German SIG #Germany Re: INTRO-researching STERN family from Monchengladbach, Germany and BLASCHKE family from Wroclaw, Poland (Breslau, Germany.) #germany

Roger Lustig

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Dear Rebecca: Welcome!

Thank you for your intro, which is most informative. Thanks also for
putting your queries in the Family Finder.

One place you should check is the Gedenkbuch Deutschland--the German
Holocaust memorial database.

It will give information about deportation destinations, etc.

BLASCHKE is an unusual surname with only a few entries in Menk's
Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames. They're all >from the eastern parts
of Germany--all but one now in Poland, the other right on the border.

The Gedenkbuch lists a Martin BLASCHKE born in 1864 in Frankfurt/Oder
(the town on the border), who was deported >from Chemnitz, where he
lived. Could this be the Martin B you refer to?

Good luck, and keep us posted on what you find!

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 3/21/2014 Rebecca Stern<> wrote:.............
The branches applicable to this group (and that I have entered in the JGFF) are:

STERN- Monchengladbach, Germany, moved to Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw,
Poland) in the early 1900's. Otto Stern joined his father-in-law
(Martin Blaschke) in some form of "credit investigation business." To
our knowledge, any family Otto had in Monchengladbach stayed there
when he moved to Breslau.

BLASCHKE- Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw, Poland)

Thus far, I know the birth and death dates of my grandfather, Frans
Martin STERN (born 1906 in Breslau/Wroclaw, died Dec. 1968 in
Rochester, NY) and that he, my grandmother (Dora Tchenio) and my
father (Daniel Stern) came to Rochester, NY in 1949 after spending the
War in Locarno, Switzerland.

We also know the birth dates of Frans' parents, Otto STERN (born Sept
4, 1876 in Monchengladbach) and Irma Salomon BLASCHKE (born Feb. 9,
1885 in Breslau.) They were married March 26, 1905 in Breslau. Their
last known address and contact was out of a letter >from Breslau in
April, 1942. I have not thus far found evidence of where they were
sent when the remaining Jews of Breslau were sent to the concentration camps.

The only other information I have found about the family is the names
of Irma BLASCHKE's parents...Martin Blaschke and Valeria FRIEDLAENDER.

My primary research goals now are to find family history for the
Stern/Blaschke families before the Holocaust and perhaps to learn
where Otto and Irma Stern were sent after April 1942.

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