wedding of bohemian
In memory of: Lucian Brunner and Malvine MandlToday 136 years ago Lucian Brunner and Malvine Mandl were married in the City Temple in Vienna. The marriage, which was to last until Malvine's death in 1899, produced five children. Malvine came from a Bohemian family of textile manufacturers and Lucian from a Hohenems merchant family that became highly successful, especially in Trieste. He worked as a banker and industrialist, but at times also as a liberal politician in the Vienna City Council, where he became a determined opponent of the anti-Semitic mayor Lueger. Regularly attacked, Brunner soon withdrew from politics. He also had plans for his hometown of Hohenems – which came to nothing. On several occasions he offered to finance tram projects in Hohenems and as a link to the neighbouring communities. When he died, he left a considerable legacy for the establishment of a non-denominational school, which was rejected by the Hohenems municipal council.This photo, probably taken on the occasion of the wedding of Lucian Brunner and Malvine Mandl, is shown in the permanent exhibition of the Jewish Museum Hohenems. You can find more about Lucian in the genealogy database at: wedding of bohemian or in the Austrian Biographical Lexicon at: #jm_hohenems #jewishmuseum #juedischesmuseumhohenems #hohenems #vienna #brunnerfamily #wedding #museumsfromhome #closedbutactive #stayathome