Lazar or Eliezar Herzenberg

Male 1915 - 1942  (27 years)


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  • Name Lazar or Eliezar Herzenberg 
    Born 1915  Liepaja (Libau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Aug 1942  Tuganova, Staraya, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3943  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Father Willy Gabriel Herzenberg,   b. 23 Mar 1878, Aizpute (Hasenpoth), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1942, Liepaja (Libau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Sarah Hellman,   b. 6 Mar 1880, Talsi (Talsen), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1941, Liepaja (Libau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Bef 1912  of Liepaja (Libau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Website of Peter Bruce Herzenberg of London, England (since relocated to South Africa). Website is no longer functioning as of 7 Aug 2007. Copies of his data from website in my possession. He indicates references by codes, which pertain to the original source and file held in his database. I have no key to the sources; however, he lists the main researchers and their contributions in a lengthy report which I include in full in the notes of the earliest Herzenberg of this database. In regards to this individual:
      "Jews in Eastern Europe usually had at least two and often 3 names. Their Hebrew name, Osher (Asher), Eleazer, Arye etc. were used often in combination with their Yiddish names in the synagogue and on their tombstones. Their Yiddish names, Lemchen, Leiser, Leib etc. were used in their daily activities and often with the authorities until such time as they adopted civil names largely as a result of the above mentioned process. Then names such as Ludwig, Leopold, William etc. appeared. A Jewish child was called after a deceased grandparent, firstly paternal, if the paternal grandparent was still living or if he/she was the second child they were then called after the maternal grandparent - then followed great grandparents uncles etc. This is the basis for extrapolation. To carry it a little further. In the synagogue you were called up to the Torah by your own name and your patronymic that is your father's name. Likewise on a tombstone in Hebrew is inscribed the name of the deceased as well as his patronymic."
      Hebrew Yiddish German English Other Derivatives
      Eliahu Elias
      Eleazer Leiser
      Jossel Yosel Yosef Joseph
      Lemchen
      Levin Leib Leo
      Lazar Louis
      Herman Elcanan Chone
      Leonard
      Leopold
      Osher Asher
      Schuel Schmuel Samuel Sam, Sammy,Shmulick, Shmuly
      Chana Sheina Hanna Chiene, Heine, Schön

      2. Courland (Kurzeme in Latvian, Kurland in German) is the historically distinct area of modern day Latvia bounded by the Baltic Sea to the west, Lithuania to the south, and the Dvina River (now Daugava) to the North. Its historic capital was Mitau (now Jelgava). It had ice-free Baltic ports with commercial and strategic importance. At its height Courland was a prosperous and cultured German-speaking Duchy. Courland was a separate Gubernia (Province) of the Russian Empire from 1797-1918. 50-60% of the Jews living in Riga just north of Courland had family roots in Courland. The names of the various towns have changed now that the area is part of Latvia (new-old as of early 1900s):
      Aizpute-Hasenpoth
      Jelgava-Mitau
      Kuldiga-Goldingen
      Liepaja-Libau
      Piltene-Pilten
      Talsi-Talsen
      Ventspils-Windau

      3. Website of Peter Bruce Herzenberg of London, England (since relocated to South Africa). Website is no longer functioning as of 7 Aug 2007. Copies of much of his data from the website in my possession. He indicates references by codes, which pertain to the original source and file held in his database, which I have not seen. I have no key to the sources except HL is Leonardo Herzenberg, HG is Gail Herzenberg, PC is probably Piltene Cemetery records, LA is probably Latvian Archives, FA is probably Aleksandrs Feigmanis (Latvian researcher hired by Harold Hodes), and YL is Len Yodaiken (Israeli researcher hired by Harold Hodes); however, he lists the main researchers and their contributions in a lengthy report which I include in full in the notes of the earliest Herzenberg of this database.
      Also note that Peter has the following children of Willy and Sarah: Freida, Jacob, Josef, Eliezar, and Zvi Harry. [I have Frieda, Lazar (Eliezar), Joseph, Harry or Hirsch, and Tzvi.]
      Peter also notes a "Photo" shows Eliezar and Zvi Harry. Estimate Eliezar b. abt 1915 and Zvi Harry abt. 1922. Peter includes the following footnote noting that both Eliezer and Zvi Harry are present in a group family photo supplied by Gail Herzenberg but not mentioned in her father Gabriel William's records. Due to the composition of the photo and estimated ages, these two individuals have been placed as the sons of Gabriel Willy subject to confirmation. He also notes that Jacob H. is mentioned elsewhere in the records, but not present in the group photo possibly making Jacob and Eliezer as one and the same.

      DEATH:
      1. Rootsweb.com 28 Jul 2007 Worldconnect database "bjephart" of Betsy Thal Gephart . She notes that Lazar Herzenberg was b. 1915 in Liepaja, Latvia and was killed in the military 13 Aug 1941 at Tuganova in the Soviet Union. She provides the following sources:
      A. "Jews in Liepaja, Latvia, 1941-45," by Edward Anders, http://www.ej-anders.com/,2002, note A50-004-leg.
      B. Chart from Abraham Blumberg, Israel, note G50-001-leg.

      2. Http://www4.yadvashem.org Holocaust database: Lazar Hercenberg was born in Libau, Latvia to Gabriel and Sara Hertzenberg. He was married to Sarah. Prior to WWII he lived in Libau, Latvia. Lazar perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted 8 Mar 1993 by his cousin Tauby Hercenberg Lewis residing at Ezion Gaber 3/7 Jerusalem, 97823.

      PHOTO:
      1. I have on file a photo of Lena (Kramer) Herzenberg and her descendants taken circa 1927 from Ron Lapid per his email dated 3 Aug 2010 . (Ron's ancestor was the sister to Lydia Raivid and he is not of direct Herzenberg descendancy). The photo is originally from Gail J. Herzenberg and apparently is the same one Peter Bruce Herzenberg references in his notes from Gail. Names are penciled in by Ron after his analysis and in corroboration with Gail. I have a copy of the photo on file. Ron notes: After studying the photo and estimating the ages, I concluded that this photo was taken about 1927 and not 1920 as previously thought. (Lina is in the photo, who died 27 Nov 1929 - but Lydia, who died 8 Sep 1926 is not there.). He also makes the sober comment that everyone in the photo dies in the Holocaust except Tauby who is still alive. Included in the photo are:
      -Lena (at an advanced age).
      -Lena's sons (missing Max Mordechai and Edward):
      -Adolf (Avraham) with no wife but with adult son Leon standing behind Adolf resting a hand on Adolf's shoulder. Leon's name is an error and the son is confirmed by Gail as her father Willy Gabriel.
      -Willy Gabriel, wife Sarah Hellman, dau. Frieda, sons Eliezer, Joseph, Zvi (Harry).
      -Joseph Jacov, wife Rachel Freudberg, children Klara, Taube, Nichole, Bernie, Judith; son Willy is missing from photo.
      -Lena's daughter Sarah Levenstein (seated) and unidentified girl standing behind her with resting an arm on Sarah's shoulder who could be Sarah's daughter Hinda. No husband shown (deceased?) for Sarah. Both seem to be wearing black in the photo (perhaps a sign of mourning?).
      -One unidentified adult male sitting on Lena's immediate left (Adolphe sitting in same position on opposite side of Lena). By looks, he appears same age as other brothers. Could this be Max Mordechai (without his wife and Children) or even Edward (on a visit back from the US)?