Seek information on Jewish deportations from Netherlands #germany

Dee Johnson <deanna.johnson@...>

Hello Gersig

The German Jews that I am interested in thought they had escaped by going to
Holland (Amsterdam).

Is there any site that would give me details like those mentioned on the
Austrian site for Jews deported >from Holland?

Kind regards Deanna Johnson, UK <>

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From: German Jewish SIG digest []
Sent: 02 November 2005 05:00
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Subject: gersig digest: November 01, 2005

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GERSIG Digest for Tuesday, November 01, 2005.

1. Very Interesting German-Jewish Site Cite:
3. Searching: Anyone with surname DEWITZ with possible Jewish ancestry for
DNA Surname Project


Subject: Very Interesting German-Jewish Site Cite:
From: "P. S. Wyant" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 11:46:50 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

Perhaps others are aware of this site:

but I have just come across it, and I'd recommend it to you. It's in
German and although it concentrates on German-Jewish history and remains
of communities in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Elsass (in France), Schweiz
(Switzerland), Vorarlberg (in Austria) and Bayrisch-Schwaben, there are
links to many other areas in greater Germany, including Berlin,
Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,
Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Sachsen,
Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Th├╝ringen, as well as scattered
other locations in Europe.

For quite a number of locations, the information includes references
(with pictures and precise locations) to:
- Jewish cemeteries;
- synagogues, both destroyed and still extant;
- mikvehs;
- KZ memorial sites;
- Jewish museums, and so on.

There are also lists of Jewish history projects underway, local contacts
in many towns and villages, etc.

Very worthwhile looking at, in my view, assuming German fluency.

Peter Wyant Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 01:49:32 +0000
X-Message-Number: 2

Hello GerSig - I just joined the group and I am a beginner in doing
research. I live in Denver, Colorado, USA. My native language is English
and I
know a little German (very little). The family names and towns I am
are: MERKEL - of Messel, Dietzenbach, and Frankfurt am Main.
Given names: Gottschalk, Ferdinand, Isidor, Max. Maiden name of Hedwig and
HEINEMANN - of Messel , Dietzenbach, Frankfurt am Main. Maiden name Dora
married name of her mother Dina.
STRAUSS - Wachenbuchen, Given names Solomon, Isaac
ADLER - Altwiedermus
STERN - Bertha of Schotten

Harriet Strauss Rosen Denver, Colorado, USA

Subject: Searching: Anyone with surname DEWITZ with possible Jewish ancestry
for DNA Surname Project
From: Peter Lowe <>
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 13:30:20 +0000
X-Message-Number: 3

Does anyone know any men with the surname DEWITZ who might have had
Jewish ancestry? I am asking as I wish to locate men who might be
willing to participate in a simple, free, Y chromsome DNA analysis test
to establish whether they belong to a DEWITZ family descended >from Levin
David DEWITZ, proposed to be a brother of both my ancestor Israel David
LOEWENHEIM, and of Michael David WANGENHEIM, living in Tuetz in 1812.

Although I have been in contact with female line descendants, currently
I have no record of a living male line descendant.

I am also seeking direct male line members >from any LOEWENHEIM or
WANGENHEIM family for this test.

Thanking anyone for any suggestions of people to contact Regards

Peter Lowe Hertford, England

Web site with DEWITZ, WANGENHEIM & LOEWENHEIM families:

& KROHN (West & East Prussia), JARUSLAWSKY, ADLER & EISNER (Bohemia)

From: "Dilys Lande" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 14:06:32 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

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.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. <>



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