larklane@juno.com #general


Judith Romney Wegner
 

James Gross asked:
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I found inquiries for missing relatives published in the (UK)
Jewish Chronicle. The dates are 10/2/25, 4/21/22, and 3/10/22.
Most if not all the searches are >from people in Russia,
like Riga and Odessa.I was not looking for things during
this period and just happened to come across it by accident.
Question: Does anyone know why there missing relative ads
during this time period. And, can anyone venture as to what
dates a researcher would tend to find MORE ads?
After WW 2, the Jewish Chronicle maintained a weekly "missing relatives"
column for decades. In fact I believe it still does (though I am no longer
a regular reader and cannot vouch for this). In general, the missing
relatives were people who failed to return after the war, no doubt because
most of them had perished in the Holocaust. Since the ads routinely gave
the name both of the searcher and of the person being sought, these names
could provide JGenners in the USA with many possible leads to both English
and European relatives.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu

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