Hirsch, Siegfried, 1878-1940 Edit

Summary

Agent Type
Person

Dates

  • 1878-06-24 – 1940-09-19 (Existence)

Name Forms

  • Hirsch, Siegfried, 1878-1940

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Notes

  • Biography/Historical Note

    Siegfried Hirsch (b.06/24/1878-d.09/19/1940) was the father of Helmut (Helle) Hirsch. Siegfried was born in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. He married Marta Neuburger and had two children - Helmut and Catherine. Siegfried Hirsch himself then immigrated to the United States and lived there as a naturalized citizen from 1903-1910. An engineer by profession, Siegfried then returned to Europe in 1910 to take a job in Alsace on a construction project. He had planned to return to the United States at a later time. While working in Alsace, World War I broke out. During World War I Siegfried Hirsch's American passport was confiscated, and after the war his application for a new American passport was turned down. In 1922 the United States' State Department refused to recognize Siegfried Hirsch as an American citizen. Following the events of Helmut's death, Hirsch and his family moved to the United States. He settled in New York, where he died in 1940.