Colm, Dawid (Ernest)
- Born: Dec 6, 1877, Lemberg/Lwow, Ukraine
- Marriage (1): Lea), Juliana (Lia Grassler on Sep 14, 1922 in Vienna, Austria
- Died: Jun 29, 1945, Vienna, Austria at age 67
His birth record contains only the name Dawid, but he used the kinnu i name Ernest (Ernst). He was also known familiarly by the Polish nic kname "Antek" which is actually short for Anoni. In 1902 he changed h is surname from Cohn to Colm while he was a law student at the Jagiell onian University in Krakow. After studying economics in Vienna he ha d an advertising business in Lemberg, which enabled Viennese companie s advertise in Lemberg. After World War One he lived briefly in Budap est, since his sister Jozia was there, but he left because of the comm unist revolution which broke out in 1919. Isidore Colm's father sai d Ernest paid some professional smugglers to have himself smuggled ou t across the border. He then settled in Vienna where he had a coal im porting business. As a result of the stock market crash in 1929 he lo st a lot of money. He then had to close his business and work for ano ther coal importing firm.
Dawid married Juliana (Lia Lea) Grassler, daughter of Josef Grassler and Margaretha Pilz, on Sep 14, 1922 in Vienna, Austria. (Juliana (Lia Lea) Grassler was born on May 22, 1895 in Wolfsberg, Carinthia, Austria and died on Feb 17, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.)