Looking for advice how to find any information on my HOROVITZ family #hungary #holocaust


Agbriggs@...
 

Looking for advice how to find information on my Great-Aunt Elon (Ilona), Great-Uncle (Ernest) and their 9-year old son Egorn (Egon).  Their last name was Horovitz.  We believe they lived in or near Budapest, Hungary and were never seen or heard from again after early 1944.  My Grandmother visited with cousins in the 1970’s in Romania who told her about the family being taken away by the Nazis.  They were warned to go across the border to Romania to be safe.  Ernest, a doctor was taken away first.  My mother visited Yad Vashem some years ago and couldn’t find their names.  Where do I begin?

Andrea Gilles Briggs,
Beverly Hills, MI, U.S.A.


Diane Jacobs
 

First try the Yad Vashem online database as names are always being added .

Diane Jacobs


On Mar 21, 2021, at 5:58 PM, Agbriggs@... wrote:

Looking for advice how to find information on my Great-Aunt Elon (Ilona), Great-Uncle (Ernest) and their 9-year old son Egorn (Egon).  Their last name was Horovitz.  We believe they lived in or near Budapest, Hungary and were never seen or heard from again after early 1944.  My Grandmother visited with cousins in the 1970’s in Romania who told her about the family being taken away by the Nazis.  They were warned to go across the border to Romania to be safe.  Ernest, a doctor was taken away first.  My mother visited Yad Vashem some years ago and couldn’t find their names.  Where do I begin?

Andrea Gilles Briggs,
Beverly Hills, MI, U.S.A.

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


michele shari
 

Did you try the Arolson Archives? These are the records from the Holocaust as well as resettlement records from the ITS/International Tracing Service that was tasked with relocations and processing of survivors and others. I have found a lot of valuable information there although it is tedious sorting through it all as many categories are missing information and you have to open each person's file to find more info but some of it does have parents' information, children's information and even addresses, education, former addresses and pictures. For one of my Farkas relatives I found information on when his parents died and where they were buried and from there I found his mother's grave. And it had his signature, wife's name/maiden name and their children's info. 
Also, my Horowitz relatives spelled their names originally as Gurevitz/Gurevich/Gurevits and it was even spelled that way on some of their immigration papers. Horovitz can also be spelled Horvitz, Horvits, Horowich, Horovits and maybe some other spellings I have not thought of. On JG the alternate spelling should come up but on other databases you may have to type in each different spelling. It is worth a try. According to what I have read, there are 10,000 volunteers working to translate the Arolson records and bring them online so keep checking. 
I am also trying to find the 2 young children of my great uncle (Josef Maier Stauber) and have had no success. More records are coming on all the time. The more funds we donate to these causes the more records we can get. 
Also, did you do DNA? You never know when something will pop with that.
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL
Researching Farkas, Izsak, Rosenfeld, Taussig, Weiszhausz (Hungary and Transylvania), Stauber, Teszler, Herstik, Davidovici, Ganz, Malik, Fischman (Viseu, Romania and surrounding towns)


Agbriggs@...
 

I checked Yad Vashem online yesterday and found no matches.  Thank you for the additional information.  I’ll look into the Arolson Archives.  I have done 23andMe DNA testing.  I am 95.5% Ashkenazi Jewish and the rest from North Africa and Northwest Asia.  I found some DNA 2nd cousins from Dad’s side of the family and we compared family ancestry.  It’s my Mom’s Hungarian ancestors who lived in Hungary/Poland/Ukraine/Austria/Romania I’m currently trying to research.  By the way, my Mom lived in Boynton Beach for many years.
Andrea Gilles Briggs
Beverly Hills, MI 
Researching Horovitz (Budapest, Hungary)