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Submitted by Jill Kornmehl

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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 6/23/2013 4:15 PM
Family Surname: Zeyda/Kornmehl
Country: Austria
Town: vienna
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A distant relative Isabella Kornmehl married a non-Jew before the war. This may be a marriage document of some kind. Would be fascinated to hear what it says. Any help would be very much appreciated with the translation.

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6/23/2013 4:40 PM It is in fact a marriage record...

December 29, 1927

Karl Zeyda, born in Mannersdorf, Nieder-Österreich (, waiter, son of the tailor Josef Zeyda and Theresia née Hainzl. Living at Zirkusgasse 30, 2nd district Vienna, Roman Catholic, born Oct 26, 1898, single.

Isabella Kornmehl, born in Antwerp, Belgium, cashier, daughter of the merchant/trader Pinkas Kornmehl and Rachel Reich. Living at Zirkusgasse 21, 2nd district Vienna, Jewish, born July 8, 1897, single. (note that they were living only a few doors down from each other)

Witnesses are Michael Weinberger, head waiter, living at Pillersdorfgasse 15, 2nd district of Vienna and Josef Kolbinger, a waiter, living at Odoakergasse 21, 16th district of Vienna

The last two people are magistrates
6/28/2013 2:02 PM Hello Jill,

Just adding my own thoughts here.

Even though the groom's religion was listed as Roman Catholic, I wonder if there were Jewish ancestors here. His surname is Zeyda, which is a Yiddish word for grandfather.

Just some speculation here, but if the father or grandfather in the line of Zeydas were Jewish and the mother were Catholic, the son Karl Zeyda would have been considered non-Jewish. (To be considered Jewish, a child has to be born of a Jewish mother.)

From the addresses given for the bride and groom, it does appear that they were neighbors, living in separate locations, before they married. Perhaps that is how they met.

6/28/2013 2:28 PM Whether the mother or the father was Jewish was irrelevant for the Nazis, who regarded children from mixed marriage as Jewish if they were of Jewish faith (Geltungsjuden). If the children were brought up catholics, they were classified as "Halbjuden". -AS
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