Success -- Searching Manfred SILBERWASSER, Vienna -> France c1942 survivor #france
Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
Both >from Vienna, they met at Drancy detention camp and became friends. On
Convoy #42 in the direction of Auschwitz, as night approached and they
neared the German border they managed to break the window bars. They jumped
from the train and spent about 2 weeks together, then saw each other onemore time (briefly) less than a year later. After that Leo Bretholz lost
track of Manfred Silberwasser.
Today, 60+ years later, the search of Mr Bretholz' (of Baltimore MD) ended
successfully. Within 24 hours of his search request, he was in telephone
contact with the Silberwasser family (of France). Unfortunately Mr.
Silberwasser died two years ago, but his wife and son will continue their
Mr Brethholz e-mailed me last night saying: "When I saw the subject
"Silberwasser, SUCCESS" on your e-mail, I couldn't believe it. Flo [Mrs
Bretholz] and I have been on such a long search for him - sorry we didn't
contact you sooner. So sad that he died just two years ago."
My thanks to Eve Line Blum of France, whose assistance made this survivor
search a success.
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Bernard Kouchel wrote:
Searching for information regarding Manfred SILBERWASSER who is listed inSilberwasser
and I escaped >from the train, and we stayed that night with a very kindthe
Netherlands in 1999.See
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