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Hinda Leya Levenstein

Female Abt 1914 - Abt 1941  (~ 27 years)

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  • Name Hinda Leya Levenstein 
    Born Abt 1914  RÄ«ga, RÄ«ga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1941 
    Person ID I4072  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father Levenstein,   d. Bef 1927 
    Mother Sarah Herzenberg,   b. Abt 1878, of Liepaja (Libau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1914  of RÄ«ga, RÄ«ga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Willy Gabriel Herzenberg,   b. 9 Sep 1909, Liepaja (Libau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1941  (Age 32 years) 
    Married Bef 1941  of Liepaja (Libau), Courland, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 
    Family ID F1955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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 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. In regards to this individual:
      HG016 shows Willy Gabriel b. 7 Sep 1909, d. Dec 1941, md. to Levenstein.
      In regards to Sarah Herzenberg, Willy Gabriel's aunt, Peter notes the following:
      References a photo and md. to Levenstein. Includes the following note: She appears in a group photo showing the children of Zvi H. with her daughter. She is named as Sarah Herzenberg Levenstein. Her daughter is not named. All the siblings are shown in the central row and if she is not one, why is she there? Is has been suggested that Willy H., who is not in the photo, married Sarah's daughter, his first cousin.

      2. Len Yodaiken in his paid research report "The Herzenbergs of Piltene and Liepaja Latvia," 1 Jan 2000, notes the name Hinda Leye Herzenberg as well as another wife to Willy named Sarah who died 1941. I believe he has two errors. First, he has used the married name of Hinde as her maiden name. Second, he has hooked Sarah to the wrong Willy - she is most likely Sarah Hellman who married Willy Gabriel, the uncle of this Willy Gabriel.

      1. Http:// Holocaust database: Hinda Hercenberg was born in abt 1914 (variant 1917) in Riga, Latvia to Yisrael. She was married to Willy. Prior to WWII she lived in Libau, Latvia. Hinda perished in the Shoah. Website has photo of her with her husband. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted 18 Feb 1993 by her sister-in-law Tauby Hercenberg Lewis residing at Ezion Gaber 3/7 Jerusalem, 97823.

      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)?