Alfred Kittner’s Handwritten CV in Romanian from the Year 1946


I, Alfred Kittner, was born on November 24, 1906 in Czernowitz. My father, Heinrich Kittner (dead in 1932) was an accountant, my mother, Cecilia Kittner, born Kapralik, died in 1910, when I was barely 3 years old. I attended primary school and high school in Vienna, where my father lived during the First World War, and in Czernowitz. After graduating high school in 1925 and after attending for a year the Sciences Department of the Czernowitz University, I performed my military service as an infantryman in Satu Mare (1928-1929) and then I attended German Studies and German literature courses at Breslau University, where I began my literary career. In 1932, back in Czernowitz, I worked for a year in the accounting department of the Marmorosch-Blank Bank, and in 1933 I started as an editor with the “Der Tag”; (The Day) newspaper in Czernowitz, at which paper I worked as secretary, literary editor, spell-checker, reporter, etc. until 1936, when this newspaper became Czernowitzer Tagblatt. I worked in my former capacity at this newspaper as well, until it was suspended once the Goga-Cuza Cabinet came to power in 1939. This year I also published a volume of poetry. As a publicist, I always fought for the cause of democracy, against obscurantism, and I revealed, among other things, in my articles, the terrorist means and persecution applied by the Czernowitz police against the Communist prisoners. Throughout this time, I have been an occasional collaborator of literary magazines from Viena, Prague, etc.

In 1940-1941, after Northern Bukovina was annexed to the Soviet Russia, I worked as a librarian with the Regional Czernowitz Library, and as a censor of the foreign books, and I collaborated with the Moscow International Literature Magazine. In 1941, I was deported, having been black-listed as a democratic publicist, by the secret police of Gen. Antonescu. With my familyat Bug, after three torturous years in several extermination camps {Cariera pe Bug (Bug Quarry), Cetvertinovca, Demidovca, Obadovca} being freed by the victorious advancement of the Red Army, I returned to Czernowitz, where I restarted my former job at the Library. In the meantime, my brother in law was mobilized as a military medic and a captain in the liberating Polish Army, sent [invitations] for the entire family. This is how I ended up in Poland, from where I returned to my country after my brother in law was released from the military.

In October 1945 I became a librarian with Arlus [Association for closer Ties with the Soviet Union – Asociația Română pentru strângerea Legăturilor cu Uniunea Sovietică] Library, in which capacity I work even to this day, and in January of this year, I began to work as a radio anchor.

[Translation by courtesy of Elena Iuga]


Inauguration of the Jewish Hospital “King Ferdinand I” on March 3rd, 1935


Dr. Josef Ohrenstein (Courtesy by Rob Gartenberg)

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Markus Zucker – Philanthropist, main sponsor
Fanny Rosenzweig – Philanthropist, main sponsor
Joseph Schmidt – Tenor, main Sponsor

Dr. Mark – Chief Rabbi
Dr. Menczer – President of the Jewish Community
Mr Solomovici – Vice President of the Jewish Community
Dr. Josef Ohrenstein – Director of the Jewish Hospital
Dr. Straucher – Former President of the Jewish Community
Dr. Ebner-Fleminger – Former President of the Jewish Community
Dr. Goldfrucht – Ambulance Corps
Dr. Weich – Women Benevolent Society
Mr Klüger – President of the Bnei Brith Lodge
Miss Klinger – Speech in Hebrew
Dr. Grünberg – [Jewish] United Party
Mr Pimes – Jewish Bessarabian Territorial Association
Mrs Menczer – Wife of the President of the Jewish Community
Dr. Greif – Wife of the Vice President of the Jewish Community
Claire Zwecker – Wife of the Head of the Jewish [Religious] Community

Dr. Ion Nistor – Minister for Employment
Dr. Dimitrie Marmeliuc – Mayor
Gheorghe Vantu – Czernowitz District Prefect
A. Apati – Storojinet Prefect
Dr. Morariu – Member of Parliament
Dr. Teodorescu – Head of the General Sanitary Inspectorate
Mr Grossariu – Police Secretary
Dr. Hammer – Police Chief Coucellor
Dr. Bodea – President of the Supervisory Board of the Electricity Plant
Albert von Anhauch – Industrialist
Mr Gheorghian – Government Commissioner for the Savings Bank
Dr. Strejac – Chief Physician

Dr. Nicola Pende – Dean of the Medical College Genua

Mr Maurüber – Architect
Mr Rothleber – Architect
Mr. Ternbach – Artisan
Mr. Gewürz – Artisan
Mr. Trichter – Artisan
Philipp Dickman – Artisan
Mr. Hochmann – Artisan

Presidents of all charities
President of all students’ fraternities
Staff of the Jewish Hospital
Military surgeons
Hospital nurses


JosefSchmidtKonzert1933-1Joseph Schmidt’s Charity Concert (Courtesy by Irene Fishler)