Request for suggestions as to where I can get documentary proof of my Jewish ancestry? #austria-czech


jimandann.newmark@...
 

The factory in Brno https://www.bam.brno.cz/en/object/c118-stiassny-and-neumark-textile-factories-vlnena was co-founded by my great-grandfather Paul Neumark. My grandfather was Austrian, and recent changes in Austrian law https://www.wien.gv.at/english/administration/civilstatus/citizenship/citizenship-ns-victims.html mean that I can potentially claim citizenship on the basis of my grandfather being the "persecuted ancestor" (my great-uncle committed suicide on the day of the National Socialist invasion https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/1939-03-20/debates/233c2e93-5e8e-49b3-8afd-577637cb3bb4/Czechoslovakia ) and my father remembers the Gestapo arriving at the house to arrest his father on the same day. However, I have been told by the Austrian government researchers that this is only a "hint" of my Jewish background and that ideally documentation should be provided.  So far, I have not been able to provide this - any suggestions would be welcome.

James (Jim) Newmark   Lutterworth Leicestershire UK

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