Ludwig Porges (b. ca 1880, d. Brünn/Brno 1909) married
Rosa (Liebe) Rosenzweig (d. Vienna 1923)
Otto Porges (b. Brünn/Brno 03/06/1905, d. Brünn 1981).
Moved to Vienna ca 1915, then to Brünn in 1938. During the
war years, he was in captivity in Prague and Theresienstadt. After
the wr, he founded a travel and transport business, which at that
time was the only connection between the Czech Republic and Austria.
After the Communists took over, the business was closed and Otto
Porges was arrested.
Ludwig Porges (b. Vienna 03/06/1935) married Ilona Moukova,
Escaped East Germany in 1964.
Lived in Vienna until 1938, then to Brünn until 1964, then
to Vienna until 1969, then to Pretoria (S. Africa) until 1971,
then to Munich then to Bonn. (2005)
Source : Ludwig Porges, Munich, 1993, 2005.
Message from Mr Roderick Hinkel, june 2005 :
Ludwig Porges who lives in Bonn went to Brünn, was unable to
find anything in the archives there but has been referred to the
national archives in Prague.
He did however find his grandfather's birth certificate, (see below)
The information is as follows:
Date of birth: 6th March 1905
Address: Getreidemarkt 12, in Brünn
Father: Ludwig Porges, profession described as a Hausirer *
Mother: Rosa nee Rosenzweig
registered in the birth records of the Israeli Community in Brünn.
There is a remark when issued in 1940 that the person mentioned
had already left the membership of the Jewish Community.
For historic background to this profession:
* From http://www.judengasse.de/dhtml/B012.htm
I found that "many of the poor Frankfurt Jews were occupied
as Hausierer in the 18th century. They traded in the city area as
well as in villages and towns in teh vicinity with foodstuffs, textiles,
brandy and many other wares. Especially due to the great fires of
1711 and 1721 the Frankfurt Jews became poor and the number of small
traders rose strongly, who lived on the poverty line. Travel descriptions
from this time mentione frequently the many Jewish Hausierer who
offered their wares at guesthouses and in the streets of Frankfurt.