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My family comes from Körmend,
Hungary. Like all Jewish families of that time they had many
children. The earliest figure known is Adolf WOITITZ born in
Körmend around 1813, and his wife Mimi WEISZ born about
1823. We assume, according to census data and according to the
business actitivity of their sons, that the family dealt in trade
Since Körmend was a small town, there
were probably not enough opportunities in tailoring for all the
children to earn a living. Therefore, one son, Alexander
(Sandor), emigrated to the south and settled in Ivanec (Ivanecz),
Croatia, where he owned a general store and a hotel. In 1879,
Sandor married Jeta BLUHWEISS in Varazdin. Jeta came from a
Varazdin family of tailors who had their origins in Krakow,
Poland. Sandor and Jeta had three sons (Leon, Filip and
Artur) and three daughters (Helena, Zora and Josipa).
The youngest son, Artur (pictured below about
1950) was my grandfather.
During the war (1941-1945), all the male
members of my family in Croatia died except my grandfather and my
father. Artur died of natural causes in 1951 and my father Boris
died in 1989.
from the Varazdin Jewish cemetery
I lived in Varazdin until 1980, but I moved to
Slovenia after completing my university studies. Today we are
proud members of the Jewish community of Slovenia.
(front, far right) and his son Luka (next to him on Igor's right)
a Holocaust memorial
I have never visited Körmend in my life,
although I live only 80 km (50 miles) away. In fact, I didn't
realize until recently that my ancestors came from Körmend.
I am very grateful to Judy Petersen for all the information collected
about my family there.
WOJTITZ family tree in Körmend:
1) Adolf WOJTITZ (1813-1883), married Mimi WEISZ (1823-1877
2) Fulop WOJTITZ (1839?-?), married Roza/Rozalia
GEBER (b. 1853),
married 1873. Fulop was a tailor. This branch moved to
3) Jakab WOJTITZ (1876, Pest
- 1876, Pest)
3) Lipot WOJTITZ (1875, Pest
- 1879, Pest)
3) Izidor WOJTITZ (1881,
Pest - ?)
3 ) Artur/Aladar WOJTITZ
(1883, Pest - 1883, Pest)
3) Berta WOJTITZ (1886, Pest - ?)
2) Gyula WOJTITZ (1843-?), married Netti
OESTERREICHER (1853-?) in
3)? (unconfirmed) Samu
WOITITZ (1887, Nagy Marton - ?), married Jozefin DANIEL (1897,
Kirchtberg - ?). Samu and Jozefin survived the Holocaust and were
living at Nagymezo 25,
Budapest as of 1946.
2) Sandor WOJTITZ (1846-1910, Varazdin), married
(1861, Varasd - 1927, Varazdin) in 1879. Family of Igor WOITITZ.
2) Zsigmond WOJTITZ (1848-1887), married Roza
KARPELESZ (1854-?) in 1882.
2) Lipot WOJTITZ (1849-1867). Died of typhus.
2) Ferenc (Peter/Franz) WOJTITZ (1852-?)
2) Anette/Netti (1853?-?), married Moricz/Mor GEBER
1876. Moricz was a tailor.
3) Gyula (Yehuda) GEBER
3) Henrik (Chaim Tzvi) GEBER
(1878-1919), married Roza KLEIN.
3) Ivan (Itzik) GEBER
3) Hermina (Blimele) GEBER
3) Adolf (Aharon) GEBER
3) Malvin GEBER (1885-?)
2) Moritz (Moshe) WOJTITZ (1857-?), married Roza
KARPELESZ, widow of his brother Zsigmond, in 1888.
3) Julesa (Yittel) WOJTITZ
3) Hermina (Blimel) WOJTITZ
3) Artur (Aharon) WOJTITZ
(1894-1945). Died in Bergen-Belsen.
Other people with the WOJTITZ surname in Körmend:
1) Berta VOTTICZ/WOTTITZ married David KOLLIN
2) Samu KOLLIN (1877-?); witness Jakab WOTTITZ.
2) Verona KOLLIN (1880-?)