POLLATSCHEK (also Polatschek, Pollaczek, Poláček)

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Updated 01 June 2017

Pollatschek, Adolf
Pollatschek, Adolf Abraham
Pollatschek, Eduard
Pollatschek, Emil (1874)
Pollatschek, Emil (1881)
Poláček (Pollatschek), Emil (1883)
Pollatschek, Gabriel
Pollatschek, Gustav
Poláček (Pollatschek), Hugo (1872)
Pollatschek, Hugo (1878)
Pollatschek, Ignatz
Pollatschek, Jakob
Pollatschek, Josef (1831)
Pollatschek, Josef (1844)
Pollatschek, Josef (1870)
Pollatschek, Julius
Pollatschek, Karl (1870)
Pollatschek, Karel (1877)
Poláček, Leo Kamill
Pollatschek, Leopold (1836)
Pollatschek, Leopold (1859)
Pollatschek, Michael
Pollatschek, Moritz
Pollatschek, Otto
Pollatschková, Barbora
Pollatschková, Bertha (1874)
Pollatschková, Bertha (1878)
Pollatschková, Elisabeth
Pollatschková, Elsa (1887)
Pollatschková, Irma
Pollatschková, Kamilla (1871)
Pollatschková, Kamilla (1876)
Pollatschková, Melanie
Poláčková, Milena
Pollatschková, Mina
Pollatschková, Paula
Pollatschková, Rachel
Pollatschková, Stefanie
Pollatschková, Therese
Poláčková, Zdeňka


Pollatschek, Adolf [ b. 12.3.1839, Štiřín, Bohemia - d. 5.11.1903, Karlín 41 (Prague) ] Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 7 November 1903
Adolf was a son of Michael and Sara (née Fischelová) Pollatschek. Adolf was a "Fabrikant" (manufacturer) according to the sole existing conscription record for him, although his record of death says he was a "Reisender" - some kind of traveling salesman. He married Ernestine Micholupová at the Klausen Synagogue in prague on 7 February 1869. Together they had at least four children. Adolf died at home at 2 a.m., apparently from an acute gallbladder infection. He's buried in the New Jewish Cemetery in Prague.

Parents:
Pollatschek, Michael
Fischelová, Sara

Spouse(s):
Micholupová, Ernestine

Children:
Poláček (Pollatschek), Emil (1883)
Pollatschková, Kamilla (1871)
Pollatschková, Melanie
Pollatschková, Stefanie


Pollatschek, Emil (1874) [ b. 29.10.1874, Nová Hospoda 22, Bohemia - d. 5.3.1934, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Advert, Prager Tagblatt, 9 November 1901 Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 6 March 1934
Emil was one of six known children of Leopold and Katharina (née Fischelová) Pollatschek. In life he was a dentist, and I've included a 1901 advert in the Prager Tagblatt newspaper, linked above. He married Margarethe Löwyová at the Karlín Synagogue in Prague on 9 February 1902. It's not clear whether they had any children, but there don't appear to have been any between their 1902 marriage and the 1907 move to Vinohrady. His obituary also does not indicate he was a father. Due to unavailable 1934 records of death we don't know how he died, but we do know from the obituaries that he was cremated - for any Jew this is a rare pratice in the extreme. It's noted in one of the obituaries that he was also a Freemason, so that may explain the cremation.

Parents:
Pollatschek, Leopold (1836)
Fischelová, Katharina

Spouse(s):
Löwyová, Margarethe

Children:
None/Unknown


Poláček (Pollatschek), Emil (1883) [ b. 21.5.1883, 1049/II, Prague - d. 1942, probably in Bełżec, Poland ]
Emil was the youngest of four known children of Adolf and Ernestine (née Micholupová) Pollatschek. Emil appears to have remained single through his life. Curiously there is a note in his birth record which shows a name change to Poláček (spelling change only, from the German) dated 25 June 1941, only 6 months before his deportation. The Aa transport sent prisoners from Terezín to "the east" where they were staged at the Izbica transit camp in Lublin, Poland. From there most were sent to the newly-operational Bełżec death camp where they were immediately sent to the gas chambers.

Narozen 21. 05. 1883
Poslední bydliště před deportací: Praha V
Adresa/místo registrace v Protektorátu: Praha I, Dlouhá 18
Transport V, č. 401 (30. 01. 1942, Praha -> Terezín)
Transport Aa, č. 935 (11. 03. 1942, Terezín -> Izbica)
Zahynul

Parents:
Pollatschek, Adolf
Micholupová, Ernestine

Spouse(s):
None/Unknown

Children:
None/Unknown


Pollatschek, Gabriel [ b. c. 1817, Kostelec u Křížků, Bohemia - d. ? ]
Gabriel was the eldest of two sons of Michael and Sara (née Guttmannová) Pollatschek. He married Katharina Lustigová on 1 July 1845 apparently in Libeř (outside of Jilové), even though the marriage is recorded in the Kostelec u Křížků Jewish registers. His wife appears to have been from Jilové u Prahy, so the Libeř marriage location makes some sense. Together they between six and eight children, all evidently born in or in the vicinity of Kostelec u Křížků. Based on other documentation it's clear they had two children not mentioned here - Moritz and Johanna. It's possible the two "missing" children were born between 1849 and 1853, or between 1854 and 1859 - we don't know for sure because of gaps in the records for those years, meaning between the births of his three youngest children. Note also Gabriel and Katharina are included in the familiant record with his own registration dated 8 November 1844. Unfortunately I have not uncovered any information on his disposition.

Parents:
Pollatschek, Michael
Guttmannová, Rosa

Spouse(s):
Lustigová, Katharina

Children:
Pollatschek, Adolf Abraham
Pollatschek, Jakob
Pollatschek, Josef (1844)
Pollatschek, Leopold (1859)
Pollatschková, Barbora
Pollatschková, Rachel


Poláček (Pollatschek), Hugo (1872) [ b. 20.3.1872, Štiřín?, Bohemia - d. 1943, Auschwitz, Poland ] Police Conscription Document
Hugo was second-born of six known children of Leopold and Katharina (née Fischelová) Pollatschek. He married Mina Lustigová on 7 August 1900 in Chlumec nad Cidlinou. Together they had three children, all of whom were born in different places - Milena in Rtanov-Klamoš, just outside of Chlumec; Zdenka at his parent's home in Nova Hospoda, and, Leo evidently in Podbořany. By his mother's 1920 passing they lived in Měrunice in the Sudeten Czech north. By the time of the occupation and Holocaust the family were again living in Prague. Since we don't have a birth or marriage record, we don't know the exact date of the name change (in this case just a spelling change, to the Czech), but all other records refer to the family with the Czech spelling. The 1912 police conscription record, linked above, contains both names. Both Hugo and Mina perished in Auschwitz, as did their son Leo, although Leo evidently had children who escaped to South America. The fates of the other children are unknown at this time. Last residence, Humboldova 31, Prague.

Narozen 20. 03. 1872
Poslední bydliště před deportací: Praha XII
Adresa/místo registrace v Protektorátu: Praha XII, Humboldtova 31
Transport AAq, č. 901 (13. 07. 1942, Praha -> Terezín)
Transport Dr, č. 1602 (15. 12. 1943, Terezín -> Osvětim)
Zahynul

Parents:
Pollatschek, Leopold (1836)
Fischelová, Katharina

Spouse(s):
Lustigová, Mina

Children:
Poláček, Leo Kamill
Poláčková, Milena
Poláčková, Zdeňka


Pollatschek, Ignatz [ b. c. 1819, Kostelec u Křížků, Bohemia - d. ? ] Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 23 February 1895
Ignatz was the second of two sons of Michael and Sara (née Guttmannová) Pollatschek. I haven't uncovered any substantive information on his life or fate, but at least the possibility exists that he was married to a Theresia of Dolní Břežany (in the same general area south of Prague). Likewise there's an Ignatz Pollatschek of Kostelec u Křížků or Štiřín who died 22 February 1895 in Vinohrady, although the 10-year difference in expected age makes this questionable at best. Still, I have included the Prager Tagblatt obituary for that Ignatz, linked above, which identifies his suriving children and their respective spouses.

Parents:
Pollatschek, Michael
Guttmannová, Rosa

Spouse(s):
Unknown

Children:
Unknown


Pollatschek, Jakob [ b. 6.1.1842, Kostelec u Křížků 9, Bohemia - d. 13.11.1905, Vinohrady (Prague) ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 14 November 1905
Jakob was the eldest son of Gabriel and Katharina (née Lustigová) Pollatschek, one of six heretofore identified siblings. In life he was a businessman of some kind. Jakob married Johanna Meisnerová (not to be confused with his sister Johanna who married a Meisner) in Uhříněves on 30 November 1869. Together they had at least six of their own children. Note his sister is included on the family police conscription record - a careful look will show she's listed as "Rosa Theresia," however I believe this refers to his sister Rachel whose own birth record doesn't seem to distinguish between the names Rosa and Rachel - this kind of name flip-flopping isn't altogether unusual in that generation of records. Typically it's assumed that one name is civil and one name is Hebrew - but not always! The conscription record gives her date of birth as 1857 but this is also a mistake - she was born in 1854, a date which is confirmed by her obituary. Jakob died at home in Vinohrady apparently of "red plague" - smallpox.

Parents:
Pollatschek, Gabriel
Lustigová, Katharina

Spouse(s):
Meisnerová, Johanna

Children:
Pollatschek, Gustav
Pollatschek, Hugo (1878)
Pollatschek, Karl (1870)
Pollatschková, Bertha (1874)
Pollatschková, Mina
Pollatschková, Paula


Pollatschek, Josef (1844) [ b. 14.5.1844, Kostelec u Křížků 9, Bohemia - d. 26.12.1926, Benešov, Bohemia ] Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 28 December 1926
Josef was a son of Gabriel and Katharina (née Lustigová) Pollatschek, one of up to eight children of same. He married Franziska Arnsteinová probably around 1875. Together they had at least five children. One thing is clear, the family set down roots in the Benešov area, specifically what is now lower Mrač. His childrens' birth records appear to refer to him as a "Hofpächter" but I'm not really sure what that is - a tenant farmer perhaps. Not much other information is available about Josef's family - we know his son Eduard died as a newborn, but the fate of his wife is unknown. All of his children and their families were lost in the Holocaust. Note that each entry in the Czech Holocaust archive for Josef's children uses the Czech spelling Poláček / Poláčková, but that is not necessarily indicative of a legal name change. The Czech Holocaust archive "Czechify" names often, so there's no way to tell without referring to more other, more detailed records.

Parents:
Pollatschek, Gabriel
Lustigová, Katharina

Spouse(s):
Arnsteinová, Franziska

Children:
Pollatschek, Eduard
Pollatschek, Emil (1881)
Pollatschek, Julius
Pollatschek, Karel (1877)
Pollatschková, Elsa (1887)


Pollatschek, Leopold (1836) [ b. c. 1836, Kostelec u Křížků, Bohemia - d. 12.11.1884, Nová Hospoda, Bohemia ] Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 14 November 1884
Leopold was a son of Michael and Sara (née Fischelová) Pollatschek of Nová Hospoda, a village just outside of Kostelec u Křížků. His mother Sara was the sister of my 3rd-great-grandmother Josefa Fischel, which means Sara was also the auntie of Leopold's wife (the sister of my great-great-grandmother Marie) - hence Leopold and Katharina were first cousins. Leopold and Katharina married on 23 June 1869, apparently at a private home in Prague. While his obituary mentions children, none are identified by name. Over time I have conclusively identified the six children mentioned here, and in so doing a third Pollatschek connection to the broader Klinger family: their daughter Kamilla married Gustav Klinger, son of Karel and Marie Klinger. Leopold died in his hometown from complications due to pneumonia, and was buried in the Kostelec u Křížků Jewish cemetery.

Parents:
Pollatschek, Michael
Fischelová, Sara

Spouse(s):
Fischelová, Katharina

Children:
Pollatschek, Emil (1874)
Poláček (Pollatschek), Hugo (1872)
Pollatschek, Josef (1870)
Pollatschek, Otto
Pollatscheková, Bertha (1878)
Pollatscheková, Kamilla (1876)


Pollatschek, Michael [ b. c. 1773, Štiřín, Bohemia? - d. 7.8.1858, Nová Hospoda 22, Bohemia ]
Michael is the earliest Pollatschek relative represented in this tree, but we know from the familiant record that his parents were Gabriel and Sara (née Friedländer) Pollatschek. As with many other Czech-Jewish families with Czech surnames, the surname is spelled differently depending on the source and recorder. For example the aforementioned familiant record spells the family name Pollaczek. We also see Pollatschek, Polatschek, and Poláček in this family, sometimes due to recording variation, and sometimes on purpose - the latter the result of official name change to the explicitly Czech rather than German spelling. Furthermore this isn't exactly an uncommon Czech-Jewish surname, so I've been especially conservative in building out this family tree.

The familiant record shows that Michael had his own familiant status, but also seems to have "inherited" one from the Josef Pollak family in 1832. Michael's first wife was Rosa Guttmannová, to whom he was connected on 6 December 1815 (apparently the actual wedding date), and second to Sara Fischelová on 23 June 1824. In all he had at least eight children. Michael apparently died at home, but the cause is unclear as the death record is illegible.

Parents:
Pollaczek, Gabriel
Friedländerová, Sara

Spouse(s):
Guttmannová, Rosa - deceased?
Fischelová, Sara

Children with Rosa:
Pollatschek, Gabriel
Pollatschek, Ignatz

Children with Sara:
Pollatschek, Adolf
Pollatschek, Josef (1831)
Pollatschek, Leopold (1836)
Pollatschek, Moritz
Pollatschková, Elisabeth
Pollatschková, Therese


Pollatschková, Bertha (1874) [ b. 29.4.1874, Jilové u Prahy 59, Bohemia - d. ? ]
Bertha was a daughter of Jakob and Johanna (née Meisner) Pollatschek, one of six known children. She married Julius Singer, probably between 1893 and 1898. Her parents' Prague police conscription record refers to her as married and as from Mariaschein, the German name for the Czech town Bohosudov - this could be where her husband originated, and is probably where they lived. The town is far in the Sudeten Czech north, literally walking distance from the German border. To date I have not uncovered any records related to their family, except for one possible match in the Czech Holocaust archive for their daughter Steffi, who if same would likely have perished in the extermination camp at Bełżec.

Parents:
Pollatschek, Jakob
Meisnerová, Johanna

Spouse(s):
Singer, Julius

Children:
Singerová, Helly
Singerová, Steffi


Pollatschková, Bertha (1878) [ b. 10.12.1878, Nová Hospoda 22, Bohemia - d. 27.3.1942, Łódź Ghetto, Poland ] Residency Application (1 of 2) Residency Application (2 of 2) Berta Deutschová (Restored) Police Investigation (1 of 2) Police Investigation (2 of 2) Criminal Proceedings (1 of 4) Criminal Proceedings (2 of 4) Criminal Proceedings (3 of 4) Criminal Proceedings (4 of 4)
Olga Fuchsová (Restored)Bertha was the youngest of six known children of Leopold and Katharina (née Fischelová) Pollatschek. Bertha married Karel Deutsch probably around 1908, but to date I haven't uncovered their marriage record. Likewise it's not clear whether they had children, but we know he passed away before the war. We also know from Holocaust-era records that there was a Kurt Deutsch born 2 April 1909 who was in the Łódź Ghetto at the same address as Bertha, apparently with his wife Žofie née Eisenschimmel. Bertha perished in the Holocaust but her disposition isn't clear - at least one record from the time gives her date of death as above, but there's also a record from September of 1942 which says she was granted exemption from deportation to the Chełmno death camp. Whether that is the result of an administrative oversight is anyone's guess. Both Kurt and Žofie also perished in Łódź. Note I have repaired the residency application photo, shown to the left and linked above. The original is included in the application itself, also linked above. Last residence, Otavská 17, Prague.

 

 

Narozena 10. 12. 1878
poslední bydlište pred deportací: Praha, XIII
adresa/místo registrace v Protektorátu: Praha XIII, Otavská 17/II
transport D, c. 696 (31.10.1941 Praha -> Lodž)

Parents:
Pollatschek, Leopold (1836)
Fischelová, Katharina

Spouse(s):
Deutsch, Karel

Children:
Deutsch, Kurt - speculative


Pollatschková, Elisabeth [ b. c.1825, Kostelec u Křížků?, Bohemia - d. 9.9.1908, 1783/II, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 11 September 1908
Elisabeth was the eldest child of Michael and Sara (née Fischelová) Pollatschek of Nová Hospoda. I've estimated her year of birth based on the available records, but 1825 is probably correct. Elisabeth married Joachim Brand in Radejovice on 27 August 1845. Radejovice was her mother Sara's hometown, and apparently her grandfather Isak Fischel (my 4th-great grandfather) was a witness to the wedding. Elisabeth and Joachim had the seven children list here - for sure, there were at least eight judging by her obituary, which includes eight sons/daughters-in-law . She passed away probably at home, but the obituary says her funeral was held at Jerusalemgaße 15 (right next to their home at what is now Jeruzalémská 1783), which is a reference the Jubilee Synagogue. She died from old age-related illnesses and was a widow at the time of her passing.

Parents:
Pollatschek, Michael
Fischelová, Sara

Spouse(s):
Brand, Joachim

Children:
Brand, Emanuel
Brand, Gottlieb
Brand, Hugo
Brand, Karl
Brand, Ludwig
Brand, Rudolf
Brandová, Hermine


Pollatschková, Kamilla (1876) [ b. 1.7.1876, Nová Hospoda 22, Bohemia - d. 1944, Auschwitz, Poland ]
Kamilla was the fourth of six known children of Leopold and Katharina (née Fischelová) Pollatschek. She married Gustav Klinger on 10 June 1897 at the Hotel Robitschek in Prague. I have identified two of their children, but it's possible they had more. Her mother's obituary indicates Gustav and Kamilla were from Nehvizdy which is directly adjacent to Čelákovice, just outside of Prague. It also suggests they were farmers or tenant farmers. Čelákovice which is where the Czech Holocaust archive places them leading up to their deportation.

Narozena 01. 07. 1876
Poslední bydliště před deportací: Čelákovice
Adresa/místo registrace v Protektorátu: Brandýs nad Labem
Transport Cl, č. 18 (13. 01. 1943, Mladá Boleslav -> Terezín)
Transport Dz, č. 1221 (15. 05. 1944, Terezín -> Osvětim)
Zahynula

Parents:
Pollatschek, Leopold (1836)
Fischelová, Katharina

Spouse(s):
Klinger, Gustav

Children:
Klinger, František (1898)
Klingerová, Zdeňka (1903)


Pollatschková, Therese [ b. c.1832, Kostelec u Křížků?, Bohemia - d. 17.12.1902, Prague ] Police Conscription Document Police Conscription Document Obituary, Prager Tagblatt, 18 December 1902
Therese was the second daughter of Michael and Sara (née Fischelová) Pollatschek of Nová Hospoda. She married Salomon Zelenka in Jilové u Prahy on 12 November 1851. Curious that they married there as she was from Nová Hospoda and Salomon was from Hořepník (nowhere close to Jilové). Together they had no fewer than the ten children listed here. It's not clear how she passed away, but the death record indicates it was some kind of inflammation or infection-related ailment. She died at home, at noon.

Parents:
Pollatschek, Michael
Fischelová, Sara

Spouse(s):
Zelenka, Salomon

Children:
Zelenka, Eduard
Zelenka, Josef
Zelenka, Karl
Zelenka, Ottomar
Zelenka, Richard
Zelenka, Agnes
Zelenka, Albine
Zelenka, Auguste
Zelenka, Karoline
Zelenka, Olga


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