Decoration order for Arthur Margulies

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  • Photo taken in:
    Vienna
    Year when photo was taken:
    1915
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Austria

This is the order issued in Vienna by the Ministry of Commerce on 27th March 1915, announcing that Abraham Margulies, post office and telegraph specialist from Bukovina, was awarded the Golden cross for valor by order of His Majesty, for his deed of saving the papers and equipment of the Czernowitz post office.

When World War I began, my father wasn't called up to the front. He remained at the post office. He wore the imperial outfit; he was an officer and was in charge of the Czernowitz post office. In 1915, when the Russians entered Romania, my father gathered all the papers, telegraph machines, and telephones, purchased horses and two large carts in which he loaded everything and carried the items deeper into the country, to Seletin, which the Russians hadn't occupied yet. For his deed, he was decreed by the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. The order read, 'Awarding, on 23rd March 1915, to Abraham Margulies from Czernowitz, post office and telegraph specialist, the Golden Cross for valor.' He also received a nice ribbon that read 'Franz Josef.'

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Artur Margulies
Jewish name:
Abraham
Year of birth:
1885
City of birth:
Sadagura
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Tivriv
Country of death:
Ukraine
Died where:
Tivriv
Occupation
before WW II:
Civil Servant, post office officer

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