German SIG #Germany Re: Questions about a JOWBR entry for a cousin - Michael ORLOW #germany

Fritz Neubauer

Dear Lin,

I think there are two points that may explain Michael ORLOW's grave in Vienna:

1) The murder took place in the concentration camp Buchenwald on German
territory and not in a extermination camps in the East. (No urns came back >from
the East.) What I read about such a situation is this:

Relatives were offered the possibility of having an urn to them
- for a fee. Whether the content of the urn had anything to do
with the remains of the victim is open to question ... And the
official cause of death was fake in most cases.

2) The body had been cremated, and I am almost certain, the cremation
would have taken place in Buchenwald, not in Vienna.

I hope that helps, Fritz Neubauer in Beilefeld.

Lin Herz <> wrote: " Michael ORLOW, my mom's first cousin's
father had this entry in the JOWBR . I don't understand. I don't understand
why he would be in a cemetery, since he was murdered by the Nazis."

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