Oran Algeria #general

ronald Wallace

Does anyone have any contacts in Oran, Algeria.

I am searching for cousins, a COHN family.
Details I have are of Kurt and Ruth (nee GIESENOW) Cohn, who were married
in 1933 in Oran and had a daughter Evelyn born in Oran 11/7/1935.

If anyone has any contacts there, or knows of anything of this family, or
any search methods for that area, I would appreciate some contact,


Ronny Wallace
Mendham, NJ

Lifshitz-Krams Anne

As you probably know Algeria belonged at this moment to France. Due to 1870
Cremieux Decree, Algerian Jews were French (and even sooner due to a decree
of 1865) and came mostly to France after Algeria became independant. That is
why documents concerning Jews in Algeria must be asked in France. To :
Service de l'Etat Civil du Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres
44941 Nantes Cedex 9, France
Unfortunatly they frequently make a lot of trouble before answering to
written questions, and all registers have not been microfilmed.

You can also try, if you exactly know the dates and place, to write directly
in Algerian Offices (Assemblées communales populaires) with international
coupons for reply, but it is not sure you will have any answer.

For people who were not included in Cremieux Decree (for instance because
they migrated later to Algeria >from Europe) there was an "Algerian
naturalization" (that means French Naturalization in Algeria). These
naturalization files are kept as all naturalization documents in
CARAN (French National Archives)
11, rue des Quatre-Fils
75003 Paris, France
An other suggestion is that you insert your question on our website, maybe
somebody will know the people you are looking for.

Anne Lifshitz-Krams
Cercle de Genealogie Juive

Ronald Wallace < ronald@... > wrote:

Does anyone have any contacts in Oran, Algeria.