Menhard Klein, 19122005 (aged 92 years)

Name
Menhard /Klein/
Given names
Menhard
Nickname
Menish
Surname
Klein
Name in Hebrew
/Menachem/
Name
Meynhert /Klein/
Given names
Meynhert
Nickname
Menish
Surname
Klein
Also known as
/Menhard/
Name
//מנחם
Type of name
religious name
Note: Menachem - Normally, the hebrew name should be written as Menachem Ben [Hebrew Name Of Father]. His father's name was Zsigmond. I do not know what his Hebrew name was.
Birth
28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (Adar I 25, 5673) (aged 5 months)
Background
The Great Powers were divided into two opposing alliances, the Triple Entente, consisting of France, Russia, and Britain, and the Triple Alliance, made up of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
January 1, 1914 (Tevet 3, 5674) (aged 1 year)
Assasination
Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Heir To The Austrian Throne, Is Assasinated In Sarajevo, Bosnia
June 18, 1914 (Sivan 24, 5674) (aged 1 year)
Background
British Passenger Liner Lusitania Is Sunk By A German Sumbarine. Killing about 1200.
June 18, 1914 (Sivan 24, 5674) (aged 1 year)
Background
Austria-Hungary Declares War On Serbia. Russia, An Ally Of Serbia, Mobilize Troops. Russia's entrance into WWI was a disaster. By the end of the war, about 2.5 million Russians had been killed.
July 28, 1914 (Av 5, 5674) (aged 1 year)
Background
Germany Declares War On Russia.
August 1, 1914 (Av 9, 5674) (aged 1 year)
Background
Germany Declares War On France.
August 3, 1914 (Av 11, 5674) (aged 1 year)
Background
Britain Declares War On Germany.
August 4, 1914 (Av 12, 5674) (aged 1 year)
Background
Austria Declares War On Russia.
August 6, 1914 (Av 14, 5674) (aged 1 year)
Background
Japan Declares War On Germany.
August 23, 1914 (Elul 1, 5674) (aged 1 year)
Background
Austria Declares War On Japan.
August 25, 1914 (Elul 3, 5674) (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sister
Background
Russian Czar Nicholas is forced to abdicate the throne.
March 15, 1917 (Adar 21, 5677) (aged 4 years)
Background
United States Declares War On Germany
April 6, 1917 (Nissan 14, 5677) (aged 4 years)
Background
In Russia, leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin launch a nearly bloodless coup d’état against the provisional government. Beginning of the Russian Civil War.
November 7, 1917 (Heshvan 22, 5678) (aged 5 years)
Background
United States Declares War On Austria-Hungary.
December 7, 1917 (Kislev 22, 5678) (aged 5 years)
Death of a father
Cause: Bone Atrophy
Restriction: Show to visitors
Note: According to the death record, the cause of death appears to be listed as "csont torvadaj." When the image was posted on a Facebook translation group, it was translated as "bone atrophy." This matches what I was told by my father Meynhart Klein that grandfather Zsigmond died of a leg infection.

According to the death record, the cause of death appears to be listed as "csont torvadaj." When the image was posted on a Facebook translation group, it was translated as "bone atrophy." This matches what I was told by my father Meynhart Klein that grandfather Zsigmond died of a leg infection.

David 12/30/2020

Background
United States Signs Armistice With Germany
November 11, 1918 (Kislev 7, 5679) (aged 6 years)
Background
In the United States, the 18th Amendment Prohibition of alcohol becomes effective.
January 17, 1920 (Tevet 26, 5680) (aged 7 years)
Background
In Czechoslovakia, women are given the right to vote when the Constitution is enacted.
February 29, 1920 (Adar 10, 5680) (aged 7 years)
Background
Henry Ford publishes an article called THE INTERNATIONAL JEW: THE WORLD'S PROBLEM in the Dearborn Independent. Ford continues to publish anti-semitic articles for seven years. Copies of the newspapers are placed in Ford Auto Delearships. newspaper is sent
May 22, 1920 (Sivan 5, 5680) (aged 7 years)
Background
Treaty Of Trianon ended WWI. Hungary Gives Up Two Thirds Of Its Land. Town Of Bilky Becomes Part of Czechoslovakia.
June 6, 1920 (Sivan 20, 5680) (aged 7 years)
Background
In the United States, the 18th Amendment is certified and women are given the right to vote.
August 26, 1920 (Elul 12, 5680) (aged 7 years)
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (Adar I 24, 5681) (aged 8 years)
Background
In the United States, the Emergency Quota Act restricts the number of immigrants.
May 21, 1921 (Iyar 13, 5681) (aged 8 years)
Background
In Soviet Union, Stalin becomes General Secretary of Communist Party.
April 3, 1922 (Nissan 5, 5682) (aged 9 years)
Background
Russian Civil War ends. 7,000,000–12,000,000 total deaths. The overwhelming majority of deaths were civilians. Russia becomes Soviet Union.
June 16, 1923 (Tamuz 2, 5683) (aged 10 years)
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (Av 20, 5683) (aged 10 years)
Background
Hyperinflation occurs in Germany as a result of debt/reparations owed from World War I.
from 1921 (5681) to 1923 (5683) (aged 10 years)
Background
Mein Kampf, Hitler's autobigraphical manifesto, is published. Hitler compliments Henry Ford by name.
July 18, 1925 (Tamuz 26, 5685) (aged 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandmother
Note: The death certificate is signed by her son Jeno Klein.
Death of a brother
Cause: Pneumonia/Cardiac Failure
Note: Lazar Klein died at the age of 17 of pneumonia. It was said that Lazar was riding in a car with his brothers Kalman, Miska, and Menhard. They got rained on. Lazar got sick and eventually died. The remaining brothers went through life feeling responsible for his death.
Marriage of a brother
Religion: Jewish
Text:

misto, kde manzelstvi se odbylo, den mesic a rok - the place where the marriage took place, the day of the month and the year, 9 prosince 1929 - December 9, 1929

Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a maternal grandfather
between 1922 (5682) and 1930 (5690) (aged 17 years)
Cause: Snake Bite?
Note: A story that was passed on from a family member is that Miksa Klein had said that Dovid Veisz and wife Chaja Stern died of bites from snakes that were hidden in a closet.
Death of a maternal grandmother
between 1922 (5682) and 1930 (5690) (aged 17 years)
Cause: Snake Bite?
Note: A story that was passed on from a family member is that Miksa Klein had said that Dovid Veisz and wife Chaja Stern died of bites from snakes that were hidden in a closet.
31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (Adar I 22, 5689) (aged 16 years)
Background
In the United States, the stock market crashes and loses 23% in two days.
from October 23, 1929 (Tishrei 19, 5690) to October 24, 1929 (Tishrei 20, 5690) (aged 17 years)
Background
Heinrich Bruning becomes Chancellor of Germany. In response to the worldwide depression, he institutes a policy of austerity by tightening credit and reducing wages.
March 30, 1930 (Nissan 1, 5690) (aged 17 years)
Background
In the United States, the stock market loses 90% of its value in less than three years.
from April 1930 (Nissan 5690) to July 1932 (Tamuz 5692) (aged 19 years)
Marriage of a sister
1932 (5692) (aged 19 years)
Background
Heinrich Bruning, Chancellor Of German, announces his Cabinet's resignation. Hitler becomes chancellor eight months later.
May 30, 1932 (Iyar 24, 5692) (aged 19 years)
Background
The United States stock market reaches its lowest point during the Great Depression. It was down 90% from its high.
July 8, 1932 (Tamuz 4, 5692) (aged 19 years)
Background
Hitler Becomes German Chancellor
January 30, 1933 (Shevat 3, 5693) (aged 20 years)
32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (Adar 6, 5693) (aged 20 years)
Background
In the United States, the 18th Amendment is repealed and alcohol becomes legal again.
December 5, 1933 (Kislev 17, 5694) (aged 21 years)
Background
Reichstag Fire gives Hitler the opportunity to suspend civil liberties and the establishment of the Nazi Party as the only political party in Germany.
1933 (5693) (aged 20 years)
Background
German Parliament Passes Nuremberg Race Laws. Only racially pure Germans would be allowed to hold German citizenship. It banned future intermarriages and sexual relations between Jews and people “of German or related blood.”
September 15, 1935 (Elul 17, 5695) (aged 22 years)
Background
1936 Summer Olympics begins in Berlin, Germany. German Jewish athletes were barred.
August 1, 1936 (Av 13, 5696) (aged 23 years)
Background
Hitler holds a secret meeting in which he outlines Germany's plan to expand its territories by force. The meeting is summarized in the Hossbach Memorandum.
November 5, 1937 (Kislev 1, 5698) (aged 25 years)
Background
Germany annexes Austria.
March 12, 1938 (Adar II 9, 5698) (aged 25 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary restricts the number of Jews in each commercial enterprise, in the press, among physicians, engineers and lawyers to twenty percent.
May 29, 1938 (Iyar 28, 5698) (aged 25 years)
Background
Munich Agreement reached by Germany, Great Britain, France, and Italy that permitted German annexation of the Sudetenland, in western Czechoslovakia.
September 30, 1938 (Tishrei 5, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Background
Germany arrests 17,000 Polish Jewish Residents and deports thousands to Poland. https://w.wiki/5R8z
from October 27, 1938 (Heshvan 2, 5699) to October 29, 1938 (Heshvan 4, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Background
First Vienna Award separated from Czechoslovakia territories in southern Slovakia and southern Carpathian Rus and gave them to Hungary.
November 2, 1938 (Heshvan 8, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Pogrom
Kristallnacht
from November 9, 1938 (Heshvan 15, 5699) to November 10, 1938 (Heshvan 16, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Note: Kristallnacht (Crystal Night) comes from the broken windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues that were smashed. 7,500 Jewish owned businesses are looted. 30,000 Jewish males were rounded up and taken to concentration camps.
Invasion
Germany Occupies Czechoslovakia
March 15, 1939 (Adar 24, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Background
Carpathian Ruthenia Region, of which Bilky is a part of, declares its indepedence from Czechoslovakia.
March 15, 1939 (Adar 24, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Background
Carpathian Ruthenia Region, of which Bilky is a part of, is occupied and annexed by Hungary.
from March 15, 1939 (Adar 24, 5699) to March 18, 1939 (Adar 27, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary defines Jews racially: individuals with two, three or four Jewish-born grandparents were declared Jewish. It reduced the role of Jews in Hungarian economic life even more, setting the limit to 6%.
May 5, 1939 (Iyar 16, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Photo
1939 Budapest Souvenir Photo
about June 1939 (Sivan 5699) (aged 26 years)
Background
A non-aggression pact is signed between Soviet Union and Germany. It enabled the two countries to partition Poland. It is known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.
August 23, 1939 (Elul 8, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Invasion
Beginning of WWII. Germany Invades Poland
September 1, 1939 (Elul 17, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Declaration Of War
Great Britain and France Declare War Against Germany
September 3, 1939 (Elul 19, 5699) (aged 26 years)
Background
Soviet Union invades Poland.
September 17, 1939 (Tishrei 4, 5700) (aged 26 years)
Background
Soviet Union and Germany divide Poland by German–Soviet Boundary and Friendship Treaty.
September 28, 1939 (Tishrei 15, 5700) (aged 27 years)
Deportation
Germany begins deportation of Austrian and Czech Jews to Poland
October 12, 1939 (Tishrei 29, 5700) (aged 27 years)
Background
In Poland, all Jews above the age of 11 must wear white armbands with the Jewish Star.
November 23, 1939 (Kislev 11, 5700) (aged 27 years)
Krakow Ghetto
In Krakow, Judenräte (Jewish Councils) were created which were to be run by Jewish citizens for the purpose of carrying out orders for the Nazis. These orders included registration of all Jewish people living in the area, the collection of taxes, and forced labour groups.
November 28, 1939 (Kislev 16, 5700) (aged 27 years)
Invasion
Germany Occupies Denmark and southern Norway
April 9, 1940 (Nissan 1, 5700) (aged 27 years)
Invasion
Germany Invades Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.
May 10, 1940 (Iyar 2, 5700) (aged 27 years)
Background
Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain.
May 10, 1940 (Iyar 2, 5700) (aged 27 years)
Concentration Camp
Auschwitz Established
May 20, 1940 (Iyar 12, 5700) (aged 27 years)
Background
Dunkirk Evacuation.
from May 26, 1940 (Iyar 18, 5700) to June 4, 1940 (Iyar 27, 5700) (aged 27 years)
Surrender
France Surrenders To Germany
June 22, 1940 (Sivan 16, 5700) (aged 27 years)
Ghetto
Warsaw Ghetto Sealed
November 16, 1940 (Heshvan 15, 5701) (aged 28 years)
Ghetto
Krakow Ghetto Formally Established
March 3, 1941 (Adar 4, 5701) (aged 28 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary prohibits intermarriage and penalizes sexual intercourse between Jews and non-Jews. Became a keystone in the process of excluding and eliminating Jews from Hungarian society.
August 8, 1941 (Av 15, 5701) (aged 28 years)
Background
Jewish Germans and Jews with citizenship of annexed states (Austrians, Czechs, Danzigers) from the age of six years are ordered to wear a yellow badge in the shape of a Jewish Star with Jude in the center.
September 1, 1941 (Elul 9, 5701) (aged 28 years)
Attack
Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941 (Kislev 17, 5702) (aged 29 years)
Background
At the Wannsee Conference, Nazis finalized their Final Solution plans to murder all the Jews after their deportation. Adolf Eichmann, who was eventually tried and executed in Israel for murdering Jews via the systematic deportation of millions of Jews to the extermination camps, was at the meeting.
January 20, 1942 (Shevat 2, 5702) (aged 29 years)
Background
First convoy of Jews from France are sent to Auschwitz.
March 27, 1942 (Nissan 9, 5702) (aged 29 years)
Background
Jewish Dutch people ordered to wear the Jewish yellow badge.
April 29, 1942 (Iyar 12, 5702) (aged 29 years)
Background
Jewish Belgians people ordered to wear the Jewish yellow badge.
June 3, 1942 (Sivan 18, 5702) (aged 29 years)
Background
Jews in Occuppied France ordered to wear the Jewish yellow badge.
June 7, 1942 (Sivan 22, 5702) (aged 29 years)
Deportation
Germany begins the deportation of Dutch Jews from camps in the Netherlands
July 15, 1942 (Av 1, 5702) (aged 29 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary abolishes the status of Judaism as a received religion.
July 19, 1942 (Av 5, 5702) (aged 29 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary prohibits Jews from acquiring agricultural property, and calls for the transfer of Jewish-owned property to non-Jews.
September 6, 1942 (Elul 24, 5702) (aged 29 years)
Background
French communist newspaper publishes a cover story about the extermination of 11,000 French Jews at Auschwitz.
October 10, 1942 (Tishrei 29, 5703) (aged 30 years)
Reports On The Holocaust
Small story on page 10 of the New York Times reported on the slaughter of Jews at Auschwitz.
November 25, 1942 (Kislev 16, 5703) (aged 30 years)
Ghetto
Krakow Ghetto Liquidated. Those deemed able to work were transported to the Płaszów concentration camp. Some 2,000 Jews unable to move or attempting to run were killed in the streets and in their homes. Operation Reinhard
March 13, 1943 (Adar II 6, 5703) (aged 30 years)
Background
Belgium Resistance attacks a train bound for Auschwitz and free 233 prisoners. It is the only mass escape from a Holocaust train.
April 19, 1943 (Nissan 14, 5703) (aged 30 years)
Death of a brother
1944 (5704) (aged 31 years)
Cause: Murdered by the Nazis.
Invasion
Germany Occupies Hungary
March 19, 1944 (Adar 24, 5704) (aged 31 years)
Background
Two inmates, Slovak Jews Alfred Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba, escape from Auschwitz. They contact the Jewish council in Slovakia and give details about the murder of Jews at Auschwitz. A report is soon released to warn Hungary’s Jews of the Nazi plans to wipe out their community. The report initally does nothing to stop the mass deportation of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz. Finally, in July 1944, after the report is published in the Swiss Press, Hungary is forced to stopped the deportation. The persecution of Hungarian Jews is continued in October 1944.
April 10, 1944 (Nissan 17, 5704) (aged 31 years)
Death of a brother
May 1944 (Iyar 5704) (aged 31 years)
Cause: Murdered By Nazis.
Death of a sister
Address: Oświęcim, Poland
Cause: Murdered by Nazis and Hungarian collaborators.
Note: My father, Meynhert Klein, during the few times that he spoke to me about his life during the Holocaust, would describe the last time he saw his mom and sister Bella leaving on a train. I don't know when or where this occurred. And looking back now, I failed to ask the many questions that fill my head now. I'd like to believe that my inaction was because my father would be teary during these moments, and I didn't want to cause him any more pain. I hope it wasn't because I was too young and self-absorbed. But I can't say.

My father, Meynhert Klein, during the few times that he spoke to me about his life during the Holocaust, would describe the last time he saw his mom and sister Bella leaving on a train. I don't know when or where this occurred. And looking back now, I failed to ask the many questions that fill my head now. I'd like to believe that my inaction was because my father would be teary during these moments, and I didn't want to cause him any more pain. I hope it wasn't because I was too young and self-absorbed. But I can't say.

I chose this date for my Grandmother and Aunt Bella because between May 14, 1944 and July 9, 1944, 437,000 Hungarian Jews were sent to Auschwitz on trains. Most were murdered on arrival.

David

Note: Auschwitz Survivor Eva Klein, a sister of Izabella, wrote in her autobiography, "And where is my beautiful sister Izabella, who never got married because she did not want to leave mother. A friend told me when they arrived in Auschwitz, an SS wanted to part them but Izabella leaned on mother's shoulder and begged to let her go with mother."
Death of a mother
Address: Oświęcim, Poland
Cause: Murdered By Nazis and Hungarian collaborators.
Note: My father, Meynhert Klein, during the few times that he spoke to me about his life during the Holocaust, would describe the last time he saw his mom and sister Bella leaving on a train. I don't know when or where this occurred. And looking back now, I failed to ask the many questions that fill my head now. I'd like to believe that my inaction was because my father would be teary during these moments, and I didn't want to cause him any more pain. I hope it wasn't because I was too young and self-absorbed. But I can't say.

My father, Meynhert Klein, during the few times that he spoke to me about his life during the Holocaust, would describe the last time he saw his mom and sister Bella leaving on a train. I don't know when or where this occurred. And looking back now, I failed to ask the many questions that fill my head now. I'd like to believe that my inaction was because my father would be teary during these moments, and I didn't want to cause him any more pain. I hope it wasn't because I was too young and self-absorbed. But I can't say.

I chose this date for my Grandmother and Aunt Bella because between May 14, 1944 and July 9, 1944, 437,000 Hungarian Jews were sent to Auschwitz on trains. Most were murdered on arrival.

David

Note: Auschwitz Survivor Eva Klein, a daughter of Sura Feiga Veisz, wrote in her autobiography, "And where is my beautiful sister Izabella, who never got married because she did not want to leave mother. A friend told me when they arrived in Auschwitz, an SS wanted to part them but Izabella leaned on mother's shoulder and begged to let her go with mother."
Background
Nazis Photograph Hungarian Jews Arriving At Auschwitz. Many Jews Were From The Sub-Carpathia Region. Theses photos became know as The Auschwitz Album/Lilly Jacob Album. Lilly Jacob, the woman who found the photos, was from Bilky, Ukraine.
May 26, 1944 (Sivan 4, 5704) (aged 31 years)
Attack
D-Day, Allies Invade Normandy
June 6, 1944 (Sivan 15, 5704) (aged 31 years)
Deportation
435,000 Hungarian Jews Are Deported To Auschwitz
from May 15, 1944 (Iyar 22, 5704) to July 9, 1944 (Tamuz 18, 5704) (aged 31 years)
Liberation
Russia Liberates Auschwitz
January 27, 1945 (Shevat 13, 5705) (aged 32 years)
33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (Nissan 29, 5705) (aged 32 years)
Background
Germany unconditionally surrenders.
May 7, 1945 (Iyar 24, 5705) (aged 32 years)
Background
United States Detonates An Atomic Bomb Over Hiroshima, Japan.
August 6, 1945 (Av 27, 5705) (aged 32 years)
Background
Aoviet Union declares War on Japan.
August 8, 1945 (Av 29, 5705) (aged 32 years)
Background
United States Detonates An Atomic Bomb Over Nagasaki, Japan.
August 9, 1945 (Av 30, 5705) (aged 32 years)
Background
Japan anounces its surrender ending World War II.
from August 15, 1945 (Elul 6, 5705) (aged 32 years)
Displaced Person Camp
Displaced Person Registration Card
about January 1946 (Shevat 5706) (aged 33 years)
Photo
Photo Taken With Nicholas Kohn, Eva Klein, and Menhard Klein
May 27, 1946 (Iyar 26, 5706) (aged 33 years)
AEF Displaced Persons Registration Card
Filled Out AEF Displaced Persons Registration Card
November 18, 1946 (Heshvan 24, 5707) (aged 34 years)
AFD Displaced Person Medical Examination
Final Medical Inspection
January 21, 1947 (Tevet 29, 5707) (aged 34 years)
Emigration
Emigrated From Bremen, Germany To The United States
February 7, 1947 (Shevat 17, 5707) (aged 34 years)
Witness: Menhard Kleinhimself
Note: My Dad, Menhard Klein, would tell the story about how my mother Erika Klein got very seasick on the ship from Germany to the United State. My parents would laugh about the story whenever it was told. Dad said that he would carry my mom around the ship. Looking at a photo of the USS Ernie Pyle that brought my parents to the United States, it must have a been a miserable ride. - David Klein

The permanent USA address listed in the passenger list is 1632 University Avenue, New York, New York. 1632 and 1640 University Avenue were the residences of different Popovitz family members. Those addresses were used, as well, by other family members who had emigrated from Europe after WWII.

Event
Emigrated From Bremen, Germany To The United States
February 7, 1947 (Shevat 17, 5707) (aged 34 years)
Event
Emigrated From Bremen, Germany To The United States
February 7, 1947 (Shevat 17, 5707) (aged 34 years)
Event
Arrived in New York from Bremen, Germany
February 18, 1947 (Shevat 28, 5707) (aged 34 years)
Residence
Address: 1640 University Avenue
New York, New York

The permanent USA address listed in the passenger list is 1640 University Avenue, New York, New York. 1632 University and 1640 University Avenue were the residences of different Popovitz family members. Those addresses were used, as well, by other family members who emigrated from Europe after WWII.

Background
UN General Assembly passes Resolution 181, adopting a plan to partition the Palestine British Mandate into two states, one Jewish, one Arab.
November 29, 1947 (Kislev 16, 5708) (aged 35 years)
Background
Israel declares its independence.
May 14, 1948 (Iyar 5, 5708) (aged 35 years)
Census
Address: 2100 Walton Avenue
Apt. B33
Bronx, New York
Background
The Korean War begins when North Korea invades South Korea.
June 25, 1950 (Tamuz 10, 5710) (aged 37 years)
Residence
Address: 2100 Walton Avenue
Bronx, New York 10453
Naturalization
Child Is Born
A Son Is Born
1953 (5713) (aged 40 years)
34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (Shevat 4, 5713) (aged 40 years)
Background
An armistice ends the fighting in the Korean War.
July 27, 1953 (Av 15, 5713) (aged 40 years)
35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (Shevat 3, 5721) (aged 48 years)
36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (Kislev 6, 5724) (aged 51 years)
37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (Shevat 1, 5729) (aged 56 years)
Travel
Visit To Argentina By Menhard Klein
about 1970 (5730) (aged 57 years)
38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974 (Av 21, 5734) (aged 61 years)
39th President of the United States
Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1977 (Shevat 1, 5737) (aged 64 years)
40th President of the United States
Ronald Reagan
January 20, 1981 (Shevat 15, 5741) (aged 68 years)
Death of a brother
Death of a brother
estimated 1985 (5745) (aged 72 years)
Death of a wife
Address: Mt. Sinai Hospital
1468 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10029
Cause: Natural Causes
Burial of a wife
Address: Woodbridge, New Jersey
Religion: Jewish
41st President of the United States
George H W Bush
January 20, 1989 (Shevat 14, 5749) (aged 76 years)
42nd President of the United States
Bill Clinton
January 20, 1993 (Tevet 27, 5753) (aged 80 years)
43rd President of the United States
George W Bush
January 20, 2001 (Tevet 25, 5761) (aged 88 years)
Death of a sister
Note: Eva and her husband Nicholas were cremated. They wanted to go like their son Thomas who was murdered at Auschwitz. Thomas was nine-years-old when he died.
Death of a sister
Holocaust
yes
Death
March 3, 2005 (Adar I 22, 5765) (aged 92 years) Age: 92
75th Wedding Anniversary
Remembrance
October 29, 2021 (Heshvan 23, 5782) (16 years after death)
Note: Today is my parents' 75th Wedding Anniversary. I sure miss them.

Today is my parents' 75th Wedding Anniversary. I sure miss them.

I don't remember their wedding anniversary ever being much of a big deal. They didn't go out to dinner. I don't even think there was ever a cake or special meal. Maybe my father would give my mom some money to go buy herself a gift. That's about it.

I do remember when they were going to celebrate their 25th anniversary and thinking, "That's a long time."

Fifty years later, it's not that long.

David - 29 October 2021

Remembrance
17th Yahrzeit
March 3, 2022 (Adar I 30, 5782) (17 years after death)
Note: My father was born in Bilky. Back then, it was part of Hungary. Today, it's in Ukraine. My earliest memory of my father is him teaching me to read in the living room. I was about three or four. The book had something to do about a bus stop. He went over with me so many times, I learnt it by heart.

My father was born in Bilky. Back then, it was part of Hungary. Today, it's in Ukraine. My earliest memory of my father is him teaching me to read in the living room. I was about three or four. The book had something to do about a bus stop. He went over with me so many times, I learnt it by heart.

I miss you. I love you. David

Remembrance
Happy Father's Dad
June 19, 2022 (Sivan 20, 5782) (17 years after death)
Note: Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day

I miss you.

All my love, David

Remembrance
June 22, 2022 (Sivan 23, 5782) (17 years after death)
Note: Seventy years ago, at the age of thirty-nine, my father became a U.S. citizen. From Bilky to the Bronx. World War II ended seven years before. Six million Jews including many family members and friends had been murdered. It was time for new beginnings in the new world. A son was born in 1953.
Remembrance
Happy 110th Birthday
September 26, 2022 (Tishrei 1, 5783) (17 years after death)
Note: Happy Birthday, Dad.

Happy Birthday, Dad.

I love you.

Remembrance
76th Wedding Anniversary
October 29, 2022 (Heshvan 4, 5783) (17 years after death)
Note: Happy 76th Wedding Anniversary, Mom and Dad.

Happy 76th Wedding Anniversary, Mom and Dad.

I miss you.

Love, David

Family with parents
father
Map Of Bilky To Different Locations
18711918
Birth: March 1871 41 27 Verbovets', Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine
Death: July 9, 1918Bilke, Hungary
mother
Bella, Eva, Tomas, Menhard, Eva, And Abraham Standing Around Mother
18761944
Birth: August 2, 1876 Bilke, Hungary
Death: May 14, 1944Auschwitz
Religious marriage Religious marriageMarch 4, 1897Bilke, Hungary
9 months
elder sister
Regina Klein Birth Record 1897
18971898
Birth: December 4, 1897 26 21
Death: 1898
17 months
elder brother
Lipot Klein Family 2
18991944
Birth: May 2, 1899 28 22 Bilke, Hungary
Death: 1944
20 months
elder brother
Kalman Klein 1950s Buenos Aires
19001985
Birth: December 24, 1900 29 24
Death: estimated 1985Netanya, Israel
3 years
elder brother
Miksa Klein In Suit
19031982
Birth: December 16, 1903 32 27
Death: September 17, 1982
2 years
elder brother
Izrael Klein 1929 Bilke, Hungary
19051944
Birth: December 23, 1905 34 29 Verbocz, Hungary
Death: May 1944Shoah
6 months
elder sister
Eva Klein
19062001
Birth: June 23, 1906 35 29 Feketepatak
Death: November 14, 2001Miami Beach, Florida
13 months
elder sister
Izabella Klein Portrait
19071944
Birth: July 7, 1907 36 30 Feketepatak
Death: May 14, 1944Auschwitz
4 years
elder brother
Lazar Klein Birth Record Media
19111928
Birth: January 4, 1911 39 34 Bilke, Hungary
Death: March 7, 1928Beregszász
21 months
himself
Menhard Klein Posed Wearing Ascot
מנחם
19122005
Birth: September 26, 1912 41 36 Bilke, Hungary
Death: March 3, 2005
4 years
younger sister
Margaret Klein and Menhard Klein at the Concord Hotel
19162005
Birth: May 8, 1916 45 39 Bilke, Hungary
Death: January 11, 2005Las Vegas, Nevada
Family with Erika Weiser
himself
Menhard Klein Posed Wearing Ascot
מנחם
19122005
Birth: September 26, 1912 41 36 Bilke, Hungary
Death: March 3, 2005
wife
Erika Weiser Estimated 1948
אסתר בת רי מאיר
19161988
Birth: December 25, 1916 26 24 Leipzig, Germany
Death: November 22, 1988New York, New York
son
Private
son
Private
Bunne Pasternak + Erika Weiser
wife’s husband
wife
Erika Weiser Estimated 1948
אסתר בת רי מאיר
19161988
Birth: December 25, 1916 26 24 Leipzig, Germany
Death: November 22, 1988New York, New York
Marriage Marriageestimated 1941Poland
Emigration

My Dad, Menhard Klein, would tell the story about how my mother Erika Klein got very seasick on the ship from Germany to the United State. My parents would laugh about the story whenever it was told. Dad said that he would carry my mom around the ship. Looking at a photo of the USS Ernie Pyle that brought my parents to the United States, it must have a been a miserable ride. - David Klein

Shared note

The permanent USA address listed in the passenger list is 1632 University Avenue, New York, New York. 1632 and 1640 University Avenue were the residences of different Popovitz family members. Those addresses were used, as well, by other family members who had emigrated from Europe after WWII.

Residence
Shared note

The permanent USA address listed in the passenger list is 1640 University Avenue, New York, New York. 1632 University and 1640 University Avenue were the residences of different Popovitz family members. Those addresses were used, as well, by other family members who emigrated from Europe after WWII.

75th Wedding Anniversary

Today is my parents' 75th Wedding Anniversary. I sure miss them.

I don't remember their wedding anniversary ever being much of a big deal. They didn't go out to dinner. I don't even think there was ever a cake or special meal. Maybe my father would give my mom some money to go buy herself a gift. That's about it.

I do remember when they were going to celebrate their 25th anniversary and thinking, "That's a long time."

Fifty years later, it's not that long.

David - 29 October 2021

Remembrance

My father was born in Bilky. Back then, it was part of Hungary. Today, it's in Ukraine. My earliest memory of my father is him teaching me to read in the living room. I was about three or four. The book had something to do about a bus stop. He went over with me so many times, I learnt it by heart.

I miss you. I love you. David

Remembrance

Happy Father's Day

I miss you.

All my love, David

Remembrance

Seventy years ago, at the age of thirty-nine, my father became a U.S. citizen. From Bilky to the Bronx. World War II ended seven years before. Six million Jews including many family members and friends had been murdered. It was time for new beginnings in the new world. A son was born in 1953.

Remembrance

Happy Birthday, Dad.

I love you.

Remembrance

Happy 76th Wedding Anniversary, Mom and Dad.

I miss you.

Love, David

Name

Menachem - Normally, the hebrew name should be written as Menachem Ben [Hebrew Name Of Father]. His father's name was Zsigmond. I do not know what his Hebrew name was.

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Menhard Klein Posed Wearing Ascot
Menhard Klein Posed Wearing Ascot
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Menhard Klein With Soldiers
Menhard Klein With Soldiers
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Margaret Klein and Menhard Klein at the Concord Hotel
Margaret Klein and Menhard Klein at the Concord Hotel
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Bella, Eva, Tomas, Menhard, Eva, And Abraham Standing Around Mother
Bella, Eva, Tomas, Menhard, Eva, And Abraham Standing Around Mother
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Meynhart Klein and Erika Weiser Picnicking
Meynhart Klein and Erika Weiser Picnicking
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Meynhart Klein and Erika Weiser at Beach
Meynhart Klein and Erika Weiser at Beach
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Erika Weiser and Menhard Klein at Mitchell Popovitz Wedding
Erika Weiser and Menhard Klein at Mitchell Popovitz Wedding
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Menhard Klein and Erika Klein Far Rockaway
Menhard Klein and Erika Klein Far Rockaway
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Siblings Eva Klein, Menhard Klein, and Margit Klein
Siblings Eva Klein, Menhard Klein, and Margit Klein
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Nicholas Kohn, Eva Kohn, Menhard Klein - May 27, 1946
Nicholas Kohn, Eva Kohn, Menhard Klein - May 27, 1946
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Erika Weiser And Menhard Klein With Friends
Erika Weiser And Menhard Klein With Friends
Note: Hard to know the exact date of the photo. I would say about 1978. Maybe a little earlier.
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Klein Family Around Mother Annotated
Klein Family Around Mother Annotated
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Menhard Klein With Nephew
Menhard Klein With Nephew
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Siblings Eva Klein Kohn Menhard Klein Margaret Klein
Siblings Eva Klein Kohn Menhard Klein Margaret Klein
Note: From Left To Right - Siblings Eva Klein Kohn, Menhard Klein, Margaret Klein Popovitz
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Bilky 1977
Bilky 1977
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Emlekezik Photo Gallery
Emlekezik Photo Gallery

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