Looking for orphaned Holocaust survivor Albert Rotszpan (name change upon adoption in 1948) who went from Belgium to New York #usa #holocaust


I am attempting to reunite relatives and childhood friends with Albert Rotszpan, born on January 12, 1939 in Brussels, Belgium. His parents, Mendel Frydlob and Sura Rotszpan, died in Auschwitz-Birkenau. After the war, Albert lived in the Jewish orphanage in Wezembeek, Belgium.

In March 1948, Albert Rotszpan was adopted by (according to the memory of a childhood friend) a New York Jewish family. The last trace of Albert under his birthname is the passenger list of the ship that took him from Belgium to the United States. After that, I have no further trace. Privacy regulations prevent access to adoption records, so it is my hope that someone either recognizes the name of Albert Rotszpan or knows a way to find out more about his name after adoption and his current whereabouts (if he is still alive). Here is a Geni-profile I made for Albert's family tree: https://www.geni.com/people/Albert-Rotszpan/6000000166762666835

Thanks very much in advance,

Reinier Heinsman
The Netherlands

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