Dear Fellow GerSIGers,
I would like to share with you the recent very meaningful information that
ITS sent me today regarding my great-aunt Jenny LEVI nee FRANKENTHALER and
As I've written to the list before, I have, for some time now, been
trying to learn the fate of Jenny, her husband Ludwig, and their daughter.
On my own, and with the help of several people on this list, I was able to
learn that Jenny and Ludwig moved >from the Wurzburg area to Frankfurt in
1939; however, without a marriage date I was never able to confirm any
additional information about Ludwig and I only had anecdotal information
(>from my family) that they had a daughter.
ITS was able to provide me with a birthdate for Ludwig and, unfortunately,
also to confirm that he was killed in Majdanek on September 25, 1942. He
was born in Mannheim, on April 10, 1909 (making him 11 years younger than
In addition, ITS was able to find the birthdate and name of Jenny and
Ludwig's daughter, Judis Hadasse (b. June 2, 1941). This is amazing
information for me to be able to put a name to that little person who
was born into such turmoil! >from the records, it seems that she was
born at Saalburgstrasse 5, in Frankfurt, and a midwife (Hebamme) named Th.
(Therese?) Wiegand was attending.
Another record ITS sent me stated that, in Frankfurt, Ludwig forcibly
worked with "Jakob Astheimer," gardening, so I suspect that this may
have been his trade.
Unfortunately, ITS was not able to tell me the fate of Jenny or Judis,
so the search for her continues....
If any of the information above sparks new thoughts or ideas, please
do not hesitate to be in touch! I would be happy to learn more about
Ludwig's side of the family as well, if there are any Mannheim LEVIs
or LEVYs out there.
Best, Liz Hanellin NYC