Leon and Cecylia Reich
Wilhelm Reich’s parents Leon and Cecylia were married by Rabbi Schmelkes in 1895 in Lemberg (today: Lviv, Ukraine), 2 years before Wilhelm Reich was born.
Leon Reich was born in 1868 in the village of Butsniv, near Ternopil (Ukraine). He died of tuberculosis in 1915. According to Wilhelm Reich’s autobiographical notes (“The passion of Youth”), he was buried in Vienna.
As part of this research project, I was able to track down the grave of Leon Reich at Vienna Central Cemetery in 2017.
Cecylia Reich was born in Brody in 1875 and tragically died of self-inflicted Lysol poisoning in 1910.
As part of this research project, I was able to track down the grave of Cecylia Reich at the Cemetery of Czernowitz (Zelena Street) in 2018.