- What we do in Life, Echos in Eternity
- Što radimo u životu odzvanja u vječnosti
- Amit ebben az életben teszünk, az visszhangzik az örökkévalóságban
- Was wir im Leben tun Echos in der Ewigkeit
- Ce que nous faisons dans la vie résonne dans l'éternité
- Lo que hacemos en vida se refleja en la eternidad
- To, co děláme v životě se ozývá ve věčnosti
Jelena Šubić died c 1378 was a Croatian Kneginja
The castle was first mentioned in the 13th century as a fortress ruled by the Babonićclan. Between 1328 and 1347, it was possessed by the members of Iločki family. In 1347, King Louis I the Great bestowed the fortress to the noble Šubić family who then changed their family name after it, becoming the Zrinski. It remained in their possession until the Ottoman invasion and conquest of the region, which led to the fortress falling to them on 20 October 1577. It wasn't until 1718 that the castle was retaken from the Ottomans.
Among the many notable personalities of the family, there were a few women. Katarina Zrinska (1625–1673), a noted poet, was born in the Frankopan family, and, having married Petar Zrinski, became the member of the Zrinskis. Her daughter, Jelena Zrinska, was the wife of Francis I. Rákóczi, the prince of Transylvania.
Brebiri III. Mladen
Egy majdnem Zrínyi ős nyomában
Nikola Šubić Zrinski
– chorwacki Leonidas, Szigetvár
Nikola Šubić Zrinski Ivana
pl. Zajca, u aranžmanu Tomislava Uhlika
The fortress was owned by members of the
Subic family: Pavao II Subic
George III Subic
The ruling king Louis Angevin demanded from
Subics to hand him over the fortress, for he wanted to use it as a
strategic point. In
exchange for it the king granted them the Zrin Castle and
surrounding estate, a very distant property to the north of the
country, actually in lower Slavonia.
Nikola Subic wedding gift to Katarina Frankopan
Achieved its peak during the period when the
members of Subic family ruled over Croatia.
They built a castle here.
The History of Medieval Armor
The term "Medieval" Generally signifies the ten century period spanning the 5th through 16th centuries. And for the most part this is what this look at medieval armor will focus on. But, in order to understand how armor developed over these centuries I will also give you some background information on armor as it leads up to that period.
Factors of Medieval Armor development
Armor changed, evolved and improved over the medieval period and there are a few factors that had a tremendous impact on this evolution.
- The development of different types, and more effective weapons: Weapons such as swords, spears, daggers and polearms all changed over the centuries, in part to achieve effectiveness against armor. The longbow and crossbow were very effective against varying armor types and new armor had to be developed to counter these weapons. This changing and evolving between weapons and armor were what could be called an arms race - weapons would improve then armor would improve then weapons had to improve and so on.
- Developments in metal working skills - as we moved out of the bronze age and into the iron age the new ways of working with metals made stronger armor and gave armies technologies to make more effective armor.
- Changing philosophies and cultures - these things also had a big impact on how armor changed.
- Gunpowder eventually put an end to armor.
Armor before the Medieval Period
There are two major lines of armor that lead up to the armor in Europe through the Medieval Period. The first line is the classical line that came out of the Mycenaean (Alexander the Great), Greek and Roman traditions. The major materials that armor was made from included Bronze and Iron.
The second line came out of the Celtic and Teutonic people. This is called the Barbarian armor line. The armor made in this line was predominantly leather and mail.
The dominance of Chainmail through most of the medieval period
Ring Mail armor Out of all the various armor types chain mail (also known as ring mail) was the most successful and it lasted the longest. Earliest versions of this type of armor date back to the first century and this mail was in use in different variations all the way through the medieval period and beyond to the 17 th century. It was called chain mail or ring mail because it was made of a series of small rings that were interlocked together. This means of assembly was very effective against slicing and stabbing weapons and normal arrows. It was also very complex to make and a chainmail chest piece (often called a hauberk) could be composed of thousands of these little rings.(The picture shows a knight in complete chainmail with a surcoat over it)
Chain Mail - It was in use in various forms throughout the whole medieval period in a variety of capacities. For many centuries is was very effective. But the brunt of its effectiveness was against slashing weapons. The rings that composed the mail were effective at defeating slashing weapons but were not effective against the brunt force blow of weapons such as hammers and maces.
Want to watch a video on how to make chainmail? I have one on my youtube channel here. How to Make Chainmail?
Over the centuries of the medieval period this deficiency was minimized by added a variety of other materials either under or over the chain mail hauberk. These could be a leather jerkin or padded gambeson under the mail or a coat or plates and a surcoat over the mail. This could get very cumbersome and while adding extra layers of padding and protection could reduce concussive damage it still didn't keep pace with the development of weapons.
In the 13 th century the mail become less and less effective, particularly because of the use of crossbows and better weapons. Armorers moved in the direction of adding various pieces of plate either under the mail or over the mail. These were just parts like chest plates or elbow guards. This was a move toward plate armor.
A development in armor was the coat of plates which lasted roughly through the 14th century.
After 1350 the use of solid breastplates came into more use. They were typically made of a solid plate in the front and a solid plate in the back called a backplate. Iron breastplates appeared as early as 1190.
The Transition to Plate Mail
Mail armor with some plate pieces. The most important development after the common use of the breastplate was the addition of more plate armor on various body parts. These included vambraces over the arms, greaves for the lower legs and various other partial plates for shoulders, elbows and knees. (Drawing shows this transition with full mail armor and the addition of some plate armor on arms and legs)
Eventually these all evolved into the complete set of plate armor that we think of when we think of a knight in armor. In this armor every part of a knight's body was covered with plate armor. And these developments of additional protection also had sub developments. A good example of this is the demi-greaves which covered only the front part of the lower leg. These developed into closed greaves which went all the way around the lower leg.
The 15 th Century as the zenith of Platemail suits of Armor
Plate armor The 15th century was the pinnacle of medieval armor and it all revolved around the knights complete set of plate armor. In the beginning of the century the art and craft of making complete plate armor sets developed into two different schools: The Italian and the German. Toward the end of the 15th century and beginning of the 16th century these two schools diverged into what is considered to be the pinnacle of armor making: The Maximilian.
It is during this century that armor also morphed into three different types of armors - Field armor (for Battle) , Ceremonial armor (for ceremonies and good looks) and jousting armor for the knightly competitions. Each type of armor was specifically designed for its use. Battle armor was designed for maximum mobility with optimal protection, ceremonial armor was made to look great and to impress. It was often detailed with gold and silver. And Jousting armor was designed for the specific requirements of the joust which might include an overly large and strong pauldron to deflect an enemy's lance or special braces to support the weight of one's own lance.
Medieval Helmets - Helmets also underwent many changes during the medieval period and a lot of this was influenced by the ability to work with metal and better understanding of what protected better in combat.
Early helmets were typically flat and they developed toward more round and curved in shape because a curved shape would deflect a blow rather than take the full brunt. And in the latest periods the helmets were multiple pieces riveted together and had moving parts like a visor.
Shields - These also changed as other components of armor and weapons changed. In the early centuries of the medieval period they were large and round. As the centuries progressed the got smaller and triangular in shape. I have more information about medieval shields and how they developed and changed here: The Medieval Shield
Metal Working skills throughout the medieval period
The early armor was made with leather, iron, bronze or other hard materials. Steel was developed but only saw limited use because it was difficult to make and tended to be brittle. In the later centuries techniques were developed so plates of armor had carbon added to just the outer surfaces of them. This created a very hard outer surface yet with the softer inner surface of iron there was still some flexibility.
History of Medieval Armor Timeline
Up to 5th century: Two varying armor types:
Barbarian armor which was mostly leather and chainmail;
and classical armor which was brass and iron
From 5th through the 14 th Chainmail was standard and still lasted in part until the 17th
12th century: various materials were added to supplement the
chainmail chest piece including the gambeson
13th/14th century: the strength and protection of the chainmail was enhanced
by the addition of various plates. The coat of plates was regularly used.
14th century: The plate chest armor was expanded upon by applying plate
to other parts of the body like greaves for the legs and vambraces for the arms.
15th century: The height of Plate mail armor sets with two different schools:
the Italian and the german.
15th century: Plate armor came in three different types by function:
Battle armor, ceremonial armor and tournament armor. Each was specifically designed for its purpose.
end of 15th century: The two schools of armor making merged into what some
consider to be the pinnacle of armor set styles: The Maximillian.
Almost confirmed back to the 12th century
|Originally the name
had a letter with 2 dots above it ( )
for Germany and Bohemia but then later after the fall of the
Austrian-Hungarian Empire, the had
to be changed to "e" so now the new
Family original name is Pletl
1454 Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia
by order of King
|Our Family comes
originally from Bohemia, then they swept across Germany in the
15th century in the form of Royalty, Princess, Princes' Lords and
even an Archbishop of Bruno now in Czechoslovakia which was in
the Austrian-Hungarian Empire
Hans Platl Von
of the Lichtenberg
clan. That is not him below. It is your
Leslie Charles Paul
But you can call me
"Royalty is not
divine - if your actions are honorable, then you will be royal no
matter what cloth you were cut from."
I just made the picture above for a joke.
|About 4 years ago my Aunt sent me to Bruno,
in Czechoslovakia to find something about out family but I only
found one pc of paper but it was significant because our family
blood line was dated back to the 15th century before I went and
this document proves that our family goes back to the 14 century,
but without the hard work of the Family Library custodian, we
would not have a family library.
Agi and Adri
Ludwig II von Lichtenberg, + 1271.
Johann I von Lichtenberg, Lord, + 1315,
Md. 1295, Adelfeid
von Werdenberg, + 1343, d. of Hugo I von
Below, is the kind of clothes
they wore in those days in the 12th century
Montfort, Count of Werdenberg
(need to find out What happened here)
In a further certificate purchased in 1272 the town Georgenthal a
One by the mill owners to Siegelsbach situated vineyard.
How extensive must have been the vineyards in and around Arnstadt,
tells us that of Dr.
CA Burkhardt edited "document the city of Arnstadt. It will be in a document
no less than 44 vineyards and fields mentioned. From a
The exact date of his birth is not known, not even
the exact year, because in the Middle
Ages a person's
death date was considered far more important than their birth
date, since a memorial mass would be celebrated on the death date.
He was the second son of Ulrich
IV of Hanau (born:
between 1330 and 1340; died: in September or October 1380) and
Countess Elizabeth of Wertheim (1347–1378
). In the ruling family of Hanau, an explicit primogeniture statue
of 1375 stipulated that only the eldest son could inherit the
Lordship and even that only he could marry. Reinhard II as second
son of Ulrich IV as was destined for a clerical career. He
received a suitable education for such a career; in 1387 he was
studying at the University
of Bologna. In 1390, one of the sons of Ulrich IV, possibly
Reinhard II, was enrolled as a student at the university
of Heidelberg. The entry in the register does not mention a
name, it merely states de
Hanaw domicellus. Reinhard
abandoned his spiritual career in 1391, and closed a contract with
his elder brother Ulrich
V, which guaranteed him an annual income. The background was
probably that Ulrich V's marriage was still childless and they
wanted to preserve the possibility that Reinhard might succeed
Ulrich V. The contract awarded Reinhard an annual sum of 400
florins and a share in the districts Partenstein,Rieneck,
Bieber and Haßlau. This was the first generation in the history of
the Hanau family where the younger sons did not join the clergy.
In 1398, the contract was renewed, and Ulrich and Reinhard's
younger brother John
of Hanau was also
awarded a persion, after a dispute with John had led to actual
other document showing that in 1387 the
Lord Lichtenberg and the other lords of Arnstadt including
to transform the city and surrounding area in a single vineyard.
In 1496 the vineyards located in Arnstadt and field were the
.. Hans von Lichtenberg = 14 acres vineyard and a field outside
the Erfurt Goal
.. Iring of Witzleben = 8 acres Weingarten
.. Hot and Kurt von Rottleben = 4 acres of wine wax
.. Friedrich, Klaus, and Kurt von Witzleben = 3 acres Weingarten
.. Heinrich Acker wine from the court = 1 wax
In addition a large number of vineyards were in the size of a half
acre, the scattered
were in the large estates and most property wealthy citizens
Philipp II, Graf von Hanau-Lichtenberg,
Herr zu Babenhausen, Buchweiler, & Neuweiler1,2
After the death of his father raised his
younger brother Louis claims
to the rule. The primogeniture was
indeed in the Hanauer family statutes since the 14th Anchored
century, the general law
of succession ,
but spoke for a country subdivision. Through
the mediation of Count Philipp
I of Hanau-Münzenberg it
came within a short time reached a settlement and Louis
renounced his claim. Shortly
thereafter, he went on a pilgrimage to
died here in 1484 on the return journey.
Philip II ruled at first in close imitation
of the Palatinate ,
the lord of
parts of the county of Hanau-Lichtenberg was. Philip
II supported Elector Philip of
the Palatinate, at the siege of the castle Hohengeroldseck .
Cooperation, but also was armed with the
intermarried home Zweibrücken-Bitsch ,
since a significant portion of the rule
at first ruled jointly. It
was not until 1487 there was a confrontation between two
of the Lichtenberger heritage. Together
went Count Philipp II and Count Simon
IV alarm of
Zweibrücken-Bitsch against themistress of
her late father, Jakob
Lichtenberg , Bärbel
of Ottensheim ago:
After the death of Jacob von Lichtenberg 1480 she was
accused of witchcraft in
the town ofHagenau incarcerated. The
two used to the city council for a death
sentence . Presumably
it was to go to the fortune of the Barbel Ottensheim. Another
possibility is that the tense situation in order in
advance of the peasants'
be brought a "scapegoat" to the subjects, as the mistress
had had far-reaching influence on the government and was
said to be hated by the people. Before
it came to a verdict, Bärbel died in prison - the cause
With Kurmainz there
was a lengthy discussion regarding the Mainz fief, which
was finally settled to the effect that Philip II, the city Klingenberg ceded
to Mainz, but half ofBrumath received
as a fief.
He participated in various diets, the main
point of the danger of a Turkish invasion
in Central Europe.
war of succession between
1503-1505 of the Palatinate and Bavaria remained neutral
Philip, but his son and designated successor, Philip III. of
Hanau-Lichtenberg, who was involved on the part of the
Palatinate. Landgraf Wilhelm
of Hesse by
the execution of the imperial
of the peace commissioned
classified Palatinate and its allies. The
rural area of the Office
already destroyed, before it succeeded Philip II, with the
help of Maximilian I, and the fact that Babenhausen as a Bohemian fief
belonged to the Habsburgs indirectly, halting the campaign
against their own possessions. The
fact that his son was fighting on the "wrong" side
expecting him not to Maximilian. Philip
Babenhausen residence was spared so at least. She
received in 1503 by Maximilian I. the privilege to
be allowed to hold an annual fair - the Nicholas Market.
M, b. 31 May 1462, d. 22 August 1504
All the way back to the 14th century
Den ganzen Weg zurück bis
ins 14. Jahrhundert
Egész úton vissza a
Some of the clothing they wore
Einige der Kleidung trugen
Néhány ruhát hordtak
They were mostly cardinals and there was a bishop
around 1411 in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.
1573 Jorge Christoph (pronouced christoff) Platl
Jaime Reis. Juan Rial. David Ringrose. Felipe Ruiz Martín ...... Parece
que, de 1562 a 1573,
Torregrosa no estuvo ocupado al servicio
There is some reference that
one of the Princes of Hanabau married A PRINCE Phillip of Spain in
1573 to 1574
But I loose the trail after
that. When I went to Spain in 2011, I could not pick up the
trail so she she marry him or not, it is not clear. And If anyone
has information about this, please email me at
Below are some period coins of
1641 1642 1643 1644 1645 1646 1647 1648 1649 1650
that occurred in ENGLAND around the same
time in History as our family was
around in Europe. OUR FAMILY WAS NOT
IN ENGLAND AND DID NOT MARRY INTO ENGLISH
ROYALTY SO AS FAR AS I KNOW.
William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury,
is beheaded at London January 10 at age
71, having been tried by the House of
Commons and found guilty of high treason.
Puritan William Prynne has led the attack
against the diminutive and
who has been held prisoner in the Tower of
London since 1641.
James Graham, marquis of Montrose,
takes the marquis of Argyll by surprise at
Inverlochy north of Fort William February
2 and routs his 3,000-man army (see 1644).
Montrose has only 1,500 men, but they
leave about 1,700 enemy killed or wounded
and proceed to lay waste Moray and
Aberdeenshire, elude an army led by
William Bailie of Letham at Brechin,
capture and pillage Dundee, escape into
the Grampian hills, defeat one of Bailie's
lieutenants at Auldearn near Nairn, and
rout Bailie himself at Altford.
Sir Thomas Fairfax, now 33, is
appointed commander in chief of a New
Model Army in February and works to
organize and train an effective fighting
force as England's Civil War continues.
Oliver Cromwell has taken steps to create
a Parliamentary army whose commanding
officers owe their appointments to abillty
rather than social standing, he has
outfitted them with red uniforms (red is
the cheapest dye available),
and by spring these first "redcoats" have
polished their skills in weapon handling.
A Self-Denying Ordinance passed by the
House of Lords in April discharges members
of Parliament from any obligation to hold
civil or military commands. William
Fiennes, 1st viscount Saye
and Sele, has been chiefly responsible
for the measure's passage. Charles I sends
his son and namesake to the west country, whence the
youth escapes to France and rejoins his
Parliamentary army lieutenant colonel
John Lilburne resigns his commission in
April rather than subscribe to
League and Covenant with
Scotland, which commits Parliament to
reform the Church of England along
Presbyterian lines (see religion, 1640).
Commissioned a captain in Cromwell's
army when hostilities began 3 years ago,
Lilburne was taken prisoner at Brentford
in November 1642, nearly tried for
treason, but exchanged for a Royalist
prisoner. He criticizes Parliament and its
army for not supporting the radical
demands of the Leveller movement—transfer
of sovereignty to the House of Commons,
suffrage for all men whether or not they
own property, complete equality before the
government to local communities, a redistribution of
parliamentary seats, annual or biennial parliamentary
sessions to give ordinary citizens
representation, an end toconscription and
impressment, reopening of enclosed land,
and the like. Arrested and sent once again
to prison, Lilburne will remain under
confinement with few interruptions until
August 1647 (see 1647).
Prince Rupert captures Leicester in
May, but the Battle
of Naseby in
Northamptonshire June 14 ends in a
decisive defeat of Charles I's English
Cavaliers at the hands of Oliver
Cromwell's Roundheads in a triumph for the
English middle class and merchants, who
are supported by many of the country's
great noblemen in the continuing Civil
War. Prince Rupert's 4,000 infantrymen and
5,000 cavalry are outnumbered by the
Parliamentarians, whose New Model Army
consists of 7,000 infantry and 6,000
cavalry. Some 6,000 of Charles's men are
killed, wounded, or taken prisoner; the
Roundheads suffer fewer than 1,000
casualties and capture all 13 Cavalier
Sir Thomas Fairfax marches his New
Model Army to the southwest and defeats
the only remaining Royalist army in July
at Langport, Somerset.
The marquis of Montrose marches south
in July with 2,000 men, having augmented
his numbers. Bailie and the marquis of
Argyll follow but are defeated at Kilsyth
August 15 and suffer terrible losses
(their entire 6,000-man force is killed,
wounded, or captured). Montrose's clansmen
slip away home with their booty,
however, and when Montrose enters the
border country with 500 cavalry and 1,000
infantry he is taken by surprise in a dawn
attack at Philiphaugh, near Selkirk,
September 13 by 6,000 Covenanter troops,
mostly cavalry, under the command of
General David Leslie, 44, who cut
Montrose's Royalist army to pieces (see 1646).
Prince Rupert surrenders Bristol to the
Parliamentarians in September and is
dismissed from his command.
Europe's Thirty Years' War nears its
end. Swedish soldiers Lennart Torstensson,
42, and Count Hans Christoph Königsmark
repulse an imperial army under General
Matthias Gallas, now 61, in January and
block efforts by the army to relieve the
hard-pressed Danes. They pursue the enemy
into Germany, and virtually annihilate
Gallas's army at Magdeburg.
Torstensson gains a victory over the
imperialists at Jankau in Bohemia in
March, conquersMoravia with
support from the Transylvanian prince
George Rákoczi, and advances on Vienna.
Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, vicomte de
Turenne, 33, is defeated in Franconia but
raises a French and Hessian army that
invades Bavaria and defeats the Bavarians
in the (second) Battle of Nördlingen
(Allerheim) August 3. Commanded by the duc
d'Enghien, now 24, the French and Hessians
have 6,000 infantry, 11,000 cavalry, and
11 guns; the Imperialist/Bavarian army
commanded by Field Marshal Baron Franz von
Mercy has 5,000 infantry, 9,000 cavalry,
and 23 guns; the duc d'Enghien prevails,
but he loses 4,000 killed and wounded. Von
Mercy is killed, 5,000 of his men are
killed or wounded, and 15 of his guns are
captured. Plague breaks out in the Swedish
army of Count Torstensson as he lays siege
to Brunn and he returns to Bohemia.
The Russian czar Mikhail I Romanov dies
at Moscow July 12 at age 49, having
founded the dynasty that will continue
until 1917; he is succeeded by his son,
16, who will reign until 1676 as Aleksei
Czech Nationalism and Nationhood
The 19th cent. brought a rebirth of
Czech nationalism. Under the
leadership of Palacký a
Slavic congress assembled at Prague in
the Revolution of 1848, but by 1849,
although the Czech peasantry had been
emancipated, absolute Austrian
domination had been forcibly restored.
The establishment (1867) of the Austro-Hungarian
disappointed the Czech aspirations for
wide political autonomy within a
federalized Austria. Instead, the
Czech lands were relegated to a mere
province of the empire. Concessions
were made (1879) by the Austrian
Czechs entered the imperial
bureaucracy and parliament at Vienna.
However, many Czechs continued to
advocate complete separation from the
Full independence was reached only
at the end of World War I under the
guidance of T. G.Masaryk.
In 1918, Bohemia became the core of
the new state of Czechoslovakia.
After the Munich Pact of 1938,
Czechoslovakia was stripped of the
so-called Sudeten area, which was
annexed to Germany. In 1939, Bohemia
was invaded by German troops and
proclaimed part of the German
protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
After World War II the pre-1938
boundaries were restored, and most of
the German-speaking population was
expelled. In 1948, Bohemia's status as
a province was abolished, and it was
divided into nine administrative
regions. The administrative
reorganization of 1960 redivided it
into five regions and the city of
Prague. In 1969, Bohemia, along with
Moravia and Czech Silesia, was
incorporated into the Czech Socialist
Republic, renamed the Czech Republic
in 1990. The Czech
an independent state when
Czechoslovakia was dissolved on Jan.
Platl Von Lichtenberg
was the Archbishop of the Brunn (New Spelling Bruno)
We are directly related to him though the Platl Family
which is our family.
Thank God our name wasn't Smith or Schmitt.
FriendsFirst.ca you will
find lower down
welcome to my world
You need to know the person you are
Where he came from
What he really is.
You don't really know much
and if you want to cling onto someone because you have a few
common interests that is ok. But the truth is it would be better
to know a lot about each other and then if there is chemistry
Below is a pictures of my fathers
family in the Old country. The Family has been the family of over
600 years. Our lineage can be traced back to the Crusades.
|If you are here because you are learning about
who I am am, then please provide be with some information about
you. Where you came from, where you think you are going because
all of that is quite interesting to me. As you go through this
site you will see many interesting things, as I am writing a book
about my family from the time they were hiding Jews during WWII
and save some 700 families from the axe to You know the movie
Schindlers list my Grand fathers List was 20 times longer as he
owned factories and vineyards and all kinds of things. He had
people sitting around making up professions and then convincing
the Germans not to take them away. Loosing all their wealth
after the war. Coming to Canada with nothing and starting again.
By the time my grand father came to Canada after loosing every
thing twice, Once to the Germans and then again to the Russians,
He came he at 66 at $5.00 in his pocket. And when he died at 88,
he was a multi-millionaire all over again. *"Making millions is
easy, holding on to them is quite another" * And the rest, as we
say is History.
In 1688 Platl Came to Hungary and there was no such
letter will 2 dots above the "a" so they changed the name to Pletl for
the new Hungarian Country
Pletl Married Rak
Later Rak married Bubik 1905 I think?
We are working on this now
1717 Married into the Bubik
(it is an amazing Library of facts which my aunt runs for the family)
it is kind o cool to see your family coat or carved carved into stone in some
churches in Europe
More pictures to tell me about dad
My grandparents, my dad and my other aunts and uncle
My Grand Parents Vineyard below
After loosing everything twice. Once to The Germans during the 2nd
WW and then again to the Russians. My grandfather came to Canada A
broken man with $5.00 in his pocket at 65 and when he died at 80, he was
a multi-millionaire all over again. Amazing And a very hard
working and industrious family.
My mom in 1940
second from the left and bottom row
|My dad was already interested and during the war when the
Germans were taking them away. My Grandfathers family The
Bubiks helped my moms family and his them in one of their
houses. Then another family showed up and then another and
another until , they were hiding them in barns and other
properties My Grand Father saved 760 people from the chopping
block and Schindlers list was nothing compared to my
Grandfathers list. I was told that they sat around for hours
making up titles for jobs. You see the Germans gave free
laborers to the Factory owners t make their bullets and tanks. My
grand father had a few of them so he was able to same many and
because he owned farms and vineyards. He was able to feed
everyone of them. I was told when My grand father came to Canada
he was a broken man with 5.00 in in pocket at 65 and when he died
at 88, he was a multi millionaire again. Simply amazing.
My Grand fathers brother was the Director of the Berlin
Opera house during the second world war and was also involved with
the smuggling of those , who were involved in Hitler's
ASSASSINATION attempt. out of the Country. Bringing them to
Argentina. Why Argentina, I am not sure but His Name
was Arpad Bubik and He was also the
director of a theater in Argentina but it was never as
successful as it was for him in Berlin. He was a
Hungarian Patriot when Hungary was free.
One of My Uncles was the find guide. He took 42 Jews
across the Hungarian/Austrian border. He only talked
about the war when he dot really drunk like at weddings. I
always listened to the stories. He told me that it
would have been better if he stepped on a mine and when I asked
why? He said because He did not know where the mines
where. WOW .
When I was a kid some Hebrew foundation called my house, I was
living at 421 Roselawn Avenue in those days. 416 481-4344
and wanted to give an award to my fathers family for there
efforts in the war helping Jews and getting them to safe places
I accepted the award and told my dad who was furious. And
told me he is not interested in any award. Later I found out
why. Myfather eventually told me he does nt want to
relive any of it. My Grand father hid the Jew under
the noses of the Germans. In plain site.
My family did some pretty dangerous things like take the bombs
out of planes that were shot down, they were stripped down and
sent to the "underground " to be used against the Germans.
WOW my dad was nuts. In those days where were no cell
phones when when you went from one place to another with a
gas ration on, they walked and tool their bicycles. My
one uncle Imre Bubik. was caught by the Germans and torched
so much he went crazy, but he never gave the locations f the save
houses. He remained crazy till the end of his life, just a
few short years ago My mother is also gone
My Family paid a very heavy price for what they did to help the
Jews and it never would have started if my dad hadn't met my
This is where the mistake occurred. Because Gas was being
rationed , no one had gas for their vehicles But the Bubik
family always had gas. Even towards the end of the war, even the
Germans has to ration their gas, because there was not enough to
go around, But by this time The Bubik had lots
because my dad was pumping the gas out of the planes that
crashed on their lands. The Germans weren't stupid, they
just followed the trail and eventually busted them all.
Hiding a Jew was worse than being one, in those days and
I never met my grand mothers and tons of relatives because many
were rounded up and shot and they were the lucky ones. The
rest were sent to processing and labour camps. My dad
was able to escape capture only to be captured by the Russians at
the end of the war. WOW .. he and my dad found an old
spoon and and the ground was frozen but they
both managed to escape by using the spoor to dig under the fence.
If the Russians has dogs, they would not have been
able to escape. My Dad, almost starving to
get back to his land only to find that the Russians were
My Grand Father lost every thing to the Germans and then the
Germans where blowing things up on their retreat including
my Grandfathers factories. The my fathers family went
into the factories to salvage what they could and were
hiding machinery in barns and other places because the Russians
were taking the machines away. What a story but
Bubik Arpad - 1944 was responsible for getting Germans,
involved in the assasination attempt on Hitler, to get them out
odf the Country, smuggeling them out of the Country and taking
them to Argentina.
" Dohnányi’s misery", he learned that his son Matthew, who had
become a Captain in the Hungarian Army, had died in a Russian
concentration camp. Just a few months later, Dohnányi learned that
his other son, Hans (father of the famous conductor Christoph von
Dohnányi), had been executed by the Nazis for his involvement in
Hungary’s 20 July 1944 assassination plot against Hitler.
Dohnányi, fearing for his own life, accepted an offer from Árpád
Bubik, who had once been his secretary, to escape Europe and move
to Buenos Aires, Argentina. "
Magyar színháztörténet: 1920-1949
Because everyone lost touch with everyone else after the ware
many thought the others has perished. And that is why my dad
did not want to accept the award. But I will go to Israel to
accept it because the woman my dad has the "hots" for
and who they got out of the country. One of them was my mother to
be. Her name was Veronica, but everyone called her Vera.
She met my dad in Paris after the war and then went to Brazil
together where they met My moms sister. Edith.
Edith married , John Gati (a holocaust survivor) in New
York. He was A film animator and she was a head designer
for Givenchy. When I was a kid I met Mr. Givenchy a fes
times Mr. Gucci and all the famous designers, most of whom
where Jewish. Both are gone not and They have
been survived my their two sons Paul and William or
Paul Was a great violinist and William was a great
Pianist. I remember as a kid when they both were in Julliard and
has sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall, there in New York.
There is more but I am still filling in the pieces.
You see...no one wants t talk about the war. Especially
those who gave great sacrifices to it.
my dad was never really in the war.
My dad had a few Motorcycles. They were one of his hobbies
My fathers glider when he was 18 - I had no idea they had such modern things
in those days. I mean look at that thing. That picture was taken
almost 60 years ago
My dad also had a truck and He and his bother would take the plane
apart, put it in the truck, drive it to the top of some really big hill
or mountain on their property, reassemble it, and launch it off some
cliff. OR--------- THEY COULD PULL THE PLANE BEHIND
THE TRUCK a with a very long cable AND LAUNCH IT INTO THE AIR.
When I was a kid he used to take me gliding. Just outside of Toronto I
eventually got my STUDENT license. iN THAT CASE i WAS
PULLED INTO THE AIR BY ANOTHER PLANE. IT WAS COOL BUT IT WAS NOT MY
Pictures of my dad in the old days, before he met my mom
My fathers hunting hawk
I don't understand the attraction, of a Hunting Hawk, personally.
But they didn't have internet in those days. They had to fill of those
days with other things.
My dad having a rest.
A machine my dad designed which was part of a conveyer system for my
grand fathers factory.
Here was a picture of him when he realized he would have to leave it all
behind. In the old country.
Just after the war. They met in Paris and my moms sister was
already making her own clothes
This was the first Family they hid from the Germans During WWII.
In those days there were Edith on the left and Vera
(Short for Veronica on the right)
My mom with an old boyfriend
Here with another one. She was a model for Vogue in those days and
she was being perused by many
My dad was a popular guy with the Ladies too below
This house in the country - one of the weekend homes
Was this where the glider was DAD? The House staff were standing out in
Below a picture of my mother before I was born
in St. Paulo in Brazil.
She died in Oct. 12 2005 I will always miss her.
my mom I don't know how old she was here
Then I was born in December 17 1957.
My life started
These were flowers from My fathers Gardenm, when he had
people working on that. he is now 95 years old and he does not care
about his garden anymore. What a shame.
More pictures to tell me about
I want to put these in some kind of order
Dad joking around with his sister Agness and his small brother Emery
A great Uncle, my grandfathers brother went to Berlin just
before the war to direct the Opera house there. He is still remembered when
i WENT in 2008 to see if I could find out more.
still waiting for info.
My great grand mother and who are all these girls???
My grand father on my moms side Abonyi who was a stamp
my grand mother on my mothers side.
this is you but when and where were you going
There was a celebration when the ship passed the equator and they guys put on
a show. It was silly fun. In a day where my dad actually knew what that
It was in Brazil ir some other tropical place.
It is a snale they found and not what it actually looks like
I think you told me that this was a whore house and these where some of the
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PREVIOUS BOY FRIEND of my mom
has t be brazil
When on the boat from Paris to Brazil. my dad became friends
with the captain and they showed him how they worked the ship and now
they figured out were they were before there was GPS. people navigated by the
stars like the Vikings did so many years ago.
Paris - dad lived there for 41/2 years and
was a citizen of France.
Dominican Republic 2006 this was the best thing I ever did.
mom about 6 years before she died.
cool house dad
My cousin Tris and I 2003 i think
Will in Belgium, after the war, he was only allowed to
work on a farm or do domestic work, he was really lucky to land a job as a
chauffeur for a very Rich Family who had a beer factory. It was his job
to drive the old women around. They has a Rolls Royce and some other
cars. My dad had lots of fun there but knew he wanted to work in
Engineering for which he was trained so one day he wanted to get into
France but was unable too because the forged passport he had to
get into Belgium was no longer valid.
So he paid a guy to take him across the boarder and then he was
Agnes Bubik now Kormendy
After a hard day of riding horses, it was time for a rest.
My dads hunting hawk
Friends of his from Hungarian school? 49
My grand mother who I never met
The house in the country - My question to you dad is, When dis you spend time
And when did you spend time at the house in Balaton and where are the
the factory and the house in Budapest and where did you keep your
I know that you were fixing of of nagy papaps trucks. What kind of a
truck was it?
What did it carry?
How many where there?
What year was this?
paris for sure
You looked cool with that pipe.
I blew these up as much as I could. They were very very small.
I cannot do anything more them them, as they are starting to pixilate
What kinds of bike ids you have,?
How fast did you ever go?
What is the name of the bike?
How many speeds did they have?
Where they always black?
Who fixed them?
Where did you go with them?
Me in the Dominican republic. All inclusive does not mean all inclusive.
Be careful. But i managed to have a good time anyway.
My first digital camera I think 1996 talking with a cop and joking around like
My student license for my ultra light
That is not me in there, I am a much heavier guy but, you get the idea of what
it is like. It is simply amazing.
I also did not design or build this one.
now back to the
My cousins, Les, Tris and Lynn
My cousins and their dog "moggie" He was a great animal. If all my
this was my favorite. He was the goofiest dog I ever saw
and I didn't even know that my cousin bought it so when I went ov er to his
house to rade his fridge, this thing came at me. It was huge. And
I cancelled an appouintment so I coukld hand out with Moggies!! He
is just like a big ginnea pig. I miscosuins weddings and s that
dog. He was at One of my cousins weddings and I got to hand out
with them all all the other dogs there. There must have been 25 of them,
and they all know each other. it was really interesting to watch.
One of the tow trucks my dad designed
trying t make a tow truck elegant
I have no idea what this is but I know you designed it. What is it and
what did it do and where was it used.
some more Hungarian actors but who?
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My dad met my mom in Brazil as he was introduced by some guy in
a store he went to to get some film for his camera
By the time my Grandfather reached Canada, he was a broken man
and has only $5.00 in his pocket at 65 and at his
death at 85 he was worth millions.
My Grandfather favored the girls in the family. He didn't
like me much. I remembered that about him. I never really
understood what he went though, but now I do.
My dad and cousin Steve now s shrink who lives with his common law bride in
Basically when ,y dad came to Canada he and my mom had to
save up 1000 dollars each before they were allowed to come to Canada.
By today's standard that would be about a million each. They scratched and
they saved and my dad has a small mechanics shop and they drove a jag. Which
was very cool but needed lots of engine work. Mom was a home maker.
After they came to Canada, they had me.
This was their first Christmas in Canada
This was went the guy in the middle Married one of
my dads sisters on the right. My mom is on the left.
This is my dads brother emery, and His sister Adri.
They also had a farm where they had animals for the kids to play with
My only patent. i am still waiting for my Canadian patent that i filed
12 years ago.
Yes...they are that slow.
one of three films i was in with my cousin. i even had a line line
The film was in 1998
can called Istallo where modern Gladiators would battle it out on stage
and people could bet on the survivor. i had a lot of fun on that set.
The late Bubik istvan and his Late father a Chemist who worked with Dr. Rubic
in the same lab