From Sylvia Green, Melbourne, Australia

My late father, Ascher (Symon) Herzog talked about some uncles, also with the surname Herzog, who owned/had a shop in Krakow where they manufactured and sold Jewish gold artifacts. I have researched a family tree of goldsmiths named Herzog, but I can’t find a connection between them and my father. Is there anyone who might be able to point me in the right direction? Does anyone remember where in Krakow the shop was located?

Would there be anyone amongst your readers, who would have any information that might help me?
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From Sandy Speier Klein, a New Rochelle, New York:

I have been trying to get information about my half brother for over two years. His name was Manfred Buchaster, born on September 13, 1938. His place of birth was Leipzig, but his parents (Paula and Jakob) fled to Italy. The family was in Costa di Rovigo, and at some point Manfred was given to a local family for care while his parents (we had the same mother) were interned and subsequently sent to Auschwitz. His mother, Paula (my beloved mother as well) survived, ultimately remarried, and never got over the loss of her child; his father, Jakob, died in Auschwitz. Here is where the mystery occurs: according to records sent to me by Yad Vashem, Manfred died in Auschwitz in 1943. HOWEVER, and this is a big HOWEVER, there are records in the town hall of Rovigo that document his existence in 1944. People with whom I am in contact with in Italy have located the family who cared for Manfred. The son of this family has shared this information: In the summer of 1944, soldiers came to the home, beat up the mother and daughter of the family, and then took Manfred away in either a truck or a bus. The son, who was a teenager at the time, came home as the bus drove away.

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From Carole Colpitts,Lakeview, Connecticut:

I am looking for any knowledge or information about the following family or the family name of “Glogauer.”
There are differing accounts and possibilities about them. Arnold Glogauer, b. Berlin @1914 – furrier by trade in Berlin – left Berlin 1938 (Kristallnacht?)- went to Holland – was living in Westerbork area from when it was just a “refugee'” camp through until it became a transit camp. Pauline Pesse(Penske?)-Michaelis Glogauer, wife, b. Berlin @1917 – from Berlin to Holland 1938 – lived in Westerbork area camp.

Miriam(Marion?) Hanna Glogauer, b. Westerbork @August 20, 1940

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Seeking a Mr. Tenenbaum who was a watchmaker in Budapest and a member of Rabbi Dov Ber Wiessmandl’s underground.

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From Gerald Grossman, a Survivor in Oakland Gardens, New York:

I am a Holocaust Survivor from the city of Rovno, Poland now Ukraine. Interested to know about survivors from my city and my family by the name Tenenbojm from Rovno.

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From Jacob (Jay) Kuperman, a Survivor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
I grew up in RYBNIK Poland, just a few miles from the prewar border of Poland and Germany.
I would like to know if you have someone in your data base from RYBNIK.
Before the war there about 300 Jews living in RYBNIK; I know of only one person that was from Rybnik and he died about 20 years ago.

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From the Lauder Foundation:

We are looking for Janina Seelenfreund vel Mandelbaum, who survived in a Gentile family, was brought to the Central Jewish Committee in Krakow after the war with her aunt and maybe her father, Abraham Seelenfreund vel Mandelbaum.

We don’t know the name of her aunt for certain, but after some research, we are quite sure that it was Rosalia vel Rywka Seelenfreund (nee Brener), who was married to a brother of Abraham. She herself had a daughter, Ludwika vel Louisa. Janina disappeared from Krakow. Her father stayed in a town called Walbrzych and after some years died and was buried in Krakow. We are not sure if the two met at all.

Rosalia went with the two girls (that we don’t know, but hope that it is a correct guess) to a country where she spoke Spanish, as her Yad Vashem testimonies are in this language. Both Rosalia and Ludwika passed away, unfortunately before we could contact them.

Janina’s parents were Abraham Seelenfreund (or Mandelbaum) and Anna Singer. Anna was killed after she gave her child to this Gentile family and said that the father will take her after the war when he will return (it was obvious that he escaped to Russia).

and further searching for:

The Polish family: Nabielec in Hronow.

This is a story of two brothers. Very probably from a mixed marriage. One stayed in Poland, the other one went to Paris in 1957. After some years in France he went on to USA Boston.

The brother who is still living in Poland was born 1923, the younger one who left, in 1926. The younger one was or wished to be an actor (theater).

After he left for USA the numbers on the street where his brother was living were changed. His older brother thought he was not alive as no letters came from him for many years. In 1990 the daughter of the older one started to look and found that the younger brother wrote many times to the old address, but the lady who received the letters didn’t care and threw the letters away.

Only imagine that over 40 years both think that the other one is not alive. The last contact with Jan Niewiadomski was in 1963, when a friend of his visited him in Boston.

AND ALSO

We are seeking Klara or Karolina AGATSTEIN-DORMONT, born 1935, daughter of Albert Agatstein & Dora Koenig-Goldberg-Dormont.

She most likely left Poland for France after the war.
(Dr. Michel Willer of Paris was her cousin who listed relatives with Yad Vashem, but we so far are unable to locate him.) Any leads would be appreciated.

Anna Przybyszewska Drozd & Yale J. Reisner
The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, Warsaw

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From Ronald Lowinger, in Michigan

NEEDED: eye witness accounts of Demblin and Presov.

My aunt, Morgit (Lowinger) Bodner and her family ( husband Jakob and daughters Erika and Vera; ages 2 and 4) were deported from Presov, Slovakia to Deblin, Poland on May 12, 1942. I am trying to determine if they died in Deblin shortly thereafter as [suggested in an article I read], or if they were deported from there to another location. I also have the train records documenting their deportation. I am looking specifically for an eye witness who can tell me if my relatives were killed in Deblin and buried in the mass grave in the neighboring town of Bobrowniki as the article [I have] suggests or if they were deported further to another destination.

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Forwarded to me by Syd Mandelbaum, a 2g in Cedarhurst, New York:

I saw on the OpraH Winfry show in May a woman who I lived with at a girls residence
in N.Y.C. IN THE 40’S. She had been spared from the concentration camp and was sent to Sweden then the States. I would love to contact her as we had been friends in the past. I believe she lives in N.J. Her name was Hedy Ellenbogen. Her granddaughter had been one of 50 H.S. students that were awarded prizes for their composition on the book,”Night.”

Would you know any organization that might have her listed?

My maiden name was Gloria Benedetti.

Gloria Benedetti Seneres.

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From Lev Raphael, Okemos, Michigan:

I’m trying to trace relatives of Frida Zewin, married name Frida Garbel, who was born in Vilno and entered Buchenwald in Nov. 1944 via Stutthof.

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Do any of you remember a Lidja Garbel from Vilno? Or a Lalkeh Klatchko?

Please contact me directly at levraphael@comcast.net if “Frida Zewin” rings any bells for you.

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From Sara Solc, a 2g in Miami Beach, Florida:

WHAT I NEED IS IF YOU CAN ASK THEM IF THERE IS SOMEONE THERE WHO IS FROM/ WAS BORN/ LIVED/ OR KNOWS OF THE TOWN CALLED “LLIVENISHOK.”

I DO NOT KNOW IF I WROTE IT CORRECTLY. IT WAS WHERE MY FATHER WAS BORN.

AND ALSO IF ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT “BINAKONE”

IF SOMEONE KNOWS IF THESE TOWNS STILL EXIST, IF THEY ARE IN POLAND OR ELSEWHERE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

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