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*2nd wife of Benjamin: Betty SPITZER Born: Sep 1817 in Straznice (Straßnitz), Moravia. Died: Jan 19, 1898 in Brno
Note: Fritz was an Industrialist in the Brno Textil industry and with Grete, were the client for the famous "Villa Tugendhat" in Brno, built by Mies van der Rohe in 1929-30. Wikipedia Villa Tugendhat: ".. Fritz and Greta Tugendhat, who were Jewish, left Czechoslovakia with their children in 1938, shortly before the country was dismembered following the Munich Agreement. They never returned. The house was used for various practical purposes for several decades after World War II and in 1992 the political leaders of Czechoslovakia met there to sign the document that formally divided the country into the present separate states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Since 1994 the villa has been open to the public as a museum administered by the city of Brno. In 2007 the heirs of Fritz and Greta have formally applied for the restitution of the villa, citing a law covering works of art confiscated during the Holocaust. The reason for this application appears to be frustration over the failure of the municipality of Brno to carry out vital restoration work. Whether the claim will be successful (can a building, for legal purposes, be considered a work of art?) remains to be seen. The house was featured in the 2007 film Hannibal Rising as the Villa of the chief villain"
Note: Siegfried, Josefine, son Felix Löwe buried together in Vienna. Their 1st child (Lina) was born in Vienna where Siegfried is listed as commercial agent. Following year he is listed as exporting merchant, which led him to Budapest, Hungary, where 4 further children were born *any relation to Alois Löwy + Ernestine Spitzer (1845 Vienna -), daughter of Carl (Karl?) Spitzer & Regine Schiec on Kerry page?
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