I am trying to get information about my half brother. He was a child during
the holocaust. He and his parents came >from Leipzig to Italy and were in
Ferramonte. His father's name was Jakob Buchaster. Jakob Buchaster died in
Auschwitz. His mother was named Paula Falek Buchaster. She survived both
Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen and emigrated to the United States where she
married Herman Speier. I am the daughter of Paula and Herman Speier.
Paula and Jakob Buchaster had a son named Manfred who was born on
September 13, 1938. I have two different addresses where they resided in Italy:
Viale delle Argonne XX, Milano (1939) and Via Ginlio Ubesti XX Milano
(dates unknown). They were deported >from Ferramonte to Auschwitz in
about 1943. As I said, Paula survived and Jakob died.
My mother had always told me that she gave Manfred to a family to
hide, but on the Yad Vashem Vebsite it lists Manfred as possibly haven
been given to a Monastery. I have been trying to determine if he is
alive. The papers on the Yad Vashem Website that provide this
information are stamped by the Unione Delle Comunita Israeltische
I would so much appreciate any help you can give me in finding
information about Manfred Buchaster. My e mail is moosenr@...
or speiers@... My telephone number at home is
XXX-XXX-XXXX. I speak English. Please contact me and let me know
how I can find out if my half brother is alive, or what happened to
Thank you very much for any help you can provide
Sandy Speier Klein
New Rochelle, N.Y.
United States of America