SEARCHES compiled by Serena Woolrich, president of allgenerations, inc.

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SEPTEMBER 2007 SEARCHES
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Seeking Former Inmates of Foehrenwald DP Camp for Reunion

From Bernhard Purim in Munich, Germany (forwarded to me by Jeanette Friedman, a 2g in New Milford, New Jersey, and editor of Together, newspaper of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants):

A group of former inmates of the DP camp Foehrenwald near Munich plan a
reunion 50 years after the camp was closed.

They asked me for assistance by finding as many as possible former “Foehrenwalders.”

If you are a former “Foehrenwalder” or know someone who is, kindly contact Bernhard Purin directly at; bernhard.purin@muenchen.de.

Do you know if there are any mailing lists, web sites etc. where announcements for this reunion could be posted?

Jewish Museum Munich
St.-Jakobs-Platz 16
80331 Muenchen

Tel
+49-89-233-25388
Mobil
+49-152-01657213
Fax
+49-89-233-989 25388
E-mail
bernhard.purin@muenchen.de
Internet
www.juedisches-museum-muenchen.de

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I need your help, please.

Does anyone know Florence Calmels, a 2g in France and/or Ruth Almog in Tel Aviv, Israel?

If you have their e-mail addresses or any contact information, I would appreciate it very much if you could forward that to me.

Florence and Ruth used to be in Allgenerations awhile back and I no longer have any current contact information for either one of them.

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LIBERATORS SOUGHT

From Dr. Tatyana Macaulay:

One of our students plans to write his M.A. thesis about the GIs who liberated the camps in Europe.

If there are any on your network, please could you put us in touch with them?

contact Dr. Macaulay directly at: tmacaulay@clarku.edu

Thank you,
Tatyana Macaulay, Ph.D.
Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Clark University
Worcester, MA

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AUGUST 2007 SEARCHES

DP CAMPS ITALY;TRAWNIKI /PONIATOWA & SUGIHARA SURVIVORS

Professor Fabrizio Lelli, an Italian scholar, is doing research on Italian DP camps in the very south of Italy for the University of Lecce: Seeking people connected with these camps.

Please contact Professor Lelli at: Farlel@tin.it
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From Karen Lazar, B’nai Brith Canada’s Institute for International Affairs in Toronto, Ontario:
Seeking Survivors from Trawniki or Poniatowa:
We would very much appreciate your posting our ad seeking survivors from Poniatowa or Trawniki and/or their surviving family members.

B’nai Brith, Canada’s Institute for International Affairs is urgently seeking Holocaust survivors from Trawniki or Poniatowa concentrations camps in Poland, between April 1943 and January 1944.

Full confidentiality will be respected.

Please contact Karen Lazar at: 416.633.6224, ext. 140 or at: 1.800.892.2624.

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From Mark Litvak, in Miami, Florida (and Montreal, Canada): Seeking Sugihara Survivors:

filmmaker, Diane Estelle Vicari, (Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness) is interested in contracting, and possibly meeting Sugihara survivors.

If you or your list know of any, please forward the information

DIRECTLY TO: Diane Estelle Vicari at Diestelle@aol.com or Mark Litvak at: Mark@Litvak.com

Diane Estelle Vicari President
International Documentary Association
www.documentary.org
DOCdance Productions
Diestelle@aol.com
skype: québécoise3
(818)905-9085
(818)905-9187 fax
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From Godolaya Godol, a Survivor in Arlington, Virginia: Mengele Twin

I was wondering whether or not you were ever able to post some notice concerning my past and specifically my attempt to ascertain whether there is anyone who can shed some light on whether any twin patients of Dr. Mengele ever were tattooed with the letters “ZW” preceding their number. Someone who was in the boys’ barracks as patients of Dr. Mengele might remember me. I was 5 years old. My number was ZW 2732.

I was in the barracks with my twin brother from around the middle of June, 1944 until liberation. My brother was killed.

I think we were Jewish, from the Hungarian countryside, possibly Transylvania. I do not know my real name, I seem to recall perhaps it was something like “Teddy” and my brother’s “Jacob,” but I’m not sure.

This is very important to me because it could collaborate that I am indeed Jewish by birth.

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From Ida Paluch Kersz, a Survivor, in Skokie, Illinois: (Please see below):

I’m looking for my father’s cousin’s family, “Nunberg.”

I’m not very sure that I remember it well. They lived in the City of Legnica, Poland and I visited them often.

I’m including pictures below of the parents and their daughter with me and another girl. I have no other information.

Finding them my solve my missing family during the Holocaust.

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From Melanie Weinberger Wallis, a Survivor in Detroit, Michigan:

I am looking for a cousin whom I last saw after the Holocaust.. His name is TIBOR EISEN unless he changed it.

He would be in his late 70’s now. His mother’s maiden name was Friedman.

I think he was from what is now the Slovak republic, around KOSICE (KASSA).

If anyone knows of him please let me know. Thank you.

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From Jenny, a Survivor in Israel

Hello,

Please dedicate a couple of minutes to read this message. It is extremely important to me. It is my last hope of attaining my wish.

I am a 72 year old Holocaust survivor. I was a young child during the war, and I don’t remember much from that period. In spite of carrying out an in-depth and protracted research, there are still many holes in my story – I am looking for people who crossed with me the border from France to Switzerland via Anemasse on Oct 20th 19.43 Once in Switzerland, I arrived at Croppets, apparently the place where all children who crossed the border were gathered and looked after by the OSE.

From there I was transferred to the ‘Henry Dunant’ orphanage centre in Geneva. The children who crossed with me should be today in their 70s. Please try to remember. Do you know a neighbour, a distant relative, a friend of your mother/grandmother, or someone else who was there or might know someone who was? These women, if still alive, can be anywhere in the world now, and their family names have probably changed since. Even if you know of a person who crossed the same border during the same time period and his name is not included in my list, I would appreciate if they contact me.

The names of those I am searching for are:
Palestrant Lizette , daughter of David and Hanna, born 29th of Oct, 1936 in Poland

Sobelman Suzanne daughter of Albert and Celine, born 18th of April, 1936, Paris

Rosenberg Liba born 26th of April, Poland, and her brother Paul, born on the 20th of February, 1935, in Paris to Wolf (Zeev) and Rivka (Rebecca)

Issac Milan/ Mylan (I’m not sure which is his surname) born the 26th of May, 1937, in Milano, son of Herbert and Hinda.

Dora Israel-Menasse (I’m not sure which is her maiden name) and her children – Robert, born in 1929, and Fortuni, born in 1940 .

In hopes of finding some clue – thank you very much!

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From Barbara Engelking-Boni, professor at the Polish Academy of Science, Polish Center for Holocaust Research:

I am looking for the Fela Fischbein family. She was from Iwonicz Zdroj, Poland, had a shop in Krosno before the war (she or her husband Salomon). Her daughter Dora was born in 1937 (?). The family survived the war in hiding in Wola Komborska, where Fela has been writing her extremely interesting diary. I guess after the war the Fischbein family left Poland to South America (Mexico?).

I am working for the Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw, for the Holocaust Gallery.

I would like very much to use Fela’s diary at the exhibition, but I need to find her family for agreement, information, possible photos, etc.

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From Myriam Bryks-Fuchs, a 2g in Brooklyn, New York:

I would like to know if anyone knew RACHMIL BRYKS from Skarzys-kamien, his father’s name was TUVIA and his mother’s name SERLA (kagan) He was a Yiddish writer who wrote “A Cat in the Ghetto” after the war.

Thank you.
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From Dorothy Knapp Friedman, a 2g in East Windsor, New Jersey:

My mother’s family came from Kletsk, Poland (now Belarus) and was the only family to survive intact from Kletsk as they were always a step ahead of the German army. They spent the majority of the war in Kazakhstan. My mother’s name was Eda Melcer.

Her parents were Boruch Peretz Melcer and Miriam (maiden name Berkowitz). In Kazakhstan my mother met and married Alexander Karpov (or Karpovitz). My father was executed by the NKVD in February of 1947 for helping fellow Jews get out of the Gulag. He had been an officer in the Russian army and my aunt believes that he was born in Minsk. That is all the information I have about him, but I have been told about his mother and sister.

If anyone knows anything I would greatly appreciate hearing any information you have.
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INQUIRY

If anyone was living in Sanok, Poland between 1939-42. My father’s sister Ruth Goldberg / Wang, was hidden for a short time by a Polish family.

Then she was either discovered and sent to Auschwitz or was shot by a German soldier. She was born in 1914.

If anyone knew her or knew what happened to her and the family, I would be grateful for the information!

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From Mel Laytner, a 2g in New Rochelle, New York:

I am a 2g, both parents were survivors. I am currently gathering as much information as possible about the

Blechhammer Labor Camp, which was part of the Auschwitz camp system. My father,
Josef “Dolek” Lajtner, was there from June 1943 until the camp was evacuated in January 1945.

I would like to hear from survivors (or their kids) who have specific knowledge of personalities and events at Blechhammer.
To wit:

1. Anyone who knew my father, Josef ‘Dolek’ Lajtner. His family was fairly prominent in Dabrowa-Gornicza. He had several brothers: Wolf, Kysl, Benjamin, Berek.

My father worked in several metal shops in Sosnowice through the first mass selection in 1942. He then worked in Strzemieszyce before being transferred to Blechhammer in 1943. In Blechhammer he was a welder in Arbeitskommando 27, bunk 408.

2. Anyone who can recall details and stories about Karl Demerer, the Judeneltester of the camp. Particularly, I am interested in stories of how Demerer saved lives and about his life after the war.

3. A Dutch-Jewish Kapo named Josef Brassem, also known as Jopie or Yoili. He was a huge bear of a man, possibly a professional boxer before the war. Prisoners who underwent punishment may recall him. He is thought to have survived the war but I have not been able to confirm this, or trace his whereabouts.

4. The Kapo in charge of my father’s work group was Martin Isaak, originally from Romania, known as “Red Martin” (Yiddish: Roite Martin), because of his hair color, not his political affiliation. As of last year, Martin was quite ill suffering from various ailments that prevented him from speaking to me on the phone.

5. Anyone with first hand experiences with SS guard known as “Tom Mix”.

6. Specific stories about life at the camp – what one did to survive, life at the camp before and after it became part of Auschwitz – as well as the death march to Gross Rosen in January 1945.

If any Survivors have given testimony about Blechhammer to places like Yale ‘s Fortunoff Archive or the Shoah Foundation’s (Spielberg) Archive, I would welcome the opportunity to view or hear these accounts. Thanks.

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From Sherry Kisos, in Petach Tikvah, Israel:

My father’s father’s parents came from the Lomza gubernia and they lived in very small towns about 4 km from Lomza the city. The names are: WENGIERKA from ZAREBY KOSCIELNE and SIWEK from SNIADOWA.

My father’s mother’s parents came from a very small town near the Dniester River in the Kamenetz-Podolsk region: the names are HELFENSTEIN or GELFENSTEIN and BOORSTEIN and the town they came from was STARAYA USHITSA.

My grandmother (GELFENSTEIN) had a brother who died in Belgium before WWII, but his wife remarried. She had one child, a daughter from my great-uncle and one
child from her second husband. The wife’s maiden name was SZTARK and she was from Przysucha. Her second husband was WIELGOASKI and he also came from Nowe
Miasto, Poland. He had family in England, VELGOLASKI and WALDE.

On my mother’s side, the family names are FREUD (as in Sigmund) and UHRMACHER. I think that these families came from around BRODY. The other names are LANDMANN
and DOBBEK. I have never found anybody with these names. I thought maybe the family came from Berlin (I even looked the names up in the phone book from
pre-WWII)..

And then, there is the Wielcowicz family from Tarnopol or the area around Tarnopol.
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Searches: For those who came to the US on the Marine Flasher and Perch from Poland

In late May or early June 1946 a train carrying approximately 2,000 Jews from Poland travelled across Germany to Bremerhaven where they were to sail to the USA on one of the following boats.

June 8 The “Marine Flasher”

June 15 The “Marine Perch”

I am trying to trace anybody who sailed on either of these vessels and who started their journey in Poland.

If they would be so kind as to contact me I would like to know the names of those in charge of their group, where they came from in Poland and any delays they encountered on their journey across Germany to the port.

Many thanks

David

David R Allthorpe
Associate Researcher
Wiener Library
4 Devonshire Street
London W1w 5BH
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“My name is Heinz Hesdorffer. I survived Westerbork, Theresienstadt, Birkenau camp B.II.b, SCHWARZHEIDE, and the Death March from Sachsenhausen. Looking for the following 3 friends, who survived the camps:

1) Isi Kofman, born about 1927, last seen in Amsterdam 1945/46, survived the Death March to Theresienstadt
2) Eva Haller from Vienna, last seen in Amsterdam 1945/46, emigrated to Israel, married name unknown, age about 83.
3) Anny Stibbe-Horneman, last seen Amsterdam 1947, remained in Holland, probably got re-married, age above 85 now.
Had many HUNGARIAN girl friends across the wire in Birkenau in camp C., where 12 had to share a straw mattress, that meant they had to sleep in 2 shifts of 6 each, No 1. from 9.00 pm to past midnight, No 2, from then to 4.30 am. to be reversed the next night. 1 shift had to stand outside in the cold May/June 1944 night. Is there still somebody around?

h.hesdorffer@att.net

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Hello, please dedicate a couple of minutes to read this message. It is extremely important to me. It is my last hope of attaining my wish. I am a 72 year old Holocaust survivor. Now that all my daughters and some of my grandchildren are married and, thank G-d, having lived to defy the Nazi plot by having a large family who lives in Israel, I feel a need to seek a final closure to my life history.

I was a young child during the war, and I don’t remember much from that period. In spite of carrying out an in-depth and protracted research, there are still many holes in my story – the story of a little girl who lost almost all her family. True, one of many, but for me they were my entire world and all that encompasses it.

I am looking for people who crossed with me the border from France to Switzerland via Anemasse on Oct 20th 19.43 Once in Switzerland, I arrived at Croppets, apparently the place where all children who crossed the border were gathered and looked after by the OSE. From there I was transferred to the ‘Henry Dunant’ orphanage centre in Geneva. The children who crossed with me should be today in their 70s.
Please try to remember. Do you know a neighbour, a distant relative, a friend of
your mother/grandmother, or someone else who was there or might know someone who was? These women, if still alive, can be anywhere in the world now, and their family names have probably changed since.

The names of those I am searching for are:

Palestrant Lizette , daughter of David and Hanna, born 29th of Oct, 1936 in Poland
Sobelman Suzanne daughter of Albert and Celine, born 18th of April, 1936, Paris
Rosenberg Liba born 26th of April, Poland, and her brother Paul, born on the 20th of February, 1935, in Paris to Wolf (Zeev) and Rivka (Rebecca)
Issack Mylan (I’m not sure which is his surname) born the 26th of May, 1937, in Milano. Son of Herbert and Hinda.
Dora Israel-Menasse (I’m not sure which is her maiden name) and her children – Robert, born in 1929, and Fortuni, born in 1940 .
For any details, please contact me :
was.jenny@gmail.com

In hopes of finding some clue – thank you very much !
Jenny .