Ruth & Bruce Lynn <lynn33@...>
I'm searching for a "lost" cousin, Michael Anthony PICARD, who was born
in England in 1947. His parents were Claus Wolfgang PICARD and (Hilde)
Inge(borg) GROSSMAN, both born in Berlin. They lived in Welwyn Gardens
and Bramley, Leeds, UK in the 1950's. Claus's parents (Michael Anthony's
grandparents), Dr. Ernst Jacob PICARD and (Minna) Edith Eva RUSS, lived
in London in the 1950's. Inge's parents, Dr. Fritz GROSSMAN and Gertrud
Paula FRANK, lived in New York City. Claus's brother, Heinz Hellmuth
PICARD, lived in Tel Aviv. Inge's brothers Herbert Otto GROSSMAN and
Helmut/Henry GROSSMAN, lived in Newark, NJ and Englewood, NJ.
Michael's grandparents, Dr. Ernst Jacob PICARD and (Minna) Edith Eva RUSS,
escaped >from Berlin to Palestine in 1935, and later moved to England.
Edith was my father's cousin. What she never knew was that her sister,
Charlotte Henriette RUSS HEILFRON, managed to escape >from Berlin to
Ireland, where she and her family lived out their lives in Dublin. Their
only living brother, (Wolfgang) Guenter RUSS, committed suicide during or
after his 1943 deportation >from Berlin. Each sister thought that she was
the only surviving family member.
I have recently re-connected with Charlotte's granddaughter in Ireland.
She had no idea that she had close cousins in the UK and the US. But I
have been unable to trace Michael Anthony PICARD, other than two passenger
records for 1947 and 1951 voyages >from England, with his mother, to visit
her parents in New York.
If this story, or any of these names sound familiar to you, please reply
Thanks very much.
Ruth Nadelman Lynn