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Georges Jean Marie Jules KRINS (Belgium) Family Home Page

Updated September 5, 2000

Georges J-M KRINS

Bellevue-Chaineux, 42

Herve, Liège B-4650



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I am researching the KRINS family from the Liège Province in Belgium. My family origins are from Charneux, Herve, Andrimont, Dison and Verviers.I'm especially trying to find out my relation with Georges KRINS who was 1st violist in the band of the famous RMS TITANIC.

Georges Krins, aged 23, was born in Paris, on 18th March, 1889. At the age of 12, he entered the "Conservatoire de Liège" in Belgium, in the class of Mr. Dossin. Having gained a second prize in violin he decided to pursue a military career. However, he was persuaded by his parents to remain a civilian and one year later, having obtained a first prize in violin, he took a place in the Spa Symphony Orchestra where he remained for two years. After a season as first violin at the "Trianon Lyrique" of Paris he moved to London, where he remained for two years, until March 1912, when he started to work at the Ritz Hotel. Shortly after that time he became a member of the heroic TITANIC band. His London address was 10 Villa Road, Brixton. Georges Krins perished with the ship, his body was never recovered. (Free translation from Le Soir 05 May 1912).

Georges Krins était né à Paris, le 18 mars 1889. A l'âge de 12 ans, il entra au Conservatoire de Liège dans la classe de M. Dossin. Lorsqu'il eut son 2e prix de violon, il fut pris d'un ardent désir d'embrasser la carrière militaire. Il lisait et relisait avec une fiévreuse attention les guerres du premier Empire. Ce fut sur les sollicitations réitérées de ses parents qu'il renonça à la carrière militaire, car il adorait son père et sa mère. Enfin, l'année suivante, il obtenait son premier prix de violon. Il prit alors place dans la grande symphonie de Spa pendant deux ans. Il fut ensuite, pendant une saison, premier violon au Trianon Lyrique de Paris. De Paris, il se rendit à Londres, où il resta pendant deux ans, jusqu'en mars dernier, au " Ritz Hotel ". Enfin, le 10 avril, il partit sur le Titanic qui devait être son tombeau. (Le Soir 05 mai 1912)

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