question about personnal researsh #general


Olivier Neuman
 

Hi,
Thanks to JewishGen, 18 months ago, I found a cousin (her father and my grandfather
were first cousin). She is 90 years old and she told me her story and her escape
with her little brother >from Vienna by kindertransport in 1939 just before the war.
Her parents and her second brother (too old for kindertransport) found also a way
to escape.

Before that, during Kristallnacht, her father was put in jail in Dachau. In January
1939, she was 15 yaers old and without telling nothing to nobody she went alone to
the Gestapo on Morzinplatz, managed to enter and found an office where a german
officer was sitting. She felt on her knees and asked the man to do something for
her father Aron Nachtigall and Maybe G. put something like pity in the heart of
this man and he phoned Berlin to ask for the release of her father in exchange that
her family found a ticket for him to Shanghai. He was released on January 21st
1939 >from Dachau. Then, few months later he managed to escape with the family to
Scotland before immigrated to USA in 1940 thanks to Affidavits sent by a cousin
they never heard about before ( another miracle!) I would like to know how we could
find something about my grandfather's cousin put in Dachau : for example who was
this officer who obtained his release? Do you think it's possible to find
something? I contacted Dachau, they have only the dates of arrival and release.
I contacted in Vienna office@doew.at and they answered me they have no information
concerning him but only about her mother's death in Theresienstadt during the
Shoah. I don't know what to do. If someone could help...
thanks

Olivier Neuman id :458743

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