- Profession: Salonniere Hamburgo. Music salon.
- Relation to Mahler: Hamburg
- Correspondência com Mahler:
- Born: XNUMX-XNUMX-XNUMX in Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt. Her father is Leopold Schiff (XNUMX) from Mannheim who moved to Trieste. Mother is Johanna (Hänchen) Schiff (Wollheim) (XNUMX).
- Sister of Charles (Carl) Gottlieb Samuele Schiff; Giustina Rodenberg; Sir Ernest Frederick Schiff; Alfred George Schiff en Jenny Schiff.
- Married: XNUMX Hamburg to Dr. Jacob Lazarus (XNUMX-XNUMX).
- Died: XNUMX-XNUMX-XNUMX Hamburg. (Aged XNUMX).
Also: Emma Alessandra Lazarus. Called Henriette.
Address: Esplenada No. XNUMX. Designed XNUMX. Building never seen by Jacob Lazarus. Emma lived here with her unmarried sisters Virginia Schiff (XNUMX-XNUMX) and Jenny Schiff(XNUMX-XNUMX). Large library in the house. Often visited by Gustav Mahler.
- 1892 ano: 25-12-1892 Hamburgo: Christmas in Hamburg with Henriette Lazarus.
- She is also a friend of Hermann Behn (1857-1927).
- Supporter of Hans von Bulow (1830-1894).
Leopold Schiff (XNUMX-XNUMX) and Johanna appear to have spent the early years of their married life in Alexandria, where there first child Emma Alessandra (named in honour of her birthplace) was born XNUMX-XNUMX-XNUMX. Giustina was born, as were the rest of the couple’s nine children XNUMX. Samuele followed in XNUMX, Arie Natan in XNUMX, Salomon in XNUMX, Virginia in XNUMX, Jenny in XNUMX, Ottavia in XNUMX and Eliezer Hassi was a late arrival in XNUMX. Their stories are remarkable: they spread throughout the world, to Hamburg, Berlin, Cincinnati, London and Vienna. Their stories were remarkable and well worth the recounting. Their achievements were memorable and in many different ways. As they moved across continents their names were transformed into their German or English versions.
XNUMX. Emma Alessandra Schiff (named Henriette), born XNUMX in Alexandria, married Dr. Jacob Lazarus (*XNUMX,+XNUMX) XNUMX in Hamburg, died XNUMX.
XNUMX. Giustina Schiff (later: Justina), born XNUMX in Trieste, married Julius Rodenberg (*XNUMX, +XNUMX) XNUMX in Berlin, died XNUMX.
XNUMX. Samuele Schiff (Carl Gottlieb, also Charles), born XNUMX in Trieste.
XNUMX. Arie Natan Schiff (later: Alfred George), born XNUMX in Trieste.
XNUMX. Salomon Schiff (later: Ernesto Federico and Ernest Frederick), born XNUMX in Trieste.
XNUMX. Virginia Schiff, born XNUMX in Trieste, moved XNUMX to Hamburg, unmarried, died ? there.
XNUMX. Jenny Schiff, born XNUMX in Trieste, moved XNUMX to Hamburg, died September XNUMX there.
XNUMX. Ottavia Schiff, born XNUMX in Trieste.
XNUMX. Eliezer Hassi Schiff (later: Eduard Schiff), born XNUMX in Trieste, German Gymnasium XNUMX in Trieste, “Gelehrtenschule des Johanneum” XNUMX in Hamburg, final examination XNUMX in Trieste, Dr. med. XNUMX in Vienna, died XNUMX there.
These must have been happy times for the three sisters, mothering this young man. Although he describes all three as elderly, Jenny was only eleven years older than himself, Henriette was XNUMX years old. Their calm friendship was appreciated, and he relished their gracious company. At this time Mahler was still nominally Jewish, his conversion XNUMX was the price he paid for promotion in Vienna. As an assimilated Jew he enjoyed spending Christmas with the three Jewish sisters from Trieste.
Mary-Lu providing another aspect to the Mahler-Schiff friendship. She wrote:
Did I tell you the story about Mahler which I had from my mother? Apparently her mother, Lucile Newell Schiff, Samuele’s (Carlo) third child, and second daughter, always said that when she wrote her autobiography she would tell that aged XNUMX she was carried up to bed on Gustav Mahler’s shoulders. Maybe this was on one of the occasions when Gustav was spending Christmas with Henriette/Emma who would have been aunt to my granny: he could have gone to supper with Carlo or maybe they were staying with the ladies. I am so glad to have this other confirmation of the connection with Mahler.
Almost certainly Lucile met Mahler in XNUMX when he came to London as a guest conductor from XNUMXth May to XNUMXrd July. The dates are perfect. Lucile was born XNUMX-XNUMX-XNUMX so she would have been five. I am sure the three Schiff sisters in Hamburg would have given the introduction. Mahler was in Hamburg from XNUMX-XNUMX-XNUMX till XNUMX, and his friendship with the Schiff sisters was strongest at the beginning of his sojourn.