Vienna records from 1938 #general


David Laskin
 

Hi Genners,
A friend of mine is just starting to research her father, who fled
Vienna for London in 1938, possibly via the Netherlands. She would
like to find out where he lived in Vienna, how he managed to get out
(probably after the Anschluss), what documents he needed. She is
planning a trip to Vienna this winter and would like to do some
digging ahead of time. I promised to help -- but I know next to
nothing about Austrian or Dutch records. Thanks for any tips or
guidance.

David Laskin
Seattle, WA, USA


Robert Fraser
 

David, there are many avenues that your friend can explore before visiting Vienna.
For starters, visit the AustriaCzech SIG website and explore it's many resources.

Go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/ausguide.htm

Go to the section of the website dealing with Oesterreichisches Staatsarchiv

Take a look at the link to http://www.avotaynu.com/holocaustlist/a2.htm
and see if the father's name is listed. If so, order the documents; they cost
nothing and you can write to the Archives in English. Delivery is remarkably quick
and you may find invaluable information (I did!)

Also bear in mind that your friend can post queries to this List, and also to
Austriaczech SIG (for which a free subscription is required).

Good luck.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER; Moravia, Vienna, USA and the
world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia, Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland
LICHTBLAU; Vienna

David Alan Laskin laskin.david@gmail.com:
A friend of mine is just starting to research her father, who fled Vienna for
London in 1938, possibly via the Netherlands. She would like to find out where he
lived in Vienna, how he managed to get out (probably after the Anschluss), what
documents he needed. Snip.....


Stephen Katz
 

In today's JewishGen digest, David Laskin asked about sources of records >from Vienna.
As far as I'm concerned, the best source is the Austrian site www.genteam.at. You
have to sign up to use it, but it's free.

Stephen KATZ

Researching: KATZ (Novograd-Volynsk, Ukraine and Boston, Mass.); TEPPER
(Novograd-Volynsk and Rovno (Rivne), Ukraine, and New York City); KAPLAN
(Stakliskes, Lithuania, and central Mass.); KABACHNIK (Butrymonis, Lithuania);
VITKIN (Kaunas, Lithuania, and Boston,Mass.); GREENBERG/BLOCH, Vilna, Lithuania,
and Boston, Mass.); BLUM, LEVINE (Boston, Mass.)