Berl Engler

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  • Photo taken in:
    Chernovtsy
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    A. Kluczenko

This is my maternal grandfather, Berl Engler. He wasn't alive when I was born. He's wearing a beard and whiskers, so the picture probably dates back to the 1900s. It was taken in 'A. Kluczenko' photo cabinet in Czernowitz.

My maternal grandfather was born in Sadagura. I don't know the year of his birth, but I know he died in 1910. His first wife, whose maiden name was Schrager, died in 1893, was very young, and I know almost nothing about her. They had two daughters: Tiny Engler, born in 1889, and my mother, Antonia Engler, born in 1892. My maternal grandfather's second wife was Polish. Her name was Malca; I don't know her maiden name. They had two sons: Leo [Zuzu] Engler, who was born around 1894, graduated in Vienna and became a doctor, and Sigmund Engler, born six years after his brother, around 1900; I don't know what school he went to. Our grandparents couldn't get along any better. Malca was a very kind woman; we didn't know that she was our step-grandmother and loved her very much.

Interview details

Interviewee: Carol Margulies
Interviewer:
Julia Negrea/Ildiko Molnar
Month of interview:
December
Year of interview:
2003
Targu Mures, Romania

KEY PERSON

Berl Engler
City of birth:
Sadagura
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1910
City of death:
Czernowitz
Country of death:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Occupation
before WW II:
Cattle trader
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