Date   

Death Records for Desze - Desesti, Maramures DESESTI OCOBERT 1853 #hungary

dzwieder@...
 

BS"D

I would be very thankful if anybody can please help me to find and get the
Death Records for Desze Kaszo Maramaros today Desesti, (Maramures)Romania
for OCTOBER 1853

I can not enter for some reasons FamilySearch

I have the records >from 1854 onwards

I have a picture of a grave >from Desesti >from OCT 1853 R. Jona son of R.
Naftali and I am trying to get the death record for it

Thank you

David Zvi Wieder
Yerushalayim
dzwieder@...

Moderator: Have you checked the JewishGen Hungary database, which includes lots of records >from Maramaros?


Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group welcomes Dr. Janette Silverman #general

Emily Garber
 

The February 12, 2019 meeting of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group will be
held >from 6:30-8:30 PM in the cottage at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage
Center/Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E. Culver Street, Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Janette Silverman of Ancestry ProGenealogists will present, "Challenges
of Jewish Genealogy: Names, Dates and Places."

Your Eastern European Jewish ancestors probably did not arrive in the US
with the name Smith or Roberts, but how do you know what their names were?
They told you they came >from a place that doesn't show up on any map, and
their age is different in every record you look at! Why were they so
mysterious and how can the information be clarified so we can get to the
bottom of it? During this talk, Silverman will explore several different
examples of confusion resulting >from these challenges, and provide some
strategies to resolve conflicting information and finding out what our
ancestor's names were, where they came >from and when they were born.

The meeting is free and open to all.

For further information, see our webpage at https://azjhs.org/Genealogy.html

Emily Garber
Chair
Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group


Hungary SIG #Hungary Death Records for Desze - Desesti, Maramures DESESTI OCOBERT 1853 #hungary

dzwieder@...
 

BS"D

I would be very thankful if anybody can please help me to find and get the
Death Records for Desze Kaszo Maramaros today Desesti, (Maramures)Romania
for OCTOBER 1853

I can not enter for some reasons FamilySearch

I have the records >from 1854 onwards

I have a picture of a grave >from Desesti >from OCT 1853 R. Jona son of R.
Naftali and I am trying to get the death record for it

Thank you

David Zvi Wieder
Yerushalayim
dzwieder@...

Moderator: Have you checked the JewishGen Hungary database, which includes lots of records >from Maramaros?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group welcomes Dr. Janette Silverman #general

Emily Garber
 

The February 12, 2019 meeting of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group will be
held >from 6:30-8:30 PM in the cottage at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage
Center/Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E. Culver Street, Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Janette Silverman of Ancestry ProGenealogists will present, "Challenges
of Jewish Genealogy: Names, Dates and Places."

Your Eastern European Jewish ancestors probably did not arrive in the US
with the name Smith or Roberts, but how do you know what their names were?
They told you they came >from a place that doesn't show up on any map, and
their age is different in every record you look at! Why were they so
mysterious and how can the information be clarified so we can get to the
bottom of it? During this talk, Silverman will explore several different
examples of confusion resulting >from these challenges, and provide some
strategies to resolve conflicting information and finding out what our
ancestor's names were, where they came >from and when they were born.

The meeting is free and open to all.

For further information, see our webpage at https://azjhs.org/Genealogy.html

Emily Garber
Chair
Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group


Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #courland #latvia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org) and
look under the REGISTRATION tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year, the
mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #courland #latvia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org) and
look under the REGISTRATION tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year, the
mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #southafrica

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org) and
look under the REGISTRATION tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year, the
mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #southafrica

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org) and
look under the REGISTRATION tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year, the
mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #bessarabia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org) and
look under the REGISTRATION tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year, the
mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #bessarabia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org) and
look under the REGISTRATION tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year, the
mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #general

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org) and
look under the **Registration** tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year, the
mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #general

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org) and
look under the **Registration** tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year, the
mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #galicia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org)
and look under the REGISTRATION tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year,
the mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #galicia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org)
and look under the REGISTRATION tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year,
the mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Yizkor Book Project, January 2019 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I am continually touched and heartened by the number of people
dedicating their time to advance the Yizkor Book Project. As an
example, I recently received a number of messages >from people
interested in taking on the coordination of some of our
"coordinator-less" Yizkor Book projects, to help move them forward. If
you would like to know more about the coordination of a particular
Yizkor book, please feel free to contact me and I will explain what is
involved,

Last month saw several more projects being completed online and they were:

- "Memories >from Nowy-Dwor" relating to the community of Nowy Dwor
Mazowiecki, Poland which was ably coordinated by Debra Michlewitz.
- "We Want To Live" which is a book describing the arduous journey of
Jewish martyrs across Europe during World War Two. It was kindly
donated to us by the author's son - Joshua Rassen.

On a further welcome note, once again, the Yizkor Books in Print
Project have published another book: "Memorial Book of the Community
of Chorzel" on the community of Chorzele, Poland. The remarkable work
of the YBIP Project team continues ever onward, month by month.

I am also pleased to note that Meir Gover has generously allowed us
access to a 520 page Yizkor book he has prepared on the communities of
Dlugosiodlo and Poreba Koceby. We have added links in the listings of
these communities and, hence this book, in our Translations Index.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out during
January:

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Gaveikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland
- Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00195.html

- Girkalnis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_039.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00195a.html

- Griskabudis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_052.html

- Kaltinenai, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1217.html

- Nagartava, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/jew267.html

- Zabrezh'ye, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00331.html

- Zabludow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00331a.html

And we have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish
community) www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Belchatow, Poland (Belchatow memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa
Gornicza and its Destruction)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia; In memory of
the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipkany2/lipkany2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html

- Lithuania (Lite) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memories >from Nowy-Dwor)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nowy_dwor1/nowy_dwor1.html

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the
neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish
community) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

- We want to live www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations
go online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #austria-czech

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org) and
look under the REGISTRATION tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year, the
mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project, January 2019 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I am continually touched and heartened by the number of people
dedicating their time to advance the Yizkor Book Project. As an
example, I recently received a number of messages >from people
interested in taking on the coordination of some of our
"coordinator-less" Yizkor Book projects, to help move them forward. If
you would like to know more about the coordination of a particular
Yizkor book, please feel free to contact me and I will explain what is
involved,

Last month saw several more projects being completed online and they were:

- "Memories >from Nowy-Dwor" relating to the community of Nowy Dwor
Mazowiecki, Poland which was ably coordinated by Debra Michlewitz.
- "We Want To Live" which is a book describing the arduous journey of
Jewish martyrs across Europe during World War Two. It was kindly
donated to us by the author's son - Joshua Rassen.

On a further welcome note, once again, the Yizkor Books in Print
Project have published another book: "Memorial Book of the Community
of Chorzel" on the community of Chorzele, Poland. The remarkable work
of the YBIP Project team continues ever onward, month by month.

I am also pleased to note that Meir Gover has generously allowed us
access to a 520 page Yizkor book he has prepared on the communities of
Dlugosiodlo and Poreba Koceby. We have added links in the listings of
these communities and, hence this book, in our Translations Index.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out during
January:

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Gaveikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland
- Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00195.html

- Girkalnis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_039.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00195a.html

- Griskabudis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_052.html

- Kaltinenai, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1217.html

- Nagartava, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/jew267.html

- Zabrezh'ye, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00331.html

- Zabludow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00331a.html

And we have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish
community) www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Belchatow, Poland (Belchatow memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa
Gornicza and its Destruction)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia; In memory of
the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipkany2/lipkany2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html

- Lithuania (Lite) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memories >from Nowy-Dwor)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nowy_dwor1/nowy_dwor1.html

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the
neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish
community) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

- We want to live www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations
go online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Cleveland Conference Registration Is Now Open #austria-czech

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the
Cleveland Conference. Go to the conference website (www.iajgs2019.org) and
look under the REGISTRATION tab.

For now, the registration form does not have all of the meals. Those items
will be added later, once scheduling has been finalized, and you will be
able to update your registration. Be sure to read through the registration
overview page, paying particular attention to something new this year, the
mandatory meal voucher.

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Post-WWII Declarations of Death #austria-czech

jfentman@...
 

I recently found in the newspaper Wiener Zeitung notices published in 1947
and 1948 of my cousin Paul SONDHOFF's applications for declarations of
death of his mother, Helene GOLDBERGER SONDHOFF and sister Agnes Alma
SONDHOFF respectively. According to the notices, Helene, age 48, and Agnes,
age 12, were deported >from Vienna in May 1942 to somewhere near Minsk,
and disappeared. Paul survived in hiding in Vienna throughout the war,
emigrating to the US in 1951 and died in 1993. We now have information that
Helene and Agnes were murdered upon arrival at Maly Trostinec in 1942.
Paul was Helene and Agnes' sole survivor.

My question is why Paul would have sought legal declarations of death for his
lost family members, as did many others, judging by the pages of similar
published notices. Was this done solely for inheritance purposes
(not that the then-widowed Helene or young Agnes would have had much proper
ty to leave)?

June Friedman Entman
St. Augustine, Florida
jfentman@...
Researching SONDHOFF, SONDERLING, MANDL, SCHLAFRIG, GOLDBERGER, WERNER


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Post-WWII Declarations of Death #austria-czech

jfentman@...
 

I recently found in the newspaper Wiener Zeitung notices published in 1947
and 1948 of my cousin Paul SONDHOFF's applications for declarations of
death of his mother, Helene GOLDBERGER SONDHOFF and sister Agnes Alma
SONDHOFF respectively. According to the notices, Helene, age 48, and Agnes,
age 12, were deported >from Vienna in May 1942 to somewhere near Minsk,
and disappeared. Paul survived in hiding in Vienna throughout the war,
emigrating to the US in 1951 and died in 1993. We now have information that
Helene and Agnes were murdered upon arrival at Maly Trostinec in 1942.
Paul was Helene and Agnes' sole survivor.

My question is why Paul would have sought legal declarations of death for his
lost family members, as did many others, judging by the pages of similar
published notices. Was this done solely for inheritance purposes
(not that the then-widowed Helene or young Agnes would have had much proper
ty to leave)?

June Friedman Entman
St. Augustine, Florida
jfentman@...
Researching SONDHOFF, SONDERLING, MANDL, SCHLAFRIG, GOLDBERGER, WERNER