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Family News in 2002:
10/14/2002 Steinschneider.com would like to wish
Dina Mandelbaum a very Happy Birthday.
Click here to read about this incredible
The Schafer family reunites in the Central
Vienna in front of their parent's grave.
10/8/2002 The Schafer family reunites in Vienna with cousins Helga and Peter
Köpplinger. To see photos of this historic
event, click here.
03/13/2002 In honor of the one year
anniversary of our first trip to Vienna, we have finally captioned all of the
pictures of the Vienna leg of our journey. To share in last year's travels,
The time we spent in my father's birthplace was
wonderful--thanks, of course, to our dear cousins, Helga and Peter
Köpplinger. We miss you, Vienna, and the
02/19/2002 Thanks to Ann Lang, we
now have a photograph of the Steinschneider/Husserl family. To view this
historical gem, click here.
02/10/2002 We have been contacted
by the relatives of Paul-Emile Victor,
the famous French polar explorer discussed in the family news posting of
1/19/2002. More information, including a brand new family outline, will be
coming in March.
updated some of the information Tatjana Steinschneider had given us on one of
the Russian Steinschneider lines.
The descendants of Edmund Husserl have just sent
us an incredible family photograph. This historical image will be posted
to this site shortly.
01/27/2002 The descendants of Luigi
Steinschneider have contacted us. Until now, we only had very thin and
anecdotal information about this potential family member. Our first reference
appeared at the following link:
Thanks to Paule (Luigi
Steinschneider's granddaughter) and Tony, we have discovered that Luigi was
one of the most renown hoteliers of his era. He was the hotel manager of The
Lido in Venice, The Continental in Cairo, as well as other hotels we have yet
to be told of. In addition, he helped build The Ermitage and Continental
Hotels in Nice at the turn of the twentieth century.
In addition, Luigi was decorated by Vittorio
Emanuele, the King of
Italy, on the 21st of September, 1913. He was also bestowed British citizenship
for his work in establishing a hotel in Khartoum, Sudan.
Luigi Steinschneider left Vienna at the age of 15
and died in Nice, France at the age of 86.
01/19/2002 We have just made
another extraordinary Steinschneider discovery: The famous French polar
explorer, Paul-Emile Victor, was a Steinschneider. Unfortunately, the only
reference to the Victor/Steinschneider connection that we could find is in an
article written in French posted at the Sorbonne website:
For those who do not read French, here is a translation of the first paragraph:
"Born on the 28th of June 1907 in Geneva, Paul-Emile Victor could have called
himself Paul Eugene Steinschneider; it was only on the 10th of June that his
father, Erich Heinrich Victor Steinschneider obtained, from the imperial and
general lieutenancy of the Kingdom of Bohemia, where he was born, permission to
change his name to Eric Victor. Far from being the typical well-established
bourgeois family that their son often described, the parents of Paul-Emile
Victor were immigrants of Jewish origin from central Europe. They were one of
those industrial bourgeois families that relocated for professional reasons. It
was at Saint-Claude that Paul-Emile Victor grew up, in the privileged class. The
First World War was a traumatizing experience for him. In 1915, his father, due
to his Austrian nationality, was accused of espionage by rival industrialists
trying to capitalize on anti-German sentiment, and arrested. Although cleared in
1916, a violent press campaign, that transformed the “Victor affair” into a sort
of “Dreyfus affair”, and numerous threats weighing on the family, forced them to
move to Lons-le-Saunier, where Eric Victor opened a factory in 1919."
01/08/2002 Thanks to Dr. Alfred
Steinschneider, updated information on the descendants of Samuel Steinschneider
has been posted
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