Search Notices

For members and others attempting to re-establish contact with friends or family members, the AJR Journal publishes, for a nominal fee, a regular column of search Notices.

Authors, makers of film and television documentaries, researchers and research institutes, academics and students also place notices to request contact from survivors and refugees and invite testimony from members who witnessed the relevant events, as well as to obtain access to original documents, photographs, artefacts and records.

To place a search notice in the next available edition of the AJR Journal please email search@ajr.org.uk

Current search notices appear below.

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28 names beginning with B

Babenhausen -

I am looking for a photo or sketch of the synagogue (external view) at Babenhausen, Hessen, Germany (NB: not the synagogue at nearby Sickenhofen). I purchased land on which this synagogue stood. Pls contact 

   e-mail: Petra Lambernd p.lambernd@gmx.net

Bass, Salo -

b. c 1875, died 1949 in Brighton, believed born in Czechoslovakia. Came to UK c 1937 with daughter Bass, Marianne Mathilda, b. c 1916, who married Jack Bringeman in Epsom in 1940. Any info please to Rob Alexander at

   e-mail: rob.alexander@ntlworld.com

Bauer, Elizabeth Therese, -

born 1/1/1921, came to England via Kindertransport in 1939. If you have any information, please contact Matt Knight at

   e-mail: mjkworldwide@hotmail.com

Bayer, Richard Franz -

I came across a brief mention of Bayer, Richard Franz regarding ‘teatime at Auschwitz’. I know he drew a series of cartoons. I am researching for my book ‘True Tea Tales’. Any info pls to


   e-mail: editor@glily.com

Beatrice (Dolly) Hyman -

My great-grandmother Beatrice (Dolly) Hyman is said to have used her many languages and cooking ability to make Port Erin, Isle of Man, internees feel at home. Any info pls to Gabby Benson at

   e-mail: gabriellabenson@hotmail.co.uk

Beck, Dayan Wolf - - born 18.02.1863 Futomo, lived Sternengasse 85, Cologne, later Horst-Wessel-Platz 14. Deported 16.06.1942 to Theresienstadt with wife Brocha née Rosenfeld, born 11.03.1878 in Visnits. A granddaughter may live in the USA, a greatgrandson may live, or have lived, in London. Information, Email:
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Berel-Dov and Mindel Summer - I am searching for survivors of this Warsaw family. Any information, please send email to Ashdar Galia at
   e-mail: galia@Netvision.net.il

Berkshire or Buckinghamshire - Did you live in Berkshire or Buckinghamshire before, during or after the war? If so, please call me, Rabbi Jonathan Romain, on 01628 671 058 or email me at rabromain@aol.com I am writing a history of the Jews in the area, particularly those settled with local families after coming to the UK on the Kindertransport or those evacuated from London during the Blitz.

   e-mail: Rabbi Jonathan Romain, on 01628 671 058 or email me at rabromain@aol.com

Berl, Max - died in 1999, left Prague around March 1939, on the last day it was possible to leave the country. He was seen off by my grandmother, who gave him a violin at the last minute. In her desperation, she also entrusted him to the care of a boy, who travelled with him all the way through Germany. I believe they both ended up in the Hook of Holland. I would like to contact that boy. Information please email:
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Berman, Hedi - born March 1919 in Vienna. Lived in London during the war, later moved to Paris and USA. Any information please to
   e-mail: amayer1247@aol.com

Bernstein, Alice & Unger-Jacoby, Grete - I am a historian seeking information on Alice Bernstein , a teacher from Berlin who worked as a domestic in Britain at the beginning of the war, and Grete Unger-Jacoby, whose sister Berta was imprisoned in Ravensbrueck and gassed at the Bernberg ‘euthenasia' facility. Alice returned to her old teaching job in Berlin after the war, but I would like to know what she was doing during the war - e.g. was she interned? Regarding Grete, I hope to find someone from her family who could tell me more about Berta and what she did to fall foul of the Nazis.
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Bial, Lilly - a Kindertransportee to UK in 1939 at age of around 13, worked as nurse in Bexley Heath before 1960s. No trace of her since then. The Jüdisches Museum Wien still retains some possessions of hers and would like to return these to her or to her heirs. Any information, please contact Austrian Embassy, London.
   e-mail: embassy@austria.org.uk

Boas, Dr Kurt Walter Ferdinand - born c. 1892-97. Dermatologist. Resident in Berlin until late 1938. Son of Dr Ismar Boas died 1938 and Sophie née Asch murdered 1942. Sister Clara Schneider died in New York in 1971.
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Boas, Kurt - born Kufsteiner Str. 10, Berlin-Schoeneberg, came in 1939 to England, where he stayed at Hotel Monopol, 44 Tavistock Square, London WC1. Any information, please contact me.
   e-mail: o.abbes.hef@t-online.de

Boas, Kurt Ferdinand MD, -

son of Ismar Boas and Sophie Asch, born Berlin 13/2/1890. Was dermatologist at Crimmitschau/Sachsen until 1935, then deported to KZ Sachsenburg. Any info pls to Harro Jenss, MD at

   e-mail: h.jenss@gmx.de

Bohndorff (Bodendorff), Heinz von -

Born 13 May 1902 in Elberfeld. Was a scientist who in 1932 in Berlin, Koloniestrasse made 0.0008 g pure gold from mercury. Escaped via Hamburg in 1934-35 but had addresses in Berlin until 1943. Any info please to Helmut Eikermann (aka Jan Eik), Berlin, at

   e-mail: janeik@online.de

Brailowsky-Buick, Nina - illustrated a poem in a book which belonged to my grandmother. The illustrations are the original water colours and are done with great skill. The dedication reads (in German): 'Presented to Blanche Dugdale, great-hearted champion of Jewish youth, with grateful respect.' Blanche (or Baffy) Dugdale, a niece of Arthur Balfour, wrote his biography and was deeply involved in the Zionist cause. Any information about either of these women or the connection between them, please contact me.
   e-mail: mountharry@btopenworld.com

Brasch - family arrived as refugees from Germany, not known which year. One son born Withow, Yorkshire, 1945. Moved back to Soviet sector of Berlin 1947 and became GDR citizens. Writing an article about their son, Thomas Brasch, dramatist and filmmaker, who recently died.
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Bratz, Hilda - b. Poland 1914, daughter of shirt tailor Josef Bratz. Married Victor Smith, my father, in London in 1948. Died Hampstead 2001. Info pls to Jenny Ciampa.
   e-mail: jennyciampa@hotmail.co.uk

Breslau - my late parents were members of the AJR, of which my father was a board member. He lived and studied in Breslau - now Wroclaw - before coming to England in 1939. A lady at Wroclaw University is writing a book about Jews who had to leave Breslau. If you have anything which might help her in her research, please contact me.
   e-mail: sandbnelken@btinternet.com

Brighton home for Jewish refugee boys -

About 50 boys and choirmaster from Cologne were housed near Seven Dials. Any info please to Jackie Mills at

   e-mail: jrm@shawcable.com

Brod, Carl - born Vienna 10.3.1879 and Marie Brod née Tritsch, born Vienna 25.11.1885 - Their last Vienna address was Wien 9, Glasergasse 4a. My uncle and aunt, they fled Austria for England 30 or 31 May 1939. Information, Lea Okouneff.
   e-mail: dofilm@sprint.ca

Bronya -

My grandparents, Dr and Mrs Leslie Cuthbert, fostered, then adopted, Kindertransport girl Bronya. Lived Melville Terrace, Stirling. Any info to Polly Radcliffe, 63 Ospringe Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8TW

   e-mail: member@adcliffe.freeserve.co.uk

Brunner, Peter -

born c. 1930. During the war I was evacuated to Gobowen in Shropshire, where I befriended him, a Jewish refugee from Prague. He did well at Oswestry Boys High School, which we both attended. Any info pls to


   e-mail: jbmellor@btinternet.com

Bruno Adler, Annemarie Hase, Walter Rilla -

came to the UK in 1936 and worked on BBC World Service’s ‘Frau Wernicke’, a German-language radio show broadcast 1940-44.

   e-mail: Michelle Deignan info@michelledeignan.info

Buchdahl, Werner - from Wiesbaden. Came to London 1939 to join army. Was friend of my father Otto Hess. Info pls.
   e-mail: johnskinner6@aol.com

Buckdahl, Werner - from Wiesbaden, and his friend, my father Otto Hess, came to England as refugees in 1939. My father joined the Pioneer Corps then 3 Troop 10 Commando before being attached to SOE or SIS. In September 1944 both were dropped into Yugoslavia to join Tito's Partisans. My father was captured by the Gestapo and shot - date given for his death: 1.10.44. Information on Otto Hess please contact Sylvia Skinner.
   e-mail: Johnskinner6@aol.com

Bunce Court School - my mother, Josephine Wilson (maiden name), went to this school. Anyone with information on Ruth Weingarten, David Muller, Claus Eilemberg, Gunter and Martin Heinz (twins) and Frank Arbach, please write
   e-mail: corrithelwall@hotmail.com

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