Re: 1938 Deportation #galicia
Peter Bein <email@example.com> asked about the deportations in
late October 1938 of German Jews of Polish origin, including his
grandmother, Malka BEIN.
At that time thousands of Polish Jews living in Germany were deported
to Polish-German border towns -- mostly to Bentschen (now Zbaszyn),
but also to Beuthen (now Bytom) and Konitz (Chojnice). See
Searching online for these town names plus the words Holocaust or
deportation, brings up a number of testimonies about survivors'
The names of many of the Polish Jews who were deported appear in the
German memorial book, "Gedenkbuch: Opfer der Verfolgung der Juden
unter der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft in Deutschland 1933
- 1945," which can be searched at
I could not find any BEINs who were born in Gorlice or lived in
Leipzig, but Gedenkbuch memorializes 11 other people >from Gorlice who
lived in Leipzig.
See the JewishGen SIG archives
for past mentions of Gedenkbuch and Zbaszyn on this list.
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA