Berlin death records #general
advice wanted; my wife's great grandfather was a chazzan at the
Wloclawek synagogue in the 1880s. According to family lore he went to
Berlin to have an operation for a stomach ulcer and died there about
1886. It seems a long and expensive journey but I guess the German
surgeons were reckoned better than the local Polish ones and the
congregation seems to have been very German orientated at the time.
However can anyone suggest how and where I could find his death details.
I assume he was not brought back to Poland to be buried.
His name was Abraham Joseph WELCZMAN (also spelled Veltsman,
researching DAJCZ and variants, KUTNOWSKI >from Poland.
Alan:toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
If he was buried in Berlin, as you suspect, then he was probably buried
at Weissensee cemetery, which opened in 1880.
The Jewish Community of Berlin has extensive records of the burials
there. Try contacting http://www.jewish-cemetery-weissensee.org/ .
Once you have the date and place of death you can order a copy of the
death register entry >from the appropriate registry office (Standesamt).
Princeton, NJ USA
On 5/25/2014 5:40 AM, Alan Cohen ab.cohen@... wrote:
According to family lore he went to Berlin to have an operation
Alan.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
You should additionally contact Mrs. Barbara Welker >from the archive
of Centrum Judaicum.
She "owns" not only the Weissensee records, eg. there are also records
of the "Jewish hospital"...
Roger Lustig GerSIG.Research@... wrote: