JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
Periodically (pun intended) we carry the table of contents from
"Sharsheret Hadorot", the journal of the Israel Jewish
Genealogical Society (IGS).
I've received notice of a GerSIG success story reported in the current
issue (May 21, 2007 - V.21 N.2) in an article by GerSIG member Uriel Nissel.
The author credits our memorial book consultant Fritz Neubauer
at Bielefeld University in Northern Germany with providing
the solution to a 64-year-old mystery.
Regular GerSIG readers know that Mr. Neubauer frequently helps members
seeking relatives who "vanished' during the Shoah. At the NY 2006
Conference, Mr. Neubauer gave an extensively illustrated lecture about
using "memorial books" containing data on Holocaust victims. Once
again I send thanks to Fritz for his generous assistance to our GerSIG
community. Thanks also to Uriel Nissel for giving credit to GerSIG
in his article.
I was happy to recognize the names of at least 2 other GerSIG members
in the list of authors for the current "Sharsheret Hadorot". They
are Meriam Haringman and Esther Ramon.
"Sharsheret Hadorot" articles, like those in "Gen Ami" and some other
foreign JGS journals, are printed in English translation as well as
the original language.
John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC, GerSIG Coordinator