Lipot Klein, 18991944 (aged 44 years)

Name
Lipot /Klein/
Given names
Lipot
Surname
Klein
Nickname
Leopold
Name
Leopold //
Type of name
also known as
Given names
Leopold
Birth
Birth of a brother
26th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt
September 14, 1901 (Tishrei 1, 5662) (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brother
Birth of a brother
Birth of a sister
Birth of a sister
27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (Adar 11, 5669) (aged 9 years)
Background
Japan annexes Korea.
from 1910 (5670) (aged 10 years)
Birth of a brother
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a brother
28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (Adar I 25, 5673) (aged 13 years)
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 14 years)
Assasination
Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Heir To The Austrian Throne, Is Assasinated In Sarajevo, Bosnia
June 18, 1914 (Sivan 24, 5674) (aged 15 years)
Background
British Passenger Liner Lusitania Is Sunk By A German Sumbarine. Killing about 1200.
June 18, 1914 (Sivan 24, 5674) (aged 15 years)
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 15 years)
Background
Germany Declares War On Russia.
August 1, 1914 (Av 9, 5674) (aged 15 years)
Background
Germany Declares War On France.
August 3, 1914 (Av 11, 5674) (aged 15 years)
Background
Britain Declares War On Germany.
August 4, 1914 (Av 12, 5674) (aged 15 years)
Background
Austria Declares War On Russia.
August 6, 1914 (Av 14, 5674) (aged 15 years)
Background
Japan Declares War On Germany.
August 23, 1914 (Elul 1, 5674) (aged 15 years)
Background
Austria Declares War On Japan.
August 25, 1914 (Elul 3, 5674) (aged 15 years)
Birth of a sister
Background
Russian Czar Nicholas is forced to abdicate the throne.
March 15, 1917 (Adar 21, 5677) (aged 17 years)
Background
United States Declares War On Germany
April 6, 1917 (Nissan 14, 5677) (aged 17 years)
Bakground
Lipot Goes Off To War
about July 15, 1917 (Tamuz 25, 5677) (aged 18 years)
Note: During the war years, father helped in building railroad tracks for the state and could have had his oldest son exempted from military service. My brother Leopold left for the front without father's consent. He was then 18 years old and his [artist] talent made him restless. He had made endless sketches and documented the happenings around him.

During the war years, father helped in building railroad tracks for the state and could have had his oldest son exempted from military service. My brother Leopold left for the front without father's consent. He was then 18 years old and his [artist] talent made him restless. He had made endless sketches and documented the happenings around him.

Eva Klein - Sister Of Leopold

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 18 years)
Background
United States Declares War On Austria-Hungary.
December 7, 1917 (Kislev 22, 5678) (aged 18 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
Return From Army
about July 15, 1918 (Av 6, 5678) (aged 19 years)
Note: Leopold, the older brother, who came home from the army on a special permit [to attend his father's funeral], was standing amongst the crowd in a uniform without a tear in his eyes. In later years, I found out that he had been accepted in the Budapest Academy of Fine Art but by then father needed him at home.

Leopold, the older brother, who came home from the army on a special permit [to attend his father's funeral], was standing amongst the crowd in a uniform without a tear in his eyes. In later years, I found out that he had been accepted in the Budapest Academy of Fine Art but by then father needed him at home.

During the war years, father helped in building railroad tracks for the state and could have had his oldest son exempted from military service. My brother Leopold left for the front without father's consent. He was then 18 years old and his talent made him restless. He had made endless sketches and documented the happenings around him.

Once Leopold was entrusted to watch over workers who were loading big wooden planks on open train carts at the railroad station to be shipped where they were needed. But instead of watching, he was making sketches of the movements of goings on at the railroad station. One of the workers while smoking what was forbidden there, threw away a lit match and the wood caught fire and everything burned down. Father must have reproached and this also prompted him to leave for the front where action was and made many sketches of the war.

One appeared on a picture magazine cover the name of which was TOLNAY VILAG LAPJA. It depicted a soldier in the trenches facing the enemy with a machine gun in his hands and at the same time holding a picture of his family, wife, and two children. The title of the picture on the magazine cover was : THE LAST GLIMPSE.

After father's funeral, my brother Leopold locked himself in the little house in the courtyard our grandfather had built where he kept his endless sketches on long shelves and burned them all in a little iron stove. And so ended a career maybe of a great artist. He never again wanted to do any art work after father was laid to rest.

Eva Klein - Sister Of Leopold

Background
United States Signs Armistice With Germany
November 11, 1918 (Kislev 7, 5679) (aged 19 years)
Background
In the United States, the 18th Amendment Prohibition of alcohol becomes effective.
January 17, 1920 (Tevet 26, 5680) (aged 20 years)
Background
In Czechoslovakia, women are given the right to vote when the Constitution is enacted.
February 29, 1920 (Adar 10, 5680) (aged 20 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 21 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 21 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 21 years)
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (Adar I 24, 5681) (aged 21 years)
Background
In the United States, the Emergency Quota Act restricts the number of immigrants.
May 21, 1921 (Iyar 13, 5681) (aged 22 years)
Background
In Soviet Union, Stalin becomes General Secretary of Communist Party.
April 3, 1922 (Nissan 5, 5682) (aged 22 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 24 years)
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (Av 20, 5683) (aged 24 years)
Background
Hyperinflation occurs in Germany as a result of debt/reparations owed from World War I.
from 1921 (5681) to 1923 (5683) (aged 23 years)
Background
Mein Kampf, Hitler's autobigraphical manifesto, is published. Hitler compliments Henry Ford by name.
July 18, 1925 (Tamuz 26, 5685) (aged 26 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.
31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (Adar I 22, 5689) (aged 29 years)
Marriage
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 30 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 30 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.
Birth of a daughter
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 30 years)
Birth of a son
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 30 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 33 years)
Marriage of a sister
1932 (5692) (aged 32 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 33 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 33 years)
Background
Hitler Becomes German Chancellor
January 30, 1933 (Shevat 3, 5693) (aged 33 years)
32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (Adar 6, 5693) (aged 33 years)
Background
In the United States, the 18th Amendment is repealed and alcohol becomes legal again.
December 5, 1933 (Kislev 17, 5694) (aged 34 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 33 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 36 years)
Birth of a son
Background
1936 Summer Olympics begins in Berlin, Germany. German Jewish athletes were barred.
August 1, 1936 (Av 13, 5696) (aged 37 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 38 years)
Background
Germany annexes Austria.
March 12, 1938 (Adar II 9, 5698) (aged 38 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 39 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 39 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 39 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 39 years)
Pogrom
Kristallnacht
from November 9, 1938 (Heshvan 15, 5699) to November 10, 1938 (Heshvan 16, 5699) (aged 39 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 39 years)
Background
Carpathian Ruthenia Region, of which Bilky is a part of, declares its indepedence from Czechoslovakia.
March 15, 1939 (Adar 24, 5699) (aged 39 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 39 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 40 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 40 years)
Invasion
Beginning of WWII. Germany Invades Poland
September 1, 1939 (Elul 17, 5699) (aged 40 years)
Declaration Of War
Great Britain and France Declare War Against Germany
September 3, 1939 (Elul 19, 5699) (aged 40 years)
Background
Soviet Union invades Poland.
September 17, 1939 (Tishrei 4, 5700) (aged 40 years)
Background
Soviet Union and Germany divide Poland by German–Soviet Boundary and Friendship Treaty.
September 28, 1939 (Tishrei 15, 5700) (aged 40 years)
Deportation
Germany begins deportation of Austrian and Czech Jews to Poland
October 12, 1939 (Tishrei 29, 5700) (aged 40 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 40 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 40 years)
Invasion
Germany Occupies Denmark and southern Norway
April 9, 1940 (Nissan 1, 5700) (aged 40 years)
Invasion
Germany Invades Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.
May 10, 1940 (Iyar 2, 5700) (aged 41 years)
Background
Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain.
May 10, 1940 (Iyar 2, 5700) (aged 41 years)
Concentration Camp
Auschwitz Established
May 20, 1940 (Iyar 12, 5700) (aged 41 years)
Background
Dunkirk Evacuation.
from May 26, 1940 (Iyar 18, 5700) to June 4, 1940 (Iyar 27, 5700) (aged 41 years)
Surrender
France Surrenders To Germany
June 22, 1940 (Sivan 16, 5700) (aged 41 years)
Ghetto
Warsaw Ghetto Sealed
November 16, 1940 (Heshvan 15, 5701) (aged 41 years)
Ghetto
Krakow Ghetto Formally Established
March 3, 1941 (Adar 4, 5701) (aged 41 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 42 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 42 years)
Attack
Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941 (Kislev 17, 5702) (aged 42 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 42 years)
Background
First convoy of Jews from France are sent to Auschwitz.
March 27, 1942 (Nissan 9, 5702) (aged 42 years)
Background
Jewish Dutch people ordered to wear the Jewish yellow badge.
April 29, 1942 (Iyar 12, 5702) (aged 42 years)
Background
Jewish Belgians people ordered to wear the Jewish yellow badge.
June 3, 1942 (Sivan 18, 5702) (aged 43 years)
Background
Jews in Occuppied France ordered to wear the Jewish yellow badge.
June 7, 1942 (Sivan 22, 5702) (aged 43 years)
Deportation
Germany begins the deportation of Dutch Jews from camps in the Netherlands
July 15, 1942 (Av 1, 5702) (aged 43 years)
Hungarian Anti-Jewish Laws
Hungary abolishes the status of Judaism as a received religion.
July 19, 1942 (Av 5, 5702) (aged 43 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 43 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 43 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 43 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 43 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 43 years)
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 son
estimated 1944 (5704) (0 after death)
Cause: Murdered By The Nazis.
Death of a son
May 1944 (Iyar 5704) (0 after death)
Cause: Murdered by the Nazis.
Note: May Hashem Avenge Your Death. השם יקום דמו
Death of a wife
1944 (5704) (0 after death)
Cause: Murdered by the Nazis.
Invasion
Germany Occupies Hungary
March 19, 1944 (Adar 24, 5704) (0 after death)
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) (0 after death)
Death of a brother
May 1944 (Iyar 5704) (0 after death)
Cause: Murdered By Nazis.
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."
Death of a daughter
Cause: Murdered by the Nazis.
Note: This day was chosen as the date of death as the Jews of Bilky were deported to Auschwitz during this time.
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) (0 after death)
Attack
D-Day, Allies Invade Normandy
June 6, 1944 (Sivan 15, 5704) (0 after death)
Deportation
435,000 Hungarian Jews Are Deported To Auschwitz
from May 15, 1944 (Iyar 22, 5704) to July 9, 1944 (Tamuz 18, 5704) (0 after death)
Death
1944 (5704) (aged 44 years)
Cause of death: Murdered by the Nazis.
Remembrance
92nd Wedding Anniversary
December 9, 2021 (Tevet 5, 5782) (77 years after death)
Note: My Uncle and Aunt along with their children (my first cousins) were murdered during the Holocaust. Today, we celebrate Uncle Lipot's and Aunt Jana's 92nd Wedding Anniversary. עליהם השלו - May Peace Be With Them
Remembrance
123rd Birthday
May 2, 2022 (Iyar 1, 5782) (78 years after death)
Note: Happy Birthday Uncle Lipot. May Peace Be With You.
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
himself
Lipot Klein Family 2
18991944
Birth: May 2, 1899 28 22 Bilke, Hungary
Death: 1944
20 months
younger brother
Kalman Klein 1950s Buenos Aires
19001985
Birth: December 24, 1900 29 24
Death: estimated 1985Netanya, Israel
3 years
younger brother
Miksa Klein In Suit
19031982
Birth: December 16, 1903 32 27
Death: September 17, 1982
2 years
younger brother
Izrael Klein 1929 Bilke, Hungary
19051944
Birth: December 23, 1905 34 29 Verbocz, Hungary
Death: May 1944Shoah
6 months
younger sister
Eva Klein
19062001
Birth: June 23, 1906 35 29 Feketepatak
Death: November 14, 2001Miami Beach, Florida
13 months
younger sister
Izabella Klein Portrait
19071944
Birth: July 7, 1907 36 30 Feketepatak
Death: May 14, 1944Auschwitz
4 years
younger brother
Lazar Klein Birth Record Media
19111928
Birth: January 4, 1911 39 34 Bilke, Hungary
Death: March 7, 1928Beregszász
21 months
younger brother
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 Johànna Hàni Josovic
himself
Lipot Klein Family 2
18991944
Birth: May 2, 1899 28 22 Bilke, Hungary
Death: 1944
wife
Marriage Record Of Leopold Klein And Jana Josovic
19001944
Birth: March 10, 1900 Bilke, Hungary
Death: 1944
Marriage MarriageDecember 9, 1929Bilke, Hungary
-17 months
daughter
Bella, Eva, Tomas, Menhard, Eva, And Abraham Standing Around Mother
19281944
Birth: June 19, 1928 29 28 Bilke, Hungary
Death: May 15, 1944
18 months
son
19291944
Birth: December 14, 1929 30 29
Death: estimated 1944
6 years
son
Bella, Eva, Tomas, Menhard, Eva, And Abraham Standing Around Mother
19361944
Birth: February 20, 1936 36 35 Bilke, Hungary
Death: May 1944
Marriage
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
Bakground

During the war years, father helped in building railroad tracks for the state and could have had his oldest son exempted from military service. My brother Leopold left for the front without father's consent. He was then 18 years old and his [artist] talent made him restless. He had made endless sketches and documented the happenings around him.

Eva Klein - Sister Of Leopold

Background

Leopold, the older brother, who came home from the army on a special permit [to attend his father's funeral], was standing amongst the crowd in a uniform without a tear in his eyes. In later years, I found out that he had been accepted in the Budapest Academy of Fine Art but by then father needed him at home.

During the war years, father helped in building railroad tracks for the state and could have had his oldest son exempted from military service. My brother Leopold left for the front without father's consent. He was then 18 years old and his talent made him restless. He had made endless sketches and documented the happenings around him.

Once Leopold was entrusted to watch over workers who were loading big wooden planks on open train carts at the railroad station to be shipped where they were needed. But instead of watching, he was making sketches of the movements of goings on at the railroad station. One of the workers while smoking what was forbidden there, threw away a lit match and the wood caught fire and everything burned down. Father must have reproached and this also prompted him to leave for the front where action was and made many sketches of the war.

One appeared on a picture magazine cover the name of which was TOLNAY VILAG LAPJA. It depicted a soldier in the trenches facing the enemy with a machine gun in his hands and at the same time holding a picture of his family, wife, and two children. The title of the picture on the magazine cover was : THE LAST GLIMPSE.

After father's funeral, my brother Leopold locked himself in the little house in the courtyard our grandfather had built where he kept his endless sketches on long shelves and burned them all in a little iron stove. And so ended a career maybe of a great artist. He never again wanted to do any art work after father was laid to rest.

Eva Klein - Sister Of Leopold

Remembrance

My Uncle and Aunt along with their children (my first cousins) were murdered during the Holocaust. Today, we celebrate Uncle Lipot's and Aunt Jana's 92nd Wedding Anniversary. עליהם השלו - May Peace Be With Them

Remembrance

Happy Birthday Uncle Lipot. May Peace Be With You.