kaum auffindbare Gedenktafel an die größte Synagoge des Burgenlandes befindet!
  • Herbstzeitlose am jüdischen Friedhof Kobersdorf

By the way: There are still some places for the beginners course free, which begins on September 12!

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