Book - list of Jewish military died 1ast WW #germany

Paulo A Abrahamsohn

I own the book "Die Jüdischen gefallenen des Deutsches Heeres, der Deutsche Marine und der Deutschen Schutztruppen 1914-1918" which belonged to my father. I wish to give it to some library, institution or society that is interested in having it.

Paulo Abrahamsohn. São Paulo, Brazil

Ilan Ganot

The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC already has a copy of this book. See:
Perhaps the Leo Baeck Institute in New York will be interested in receiving this copy.
Ilan Ganot
Holon, Israel

Susan J. Gordon

I suggest that you contact the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, New York. Recently, they accepted a 300 year old siddur that my cousin donated.

Above is a possible link. I'm sorry but I am having difficulties accessing another one, but the Library should be easy to find online. 

Good luck!

Susan J Gordon
New York


A very good option should be "ANU - Museum of the Jewish People" formerly "Beit HaTefutzot" (The Jewish Diaspora Museum) in Tel Aviv.

Cesar Yeudkin

OSCHEVEROV/OSHEVER (Klintsy area in Bryansk Oblast, Russia)
SILBERT (Lithuania/Poland border and also Klintsy area in Bryansk Oblast, Russia)
KOHON, BERKUN, DUGATKIN & SHMUKLER (Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine)

Dan Nussbaum

The Leo Baeck Institute in New York might like a copy.

Daniel Nussbaum II, M.D., FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York
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Searching for;
Nussbaum, Katzenstein, Mannheimer and Goldschmidt; Rhina, Raboldshausen and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Teplitzky, Bendersky and Kaszkiet; Uman, Ukraine
Rosenthal and S(c)henk(el)man; Zinkov, Ukraine
Bild and Kashlevsky; anywhere

David Harrison <djh_119@...>

I am quite sure that AJEX (Association of Jewish Ex-servicemen and Women) of which I am a member have in the book of all Jewish Serice people killed in action since 1914 in various conflicts.  I am not sure of earlier conflicts such as The Boer War. India, America or Napoleonic wars.

David Harrison,
Birmingham, England

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A very good option should be "ANU - Museum of the Jewish People" formerly "Beit HaTefutzot" (The Jewish Diaspora Museum) in Tel Aviv.

Cesar Yeudkin

OSCHEVEROV/OSHEVER (Klintsy area in Bryansk Oblast, Russia)
SILBERT (Lithuania/Poland border and also Klintsy area in Bryansk Oblast, Russia)
KOHON, BERKUN, DUGATKIN & SHMUKLER (Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine)


The USHMM website provides a link to an online searchable database of the names in this publication. The link given is but unfortunately this seems no longer to be acessible.

Does anyone know if this is available elsewhere? Alternatively, if the listing is in alphabetical order, I would be extremely grateful for a scan of the pages including fallen soldiers named 'Grünebaum' and 'Reiss' from Bürgel or Offenbach am Main.
Sohail Husain
Hampshire, UK

Rodney Eisfelder

The contents of the book "Die Jüdischen gefallenen ... 1914-1918" are on line at:

The surnames you mention (Grünebaum and Reiss) are listed under the town of Bürgel at
This names on this page are sorted firstly by place of residence, then by surname.
Those surnames are not mentioned under Offenbach am Main which is on

I hope this helps,
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)

Hello Sohail and list-readers,


I started a search on the German website ''. "Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V." is an NGO taking care of the graves of all Germans killed in connection with any military action. I registered (without a fee) and searched 'Grünebaum'. There are ten entries with the surname and one explicitly with birth in Bürgel (near Offenbach). I have included a screenshot.

For Reiss, the list is far longer - yet not all birth towns are registered.


There is another helpful database hosted by, (a German genealogy website) in which the newspaper announcements of injured soldiers have been transcribed:

Here you can search injured soldiers and casualties - entering Grünebaum and the town of Bürgel leads to quite a few entries.

It is tricky to interpret the provided information correctly, as not every entry is a casualty. I would advise reading the project information with a browser translator:


Good luck with your research, all the best for 2022 and 

kind regards from Germany

Corinna (Wöhrl), Hoisdorf (near Hamburg), Germany


Another possible recipient is the National Museum of American Jewish History, located in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


I apologize, I thought I replied to this threat already but am learning how to use this forum. 
Does anyone know if there are lists of Jewish veterans that served and not injuries or fatalities? Or is anyone familiar with the The Reich Federation of Jewish Front-Line Soldiers (Reichsbund jüdischer Frontsoldaten, RJF) and whether or not they have indexed accessible archives? 

Trying to find record of service for a someone from Grossenhain near Dresden. 
Many thanks in advance for suggestions or experiences you've had finding records that might be related.

-Theresa Koenigsknecht

Irene Newhouse

The WWI German army was divided into 3 sections: Prussian, Bavarian & Wuerttembergian. The Prussian military archives were in Berlin & were mostly destroyed in WWII. Very little of the military records remain. The Bavarian muster rolls survived. They have been digitized & indexed & are searchable on Your family member does not necessarily have to have been born in Bavaria to have enrolled in that section of the army. I have several distant relatives from Silesia who served in the Bavarian army. The records of the Wuerttembergian army also survive, but have not been digitized. I do not know about access. My only experience has been: my greatuncle Rabbi Georg Wilde served as a field Rabbi. A local publication I found digitized online from a name search indicated he had been awarded a particular Wuerttembergian medal, so I wrote the archive asking if there were records indicating what he had done to be awarded this medal. They were unable to find the information.
I recently learned that two other relatives had been awarded Iron Crosses 2nd class because it was announced in their hometown newspaper - which happened to be Berlin, therefore the papers have been digitized, indexed & are searchable online. It's virtually certain that in smaller towns there werealso such announcements, but the newspapers are orders of magnitude less accessible.
You can check to see if your relative's home town has a city archive with a google search (use a translation extension for your browser) and write them to see what it would take to learn if your relative was awarded a medal in WWI from a local newspaper report. If the locality is too small for its own archive, google its name only, find out what district/county (Kreis) it's in & look for the archive there.
The Wiener Library has papers of the Reichsbund Juedischer Frontsoldaten: but it doesn't seem likely they contain service records. 
Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI 96753


Thank you kindly Irene, 
I hadn't looked into access about the Wuerttembergian and I will try again with the Grossenhain local newspapers and archives to see if they survived. Being so close to Dresden a surface level search made me have my doubts, but newspapers may be worth the effort! 
Thanks again, 
Theresa Koenigsknecht 


FYI in case people haven't seen this database 

From the: 
 Sächsisches Staatsarchiv
Hauptstaatsarchiv Dresden
Archivstraße 14 | 01097 Dresden

The printed casualty lists, which contain not only fallen but also wounded and missing soldiers, may offer a starting point (online research at

Theresa Koenigsknecht