Simon Hutstein, a jewish carver from Vienna and soldier got caught at the eastern front of the Austrian empire and became prisoner of war on Sept. 7th, 1915. He was transported to a PoW camp in the very far east, in Nikolsk-Ussuryisk, close to Vladivostok, Russia. From there he was released in Nov. 23rd, 1920, and came back home via Frankfurt, Germany.
After the uniting of the German 3rd Reich with Austria he and his family immediately became target of the the Nazis. Shortly before he was transported into a concentration camp he died in Vienna. His wife Feiga Reicher was murdered in the camp Maly Trostinec.
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