Porgesz, Porjesz, Purjesz families
Jacob Eliezer Porgesz (b. ca 1860 Hungary), married Gittel,
Levi Porgesz (b. ca 1890) married Keily Hoffman.
had a large family, but after the war, only two of his sons remained
alive : Yechel Mechel and Samuel.
Yechel (Mechel) Porges (b. Szombately Hungary 1910).
He was married before WWII and had eight children, who all
died with their mother.
Then he married Ester Mindl (b. Munkacz Hungary), lived in
nyc, then moved to Israel.
He studied all his life and told his nephew that his ancestors
lived in Prague.
married Feivel Schwarz (N.Y.). They have 14 children.
Porges (b. 1947 Antwerp, Belgium)
married Judith Moskowits (b. Antwerp Belgium),
lives in Montreal
Canada since 1950.
their 7 or 8 children :
(b. Montreal canada 1971)
married Malia Kohn (b. Antwerp, Belgium), lives in Antwerp,
M. Porges lives in Antwerp, Belgium.
S. Porges lives in NYC.
Porges, married Leah (daughter of Samuel Porges, hence
his first cousin)
and have 12 children.
Porges, married Chaya. They have 3 children.
Eliezer Porges, lives in jerusalem with his wife Henay and
his many children.
(female), married Mr Deutsch (N.Y.).
Porges, lives in N.Y. with his wife Rachel and their 16 children.
Samuel Porgesz (b. Szombately Hungary 1920) married Malka (Magda)
has 12 children (4 sons and 8 daughters ; all are married).
He spent the war, partly in Hungary, hiding to escape the nazis.
He was a young boy 22/24 y.o. and with the help of his friends,
number of Jews, on their way to Auschwitz.
brothers and sisters went to "work" and begged him
to go with them ;
refused because his Rabbi, the holy rabbi of Belz,
to hide and not to go to "work".
details are reported in war stories ("Dare to survive"
by Chaïm Shlomo FRIEDMAN and
scent of snow flowers"). He truly behaved as a heroe,
and still does a lot for others
the benefit of his community. He has 111 grand children.
Reisel (OPMAN) 13 children
((DIRNFELD) 8 children
(HECHT) 3 children
(ROTH), 12 children
porges, married Goldie, 8 children
daughter in law of Yechiel Mechel (see above),
Levy porges, 12 children
Joshua Porges(z) (b. Montreal 1955)
Rachel Gross (b. Switzerland), lives in Montreal.
have 12 children.
Jacob Porges, married Blimie, 10 children
Jacob used to
live in Montreal.
He moved to Brooklyn
in 2005 and opened a bakery.
His father Samuel
had a bakery in Montreal Canada for many years.
It was called "European" but unforunately,
it closed a few years ago.
Source : Shlomo
Porges, Oct. 2005
Porges Canadian Style Bakery
1441 Coney IslandAve, Brooklyn, NY
Photos in 2011
||Photo in 2017
married Henchie, 7 children
Chayale (BINETH), 13 children
(FRIEDMAN), 7 children
(TEICHMAN), 6 children
Simcha Meyer Porges
Jabob Eliezer Porges, perished in the holocaust
perished in the holocaust
perished in the holocaust
lives in Givat Schmuel (Israel)
sons : Simcha Meyer, Eli / 2 daughters : Nechama, Tova (Gittle)
died in Israel, childless.
(d. Brooklyn 1998)
Porges, married Rachel currently
lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Pina Mindel married Chaim Menachem Gershon Frisch
Children : Hershel, Nicha Chana, Yishai, Yehudis Rivka,
Moshe Elazar, Shalom, Simcha Meir
Yehuda Porges married Ruchel Wettenstein
Children : Perel, Yishai, Moshe Elazar, Yisrael, Rivka, Hadasa
Porges married Malka Engel
Children : Chana Sarah, Leah Nechama, Esther, Yishai
married Aharon Moskovits
Gittel and Sarah Yent passed away
perished in the holocaust
perished in the holocaust
Porges, perished in the holocaust
Sources : Rachel & Joshua
Porges(z), Montreal, 2001 and Jacob Porges (Belgium) 2001,
Porges (Brooklyn), 2001.
Leopold (Jom Tov) Porgesz married Jentel
had 12 children. 2 twins died in infancy. 3 were killed by the Germans. 6 went
Frida Porgesz married Goldsmith, died 1999 in Israel.
2 daughters & 3 sons (the youngest died in a car accident
ca. 1985), and many grand-children.
Viktor (Avigdor) Porgesz lives in Israel, has 4 children, and
Porgesz (d. Israel 2005), has 2 sons & grand-children
Porgesz (d. Israel 05/2005), has 4 children, and many grand-children.
Yitzhok Porgesz (b. Dunajska Streda, Czech, d. Israel 1991)
Andy Porgesz (b. Dunajska Streda, Czech, d. Israel)
Mor Moshe Porgesz (b. Dunajska Streda, Czech, 01/07/1910, d. 1990
Iren Friedlander. Left Hungary in 1956. Lived in Brazil 1957
Brooklyn in 1961.
Annette Porgesz Grauman
Lives in Brooklyn (NY), handwriting analyst, columnist, lecturer.
Jentel Weisz Porgesz
with her ten children. Moshe (Mor) Porgesz is the last one
standing to the right.
Jentel sits with her two youngest, Frida and Viktor.
Photo : courtesy of Yehoshua (Weisz) Ben Ami + Avigdor Porgesz
(Bnei Brak, Israel), 2001
Tov (Leopold) Porgesz with his Students (ca
He passed away before the Holocaust.
Two of his sons, Andy and Jacob are
on either side of him.
Some people may recognize some of the children :
there is one young girl who intrigues me - she resembles my sister and also her
She does not look like pictures of my father's sisters,
I don't know who she is, she is a beautiful young girl.
Annette Porgesz Grauman (june
Photo of the gravesite
of Yom Tov (Leopold) Porgesz.
The new monument was installed
by Avigdor Porgesz, of Bnei Brak, Israel,
This picture was taken
by George Guttmann on a visit to the cemetery in Dunaj
Source : Annette Porgesz Grauman, Brooklyn (N.Y.),
Menachem (Mihail Mendel) Porgesz, married to Esther Hersch
(Lazar) Porgesz (d. Hida Romania? 25/09/1890) married Matilda
Löb (d. Auschwitz ).
relatives were :
gittel, Sterl, Chay Rivka, Mordechai David, Chaim Itzak Yehuda,
Mordechai David Porges (d. Auschwitz at the age of 18)
(Alfred) Porges-Löb (b. Hida Romania? 14/03/1921),
Ingeborg Buber Brecher
Ricardo Porges, lives in Israel, has 3 daughters
Monica Porges (b. Santiago Chile 05/02/1990) married Benny Koren
Source : Mrs Monica Porges Koren, Israel, 1994.
Porgesz (b. Öcsöd, Hungary ca 1810-5)
Izsák Porgesz (b. Öcsöd, Békés,Hungary
to Hermina Kohn (b. Purim Kunszentmarton, Hungary, 1876), died
in the Holocaust
Làszlo Porgesz (b. Öcsöd
to Edith Holtz (b. Slovakia 9/5/1916)
Porgesz (b. Öcsöd Hungary 1907, d. Holocaust)
Pál Porgesz (b. Öcsöd
Hungary 1909, d. Holocaust)
Sándor Porgesz (b. Öcsöd
Hungary 1912, d. Holocaust)
William Porgesz (b. Öcsöd Hungary 5/3/1915) married
Elizabeth Kovács (b. Budapest 6/9/1916)
: Suzanna (b. 1946 Budapest) and Eva (b. 1954 Budapest). All
live in Montreal.
Source : William Porgesz, Laval
Québec Canada, 1993.
Porgesz 1902 Aranyosmarót
Ibolva Porgesz 1928 Hungary (Budapest)
1931 Hungary (Budapest)
Porgesz 1926 Hungary (Budapest)
Ildi Porgesz 1952 Hungary (Budapest)
Porgesz 1956 Hungary (Komló)
Kálmán Porgesz 1951 Hungary (Kecskemét)
Tímea Porgesz 1979 Hungary (Pécs)
Gábor Porgesz 1975 Hungary (Pécs)
Source : Gabor Porgesz (2004)
Samuel Porjesz (b.1849), married Maria Goldstein (b.1847/8, d. 12/07/1923 Novaragasse 17, Vienna, buried Zentralfriedhof Wien, Tor 4 Gruppe 10 Reihe 16 Grab 7, Vienna)
Heinrik Porjesz (b. Nagy Kikinda, Serbia, 17/02/1882, d. Holocaust)
married Marjem Gross (b. 22/10/1884 Zalishchyky, Ukraine, between 1941 and 1943 (56-58)
(deported to Lublin from wien in 1941), moved
Kurt Porjesz (b. Vienna 1914, d. NYC 1993), lived in NY, married
daughter Madeleine married/divorced Gerald Daria (two sons: Scott
Alice Porjesz (b. Vienna 1912, d. 10/02/2014), lives (2006 ) in Queens, NY.
Helmut Steinberger Shwergold (b. 22/02/1900 Darmstadt), mother of
one son :
Claude Steingerger (b. 1936)
Otto Porjesz (b. Vienna 10/4/1908, d. USA 03/2001), accountant,
married Lilly Weinmann
(b. Basel Switzerland 1912, d. 1977) who grew up in Berlin.
was from Tarnow, Poland. Otto left Vienna
arrested during Kristallnacht. Route of emigration : Kitchener
Camp, Sandwich, UK
Porjesz Solowiejczyk (b. ?) married Yedidiah Solowiejczyk
(b. Havana Cuba, from a family from Warsaw Poland), Professor
of Psychoneurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Lives
in Manhattan NY.
Solowiejczyk (b. NYC 05/08/1984)
Roza Porjesz (b. 29/09/1888 Kikinda, Serbia, d. 1943 deported to Auschwitz from
Mecheln transit camp) married Max Gunser, mother of Stella Günser (b. 1909) and Hermine Günser (b. 1914)
Regina Porjesz (b.31/08/1892, Kikinda, Serbia, d. 1942 deported to auschwitz from Mecheln
transit camp) married Salomon Metsendorf ( b. 10/08/1878 Brzesko, Poland, d. 1943
deported to Auschwitz from Mecheln transit camp) mother of Hilda Metzendorf (b. 1913 vienna)
and PaulMetzendorf ( b. 1914)
Adolf Porjes (b. ca 1876) married Gizella Fried (b. ca 1881 Bánov, Slovakia), father of (private) Porjes
Regina ‘Katiza’ Porjesz
( b. 24/07/1877 Bratislava Slovakia, d. 04/08/1949 Hartford Connecticut) married
Adolf Lilienthal ( b. 09/03/1870 Tejfalú, d. 13/03/1948)
Julius Lilienthal (b. 10/07/1897 Vienna, d. 19/03/1902 (4 yo))
(private) Plow Lilienthal
Robert Lilienthal ( b. 07/08/1903 Vienna, d. 16/02/1987 Greenwich USA)
married Elsa Gelberd (b. 20/08/1911 Poland, d. 20/12/2000 Greenwich Connecticut)
Peter Lilienthal married Evelyn Jablow (b. 21/08/1942, d. 2000) + ? Sherman
Ryan Stark Lilienthal married (private) Stark, 3 children
Otto Porjesz, New York, 1993, 2001
Bernice Porjesz, Manhattan NY, 2006
Geni website 2019
of the Martyrs of Holocaust in Szentes, Hungary.
Copied by Gyorgy Ujlaki from a Memorial to the Martyrs of the Holocaust
in Szentes located in the local Jewish cemetery.
Szentes, June 7
Purjesz Dr. Janosne
The Purjesz Family by Ilana Burgess
The Purjesz family is a classic example of the forced "wandering Jew".
They most probably originated somewhere in ancient Israel, exiled 2000+ years ago and had to move from one country to the other in search of a safe haven.
At some stage they made their home in Spain and during the inquisition moved into Central Europe.
My branch of the family settled in Hungary in the 18th century.
Most of the family was murdered during the Holocaust.
My mother survived and made her home in Israel where I was born.
Back to the original starting point - a full circle.
According to the family legend, they lived in Burgos Spain and were forced to leave in 1492.
Some managed to escape before or during the inquisition and settled in Italy.
Other members of the family converted to Christianity and managed to leave after 1492.
In Italy the anusim were able to be converted back to Judaism.
Some members of the family moved from Italy to Turkey, Bulgaria, Temeszvar Romania and then finally settled in Hungary.
The first record I have of a Purjesz in Hungary is Adam Purjesz.
I've found out recently that Adam Purjesz name was Adam Burjes and was changed to Purjesz in the late 1700's or early 1800's.
According to the story, Adam Purjesz was still in possession of the Spanish family crest.
The family name was very important to them and so was their Spanish heritage.
My mother told me that her mother and grandmother followed many Sephardic traditions while living in an Ashkenazi community.
Over the two decades in Hungary the family became prominent and included many physicians, lawyers, bankers, business people, politician and officers in the Austro Hungarian army.