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Alfred Unger

Alfred Unger

Male 1909 - 2001  (92 years)

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  • Name Alfred Unger 
    Born 28 Jan 1909  Zielenzig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography I left Chemnitz on April 1, 1933, boycott day, to Frankfurt and from there I went to Strasbourg arriving on April 3rd. I spent Pesach in Strasbourg plus an additional month. I stayed at Norbert and on Pesach I ate at Uncle Maurice.

    Afterwards I went to Vienna, visiting relatives and then to Vacs in early 1934. My money ran out and so I gave lessons in English, German and French to earn money. Every half year I went to visit my parents in Brun.

    I was registered at the University in Budapest. In 1937, moved to Vienna hoping to do a PHD. I met a brother of one of my students who had an import-export business. He convinced me to work with him as a bookkeeper and trader in their lumber business.

    In 1938, Hitler invaded Austria, the boss was imprisoned and I was sleeping at Uncle Aaron who was a rabbi. At the same time, my brother was studying in Vienna. After being interrogated by the police I left Vienna for Brun, Czech Republic to visit my parents. On Yom Kippur 1938, the police came and told me that I have to leave Czech Republic as the Germans were closing in on Czech Republic.

    We tried all the embassies for visas to no avail. A transport of illegal immigrants to Palestine was leaving in October 1938. We left from Pressburg by boat to Romania were we transferred to a tramp. I was in charge of the religious passengers, even made a cholent. It took us 6 weeks.

    We arrived in Netanya on the 8th day of Hanuka. All went to Tel Aviv except 20 of us who went to Kfar Saba. I worked in the fields, till Pesach 1939. Erev Pesach I went to Jerusalem to my aunt (my father's sister). I met a girl in Kfar Saba who was a cook in a restaurant in Jerusalem. She suggested that I become a waiter and then I became manager.

    In January 1941, I enlisted in the British Army. I volunteered as a commando but they put into administrative work. We went to Egypt and I became a clerk in the British Headquarters. Then we went up to Tobruk and were bombed day and night. After I was stationed at Army Headquarters in Cairo for a half a year.

    My aunt was married to Esther's grandfather. We became engaged and married on Erev Pesach, on April 7th 1944. I was discharged as a warrant officer in April 1946. I worked at the Allenby barracks on Derech Hebron until 1947. I then joined the Palmach and was in the IDF until May 1949. After the IDF, I started working for the Jewish Agency and became the head cashier.

    Also see correspondence of Maurice Klein wiith Alfred Unger during WW2.  [1
    Hebrew Birth 6 Shv 5669 
    Residence 1909-1918  Zielenzig, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1918-1933  Chemnitz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1938  Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1934-1938  Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1938-2001  Jerusalem, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hebrew Death 4 Kis 5762 
    Occupation Head Cashier, Jewish Agency 
    Died 19 Nov 2001  Jerusalem, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4470  Blank Family
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2009 

    Father Rabbi Siegmund Unger,   b. 22 Aug 1883, Frauenkirschen, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1944, Auschwitz CC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Leah Klein,   b. 24 Sep 1886, Trnava, Slovakia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1944, Auschwitz CC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1907  Trnava, Slovakia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Yehuda Unger,   b. 23 Jul 1945, Jerusalem, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1964, Jerusalem, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Family ID F1594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1909 - Zielenzig, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1909-1918 - Zielenzig, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1918-1933 - Chemnitz, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1938 - Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1934-1938 - Vienna, Austria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1938-2001 - Jerusalem, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Nov 2001 - Jerusalem, Israel Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Unger Alfred
    Unger Alfred
    Alfred Unger
    Alfred Unger
    Kurt and Aldred Unger
    Kurt and Aldred Unger

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Interview with, Alfred Unger.


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