Salomon Porges (?)
Lipman Porges (b. 1794/5, d. before 1834) married (03/08/1828,
Prague) Anna Grab (b. Prague 30/08/1800).
Anna Porges, née Grab mar. 22/06/1834 in Prague Isaias
Popper, son of Gabriel Popper, b. 1802-3. Isaias was probably
relative with Ester Popper.
Anna Grab's parents : Löw David Graf and Rachel/Rosel,
née Edeles. Löw David Graf was b. 1774-8 and d.
24/02/1846. Rachel/Rosel was born 1767-8. Rachel/Rosel d. before
1842 because Löw David mar. 19/05/1842 Teresia? Kauders,
daughter of Salomon Kauders, b. 1794-5.
Anna Grab had many siblings.
One of them was Samuel Löw Grab, b. 15/10/1811 in Prague.
Elizabeth Grab, née Kam, the widow of his great-grandson
Daniel Justin Grab is living in Florida and his two great-great-grandsons
Frederick Charles Grab and Michael David Grab are living in
Löw David Graf married Rachel/Rosel Edeles in Prague,10/11/1799
. The father of Löw David Graf was David Graf. The mother
of Löw David Graf was Jüttel/Judith, daughter of Löeb
Neugröschel. The father of Rachel/Rosel was Abraham Edeles.
(Source : Hans Peter "Hanus" Grab (Germany) 2004)
Emil Porges (b. Prague, 23/04/1853, d. ?)
David Porges " Leckerhändler " (dealer/trader)
Esther Popper (daughter of Moses Popper and Anna Bakofen)
Rudolf Porges (b. Prague 30/01/1864, d. Vienna 20/02/1923)
(buried bur. Zentralfriedhof Wien, Tor IV, grave No.
10-17-83) married Mathilde Schwarz (b. 29/01/1868, she was
deported 28.11.1941 from Vienna to Minsk)
Paul Porges (b. 19/06/1896 Vienna, d. Zurich 8/1981) married
Charlotte Posamentier (b. Vienna 23/05/1902, d. Florida
Lived I. Gonzagagasse 19 Vienna.(See Vienna
phone books 1932/1936)
Walter Rudolf Porges
(b. 26/11/1931 Vienna, d. 01/09/1999, New York),
married 22/12/1953 Jean Belle Mlotok (b. 03/12/1931
New York). Until 1936, he lived Kölner Hof Gasse,
6-I, Vienna. In 1939, to avoid Nazi control and economic
hardship, he was sent to England along with his sister
They remained there until leaving for the USA in 1946.
He received a bachelor's degree from the City College
of New York in 1953. He became a 35-veteran of ABC News,
retired as VP news practices in 1993. He was responsible
for enforcing the ABC News policies governing the gathering
and airing of news. He lived in Hastings on Hudson,
Donald Frederick (Don) Porges (b. 10/04/1956 New York),
computer engineer, lives in Cambridge, Mass.
Marian E. Porges (b. U.S.A. 22/04/1960), TV News producer,
lives in New York.
Lawrence M. Porges (b. 05/09/1961) Book Editor, National
Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
||Marian Porges and her brother,
Larry Porges '79, stopped by School during a vacation
in London this fall. Marian is a producer for NBC
news in NYC and Larry is an editor with the National
Geographic Society in Washington, DC. While touring
the campus, they ran into a familiar face, Christine
Rudolph '85, ASL's media services technician. Christine
was "quite a terror," according to Marian,
her former babysitter. With a wry smile, Christine
Lisl Porges Schick (b. Vienna 20/12/1927),
lives in Florida.
married (1) Dr. Alfred Schick (d. 25/04/1993) on 17/07/1949
married (2) Dr. Abraham Levine on 01/04/1998
Children with Dr. Alfred Schick :
Kenneth Bernard Schick (b. 08/04/1953). Married. Two
Nancy Erna Schick (b. 07/09/1955). Married.
Robert Oscar Schick (b. 15/06/1959). Married.
Kathryn Bettina Schick (b. 08/08/1964). Married. Four
Friedrich Porges (b. 13/12/1903 Vienna, d. holocaust).
Lived Gonzagagasse 19. (See Vienna
phone books 1932/1936).
Accepted limited forced labour in Nisko (read below) for
3 months on 27/10/1939.
It is unkown if he has been able to flee Russia after
the 3 months or he became victim of the holocaust. He
never returned to Vienna.
(Source : American Red Cross further to Walter Porges'
first Deportations to Poland 1939 (Nisko action)
of war on September 1, 1939, cut down the possibilities
for further flight or expulsion of the Jews
from the German Reich.
As the Nazi leadership stuck to its demand that
the Reich should be made "judenfrei",
Adolf Eichmann, head of the "Zentralstelle
für jüdische Auswanderung" in
Vienna, which since August 1938 had pushed ahead
with the expulsion of the Jews, planned the
creation of a "Judenreservat" (Jewish
reservation) in the area east of Nisko on the
river San along the frontier of the "Generalgouvernment".
Although this plan was in the event not carried
out, the head of the RSHA, Reinhard Heydrich,
charged with organising the forced migration
by the Reichsführer SS, Heinrich Himmler,
ordered to have deportation transports assembled
to go from Vienna and Ostrava/Maehrisch-Ostrau
Within the framework of this programme two transports
from Vienna to Nisko were run, the first on
October 10, 1939, with 912, and the second on
October 26, 1939, with 672 men on board.
The drawing up of the list of 1,000-2,000 "emigres"
was left to the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde.
Those who showed interest in this transport
were however consciously deceived : the IKG
was forced, in a message to the Jewish population,
to guarantee the persons concerned a large measure
of freedom in building a new life.
Reality in Nisko was different : only a small
proportion of those deported from Vienna, about
200 men, ever reached this camp, whereas the
majority was chased over the German-Soviet demarcation
line while warning shots were fired.
Most of these deportees asked the Soviets to
help them return to Vienna, whereupon the NKWD,
the Soviet Secret Service, categorised them
as "unreliable" and sent them to forced
Only 67 men had returned to Vienna from these
camps by 1957.
After the programme was stopped 198 of the men
kept back as cadres in Zarzecze near Nisko were
sent back to Vienna in April 1940 - many of
them again to be deported on later transports.
Donald Frederick Porges (New York), 1993 & 1997
Lisl Schick (florida), 2001
The Center for Jewish History (NYC), 2000
Hans Peter "Hanus" Grab (Germany) 2004.
Occupation : Television
Education : B.A., CCNY, 1953
Military : Served with U.S. Army, 1953-55.
||V. P. news practices, ABC News, N.Y.C.
||Fgn. news dir., ABC News, N.Y.C.
||Sr. producer, ABC World News Tonight
||Sr. producer, ABC Evening News
||Editorial producer, chief writer, ABC Evening News
||Coordinating producer, ABC News (Republican Nat. Conv.)
||Producer, ABC-TV spl. events, N.Y.C.
||European producer, ABC News, London
||Sr. producer, ABC-TV Evening News
||Asso. producer, ABC-TV Evening News
||Asst. assignment mgr., ABC-TV
||Asst. dir. radio news, ABC Radio Network
||News editor, ABC Radio Network
||News writer, ABC Radio Network, N.Y.C.
||News writer radio sta., WCBS Radio and TV, N.Y.C.
Source : Marqui's Who's Who, 1992
Porges, a lifelong broadcaster who spent 35 years at
ABC News and was a devoted Yankees fan, died on September
1 at St. John's Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y.
was 67. Born in Vienna, Porges was evacuated to London from
Austria in 1939.
After living for several years in England and Wales with
his father and sister, Porges was reunited with his mother
in America in 1945.
in his life, Mr. Porges returned to England and introduced
his children to the families that sheltered him during the
war, Porges' wife, the former Jean Mlotok, said.
though he said very little about his past, I know that it
impressed upon him the need to assist others," Porges' son
Donald Porges said, adding that his father was particularly
concerned with the needs of refugees.
interested in journalism, Porges wrote in the 1950s for
the school newspaper while he was a student at City College
of New York.
his U.S. Army service, Porges was editor of the newspaper
at his Army post. He later worked for several New York radio
stations, before landing in 1958 at ABC News as a radio
news writer and editor. Over the course of his 35 years
with ABC, Porges held numerous positions, including associate
producer, assistant assignment manager and director of foreign
news coverage. Porges retired from ABC as the vice president
of news practices in 1993.
at ABC, Porges covered landmark events such as the assassination
of President Kennedy in 1963 and the assassination of Martin
Luther King Jr. in 1968. The chairman of ABC News, Roone
Arledge, said that Porges was "particularly critical to
maintaining the strong editorial standards of the news division."
Despite Porges' commitment to his career, he always put
his family first, Mrs. Porges said. No matter where in the
world he was, he called his family every day, she said.
A stickler for accuracy and proper grammar, Porges was known
for his precise command of the English language, his cousin
Ellen Umansky, an editor at the Forward, said. "He was a
smart and generous-hearted man," Ms. Umansky said. He is
survived by his wife; two sons, Donald and Lawrence, and
a daughter, Marian.
Porges, a former longtime ABC News executive, died yesterday
at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers. He was 67.
Porges, a 35-year veteran of ABC News, retired as vice president,
news practices, in 1993. He was responsible for : enforcing
the ABC News policies governing the gathering, and airing
of news. He had previously been director of foreign news
his long and distinguished career at ABC News, Walter was
an important contributor to our success." said Roone Arledge,
chairman of ABC News.
was particularly critical to maintaining the strong editorial
standards of the news division. Walter was a wonderful person
and will be missed by all of us."
his career in broadcasting, Porges reported on some of the
most memorable stories in modern times, including the assassinations
of President Kennedy in 1963 and the Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. in 1968, and numerous U.S. manned and unmanned
space launches. Porges was born in Vienna, Austria, on Nov.
26, 1931. In 1939, to avoid Nazi control and economic hardship,
he was sent to England along with his sister, Lisl. They
remained there until leaving for the United States in 1946.
Porges received a bachelor's degree from City College of
New York in 1953. Porges enjoyed playing tennis, gardening,
bird watching and stamp collecting, and was an avid New
York Yankees fan.
cared deeply about his work, but the most important thing
was his family. ..and we have learned a lot from him," his
daughter Marian Porges said. In addition to his daughter,
he is survived by his wife, Jean, of Hastings; and two sons,
Donald of Boston and Lawrence of Washington, D.C. A funeral
will be held at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow at the Riverside Memorial
Chapel, 180 W. 76th St., New York City. The family asks
that donations in his memory be sent to either the Porges
Family Fund at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, 633 Third
Ave., 28th Floor, New York, NY 10017; or to Temple Beth
Shalom, 740 N. Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10700.
died on September 3, 1999. Below is a reading from his memorial
R. Porges: A Celebrated Life
morning. I rise here today, not to mourn Walter but to celebrate
My own mother and father did not cooperate in giving me
a brother. So, in 1961, I contrived to have Walter adopt
me as his. I am honored to be asked to be here, but I plan
to State the Obvious - Walter Helped People.
And he helped people become better people.
Walter helped anchor men and women to become better broadcasters.
And he helped desk assistants to become anchor men and women.
Walter was an 'equal opportunity' helper.
When he was a writer, editor and producer, Walter helped
news people become better journalists. When he was Vice
President of News Practices, Walter helped journalists become
more honest journalists.
He even helped his fellow executives to become more human
Walter did all this on the Q.T. We were friends and colleagues
for 38 years, and I don't know the full extend of his caring
He never spoke about it. I saw only glimpses while sitting
around the rim - or when I heard about it from the man grateful
recipients who told me of Walter's generosity to them.
I think of Walter as a 'stealth mensch'.
Charles Gibson - in his evening news tribute on Wednesday
got it exactly right.
Walter was "smart and decent".
Charlie did not have enough air time to list all of Walter's
had an utter lack of self-aggrandizement in a business life
with egotism. By his deeds, by the example of his life,
Walter flashed a powerful light into peoples' lives ...
helping us all to become better people for having known
him, and for having been illuminated by his beaccon.
That beacon goes on shining for us - as we celebrate Walter's
Siegenthaler, September 3, 1999
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survivors who were sent, without their parents, out of Austria,
Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia to Great Britain. Members
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(Schick) & Walter Porges
Lisl was 11 and Walter
was 7 when the siblings were loaded onto the Kindertransport
to England. They lived in South England until they were
evacuated when the German army started bombing the East
coast. Then they lived in Monmouthshire which was on the
border of Wales and is now part of Wales. Their father managed
to come to England and lived in the same town during 1942-1944.
Their mother was able to get to the United States but they
were not able to join her until January 1945.
Walter Porges before going on the Kindertransport.
Walter Porges in the United States in recent years.
Source : http://www.kindertransport.org/memporg1.html
Lisl (Schick) Porges
Birth Date: December 20,
1927, Vienna, Austria
Lisl Schick of Clearwater,
Florida, is a member of the Southeast Region Area Development
Center Team and the National Board. She is a former National
Vice President of Hadassah.
Lisl previously served for three years as Chair for Region
Conferences in the National Coordinated Training Department.
She also served Hadassah in many areas including leadership
roles in the membership Department, Organization Department
and Major Gifts Department.
She was the first Membership coordinator of the eight regions
that make up the Southern United Network (SUN) Co-op.
Lisl held many important portfolios on the board of the
Clearwater Chapter of Hadassah, including president from
1974-76. She subsequently served the Florida Region and
the Florida Central Region in many capacities, including
Area Service Vice President and Organization Vice President,
culminating in the Presidency of the Florida Central Region
She is a mother of two sons and two daughters, and proud
grandmother of eight grandsons and four granddaughters.
Lisl and her late husband , Dr. Alfred Schick, were recipients
of the Generations Award, and honor bestowed on them by
the State of Israel Bonds. In memory of her husband, Mrs.
Scchick became a member of the Golden Wreath Society.
: The Kindertransport Association (KTA) (http://www.kindertransport.org/memlisl.html)