Jay's Story

My father Sandor (Alexander) Weiss came to the US in 1904 at the age of 2. His father, my grandfather, Jakob Varnos Weiss, had arrived earlier and sent for the rest of the family. They came from Eger in Austria-Hungary through Ellis Island. They both had lifetime careers in the restaurant and concession business. The opportunity to do this was available in the US, not in the Habsburg Empire. Especially for a Jew.