Are there any experts out there on the Barcelona DP/Refugee Cards >from the
"Munich, Vienna and Barcelona Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugee Cards,
1943-1959 (JDC)" database?
I am researching the fate of my great aunt, Jenny LEVI/LEVY (nee FRANKENTHALER,
Feb 25, 1898, in Untereisenheim, Germany). She moved to Frankfurt in 1939 with
her husband Ludwig and I have lost any definitive trail of her after that (she
is not in the Gedenkbuch), although I have a record suggesting that Ludwig was
killed in 1942 (I can't confirm this yet, since I don't have his birthdate and
there were many Ludwig LEVI/LEVYs).
I found a Refugee Card (Card no. 558) for a Jenny LEVY who was detained in
Gerona and then Barcelona, Spain (presumably after crossing the French/Spanish
border). The card indicates that she was put in the charge of the French as of
1/7/43 (which I interpret as July 1, and not January 7, based on the other
dates on the card) and the last entry on the card says "Partie Afrrique du
Nord, CRI 17/4/44", i.e., she left for North Africa on 17/4/44 (April 17,
1944), via the Red Cross International. Unfortunately, according to the
International Committee of the Red Cross website, research for their WWII
archive is suspended at least until 2016 during a conservation and scanning
Without access to these archives, does anyone know if there a way of tracing
that departure to North Africa to find out which specific country it went to
and whether there is an existing manifest that might indicate information about
the refugee/passenger in addition to her name (such as nationality and/or
birthdate)? Or, are there any other records relating to this group of refugees?
By the way, I have also tried contacting the JDC, but have not heard anything
Thanks in advance!
New York City