Family of Alois Porges

  Lazar (Alois Porges) (b. 1813, d. 16/06/1898 (Friedhof Ybbs))
              married Josepha Mahler (=Rosenblüth, namensänderung 1900) (b. 1820, d. 25/04/1888)

Adolf Porges (b. 19/02/1862 Bohemia, d. 02/06/1927 (Friedhof Ybbs), ) married to Therese (Theresia) Heimer (b. 12/04/1870,
        deported to Theresienstadt on 24/09/1942 ID. Nr 28.786. Lived in Scheibbs.
        lived Vienna 2, Rotensterngasse 6, . He owned a motorcycle shop.

Adela (Adelheid) Porges (b. 25/11/1893) married Singer. (went to England) Children : Gretl, Stella
Rudolf Porges (d. 1902)
Hugo Porges, (b. 31/08/1897 in Scheibbs (Lower-Austria))
        lived Vienna 2, Rotensterngasse 6, deported to Theresienstadt on 24/09/1942.
Hans Porges (b.16/07/1906)(went to Palestine), married 09/07/1933 Gittla Schwarz (b.10/11/1908,
        dep. Maly Trostinec 31/08/1942, d. 04/09/1942),

Evelyne (Eva) (b. 17/05/1935, dep. Maly Trostinec 31/08/1942, d. 04/09/1942)
Adolf Ferdinand (Adi) (b. 07/06/1937, dep. Maly Trostinec 31/08/1942, d. 04/09/1942)

Ernst Porges (b. 01/08/1908) (went to Palestine)
          married Selma Paula Schneider (b. 10/11/1908, dep.31/08/1942

Elisabeth Porges (b. 01/06/1937 in Melk (Niederösterreich, Lower-Austria),
        lived Vienna 2, Rotensterngasse 8, deported to Maly Trostinec on 31/08/1942
        where she died on 04/09/1942)

Ferdinand Porges (d. 1891 St Pölten)
Maria Porges (b. 06/08/1891)

Elizabeth (Lieserl) (b. St Pölten, 1937, d.?) ??? same as above?????

Gustav Porges (b. Scheibbs Austria 28/4/1892, d. NY 7/1961))
          married 1919 to Jeanette Menzel-Wagschal (b. Cernauti Romania 11/11/1900, d. NY 8/1983)
          survived the Tereienstadt KZ camp.

Paul Peter Porges (b. Vienna 7/2/1927, d. Kingston Jamaica 20/12/2016)) cartoonist,
        married Lucie Eisenstab (b. Favoriten, Vienna, Austria 19/11/1923, d. New York17/06/2011)
        They lived in New York.

Claudia Porges (b. NYC 25/04/1956) married/divorced Scott Holland
          re-married Jean-Philippe Beyer.

Kitt Porges Holland (b. Santa Barbara 04/1985) married (15/07/2006) Megan Elkins
Katalina J. Holland (b. NYC 12/1993)
Maxime Beyer (b. St Martin 1998)

Vivette Catherine Porges (b. NYC 24/03/1959) married Paul Shorr. Lives in NYC
         Children : Evan Jack Shorr (b.NYC 14/05/1990), Ella Shorr (b. NYC 13/07/96)

Kurt Porges (b. Wien 23/7/1920) married Edith Wolff in 1949.
Worked as a printer for various newspapers ;
        served the U.S. Army in S. Pacific, New Guinea, Phillipines, Japan & Korea.

Michael A. Porges married Pamela Franklin

Matthew Franklin Porges

Jane T. Porges (Ben David), divorced. Lives in Hoboken (NJ) (2006)

Simon Siegfried Porges (b. Kunowitz, Bohmen 07/06/1849, d. 23/07/1904)
        married 17/08/1880 Franziska (Fanni) Porges Greger (b. Wieselburg 28/08/1860)
        Simon Porges was a businessman.

Hermann Porges (b. Wieselburg Austria 01/08/1881, d. holocaust Maly Trostinec 04/09/1942)
        see http://www.porges.net/TransportsFromVienna.html and http://www.porges.net/Spoliations.html
        Married (Vienna 14/05/1924), divorced (Vienna 02/01/1940) Bertha Schnurr (d. Vienna 30/03/1945).
        Hermann P. worked 32 years as Director of Creditanstalt Bank, branch Mariahilf.
        He was a well known art collector (paintings, carpets, antiques).
        No children.

Max Porges (b. Wieselburg Austria 18/06/1884, d. Buenos Aires 08/04/1963)
        married (Vienna 09/06/1912) Berta Gottlieb (b. Brunn 14/04/1889, d. Buenos Aires 30/03/1972).
        He was the founder in 1920 of MP Beiwagenwerke and created motocycle side cars (see below)
        and emigrated to Buenos aires Argentina in 1939.

Lily Porges (b. Vienna 30/06/1913, d. 12/11/2005) married 28/04/1935 Robert Eisler (b. Vienna 17/03/1907, d. 1996), emigrated to Buenos Aires Argentina via Triest in 1938 and moved to Lima Peru in 1993.

Haydee Eisler (b. Buenos Aires 29/12/1942) married Walter Krieger.
        She lives (2004) in Germany and has no children.

Elisa Eisler (b. Buenos Aires 19/12/1949) married Ronald Braun.
        They live in Lima (Peru). The Braun family website.

Cynthia Braun Eisler (b. Lima Peru 03/03/1971)
          married Eddie Fleischman
          2 children (Joanne (b. 05/09/1997) and Kevin (b. 19/12/2000).
          They live in Lima Peru.

Martin Braun Eisler (b. Lima Peru 06/12/1972)
         lives in Lima Peru where he is an engineer.

Gertrude Porges (b. Vienna 17/08/1922)
        married 24/01/1942 Herbert (Heriberto) Joseph (b. Germany 08/01/1919)
        emigrated to Buenos Aires Argentina in 1939

Gerardo Joseph (b. Buenos Aires 16/01/1945) married Silvia Marta Mayansky.         
        2 children : Andrea Mariana and Leandro Manuel.

Joseph Porges (b. 05/04/1864, d. 12/04/1932)
Ludmilla Porges (b.?, d.?) married Emanuel Porges (son of Adam Porges and Sally Pollak)

Rosa Porges (b. 11/03/1887)
Josef Porges (b. 03/08/1888)
Fritz Porges (b. 1892)

The Institut für Geschiste des Juden in Österreich in St Pölten provided the following information in 2000 :
From the registration books of the Jewish community of St Pölten :

Emmanuel Porges had three children :
Rosa (b. 1887), Fritz (b. 1892), Josef (b. 1888)
Max Porges died in St P. in 1876.

Sources :   Paul Peter Porges, American cartoonist, artist and writer, and his brother Kurt, 1993 & 2000
                  Elisa Braun, 2004


Who lived at Rotensterngasse 6, 8 & 9 in Vienna 2?

The following people were deported from Vienna and lived in the same street in adjacent houses.
Most were born in Scheibbs and Melk and belonged to the family of Alois Porges.






The person is also mentioned in the site at the following page :

Paula Porges

13/10/1912 in Melk (Lower-Austria)

Vienna 2, Rotensterngasse
5A Linzerstrasse, Melk (Lower-Austria)

to Maly Trostinec on 31/08/1942



Hugo Porges

31/08/1897 in Scheibbs (Lower-Austria)

Vienna 2, Rotensterngasse 6

to Theresienstadt on 24/09/1942


Son of Adolf Porges

Theresia Porges, née Heimer

11/04/1870 in Ybbsitz, Lower-Austria

Wife of Adolf
from the Teresin transportation cards :
EA-1096 16-kvet-1944   1221-IV/11  (Auschwitz)

Adolf Porges


Vienna 2, Rotensterngasse 8

to Maly Trostinec on 31/08/1942

where they died on 04/09/1942

Grand son of Adolf

Elisabeth Porges

01/06/1937 in Melk (Niederösterreich, Lower-Austria)

Grand daughter of Adolf, daughter of Ernst

Evelyne Porges

17/05/1935 in Scheibbs (Lower-Austria).

Grand daughter of Adolf, daughter of Hans


Gittla Porges

10/11/1908 in Chrzanow (Galicia)

Vienna 2, Rotensterngasse 9

to Maly Trostinec on 21/08/1942

where she died on 04/09/1942

Wife of Hans

Expelled from Vienna to a new life in the USA : "Lucie & Paul Peter Porges - Style and Humor"

June - November 2000      Jewish Museum, Vienna

Lucie Eisenstab and Paul Peter Porges met in 1945 in Geneva. Both had fled to France from Vienna in 1938, Lucie with her parents, and Paul Peter through evacuation to the children's camp at La Guette. From there he managed to reach Switzerland on his own. After the War, Lucie, who had studied fashion design, went to Paris where she immersed herself in the world of haute couture, while PPP, as Paul Peter Porges called himself, followed his parents to New York. After touring the country with a circus for several months, he was drafted into the US Army, where he published his first drawings and cartoons in military magazines.

On his return to New York his career took off : the Saturday Evening Post published his cartoons, and he also worked extensively for the cult comic Mad Magazine and the more serious magazine The New Yorker. His cartoons showed New York and the madness of daily life there. Lucie Porges, who arrived in New York in 1951 and married Paul Peter there, was artist in residence at Pauline Trigère's fashion house. She worked as a designer and, together with Pauline Trigère, helped define the company's fashions from the 1960s until the 1990s: a Viennese designing French fashions in New York.

Lucie and PPP have been married for 49 years. They have two daughters, several grandchildren and an apartment on 72nd Street in New York's Upper West Side. "Lucie & Paul Peter Porges - Style and Humor" can be seen from 31 May until 17 September 2000 at the Jewish Museum Vienna (A-1010 Vienna, Dorotheergasse 11).

Details on the Museum can be found on the Internet at www.jmw.at.

Adolf Porges' moto shop

The motorcycle shop of Adolf Porges

Paul Peter Porges

Paul Peter Porges (aka PPP) ca 2000


Lucie & PPP

Catalog of the
Style and Humor Exhibition
Jewish Museum of Vienna (2000)
Hebrew Union College NYC (2002)

MAD Lobsters / PPP

MAD Lobsters
by Paul Peter Porges

Lucie Porges

Lucie, died June, 17th. 2011.
Our incredible, vibrant, curious courageous Lucie.
She was a fashion designer, artist, teacher, wife of 60 years to cartoonist Paul Peter Porges,
sister to Elfi, mother of Claudia and Vivette, mother-in-law to Jean Philippe and Paul,
grandmother of Kitt, Evan, Katalina, Ella, and Max.
We are so proud of her remarkable life, born in Vienna, Austria in 1926,
forced by war to leave her homeland, met her future husband in Geneva 1945.
They created a new life in New York, where she designed beautiful clothes with Pauline Trigere for 43 years.
After her retirement she went on to teach the popular class "Fashion Atelier" at Parsons for 14 years
and continued designing on her own while loving her life, family, friends, and traveling.

Published in The New York Times on July 3, 2011 

Lucie Porges with models after a fashion show, circa 1990.
The “Style and Humour : Lucie and Paul Peter Porges”
exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Vienna,
May 31–September 17, 2000. Institution: Foto Trigère
© Judische Museum der Stadt Wien

   Fashion designer Lucie Porges
   Institution: Judische Museum der Stadt Wien

On May 30, 2000, Lucie Porges, together with her husband, Paul Peter,
received a noteworthy award of distinction from the Municipal Cultural Committee of Vienna.

The same evening, the Jewish Museum in Vienna launched an exhibition
entitled “Style and Humor: Lucie and Paul Peter Porges.”

It was an important and joyous event in the life of the Vienna-born fashion designer from New York.
But the prelude to the exhibition was complex and less joyous.
Only three months before its opening date, the Conservative Party had established a coalition with Jörg Haider’s Freedom Party (FPOE).
Later, in an interview in the New York Times, Lucie Porges said she had actually reached a decision to decline the invitation to the exhibition.
“At first I thought I can’t go back and be honored by the city that chased me out and killed my grandparents.
But then I thought about all the young friends we have made here, none of whom want Haider.
And I thought: Why let him ruin it for the rest of us? I feel this show is rounding out the circle.
A way of showing we have won.”
The circle rounded out by the exhibition began in 1923 in the Viennese suburb of Favoriten, where Lucie Eisenstab was born on November 23.
Her mother Jetty née Rosner (Dorna Watra [Vatra Dornei, Romania], 1898–New York, 1990) who came from Bukovina, was the daughter of a wood-merchant and had five brothers.
During World War I, the family emigrated to Vienna, where Lucie’s uncles established small businesses.
Lucie’s father, Eisig Eisenstab (Drogobych, 1886–Zürich, 1962) came from Galicia.
Until 1935 he was engaged in the Viennese textile trade.
“My father’s parents were very religious. My granddad was always going to the synagogue and my grandma wore a shaytl (wig).
We used to go there on Sundays and I was always bored stiff.
It was there that I started drawing fashion pictures.
Women with small dogs, viewed from the front, the feet turned sideways, like the Egyptians.
I knew nothing of perspective but I was already drawing clothes.
My grandparents had nice paper, usually invitation cards that they gave me so that I could play and pass the time. The paper gave me inspiration.”
In 1938, Lucie, together with her parents and her sister Elfi, who was four years her junior, were driven out of their home in Vienna–Favoriten.
Her father was arrested following Kristallnacht.
When he was released a few weeks later, the family fled, without visas, via Cologne to Brussels.
Later stations on their flight were the south of France, the internment camp at Brens, and Lyon.
At the end of 1942 the Eisenstabs succeeded in escaping to Switzerland.
With the end of the war in 1945 Lucie entered the École des Beaux Arts in Geneva, where she devoted herself primarily to drawing.
Here she also met her future husband, Paul Peter Porges, who emigrated to the U.S. in 1947.
In 1948, Lucie moved to Paris, where she worked for a number of Parisian couturiers, including Maggy Rouff, and learnt the basic skills of haute couture.
At the same time, she was drawing for the magazine L’Art et La Mode and there established contact with all the major fashion houses in Paris.
In 1951 she left the city of her dreams for New York, since her fiancé Paul Peter Porges had been drafted into the U.S. army for the war in Korea and could therefore no longer travel to Europe.
“America came as a shock to me. New York was a sea of buildings. Everything was cold, huge, hideous and loud.”
Lucie and Paul Peter married in June 1951 in New York City and Lucie introduced herself to Pauline Trigère, “the New York fashion queen with a French touch,” from whom she received her first commission as a designer.
“Trigère was a real maison de couture.
Practically every year we traveled to Europe to buy fabric in Paris.
I did the sketches, but I also organized shows, booked models, chose photographers.”
In 1956, Lucie gave birth to her oldest daughter, Claudia.
Before the birth of her second daughter Vivette in 1959, she and her husband visited Vienna for the first time since they had been forced to leave.
Lucie continued to work after the birth of her daughter, developing an equal partnership with Pauline Trigère.
While Lucie, in the role of artist in residence and fashion designer, put initial ideas on paper, Pauline preferred to work directly with material on a model.
Lucie Porges and Pauline Trigère also complemented each other in their concepts of fashion: Trigère specialized in sumptuously luxurious evening dresses, while Lucie went in for everyday wear of relaxed elegance.
At the beginning of the 1980s, as a result of several of her exciting designs, the New York fashion scene “discovered” Lucie Porges independently of her partnership in the Trigère house of fashion.
In 1982 the New York Times prominently featured an orange coat she had designed in its Fashion supplement, terming it “The Dashing Coat.”
In 1994 the aging Pauline Trigère closed her fashion house.
Lucie Porges continued to design, while also imparting her immense knowledge in the Fashion Department of the New School for Social Research.
In 1998, Lucie and Paul Peter, who had a long career as a cartoonist for the New Yorker, began collaborating on a joint exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Vienna, entitled “Style and Humor.”
Despite Jörg Haider’s election success, the artists went to Vienna and were lauded by the Viennese press.
A year later, the exhibition transferred to New York.
Here political events once again impacted on the opening celebration, which was to have taken place on September 11, 2001 at the Hebrew Union College.
In fact, it took place on November 23.


Style and Humor
An exhibition about Lucie and Paul Peter Porges
Hebrew Union College - Museum - Brookdale Center, One West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
September 13, 2001 - June 28, 2002

In 1938, two 12-year-old Jewish children's lives were changed forever : Lucie Eisenstab fled with her parents and sister from Vienna through Belgium and France ; Paul Peter Porges was evacuated from Vienna with other children to the La Guette refugee camp in France, and made his own way across France.
Both reached safety in Switzerland, where they first met at the Academy of Art in Geneva in 1945, and later settled in New York, where they married in 1951.
They embarked on extraordinary careers :
Lucie as the artist-in-residence and principal fashion designer at Pauline Trigere for four decades;
PPP as the popular cartoonist whose work appeared regularly in The New Yorker, Mad Magazine, and The Saturday Evening Post.
From the high style of fashion to the irreverent humor of cartooning, their lives and careers affirm the essence of Jewish creativity and vitality.
Their unique accomplishments challenge us to ponder the infinite potential of the 1.5 million Jewish children of the Porges's generation who did not survive the Holocaust.

Kurt Porges

Geboren 1920 in Wien / 1939 Flucht in die USA
sein Dienst in der US-Army ermöglichte ihm 1945 seine Familie in die USA zu holen
arbeitete für eine New Yorker Tageszeitung

Family of Max Porges

1- Lily Porges 15 years old
2- Ing Max Porges
3- Lily and Gerty(Gertrude)Porges
4- Max, Berta, Lily, Gerty on a summer holiday in Europe
5- Berta Gottlieb Porges and Max Porges in Buenos Aires,Argentina

Lily Porges Eisler, her daughter Elisa and her grandchildren (2004)



Vienna Phone books (1932/1938) :
Porges, Ing. Max
Wohnung : VII., Zieglerg. 3 (B 37 1 11)
M.P., Beiwagen-werke, IX/1., Aug. 17 (A 16 4 93)

Possibly related :
Porges, Alice
VII., Zieglerg. 57. (B 34 9 71)

The Theresienstadt list mentions the following :
Porges, Alice (b. 15.12.1870)
Transport to Terezin Au-405, died


Erzeugt in Österreichs
Bewährt in aller Welt!

Die M-P-Beiwagen werden seit dem Jahre 1920 in dem größten Beiwagenwerk Osterreichs, den M-P-Beiwagen-Werken erzeugt. Sämtliche Arbeitsgänge werden in u n s e r e n Spezial-Werkstätten von jahrelang erprobten Spezialarbeitern ausgeführt. Da die ganze Erzeugung unter genauer fachmännischer Aufsicht steht und nur die besten Materialien verwendet werden, ist die Gewähr dafür vorhanden, daß jeder M-P-Beiwagen das Vollkommenste ist, was auf diesem Gebiet geschaffen werden kann.
Unser Augenmerk ist stets darauf gerichtet, Fahrzeuge einfacher, aber unübertrefflicher Konstruktion zu schaffen, deren Wartung auf ein Minimum beschränkt ist. Die beweglichen Teile sind in Gummi gelagert, daher ist ein Ausschlagen unmöglich und keine Schmierung erforderlich. Bei allen Typen werden die geräuschlosen Gummigleiter (patentiert) verwendet. Sämtliche Typen sind mit idealen Langfedern und Steckachsen versehen und gewähren ein sehr angenehmes Fahren. Die Räder laufen bei allen Typen in stahlgepreßten Naben (patentiert) auf reichlich dimensionierten F und 5-Kugellagern, starken Steckachsen, die ein bequemes Auf- und Abmontieren des Rades mit einem Handgriff ermöglichen und jede Sicherheit gewähren. Die Räder werden gleich denen an der Maschine geliefert. Jeder Beiwagen kann mit einer reichlich dimensionierten lnnnenhackenbremse versehen werden. Alle Beiwagen werden mit vier universell ausgebildeten stahlgepreßten Bindungen angeschlossen.
Die Karosserien sind aus Ganzmetall und in den Formen, Farben und Polsterungen so mannigfaltig, daß jedem Geschmack sowie Spezialwünschen entsprochen werden kann. Bei jeder Karosserie ist ein geräumiger, versperrbarer Gepäcksraum, eine wasserdichte Regendecke und eine Fußmatte. Jede Karosserie kann mit einem runden oder einem Allwetterwindschutz versehen werden.
Als Vervollkommnung wurde das patentierte M-P-Schwingachs-Aggregat geschaffen. Die MP-Beiwagen werden überall dort, wo es auf solide und dauerhafte Konstruktion ankommt (zum Beispiel auch beim Militär und der Polizei vieler Länder) verwendet und haben die Führung unter allen Beiwagen der Welt errungen.
Herr Ing. Porges, der Gründer und Chef der Fabrik, hat durch Auswertung seiner reichen Erfahrungen in der Beiwagenerzeugung bahnbrechend gewirkt und dadurch auch zur Wertschätzung österreichischer Fabrikate im Ausland in reichem Maße beigetragen.

Ing. Porges