Paul Lichtenthal – December 10, 1900- my Maternal Grandfather

Normally, I would have a long, wordy post all prepared to go. Truth be told I do have a long, wordy post prepared…..too wordy! I really need to trim it down and determine a focus. Trust me, you’ll appreciate that! So – in honor of my grandfather’s 113th birthday, I am posting this series of portraits. Just looking at his face throughout the years will give you some insight into his life until I can get the article posted.

Happy Birthday, Pop-Pop Paul!!!


With his sister, Valerie – approx. 1908

Date Unknown – probably grade school age. Paul is at far right.

1915-1919 – High School
1919 – University Document
Date Unknown

Date unknown – Paul is standing in doorway on the right. Lital was the Lichtenthal family business
which was later expropriated by Hitler.

1930 – Vienna Driver License

1931 – Paul and wife, Rose
Approx. 1935 with daughter Doris

1937 – with Rose on holiday 
1939 Passport – Picture on left taken after release from Buchenwald.

1949 – Paul is the cellist in lower right corner.


1958 – in New Haven with grand-daughter, Jeanne


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