German SIG #Germany JGSCV Founding Member Werner Frank Awarded Prize for Book: The Curse of Gurs: Way Station to Auschwitz #germany
Jan Meisels Allen
It is with great pride that I inform the Ger-SIG subscribers that JGSCV founding member
Werner Frank who is also one of the founding members of GerSIG has been awarded
the Landespreis award a Regional/State Prize [Germany] for home research. His book
"The Curse of Gurs: Way Station to Auschwitz" was awarded second place.
Werner traces the fate of Baden Jews in the Nazi era. His research found he had 700
members of his family out of the 6500 imprisoned in the camp.
The jury observed that his book resulted in remarkable and extensive research
that encompassed Frank's widespread family. Werner donated the 1300 Euro award
for the further study of Jewish history.
A short video [less than 4 minutes] about the award and Werner is available for
The video is in German and there is no English translation available.
JGSCV had the privilege of having Werner talk about his book in 2011
and it was an excellent and moving presentation.
Jan Meisels Allen, President, JGSCV firstname.lastname@example.org