I would recommend to those of you who are searching
roots in Germany or about people who left Poland
(Galicia )to Germany,Austria,France,Belgium and the
Netherlands to check the website of the above
mentioned organization. The website is www.icheic.org
The search is slightly complicated while dealing with
German umlauts but as experienced Genners I am
confident that you'll be able to manipulate it. If you
are lucky it might show the name of the insured,his
birth year and sometimes his spouse.The ICHEIC
responds quickly to initial queries. I managed to
locate a relative and then to inform his grandson
about the insurance policy which he might claim.
I presume the same is true also about bank accounts.