Izbica/Belzec #general


Willie Glaser
 

My family was deported in March 1942 >from Fuerth to the transit camp Izbica
Poland. They perished April/May 1942 in the extermination camp Belzec.

I have just completed an in depth research about this transport. A noted
Polish Holocaust historian gave me a document with a list of forty names of
men and women who worked >from May 1942 to September/ October 1942 as
agricultural workers on a manor house estate near Izbica. This estate
produced agricultural products for the German authorities. All the workers
listed below perished September/October in Belzec or Sobibor.

I am well aware that mostly whole families died in Belzec or Sobibor and
only distant family members are still around who are interested in this
list. Nearly all names are listed as >from Bavaria. I have identified four
names >from Nuernberg and one name >from Fuerth.

Im Garten sind beschaeftigt:
(working in the garden)

1) Gustav Gerst
2) Justin Gerst
3) Jonathan Hau(e)mann
4) Henry Loewy (Umlaut)
5) Adolf Horwitz
6) Walter Oettinger
7) Bernhard Baumann
8) Jacob Sondhelm
9) Ludwig Strauss
10) Max Rothschild
11) Jakob Ehrenberg
12) Elisabeth Freund
13) Dorothea Freund
14) Elisabeth Korte
15) Berta von Rueling (Austria?)
16) Margarete Plank-Schreib
17) Julius Muhr
18) Oskar Taussig
19) Heinrich Jochberger
20) Josef Eltzbacher

Wiesenkolonne (in the field):

1) Siegmund Schlossberger
2) Fritz Steinhart
3) Siegfried Loewi (Umlaut)
4) Alfred Loewi "
5) Alfred Epstein
6) Herbert Rindsberg
7) Schi Schoenfeld (uml)
8) Arnold Ferber
9) Moritz Schmitt
10) Sally Lindt
11) Philipp Heuman
12) Herbert Sohn (Berlin)

Traktorfuehrer (tractor driver)

1) Leo Weis
2) Max Fleischmann
3)Leopold Haller

Pferdestall (Horse stable)

1) Rudolf Schmitt

Muehle (mill)

1) Siegfried Platt
2) Nathan David

Kueche (kitchen)

1) Bianca Neumann
2) Paula Schmitt
3) Gertrude Treibel

Schneider (tailor)

1) Siegmund David

Willie Glaser
Montreal, Canada


Walter Reed <reedupuis@...>
 

From: Walter Reed <reedupuis@...>
Date: October 4, 2009 11:52:30 AM CDT
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@...>
Subject: Re: jewishgen digest: October 03, 2009

In response to "6. Izbica/Belzec" of October 3:

Dear Willi Glaser,
I have just read with more than casual interest your JewishGen
posting re Izbica. On your list is my brother Herbert Rindsberg who
was deported to Izbica >from Kitzingen/Würzburg on the same
transport as your family. Although I have much information about this
transport, the trail ends with their departure >from the Nürnberg
area. So, thanks ever so much for finding and posting this.
As a postscript I can tell you several other related things:
The German historian Dr. Elmar Schwinger (SchwiWae@...) has done
extensive research about the Jews of Kitizingen and their
deportation to Izbica and nearby areas (he has visited there 5
times). A lot is contained in his 2009 book "Von Kitzingen nach
Izbica - Aufstieg und Katastrophe der mainfraenkischen
Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde Kitzingen". This book is obtainable
through the Stadtarchiv Kitzingen and, of course, through the
author, who is my friend. In this book you will also find a
description of the pilgrimage undertaken by 80 community leaders and
students >from all parts of Franconia in May 2007 to erect a memorial
to the Franconian victims at Izbica. This included visits to Lublin,
Majdanek, Sobibor and Belzec and my family and I participated. If
this is of interest I can supply photographs.
It is amazing that after all these years information still is found
that documents these gruesome deeds and events. Thank you for your
contribution.
Walter Reed (originally Werner Rindsberg)
Wilmette IL USA