Leipzig civil registry records #germany

Heshel Teitelbaum

Hi everyone:
Is anyone familiar with obtaining a birth record from the registry 
office or from the City Archives in Leipzig? :
b) The website for the Standesamt Leipzig states quite clearly that 
     there are a couple of stumbling blocks:  You can only access birth 
     records if they are more than 110 years old (which seems to be 
     my case; but I might be off by 10 years.   It also states that only 
     children or grandchildren can have access.  This is not my case: 
     The man in question, Joachim Kaufmann, who might or might 
     not be Jewish, was not my ancestor; but I need to find his birth 
     date for a humanitarian purpose. I do not need an actual birth 
     certificate - merely the date of birth. 
c) The registry office website states that if the birth record is more 
    than 110 years old, then the record is held in the City Archives. But 
    it does not state explicitly that you have to be a direct descendant 
    in that case to access the record.
My main questions are:
a) Did birth records from ca 1900 survive WWII?  If so ....  
b) Does anyone have experience dealing with the civil registry office 
    or the City Archives in Leipzig?
c) Are there any other sources to obtain the same information? i.e. 
    has anyone created / published an online index listing births in 
    Leipzig around 1900? 
Heshel Teitelbaum

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