BROD

Questions, Comments, or Updates? Email: levi@czechroots.net

LEGEND:
  = Link to picture
 = Link to vital record, police conscription record, newspaper announcement, or other document
 = Link to Shoah-related document or image
= Link to graphical family tree
{ xxxx } = Unconfirmed family member and/or relationship.
( xxxx ) = Year or date of birth, to distinguish between people who have the same name.
[ My xxxx ] = Relationship to me: GGF = Great-grandfather, 3xGGM = Great-great-great-grandmother, etc.


Updated 8 May 2017

Brod, Abraham (1793)
Brod, Abraham (1823)
Brod, Adolf
Brod, Alfred
Brod, Elias
Brod, Hermann
Brod, Isak (?) [ My 3xGGF ]
Brod, Isak (1844)
Brod, Josef Isak
Brod, Josef Joachim [ My 4xGGF ]
Brod, Max
Brod, Maximillian
Brod, Moritz
Brod, Moses
Brod, Otto
Brod, Salomon (1791)
Brod, Salomon (1864)
Brodová, Amalie
Brodová, Anna
Brodová, Bertha
Brodová, Ewa
Brodová, Karolina
Brodová, Mariana
Brodová, Pavlina
Brodová, Regina
Brodová, Sofie
Brodová, Theresia [ My 2xGGM ]
Brodová, Žofie


Brod, Adolf [ b. 16.9.1854, Josefov 54 (Prague) - d. 21.10.1933, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 25 October 1933
Adolf was the second son of Josef Isak and Barbora (née Lowositzová) Brod, and father of Max Brod, the notable author, friend, and confidant of Franz Kakfa. Adolf's brit mila took place at the High Synagogue on 23 September 1854. He married the former Františka Rosenfeldová at the Pinkas Synagogue on 19 August 1883. Together they had at least three children. In life he was the deputy director of the Bohemian Union Bank, a post he held until his death at 79 years old. His obituary says he died peacefully in his sleep. It also includes a request to refrain from paying condolence visits to the home of the deceased, and asks instead that donations be made in his name to the Jewish National Fund or another welfare institution.

Parents:
Brod, Josef Isak
Lowositzová, Barbora

Spouse(s):
Rosenfeldová, Františka

Children:
Brod, Max
Brod, Otto
Brodová, Žofie


Brod, Alfred [ b. 10.1.1852, Prague - d. 14.10.1855, Josefov 54 (Prague) ] Police Conscription Document
Alfred was the eldest son of Josef Isak and Barbora (née Lowositzová) Brod. He died at three years old.

Parents:
Brod, Josef Isak
Lowositzová, Barbora

Spouse(s):
None

Children:
None


Brod, Hermann [ b. 9.5.1820, Prague - d. 5.11.1897, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 7 November 1897
Hermann was the second child of Isak and Juditha/Sara (née Brandeisová) Brod and the brother of my great-great-grandmother. We should note the inconsistencies between sources in his recorded birthdate. His census record indicates he was born 7 July 1828, but his mother's census record says he was born 9 May 1820. Two police conscription documents indicate he was born in 1820, one indicates 1828, and his obituary suggests he was born in 1819 or 1820. The death record suggests 1827. Based on the fact that his sister Sofie Wiener is mentioned in the obituary, that the addresses and other background data are consistent across sources, and that one police conscription document refers to another - that is, the one with the 1828 date refers to his mother's conscription record which, confusingly, shows him with an 1820 birthdate - I'm forced to conclude that even these unusual discrepancies are just lazy mistakes made by the documenting officials. Ergo all of these documents are about the same person, our Hermann Brod. There are many indecipherable notes scribbled next to his line item on his mother's census document.

Hermann was a tailor, like his brother. He married Franziska Schlesinger of Prague on 2 January 1870. Notably the marriage record spells his surname "Brodt." Together the couple had at least one child. One conscription record has his daughter listed as Barbora while his obituary, census records, and Holocaust records say her name is Bertha. He died at the Jewish general hospital in Prague, but the cause of death isn't legible in the death record. He is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery.

Parents:
Brod, Isak
Brandeisová, Juditha/Sara

Spouse(s):
Schlesingerová, Franziska

Children:
Brodová, Bertha


Brod, Josef Isak [ b. 2.4.1814, Prague - d. 24.4.1891, Josefov 54 (Prague) ] Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 25 April 1891
Josef was the eldest son of Isak and Juditha/Sara (née Brandeisová) Brod, and the brother of my great-great-grandmother. The police conscription document has him simply listed as Josef but the census record clearly says Josef Isak, which makes sense as his father's name was Isak. Josef was a master tailor as were many of my Brod relatives. His first wife was Esther Pascheles, whom he married on 27 February 1842 in Josefov. Together they had three children before her untimely death in 1847. Josef married again, to Barbora Lowositzová on 17 June 1849 at the Klausen Synagogue in Prague. They had at least 8 children together. Josef Isak died in Josefov of old age-related illnesses, and is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery. Notably, his obituary says he was a board member of several charitable organizations.

Parents:
Brod, Isak
Brandeisová, Juditha/Sara

Spouse(s):
Paschelesová, Esther
Lowositzová, Barbora

Children with Esther:
Brod, Isak
Brodová, Amalie
Brodová, Anna

Children with Barbora:
Brod, Adolf
Brod, Alfred
Brod, Maximilian
Brod, Moritz
Brod, Salomon (1864)
Brodová, Karolina
Brodová, Pavlina
Brodová, Regina



Brod, Josef Joachim [ b. c.1756 - d. 16.4.1808, Josefov 57 (Prague) ]
My 4th-great grandfather, and earliest-identified Brod family ancestor. Josef was born c.1756. He married Anna née Kuh in 1778 - the consensus or marriage date appears to be 11 June. If the dates of birth are correct, Anna would be Josef's senior by some ten years. Together they had the three known sons, Isak (my 3rd-great grandfather), Moses, and Elias (details below), but there are records which point to other children who are not listed in the familiant record. The evidence supports the connections, however, because all of these children were born at the same address evidently to the same parents. There is an Elias b. 10 May 1795 to a Josef Joachim and Anna Brod at house number 41, pretty clearly our people. Other children born at #41: Pesel Brod born to Josef and "Hane" (a common permutation for the name Anna; no maiden name listed in the record) on 4 Oct 1786. There are a set of twins, Eva and Solomon, born to Josef and Anna (again, no maiden name listed) on 8 Oct 1791. There's also an Abraham b. 4 Nov 1793. It seems reasonable to include all of these children. The two oldest children, Isak and Moses, were both born around 1780, before the earliest dates in the available Jewish birth registers.

The death record contains his esimated age but it isn't very legible. It could be 52 or 57 - more likely 52. More interesting is the death record refers to him as Josef Herschmann Brod. I have seen Hersch or Herschmann used as an analogue for Joachim, so while it's worth noting it isn't surprising.

Parents:
Brod, Joachim - speculated
Unknown

Spouse(s):
Kuhová, Anna

Children:
Brod, Abraham
Brod, Elias
Brod, Isak
Brod, Moses
Brod, Solomon
Brodová, Eva
Brodová, Pesel


Brod, Maxmillian [ b. 24.2.1861, Josefov 54 (Prague), d. 29.3.1861, Prague ] Police Conscription Document
Maximillian was a son of Josef Isak and Barbora (née Lowositzová) Brod. He was born at home and his brit mila was performed at the Prague High Synagogue. He died as a baby.

Parents:
Brod, Josef Isak
Lowositzová, Barbora

Spouse(s):
None

Children:
None


Brod, Moritz [ b. 19.10.1861, Josefov 54 (Prague), d. 20.4.1864, Prague ]
Moritz was a son of Josef Isak and Barbora (née Lowositzová) Brod. He was born at home and his brit mila was performed at the Prague High Synagogue. Curiously there is no obituary or mention of Moritz in the police conscription document, but there is a birth and census records conclusively identifies him as part of this family. The same census record appears to indicate his death occurred in 1864 in "Kosiř" which is a probably a reference to Košíře in what is now western Prague.

Parents:
Brod, Josef Isak
Lowositzová, Barbora

Spouse(s):
None

Children:
None


Brod, Moses [ b. c. 1778, Prague - d. 9.7.1853, Prague] Police Conscription Document
One of two confirmed sons of Josef Joachim and Anna (née Kuhová) Brod, my 4th-great-grandparents. Moses married Marie née Schulhofová on 12 April 1812 in Josefov (this appears to be the actual date of marriage rather than a consensus date). It also looks like Moses and his brother lived at the same address - Josefov #57. There are no children of Moses and Anna listed either in their familiant records or on the Prague conscription records, but that doesn't necessarily mean they had none.

Parents:
Brod, Josef Joachim
Kuhová, Anna

Spouse(s):
Schulhofová, Marie

Children:
Unknown


Brod, Otto [ b. 6.7.1888, Prague - d. 1944, Auschwitz, Poland ] Police Conscription Document
Otto was the middle child of Adolf and Františka (née Rosenfeldová) Brod, and the brother of the famous writer and activist Max Brod. Otto married Terezie (known as Thea in the family) née Ledererová at the Dušní Street Synagogue on 1 November 1923. Together they had at least one child, a daughter. Otto and his family all perished in Auschwitz. Last residence: Biskupská 14, Prague.

Poslední bydliště před deportací: Praha II
Adresa/místo registrace v Protektorátu: Praha II, Biskupská 14
Transport L, č. 639 (10. 12. 1941, Praha -> Terezín)
Transport Ev, č. 21 (28. 10. 1944, Terezín -> Osvětim)

Parents:
Brod, Adolf
Rosenfeldová, Františka

Spouse(s):
Ledererová, Terezie

Children:
Brodová, Mariana


Brod, Salomon (1864) [ b. 21.7.1864, Josefov 54 (Prague) - d. ? ] Police Conscription Document
From the available records it appears Salomon was the youngest child of Josef Isak and Barbora (née Lowositzová) Brod. The only information we have for Salomon is from his parents' census records, which indicates he was an attorney and had moved to Teplice by 2 March 1897. Pencilled in next to his name on the same record in Czech is "married?," and some other words which have faded and smudged over time. There's another Teplice annotation dated 10 March 1920, but it's also not clear what that is.

Parents:
Brod, Josef Isak
Lowositzová, Barbora

Spouse(s):
Unknown

Children:
Unknown


Brodová, Anna [ b. 5.2.1847, Prague - d. 30.6.1926, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 3 July 1926
Anna was the third and last child of Josef Isak and Esther (née Pascheles) Brod. Anna married Samuel Taubeles in Prague on 3 March 1872. Together they had five children, only two of whom appear to have survived through Samuel's 1911 suicide. Anna was known in the family as Hanna (a common permutation of Anna or Johanna). She passed away in 1926 and is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery in Prague.

Parents:
Brod, Josef Isak
Paschelesová, Esther

Spouse(s):
Taubeles, Samuel

Children:
Taubner (Taubeles), Arnošt
Taubeles, Emil
Taubeles, Julius
Taubelesová, Ida

Taubelesová, Josefine


Brodová, Bertha [ b. 11.3.1871, Prague - d. 1942, Treblinka, Poland ] Police Conscription Document
Bertha was apparently the only child of Hermann and Franziska (née Schlesingerová) Brod. She married Bedřich Studnička at the Žižkov Synagogue on 28 May 1898. Together they had three children. Bertha survived her husband, but she ultimately perished at Treblinka. Last residence, somewhere in Prague V.

Poslední bydliště před deportací: Praha V
Transport AAn, č. 508 (06. 07. 1942, Praha -> Terezín)
Transport Bw, č. 1824 (19. 10. 1942, Terezín -> Treblinka)

Parents:
Brod, Hermann
Schlesingerová, Franziska

Spouse(s):
Studnička, Bedřich

Children:
Studnička, Ernst
Studničková, Ida
Studničková, Martha


Brodová, Karolina [ b. 7.11.1859, Josefov 54 (Prague) - d. 3.6.1918, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 5 June 1918
Karolina was a daughter of Josef Isak and Barbora (née Lowositzová) Brod. She was born at home, but her naming ceremony took place at the Prague High Synagogue on 12 November 1859. She married Emil Weiss at the Hotel Kauders in Prague on 21 May 1888. Together they had at least three children. Karolina passed away in 1918.

Parents:
Brod, Josef Isak
Lowositzová, Barbora

Spouse(s):
Weiss, Emil

Children:
Weiss, Alfred
Weiss, Walter
Weissová, Edith


Brodová, Mariana [ b. 20.4.1926, Prague - d. 1944, Auschwitz, Poland ] Mariana Brodová (restored) Passport Application Passport Application Prague Police Registration Document Prague Police Registration Document
Mariana BrodováMariana was evidently the only child of Otto and Thea (née Ledererová) Brod. The 17 January 1938 residency document (linked above) indicates she was a student. The original photo of Mariana in the Czech Holocaust archives is worn and damaged, so I have restored it (linked above and image left - the original is in the passport application, also linked above). Sadly both she and per parents were victims of the Holocaust. Last residence: Biskupská 14, Prague.









poslední bydlište pred deportací: Praha, II
adresa/místo registrace v Protektorátu: Praha II, Biskupská 14
transport L, c. 641 (10.12.1941 Praha -> Terezín)
transport Ev, c. 20 (28.10.1944 Terezín -> Osvetim)

Parents:
Brod, Otto
Ledererová, Terezie

Spouse(s):
None

Children:
None


Brodová, Pavlina [ b. 19.4.1856, Josefov 222 (Prague) - d. ? ] Police Conscription Document
Pavla was a daughter of Josef Isak and Barbora (née Lowositzová) Brod. There is currently no available documentation beyond that which is contained in her parents' census record. That record just indicates "gest.," an abbreviation for the German word "gestorben" meaning she passed away.


Parents:
Brod, Josef Isak
Lowositzová, Barbora

Spouse(s):
None

Children:
None


Brodová, Regina [ b. 6.12.1857, Josefov 54 (Prague) - d. 11.12.1939, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document
Regina was a daughter of Josef Isak and Barbora (née Lowositzová) Brod. There is some question as to her birthdate: her parents' census record indicates she was born 6 December 1857, but the Koretz census record indicates her date of birth was 24 November 1857. Regardless, she married Josef Koretz at the Klausen Synagogue in Prague on 20 August 1882. Together they had at least 7 children, all of whom perished before or during the Holocaust. Remarkably, her granddaughter Kitty is the only known Holocaust survivor in my entire family. I had the good fortune of meeting Kitty and her family in 2012 after a somewhat miraculous connection. At the time, it turns out, we only lived about an hour apart in Los Angeles.

Because she died during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, it's possible Regine was cremated rather than buried in the family plot in the New Jewish Cemetery
. Jewish burials and other rituals were of course prohibited by the Germans.

Parents:
Brod, Josef Isak
Lowositzová, Barbora

Spouse(s):
Koretz, Josef

Children:
Koretz, Hugo
Koretz, Otto
Koretzová, Anna
Koretzová, Elsa
Koretzová, Hedvika
Koretzová, Ida
Koretzová, Irma


Brodová, Sofie [ b. 18.5.1824, Josefov 57 (Prague) - d. 23.6.1910, Prague] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 24 June 1910
A daughter of Isak and Juditha/Sara (née Brandeisová) Brod, and the sister of my great-great-grandmother. She married Abraham Wiener on 10 October 1858 in Prague. It appears they had no children. Like her brother Hermann, Sofie's date of birth is inconsistent across all of the available documentation. The census record says 1824, while the police conscription records say 1824 and 1828. The obituary indicates she was born in 1822. The birth record gives the exact date I've used here. She seems to have survived her husband, who probably died before May of 1900. Sofie is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery.

Parents:
Brod, Isak
Brandeisová, Juditha/Sara

Spouse(s):
Wiener, Abraham

Children:
None/Unknown


Brodová, Theresia [ b. 23.12.1821, Prague - d. 20.6.1876, Smichov 354 (Prague) ] Police Conscription Document
Theresia was my great-great-grandmother, and middle child of Isak and Juditha/Sara (née Brandeisová) Brod - one of five known children. Theresia married Mathias Günstling at the High Synagogue in Prague on 3 March 1850. Together they had 8 children, all but two of whom died as babies or youngsters. She passed away at 5 p.m. at home, from "apoplexia cerebri" - a stroke or cranial hemmorage. She and my great-great-grandfather Mathias died only two weeks apart. They lived in Smichov so it's possible they were buried in the Jewish cemetery there, but it's just as likely they were interred at what we now call the Old Jewish Cemetery.

Parents:
Brod, Isak
Brandeisová, Juditha/Sara

Spouse(s):
Günstling, Mathias

Children:
Günstling, Gustav (1853)
Günstling, Gustav (1858)
Günstling, Karel (1850)
Günstling, Siegfried
Günstlingová, Johanna (1860)
Günstlingová, Julie (27.3.1859)
Günstlingová, Lucia
Günstlingová, Regina (1852)

 

Top of Page
Home