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Gustav (Gedaliah) OPPENHEIMER son of Moses OPPENHEIMER

Gustav (Gedaliah) OPPENHEIMER (b. December 26, 1892 Hemsbach, d. April 1, 1970, buried Oakridge Jewish Cemetery block #29, Lot #54). Moved in 1907 to Frankfurt to further religious education and enter the world of commerce, first serving his apprenticeship at Carlebach & Co before establishing a business with partners in 1922. In should be remembered that World War I (in which he served for 1914 to 1918) intervened. On April 16, 1923, Gustav married Amanda (Miriam) FLORSHEIM (b. 17 February 1898 Bad Nauheim, d. 26 November 1957 Chicago, buried Oakridge Jewish Cemetery block #28, Lot #57).

Amanda helped run the Hotel Flörsheim in the resort town of Bad Nauheim.

Hotel Flörsheim, Bad-Nauheim, Karlstraße, Telefon 2315
Kosher Under Supervision of the Rev. Rabbi Dr. N. Cohn, Marburg
Our well-known hotel is centrally located at Bad-Nauheim, within a short distance from the baths, sources and the Kurpark. Its appointments are first-class and modern. All rooms have hot and cold running water, central heat, most of them balconies. Rooms with private bath, and public telephones on every floor. Lounges and public rooms are inviting and home-like.
The hotel kitchen, under our personal direction, is known for its excellancy. Dietary cooking, in strict accordance with medical prescriptions, without extra charge. Individual and attentive service by a well-trained staff.
Reduced prices prior to and after season. Special arrangements for families for a prolonged stay. The hotel is opened throughout the year. Our motto: Highest Service at Moderate Prices.

Amanda and their two sons escaped Germany for Chicago, September 1938 on the Hamburg-Amerika liner SS Hansa. Gustav escaped in 1939 with Carl OPPENHEIMER and his wife and son Stephen LOEB on the SS New Amsterdam.

Amanda was responsible for the installation of a kosher kitchen in the Chicago Self Help Home for the Aged. She was very acitve in Hyde Park Hadassah, and the Jewish National Fund. She was an active member of Hapoel Hamizrachi of Chicago and a member of Kenesses Israel Congregation.

Gustav and Amanda were deeply religious and very family oriented.

After Amanda's death, Gustav OPPENHEIMER remarried (22 March 1959) Blanca FREUND (b. 17 Oct. 1901, d.) (widow of PENNENBERG)

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