1970 - 1981

Abisch Billig

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Name in US
Abe Billig
Name at Birth
Abisch, Adolf
Yiddish Name
Abish ben Yehuda
Date of Birth - Note
January 7, 1892
Country of Birth
Austria-Hungary
City of Birth
Brody
City of Birth, Alternate Names

When Abisch Billig was born, Brody was part of Galicia, which was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
After WWI, Brody became part of Poland.
In 1939, Brody became part of the Soviet Union.
Today, Brody is in Ukraine.

Sibling(s) Name(s)

One of 7 siblings:

Gustie Billig (Heinrich Mayer)

Nesche Billig (Philip Schattner)
(1901 Brody – 1991 Birmingham, AL)

Spouse(s) Name(s)

Cheine Gittel “Gusti” Silber
(December 15, 1895 Brody – October 7, 1940 Vienna)
Married August 1931, Vienna

Amalia Marta Hanfling Roth
(June 15, 1892 Rudnik, Poland – October 16, 1979 New York, NY)
Married 1954 in New York

Religious Identity (Prewar)
Jewish
Religious Identity (Postwar)
Jewish
Camp(s) / Year(s)

Fled to Switzerland after Kristallnacht arrest and held in internment camps for duration of the war:

Felsberg Internment Camp (east of Lucerne)
Thalheim Internment Camp (north of Lucerne)

Other Experiences

Abish’s arrival in Birmingham and reunion with his children after the war was featured on the front page of the Birmingham Post, February 26, 1947

Year / City / Ship to US
February 24, 1947/ New York, NY / SS Noordam
Date Moved to Alabama
February 26, 1947
Alabama City of Residence
Birmingham
Date of Death
March 23, 1981
City of Death
New York, NY
City of Burial / Cemetery
West Babylon, NY / Beth Moses Cemetery
Dates Lived in Alabama
1947-1948

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