Re: German Reparation Files #germany #records

Nikki Bossert

Hi Corinna,

I recently discovered my grandfather through DNA testing (through a second cousin). I have received his files through Arolsen Archives and can see that he corresponded with the BLEA (Arolsen Archives files). Because I don’t have legal proof of my relationship to him, would I still be able to access his records (assuming they aren’t public)? And what’s the best way to find out if they are public? I have traced him through 1951 to St. Paul, MNbut the trail goes cold from there. I saw earlier posts discussing that these restitution files may have family history/stories and that is what I’m most interested in finding. His name was Abram Zilberminc and he was originally from Poland but was living in a DP camp in Feldafing prior to immigrating to the US.

Thank you,
Nikki Bossert

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