Dear Jewish Genners,
It's been a while since I posted about this, but 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 her family, >from Germany.
For some time now, I have been trying to learn the fate of Jenny,
her husband Ludwig, and their daughter. On my own, and with the
help of several Jewish Genners, 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 Jenny!).
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.
On Judis' birth record, her father is listed as Gartner Ludwig
Levi, and 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 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.
Apologies to those of you who will read this both here and on the
German SIG, but I thought it was worth sharing with everyone!