GRUNEBAUM Family from Heidelberg and What Records are Available from There? #germany


Linda Shefler
 

We just recently learned that a member of our GRUNEBAUM family from
Heidelberg was deported to Gurs on 22 Oct 1940 and then to Auschwitz on
10, Oct 1942. Her name was Selma GRUNEBAUM (nee ABRAHAM); she was born
24 Mar., 1903 in Okriftel. We have no idea to whom she was married, but
we know that she was the mother of Hans John GRUNEBAUM, who was probably
born in the mid to late 1920s. There is a chance that he survived the war,
but we have no concrete information.

The only member of the GRUNEBAUM family that we know of that might have
lived in Heidelberg was MordchE4us (Max) Gruenebaum, who was born in
1865. We were told he died in Heidelberg, date unknown. We suspect that
he was probably the father of Selma's husband.

My first question is, is anyone aware of, or familiar with this family?
My second question is, what records are available for Heidelberg
(possibly >from the late 19th century and into the 20th century) that
will help us piece together this GRUNEBAUM family?

I have checked Yad Vashem, the Bundesarchiv and the Aufbau records.

As always, many thanks for your time!

Linda Silverman Shefler, Hod Hasharon linda.shefler@...


Barbara Algaze
 

Some contacts I have collected for research in Heidelberg are:

Ms. Diana Weber
Stadtarchiv Heidelberg
Heiliggeiststr.12
69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel.: 0 6221/58-1982
Fax: 0 6221/58-4947
e-mail: WeberD@...

Standesamt Heidelberg Rathaus
Marktplatz
Heidelberg, Germany

Juedische Gemeinde Heidelberg
Haeusser Str. 10-12
69115 Heidelberg, Germany

The Jewish Cemetery in Heidelberg
Heidelberger Bergfriehof, Rohrbacher Strasse, Heidelberg, Germany

The following url may be of value.
http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/sonst/aj/index.html
It is of the Zentralarchiv zur Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden In
Deutschland
[Central Archives for Research on the History of the Jews in Germany]
There is a link to an English summary which explains that it was founded in
1987 as an establishment of the Central Council of Jews in Germany can be
thought of as the successor to the former General Archives of the German
Jews which was located in Berlin 1905- 1939. It is composed mainly of post
1945 community documents, but also provides access to many historical
collections now in Heidelberg, and through other archives and resources in
Germany, Israel, France, the USA and around the world. Of special help is a
list of documentations and resources for the old Jewish cemeteries in
Germany. The address is: Bienenstra=DFe 5, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany.
Telefon: + 49/ (0)6221/ 164141, Telefax: + 49/ (0)6221/ 181049

The Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg has digitalized Heidelberg's
address books >from 1839-1943
( a few volumes are missing). The site is in German and can be viewed at:
http://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/helios/digi/hdadressbuch.html
The books are organized more like our modern "yellow pages", as besides the
directory of inhabitants they also have other sections, such as house owner
register, institutions, public authorities, ads, etc.

Additional resources for Heidelberg and other cities and towns in Germany
are listed at the GerSig website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/

You might also want to check under "Heidelberg" in the GerSIG archives at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop

Barbara Algaze, Los Angeles, California Algaze3@...

"Linda Shefler" <linda.shefler@...> wrote
My second question is, what records are available for Heidelberg
(possibly >from the late 19th century and into the 20th century) that
will help us piece together this GRUNEBAUM family?