Birth certificate of Lilli Tauber's father, Wilhelm Schischa

Birth certificate of Lilli Tauber's father, Wilhelm Schischa
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  • Photo taken in:
    Gloggnitz
    Year when photo was taken:
    1883
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Austria

This is my father Wilhelm Schischa's birth certificate.

My father was the oldest son from my grandfather's first marriage. He was born in Gloggnitz on 11th October 1883. My father was a master tailor. He opened a menswear shop in Wiener Neustadt, and his master craftsman's certificate was hanging on the wall there. He regularly drove to Vienna to buy clothes from wholesalers, which he then sold in his shop.

He suffered terribly from varicose veins and therefore wasn't recruited to the K&K army during World War I. But he must have been doing something that was connected with the war because he told us about a camp for Russian prisoners of war near Wiener Neustadt. My father had to deliver bread with a cart somewhere and passed by that camp. The prisoners were very hungry, and he always threw a few loaves of bread over the fence for them.

My father's family was very religious, but my father wasn't really that religious himself. He kept the shop open on Saturdays and even smoked on Saturdays. My mother, on the other hand, was very religious. She kept a strict kosher household, we had separate dishes for dairy and meat products and special dishes for Pesach. Apart from that we celebrated all holidays such as Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah and held seder. The shop was closed on high holidays, and we went to the temple.

My father and my mother, Johanna Schischa [nee Friedmann], were deported to Opole ghetto in Poland from Vienna on 26th February 1941 and died a year later in either Belzec or Sobibor concentration camp.

Interview details

Interviewee: Lilli Tauber
Interviewer:
Tanja Eckstein
Month of interview:
Juli
Year of interview:
2003
Vienna, Austria

KEY PERSON

Wilhelm Schischa
Year of birth:
1883
City of birth:
Gloggnitz
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Belzec or Sobibor
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Belzec or Sobibor
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant

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