Eugene was born on 7/10/1904 , 10-July-1904 , 10-7-1904 , 10/7/1904 in a city named Deta (Deta (Hungarian: Detta, German: Detta) is a town in Timis County in Banat, western Romania. The Banat area is sometimes considered to be part of the Transylvania region.) which in 1904 was part of Hungary. It later became part of Romania, and continues to be so today. Euegen had two known brothers. His father's first name ISIDOR (or possibly: ISIDORE or ISIDORO or TEODORO or TEODOR (in English: Theodore) and his mother's maiden name was SIDONIA (could be her first name and name may have been translated into Spanish). Eugene Krausz was a highly intelligent man, capable of speaking seven langages which lead him later to teach forgeign languages. He earned a master's degree from the University of Budapest. Eugene upon World War II, fled his country after his brother was shot by the Nazis. His brother had wrote anti-nazi material and death was the consequence - he was shot in the family's backyard. It is interesting to note that Eugene helped many families escape capture by the Nazi's. It has been mentioned in the family he may have particpated in some network to help these families.
Knowing that he may face a similar fate - Eugene decided to leave the country to escape the persecution of the jews. [Note: While I find it to be highly probable that Eugene was indeed Jewish - This isn't confirmed, nor have I found any evidence deeming so). He changed his last name to Monroe (possibly to avoid drawing attention to himself while escaping?) He traveled to France and England (UK) and lived briefly in each country. He may have traveled to other countries as well. He later decided to move to Cuba sometime between 1940-1948 - (we assume perhaps because he wasn't able to enter the US) - where he became a professor at the University Of Havana. Euegene was also member of the Masonic Lodge of Havana. He married Idia (shown below) on 12/17/1949 and had a daughter Beatriz who was born on 7/7/1951.
Eugene's Brother Pedro (Spanish for Peter) also moved to Cuba but may have died of old age. He had a son named George (Jorge) Krausz who may still be living in Cuba or somewhere else - we are looking for him.
With Cuba becoming politcally unstable - A decision was made to move to America in the 1960's. Beatriz was able to come to America with her mother Idia. However, Eugene died in a surgery shortly before their departure.
This page was created in the hopes of finding lost family and ancestors. Eugene's brother was lost in contact over the years and it is not known if he ever made it to the US or if his children (George) did. Nor is it known if Euegene had any other siblings who may have survived the Holocaust.
Eugene may have had another family as some of Idia's papers refer to him being divorced in her marriage certificate. If you suspect you may have a connection to this person or anyone mentioned here, please contact me.