Re: POLACSEK #germany

Jan Bousse <janbousse@...>

Hello Peter,

If Otto POLACSEK was deported >from Westerbork, Holland, he may have been
living in Holland for some time and have renounced his Austrian citizenship
or have been deprived of it. As for Helene Brand, the place she was deported
from is Malines (Mechelen), not Malvines. Jews were deported >from the Dossin
Kazerne in Mechelen. Information about the deportees can be obtained from
the Joods Museum van Deportatie en Verzet in Mechelen,
The e-mail address is Or you can write to Miss Laurence
Schram at the Museum, Goswin de Stassartstraat 153, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium.

There was in Liège, Belgium, a Natan POLACZEK, I believe >from Warsaw, He was
deported and died in Auschwitz in 1943. His wife Chana (Helene) nee
Pisterman moved to Israel on 27.11.1984, she died in Haifa on 01.01.1987,
based on information >from Liège. As far as I know one son lives in Israel
and one here in Belgium. I don't know of course if they are related to your
POLACSEK. Kind regards,

Jan BOUSSE, Oostende, Belgium

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. <> wrote:
Otto and Helene POLACSEK are both listed in the Austrian Holocaust death
database ( as having died in Auschwitz. They were, therefore,
presumably Austrian citizens. However, they are not listed as property
declarants immediately after Anschluss, and presumably had already left
Austria. This is confirmed by their listings as having been deported and
perished as follows: Otto born 23/9/89 in Weenen was deported from
Westerbork in Holland to Auschwitz where he died 3/8/42. Helene nee Brand
born 30/7/01 (place of birth not given) was deported >from Malvines in
Belgium to Auschwitz and died there 15/1/43. The place of birth can
probably be obtained by writing to Malvines. There are numerous other
persons with the surname POLACSEK, including two in Austria (Egon and
Rosamunde) but I know of no way of determining whether they are related.

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