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Request for information about missing Auschwitz murder records #germany

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear Genners,

It is fairly easy to find "Osttransport" and other records giving
lists of names of those deported to and murdered in various killing
facilities and concentration camps as an end result of Nazi
persecution.

I had already written to the Auschwitz Museum archives
enquiring about the lost records of arrivals at the killing facility
at Birkenau. I had the vague hope hope of being able to establish the
exact fate of members of my family; even if I have no doubt about the
outcome.

The Auschwitz Archive wrote back to me saying that they did
not have such records and that in all likelihood they had been
recovered by the Soviet Army when this death camp was liberated.

During the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of
Auschwitz-Birkenau last 27th January, one of the commentators on the
television channel that I was watching suggested that these files had
been found and that it was possible to consult them. This commentator
is not known for making things up.
Is anybody able to confirm this information?
Have these documents indeed surfaced again?

I would be very grateful for any information allowing me, and others
to learn more about records of arrivals at the killing facility
at Birkenau. Yours,

Alexander Watson, Genas (near Lyon) France a.watson.genas@gmail.com

Moderator notes: Thanks, M. Watson, for two interesting messages.

To all GerSIG members: We discourage adding "Researching ...." lists
to most posted messages. You should add the names and towns of selected
family members whose history relates to the message you have posted.

If you add a list, please give your JewishGen Researcher Code (JGID)
and state that the names and towns in your list have previously been
entered in the JGFF - JewishGen Family Finder - database. Lists should
include research subjects with origins in or ties to Germany.


German SIG #Germany Request for information about missing Auschwitz murder records #germany

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear Genners,

It is fairly easy to find "Osttransport" and other records giving
lists of names of those deported to and murdered in various killing
facilities and concentration camps as an end result of Nazi
persecution.

I had already written to the Auschwitz Museum archives
enquiring about the lost records of arrivals at the killing facility
at Birkenau. I had the vague hope hope of being able to establish the
exact fate of members of my family; even if I have no doubt about the
outcome.

The Auschwitz Archive wrote back to me saying that they did
not have such records and that in all likelihood they had been
recovered by the Soviet Army when this death camp was liberated.

During the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of
Auschwitz-Birkenau last 27th January, one of the commentators on the
television channel that I was watching suggested that these files had
been found and that it was possible to consult them. This commentator
is not known for making things up.
Is anybody able to confirm this information?
Have these documents indeed surfaced again?

I would be very grateful for any information allowing me, and others
to learn more about records of arrivals at the killing facility
at Birkenau. Yours,

Alexander Watson, Genas (near Lyon) France a.watson.genas@gmail.com

Moderator notes: Thanks, M. Watson, for two interesting messages.

To all GerSIG members: We discourage adding "Researching ...." lists
to most posted messages. You should add the names and towns of selected
family members whose history relates to the message you have posted.

If you add a list, please give your JewishGen Researcher Code (JGID)
and state that the names and towns in your list have previously been
entered in the JGFF - JewishGen Family Finder - database. Lists should
include research subjects with origins in or ties to Germany.


Enquiry about posthumous reinstatement for German Jews #germany

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear Genners

Whilst researching in the Landesarchiv in Berlin, my cousin came
across a death certificate for one of our great uncles, Bruno FABIAN,
who died as a refugee >from Nazi persecution in the Ghetto of Shanghai
of Amoebic dystentry on 23rd August 1943.

This document surprised me for several reasons :
Bruno FABIAN left Berlin in the late 1930's, I had been given to
understand that all German citizens having emigrated, were stripped of
their German nationality by decree in 1941 (this was the case of my
own grandparents, I understand).
This document dates >from 1959, and not >from the immediate aftermath of
the Second World War.
My Great aunt, Elsbeth Recha ERHLICH, born FABIAN, died in similar
circumstances in 1942, in Glusk near Lublin, which, being outside
Germany, in the General Government of Poland, meant that she had
changed countries, albeit forcibly by deportation.

I know >from the ITS records that research for all these people was
carried out by the Red Cross in the late 1950's.
Bruno FABIAN was born in Berlin, but his sister, Elsbeth-Recha EHRLICH
was born in Neuwedell in Western Pomerania. Does this alone explain
the difference of registration of their deaths?
Were victims of Nazi persecution reinstated as German Nationals after
the war, or is this something that needs an adminitrative dossier to
be opened for each individual case? Yours,

Alexander Watson, Genas (near Lyon) France a.watson.genas@gmail.com

Search areas: STERNBERG of Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Erfurt and Fuerth
COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell and Berlin, Brazil,
Denver-Colorado; ROSENBERG of Neuwedell


German SIG #Germany Enquiry about posthumous reinstatement for German Jews #germany

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear Genners

Whilst researching in the Landesarchiv in Berlin, my cousin came
across a death certificate for one of our great uncles, Bruno FABIAN,
who died as a refugee >from Nazi persecution in the Ghetto of Shanghai
of Amoebic dystentry on 23rd August 1943.

This document surprised me for several reasons :
Bruno FABIAN left Berlin in the late 1930's, I had been given to
understand that all German citizens having emigrated, were stripped of
their German nationality by decree in 1941 (this was the case of my
own grandparents, I understand).
This document dates >from 1959, and not >from the immediate aftermath of
the Second World War.
My Great aunt, Elsbeth Recha ERHLICH, born FABIAN, died in similar
circumstances in 1942, in Glusk near Lublin, which, being outside
Germany, in the General Government of Poland, meant that she had
changed countries, albeit forcibly by deportation.

I know >from the ITS records that research for all these people was
carried out by the Red Cross in the late 1950's.
Bruno FABIAN was born in Berlin, but his sister, Elsbeth-Recha EHRLICH
was born in Neuwedell in Western Pomerania. Does this alone explain
the difference of registration of their deaths?
Were victims of Nazi persecution reinstated as German Nationals after
the war, or is this something that needs an adminitrative dossier to
be opened for each individual case? Yours,

Alexander Watson, Genas (near Lyon) France a.watson.genas@gmail.com

Search areas: STERNBERG of Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Erfurt and Fuerth
COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell and Berlin, Brazil,
Denver-Colorado; ROSENBERG of Neuwedell


ViewMate translation request -- Old German script #austria-czech

carolevogel51@...
 

Hi All,

I have posted on Viewmate a short property transfer document >from 1792
written in old German script. I am trying to learn whether the new
owner of a property was related to the previous owners. This is part
of my ongoing project to document the families that lived in the
Jewish community of Mattersdorf, Hungary (now Mattersburg, Austria)
from the 1600s to the Holocaust.
I would like a direct translation. If you can help, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37919

Thanks for your help!

Carole G. Vogel
Branchville, New Jersey, USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ViewMate translation request -- Old German script #austria-czech

carolevogel51@...
 

Hi All,

I have posted on Viewmate a short property transfer document >from 1792
written in old German script. I am trying to learn whether the new
owner of a property was related to the previous owners. This is part
of my ongoing project to document the families that lived in the
Jewish community of Mattersdorf, Hungary (now Mattersburg, Austria)
from the 1600s to the Holocaust.
I would like a direct translation. If you can help, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37919

Thanks for your help!

Carole G. Vogel
Branchville, New Jersey, USA


Request for information about missing Auschwitz murder records #general

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear Genners,

It is fairly easy to find "Osttransport" and other records giving
lists of names of those deported to and murdered in various killing
facilities and concentration camps as an end result of Nazi
persecution. I had already written to the Auschwitz Museum archives
enquiring about the lost records of arrivals at the killing facility
at Birkenau. I had the vague hope hope of being able to establish the
exact fate of members of my family; even if I have no doubt about the
outcome. The Auschwitz Archive wrote back to me saying that they did
not have such records and that in all likelihood they had been
recovered by the Soviet Army when this death camp was liberated.
During the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of
Auschwitz-Birkenau last 27th January, one of the commentators on the
television channel that I was watching suggested that these files had
been found and that it was possible to consult them. This commentator
is not known for making things up.
Is anybody able to confirm this information?
Have these documents indeed surfaced again?

I would be very grateful for any information allowing me, and others
to learn more.

Yours
Alexander Watson
Genas (near Lyon)
France

Search areas:
COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell and Berlin, Brazil,
Denver-Colorado
ROSENBERG of Neuwedell
STERNBERG of Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Erfurt and Fuerth


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Request for information about missing Auschwitz murder records #general

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear Genners,

It is fairly easy to find "Osttransport" and other records giving
lists of names of those deported to and murdered in various killing
facilities and concentration camps as an end result of Nazi
persecution. I had already written to the Auschwitz Museum archives
enquiring about the lost records of arrivals at the killing facility
at Birkenau. I had the vague hope hope of being able to establish the
exact fate of members of my family; even if I have no doubt about the
outcome. The Auschwitz Archive wrote back to me saying that they did
not have such records and that in all likelihood they had been
recovered by the Soviet Army when this death camp was liberated.
During the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of
Auschwitz-Birkenau last 27th January, one of the commentators on the
television channel that I was watching suggested that these files had
been found and that it was possible to consult them. This commentator
is not known for making things up.
Is anybody able to confirm this information?
Have these documents indeed surfaced again?

I would be very grateful for any information allowing me, and others
to learn more.

Yours
Alexander Watson
Genas (near Lyon)
France

Search areas:
COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell and Berlin, Brazil,
Denver-Colorado
ROSENBERG of Neuwedell
STERNBERG of Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Erfurt and Fuerth


Enquiry about posthumous reinstatement for German Jews #general

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear Genners

Whilst researching in the Landesarchiv in Berlin, my cousin came across a
death certificate for one of our great uncles, Bruno FABIAN, who died as a
refugee >from Nazi persecution in the Ghetto of Shanghai of Amoebic dystentry
on 23rd August 1943.

This document surprised me for several reasons:
Bruno FABIAN left Berlin in the late 1930's, I had been given to understand
that all German citizens having emigrated, were stripped of their German
nationality by decree in 1941 (this was the case of my own grandparents, I
understand).
This document dates >from 1959, and not >from the immediate aftermath of the
Second World War.
My Great aunt, Elsbeth Recha ERHLICH, born FABIAN, died in similar
circumstances in 1942, in Glusk near Lublin, which, being outside Germany,
the General Government of Poland, meant that she had changed countries,
albeit forcibly by deportation.

I know >from the ITS records that research for all these people was carried
out by the Red Cross in the late 1950's.
Bruno FABIAN was born in Berlin, but his sister, Elsbeth-Recha EHRLICH was
born in Neuwedell in Western Pomerania. Does this alone explain the
difference of registration of their deaths?
Were victims of Nazi persecution reinstated as German Nationals after
the war, or is this something that needs an adminitrative dossier to
be opened for each individual case?

Yours
Alexander Watson
Genas (near Lyon)
France

Search areas:
COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell and Berlin, Brazil,
Denver-Colorado
ROSENBERG of Neuwedell
STERNBERG of Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Erfurt and Fuerth


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Enquiry about posthumous reinstatement for German Jews #general

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear Genners

Whilst researching in the Landesarchiv in Berlin, my cousin came across a
death certificate for one of our great uncles, Bruno FABIAN, who died as a
refugee >from Nazi persecution in the Ghetto of Shanghai of Amoebic dystentry
on 23rd August 1943.

This document surprised me for several reasons:
Bruno FABIAN left Berlin in the late 1930's, I had been given to understand
that all German citizens having emigrated, were stripped of their German
nationality by decree in 1941 (this was the case of my own grandparents, I
understand).
This document dates >from 1959, and not >from the immediate aftermath of the
Second World War.
My Great aunt, Elsbeth Recha ERHLICH, born FABIAN, died in similar
circumstances in 1942, in Glusk near Lublin, which, being outside Germany,
the General Government of Poland, meant that she had changed countries,
albeit forcibly by deportation.

I know >from the ITS records that research for all these people was carried
out by the Red Cross in the late 1950's.
Bruno FABIAN was born in Berlin, but his sister, Elsbeth-Recha EHRLICH was
born in Neuwedell in Western Pomerania. Does this alone explain the
difference of registration of their deaths?
Were victims of Nazi persecution reinstated as German Nationals after
the war, or is this something that needs an adminitrative dossier to
be opened for each individual case?

Yours
Alexander Watson
Genas (near Lyon)
France

Search areas:
COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell and Berlin, Brazil,
Denver-Colorado
ROSENBERG of Neuwedell
STERNBERG of Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Erfurt and Fuerth


(UK) Free Access to All Ancestry's UK 1 Billion Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.com is offering free access to their entire UK collection-over one
billion records-- this weekend only, February 6-8, 2015 . The free access
ends February 8 at 11:59PM ET. After the free access period ends, you will
only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an
Ancestry.com World Explorer paid membership. To access the free records you
will be required to register with your name, email address and password or if
you don't have a password >from previous registrations one will be sent to you.

To access the records go to: http://tinyurl.com/q8glfkc

Original url:
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/free-access?o_xid=64312&o_lid=64312&o_sch=Email

To see the list of collections that are included in the free weekend go to:
http://tinyurl.com/q4r9pcf
Original url:
http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/uk_irish_records?o_xid=64312&o_lid=64312&o_sch=Email

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) Free Access to All Ancestry's UK 1 Billion Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.com is offering free access to their entire UK collection-over one
billion records-- this weekend only, February 6-8, 2015 . The free access
ends February 8 at 11:59PM ET. After the free access period ends, you will
only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an
Ancestry.com World Explorer paid membership. To access the free records you
will be required to register with your name, email address and password or if
you don't have a password >from previous registrations one will be sent to you.

To access the records go to: http://tinyurl.com/q8glfkc

Original url:
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/free-access?o_xid=64312&o_lid=64312&o_sch=Email

To see the list of collections that are included in the free weekend go to:
http://tinyurl.com/q4r9pcf
Original url:
http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/uk_irish_records?o_xid=64312&o_lid=64312&o_sch=Email

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


My Upcoming Talk at the SA Jewish Museum, Cape Town #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Here are the details of my upcoming talk at The SA Jewish Museum, Cape Town.

Title: Exploring our Litvak Roots

A contemporary journey back to the shtetl and a guide to accessing and sharing
our heritage
A photographic journey taken over four years, depicting Jewish life in Central
and Eastern Europe, both past and present.

Date: Monday, 9 February 2015

Time: 18h00

Venue: 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens

RSVP: info@sajewishmuseum.co.za

Refreshments will be served.

Eli Rabinowitz
about.me/elirab

http://about.me/elirab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My Upcoming Talk at the SA Jewish Museum, Cape Town #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Here are the details of my upcoming talk at The SA Jewish Museum, Cape Town.

Title: Exploring our Litvak Roots

A contemporary journey back to the shtetl and a guide to accessing and sharing
our heritage
A photographic journey taken over four years, depicting Jewish life in Central
and Eastern Europe, both past and present.

Date: Monday, 9 February 2015

Time: 18h00

Venue: 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens

RSVP: info@sajewishmuseum.co.za

Refreshments will be served.

Eli Rabinowitz
about.me/elirab

http://about.me/elirab


Yizkor Book Inquiry - Lachovitz #general

Carol Hochstadt
 

In researching my family history, I came across Book #172 of the
Tauber Holocaust Library's Yizkor Book Collection, published in Israel
(1949). It was listed as being about Lachovitz (or Lakhovits), and
hopefully it is about my town of interest in Ukraine -- which is now
Bilohir'ya (Ukraine) or Belogor'ye (Russian). This book is shown in
full on the website, having been digitized by the New York Public
Library; it is written in Hebrew characters - likely in Yiddish - and
has many wonderful photos.

I am wondering whether anyone who subscribes to this listserv knows of
any effort ongoing or completed to translate this particular book into
English. I have never seen this town mentioned in the updates we
receive periodically >from the Jewishgen Yizkor Project and was very
surprised to learn that this book exists.

Thank you for any information!

Carol Hochstadt
Salt Lake City, UT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Inquiry - Lachovitz #general

Carol Hochstadt
 

In researching my family history, I came across Book #172 of the
Tauber Holocaust Library's Yizkor Book Collection, published in Israel
(1949). It was listed as being about Lachovitz (or Lakhovits), and
hopefully it is about my town of interest in Ukraine -- which is now
Bilohir'ya (Ukraine) or Belogor'ye (Russian). This book is shown in
full on the website, having been digitized by the New York Public
Library; it is written in Hebrew characters - likely in Yiddish - and
has many wonderful photos.

I am wondering whether anyone who subscribes to this listserv knows of
any effort ongoing or completed to translate this particular book into
English. I have never seen this town mentioned in the updates we
receive periodically >from the Jewishgen Yizkor Project and was very
surprised to learn that this book exists.

Thank you for any information!

Carol Hochstadt
Salt Lake City, UT


(UK) Government Accepts Amendment on Deregulation Bill Allowing Other than Certified Copies of B,M.D Certificates #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The deregulation bill before the (UK) House of Lords has been agreed to be
amended to allow for publication about information on birth, marriage and
death certificates in England and Wales to be issued in a manner other than
certified copies. This will allow the government to consult on the best way
to bring changes to how records are accessed. The bill, if passed as
proposed, will provide the Secretary of State to promulgate regulations to
define how a person may access the records, the charges that may be imposed,
how the record may be formatted and the type of record that may be issued.
This could mean online records for older records (similar to systems
currently enjoyed by Scotland and Northern Ireland) and the introduction of
plain paper extracts to be offered to those who do not need a watermarked
certificate. The bill recognizes that these changes will not occur
immediately and a full analysis of implementation options will be done. It
is a major change as it lifts the legislative restrictions in these areas
which has hampered past attempts to change the system. These changes will
require IT changes and that means some time once the bill is finally passed.
Please be patient.

These changes were a result of the efforts by the Society of Genealogists.
This is a great example of how genealogists can influence actions. To read
the amendment see: http://tinyurl.com/ozw9t24
Original url:
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/150205-0003.
htm#15020565000555

To read more about this (and it also includes the wording of the amendment)
see: http://tinyurl.com/p67n8sl
Original url:
http://www.sog.org.uk/news/article/gro-information-on-births-marriages-and-death-doesnt-have-to-on-expensive-c

The government tried to do this once before in 1983, but General Elections
were called and this type of legislation was failed to be implemented due to
the election. A General Election is expected on May 7, 2015 and it is
hoped that the current bill does not have a similar fate.

Thank you to Peter Calver and the LostCousins Newsletter for alerting us to
these developments.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) Government Accepts Amendment on Deregulation Bill Allowing Other than Certified Copies of B,M.D Certificates #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The deregulation bill before the (UK) House of Lords has been agreed to be
amended to allow for publication about information on birth, marriage and
death certificates in England and Wales to be issued in a manner other than
certified copies. This will allow the government to consult on the best way
to bring changes to how records are accessed. The bill, if passed as
proposed, will provide the Secretary of State to promulgate regulations to
define how a person may access the records, the charges that may be imposed,
how the record may be formatted and the type of record that may be issued.
This could mean online records for older records (similar to systems
currently enjoyed by Scotland and Northern Ireland) and the introduction of
plain paper extracts to be offered to those who do not need a watermarked
certificate. The bill recognizes that these changes will not occur
immediately and a full analysis of implementation options will be done. It
is a major change as it lifts the legislative restrictions in these areas
which has hampered past attempts to change the system. These changes will
require IT changes and that means some time once the bill is finally passed.
Please be patient.

These changes were a result of the efforts by the Society of Genealogists.
This is a great example of how genealogists can influence actions. To read
the amendment see: http://tinyurl.com/ozw9t24
Original url:
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/150205-0003.
htm#15020565000555

To read more about this (and it also includes the wording of the amendment)
see: http://tinyurl.com/p67n8sl
Original url:
http://www.sog.org.uk/news/article/gro-information-on-births-marriages-and-death-doesnt-have-to-on-expensive-c

The government tried to do this once before in 1983, but General Elections
were called and this type of legislation was failed to be implemented due to
the election. A General Election is expected on May 7, 2015 and it is
hoped that the current bill does not have a similar fate.

Thank you to Peter Calver and the LostCousins Newsletter for alerting us to
these developments.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami event with Ann Rabinowitz #general

Yoram Millman
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Of Greater Miami invite you to a Special
Event Sunday February 15 2015 at 11.00 am at the Jewish Federation of
Greater Miami,
4200 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, Florida

Ann Rabinowitz will present "Natural Disasters and the Affect on Jewish Mobility."

For more information log to www.jgs-miami.org RSVP

Yoram Millman
ymillman.jgs@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami event with Ann Rabinowitz #general

Yoram Millman
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Of Greater Miami invite you to a Special
Event Sunday February 15 2015 at 11.00 am at the Jewish Federation of
Greater Miami,
4200 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, Florida

Ann Rabinowitz will present "Natural Disasters and the Affect on Jewish Mobility."

For more information log to www.jgs-miami.org RSVP

Yoram Millman
ymillman.jgs@gmail.com

95801 - 95820 of 658076