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1970 - 1993

Philip Schattner


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Name in US
Friedrich Schattner, Philip Schattner
Name at Birth
Fishel (Fritz) Schattner
Date of Birth - Note
February 2, 1902
Country of Birth
City of Birth
Sibling(s) Name(s)

Mordechai Moritz Schattner (Zipora Hecht)

Toni Schattner (Haim Walter)

Hilda Hinda Schattner (Shaya)

Herman Schattner (Lia Silbermann)

Rosa Schattner (Alfred Rosenberg)

Arie Schattner (Bluma)

Spouse(s) Name(s)

Niesia (Nesche) Billig
(1901 Brody, Poland – 1991 Birmingham, AL)
Married February 26, 1933 in Vienna, Austria

Camp(s) / Year(s)

Dachau (November 16, 1938-January 17, 1939)
Inmate #28889

Other Experiences

Taken to the UK / Kitchener Camp in July 1939

Immigration sponsored by cousin Abe Shiland in Birmingham

Sponsored the US immigration of Nesche’s brother’s children, Ernst Billig and Rita Billig, after the war

Year / City / Ship to US
April 1, 1940 / New York / SS Britannic
Alabama City of Residence
Date of Death
February 4, 1993
City of Death
City of Burial / Cemetery
Birmingham / Elmwood Cemetery