Re: Questions about Document in Germany #germany

David Lewin

At 16:19 13/07/2020, Eva Lawrence wrote:

It is possible that the document was prepared for some unpleasant
purpose. However, in that case I'm surprised that it still exists,
and wasn't destroyed by its owner to avoid the post-war Nazi hunt.
It's more likely that the list was made for an interested genealogist.
Genealogy was a popular pastime for middle-class men in
the 1930s., and I have a similar document sent to my great-uncle,
who was very interested in the history of the family. My father
inherited this list, together with his uncle's hobby and used the
information he'd collected to good effect to find relatives abroad
to help with our emigration. In fact my very elderly grandmother's
visa to England was from along-lost nephew on her family tree.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.
I would like to protest the new Jewishgen format and use this message
as a typical example

To me, at least, a response to an absent question is
meaningless. How can the "Power that Be" of Jewishgen use a system
in which response of their users are rendered meaningless. It cannot
be beyond the ability of those who now how to code text, to devise a
method which always reproduces the source of the item being responded to.

David Lewin

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