Eugenia Wilder

  • Austrian-Hungarian

Eugenia Wilder was the mother of legendary American feature film director, Billy Wilder. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1885/00/00 Balbina Dittler, wife of Adolf Dittler, gives birth to a daughter, Eugenia Dittler in Nowy Targ, Galicia, Austrian-Hungarian. Born
1885/00/00 Genia grows up in Zakopane, a small mountain town 90 km south of Krakow. Balbina Dittler, her mother, owns and operates a small, nine room and a single bathroom, hotel, the Zent'al, in Nowy Targ, which was the next-to-the-last stop on the railway line. Life Zakopane Malopolska Voivodeship, PL
1900/00/00 Genia Dittler spends five or six years in New York City, living with her uncle, a jeweler named Reich, and his family on Madison Avenue. Life
1903/00/00 Eugenia Dittler marries Hersch Mendel Wilder. Genia had met Hersch, who goes by the name of Max, working as a headwaiter in a Krakow restaurant. Bride
1906/06/22 Eugenia Wilder, wife of Max Wilder who ran a small cafe at the Sucha railroad station, gives birth to a son, Samuel Wilder, in the Galician village of Sucha Beskidzka, south of Krakow, Austria-Hungary (now Poland). Mother Billy Wilder's Birthday
1907/00/00 Following Jewish custom, Samuel, was named for a deceased grandfather. His mother, Genia, prefers calling him "Billie", after Buffalo Bill. Mother
1911/00/00 The Wilders settle in Krakow and open a hotel and restaurant at the base of Wawel Castle near Jagiellonian University. Hotel City features a restaurant, an outdoor terrace, and a gaming room with billiards and tables for card playing. Work Historic Centre of Krakow Krakow
1917/00/00 In Vienna, Genia Wilder works with the Austrian Red Cross. Max performs guard duty in the Austrian-Hungarian Army Reserves. Life
1925/00/00 Genia Wilder makes a new home for her family in the small flat on Billrothstrasse, Vienna. Her oldest son Willie is living in London. Home Wilder Building, Wien Vienna, AT
1943/00/00 Eugenia Wilder dies at Auschwitz concentration camp. During the war she was in Plaszow, Poland. This is based on a Page of Testimony submitted on 1957 May 12 by her brother, a Shoah survivor. Died Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp Oswiecim, PL
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