01/15/15

The Lilien/Lilian Family

I am from Johannesburg, South Africa. I am investigating the Lilien/Lilian family who lived in Czernowitz. I have managed to find out the following:

My great grandfathers name was Wilhelm lilian ( must have become William when he arrived in Australia before WW2) – he had 2 brothers – Joseph and Ossies (all born in Czernowitz), their fathers name was Meier. Wilhelm was born in Czernowitz. I have found a picture of Meier Lilian tombstone in Czernowitz cemetary – but it is an unclear photo.

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Meier died on 12 July 1926 and is buried in Czernowitz. Wilhelm was born on 17 January 1891 or 1892 and died in Sydney, Australia 13 November 1964.

Does anyone have any further information about the lilian family? or know who would have info? I am also investigating if the lilian family in Czernowitz is related to the famous artist Ephraim Moshe lilien.

Please let me know
Thanks in advance
Danny

12/13/14

Coach Ride in Czernowitz

Edwin Richard Gold and Ria Meerbaum in Czernowitz in 1939

Edwin Richard Gold and Ria Meerbaum in Czernowitz in 1939

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Dow Friedman: “Photo in the Horetchawald – Isiu Engler, husband of Mania (Maria) (neé Kuperman) eldest sister, my mother, Genia , Dow and my father, Itzik.”

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Mimi Taylor: “‘Shopping’ from either 1935 or 1936. In the front is Frieda Jagendorf, in the back are my maternal grandparents Saul-Leib and Scheindel Steinmetz.”

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Yosef Eshet: “Coachman Mishu, myself near him, Kurt Marcus (perished on the “Struma”) behind me, Ermin Reichmann (passed away in Vienna some years ago) behind Mishu. Not seen, are Bobbi and Liza the pair harnessed to the coach, in 1940, just before the Soviets occupied Czernowitz.”

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Gaby Rinzler: “Here is an additional coach: me at 2 and my brother at 9.”