Re: Question on finding people post-War II #general


Joseph Hirschfield
 

"What disturbs me more than the fact that family here could not find those
in Europe, is that when the family in Romania contacted the Red Cross to try
to find the relatives here in the U.S., they could not find them. My grandmother
and grandfather were still living in Brooklyn, as always, were registered
voters, were on the various censuses,and there must have been enough leads to
find them, and yet they never did, and the family in Romania assumed they, too,
were dead."

I heard of a similar tragic story, but this one has an explanation. When a
family in Paris that had survived the Holocaust tried to contact family in
the US through HIAS, contact actually was reached with the widow of the
American relative. However the widow, thinking the refugees in Paris were
after a handout denied knowledge of the Parisian refugees.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSCHFELD, HIRSZFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, BUXBAUM-Skwarzawa (Skvaryava),
Sielec Bienkow (Selets), Glinyany, Kaminonka Strumilowa, GALICIA
MINOFF, MINIEWITZKI, MINOWITZKI, TOBIAS-Brest-Litovsk, Wysokae-Litovsk,
BELARUS

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