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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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19 names beginning with D

Danzig, -

I was on the last KT from Danzig, one or two months before war broke out. The late Ernest Jaffe was in the small group which travelled via Hilversum. Can anyone else who was on that KT please contact me, Manya Igel (née Dobkin), at

   e-mail: nisraf@compuchange.co.uk?

David Litvinoff -

David Litvinoff, b. David Levy in Whitechapel, London in 1928, grew up in Dalston, half-brother of writers Emanuel and Barnet Litvinoff. Evacuated to Habonim camps in WWII. Became associate of Kray Twins, Rolling Stones, Lucian Freud and Chelsea Set. Died 1975. Any info pls to his biographer Keiron Pim, 1 Pelham Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 3NG, tel 01603 487679 or 07921 376656,

   e-mail: keiron.pim@gmail.com

David, Clara, -

originally from Dresden, Durerstrasse 3, last known address 270 Heathfield Road, Ainsdale, Southport, is the niece of Aliza Ben Yosef (b Leipzig), who lives at Retirement Home Bayit Bekfar Hadarim, 77 Ben Yehuda St, Kfar Saba, Israel. If you have any info about Clara’s current whereabouts, please write to Aliza or contact Ruby Davis at

   e-mail: rubyd@intercall.co.il

de Sousa Mendes, Aristides -

I am seeking to contact any descendants of recipients of visas given by Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese consul in Bordeaux in 1939-40. Pls contact me at

   e-mail: diane.barnett@blueyonder.co.uk

Denmark - I am seeking survivors or relatives of persons born in Denmark or who had Danish citizenship and were persecuted in the Holocaust - in particular, women who married non-Danish husbands, lost their Danish citizenship and were deported from their homes outside Denmark. Am also interested in chalutsim with knowledge of the Der neue Weg group around Bertl Grass. Info pls
   e-mail: silviagtarabini@hotmail.com

Deutsch (née Lauber), Lea - born November 1883 Tarnow. Married Emanuel Deutsch (1880-1938). In 1937-1940 her address was Köstlergasse 1/27, 1060 Vienna; in 1940-41 Dreihufeisengasse 3/8, 1060 Vienna. Deported to Riga December 1941. Info pls
   e-mail: lilly.axster@gmx.at

Deutsch, Dr Friedrich -

left Vienna for Australia late 30s. Last known address 22 Roslyn Gdns, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. Was cousin of my late mother Hilda Zigman, who lived at Heinselmangasse, Vienna 20. After Hilda’s escape to England in 1939, her parents were moved to ghetto at Wien 2, Grosse Sperlgasse 31 with parents of their daughter-in-law Klara (née Gold). Any info pls to



   e-mail: sue1rutherford@btinternet.com

Deutsch, Emmanuel, -

born around 1880, married Lea/Laura Lauber and lived in Vienna, where they ran a fruit and vegetable stall in the Naschmarkt. Any info on the family pls to

   e-mail: segaldebbie@hotmail.com

Deutsch, Frieda - my aunt, married Albert Kende in Vienna. They left Vienna in 1936 with children Eleanore, Joseph and George for Neusatz (now Novi Sad). After the war, my father, who survived by leaving Vienna in 1938 for Rhodesia, could never find them. Information, please contact Peter Deutsch
   e-mail: pld@perlynd.com

Diamant, Kitty and Hermann Diamant MD -

my parents, left Vienna in 1938-39. He was interned at Kitchener Camp; she worked as a domestic in Sandwich. They sailed on MV Georgic to New York from Liverpool 30 January 1940. This story corroborated by my father’s medical school colleague Joseph Haber and his wife Gisela Jufy Haber, who were married at Kitchener (the first wedding there). Gisela may have worked in a London hospital. Any info pls to Michael Diamant at



   e-mail: mdmd@hawaiian.net

Dinger sisters Steffi, Trude and Elsa -

Dinger sisters Steffi, Trude and Elsa arrived in London from Vienna in 1938 and lived in north London. They joined Finsbury Park branch of Austrian Society. Each married: Steffi became Frocht, Trude became Spitz (later Spencer), Elsa became Mowbray. Any info on them or Steffi’s husband Uszer/Edi Frucht/Frocht pls.

   e-mail: gaby.weiner@btinternet.com

Domestic servants in England - a historian, I am searching for people of Austrian or German origin who escaped to England from Nazi Germany in the late 1930s and worked as domestic servants in English homes. Any info please
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Dore Silverman -

journalist (?), lived in Compaigne Gardens, London. He was instrumental in bringing my parents to England from Germany in 1939. Any information on him please to

   e-mail: mail@chantrell1.plus.com

Dormitzer, Else -

survived Theresienstadt and lived in London after the war. She had two children: Elisabeth Rosenfelder, who also lived in the UK, and Hildegard Haas, who lived in Holland (Hilversum). I am an Assistant Professor of German in the USA and my research focuses on German-language poetry from Theresienstadt. Any info pls to Dr Sandra Alfers at

   e-mail: Sandra.Alfers@wwu.edu

Dr Ladislaus L. Braun, -

born Hungary, attended University of Pecs. Arrived USA 1939, was eminent physician in Chicago for many years. If you have any information on him please contact me at

   e-mail: adaboard@btinternet.com

Duchesne, Michelle and/or brother -

Duchesne, Michelle and/or brother lived above family shop in Les Baux. Their mother was Jewish. Michelle possibly worked for underground with Donald and Marianne (Mano) Purslow, owners of Hotel de la Reine Jeanne. Donald and Mano fled France 1944.  [AUG 08]

   e-mail: heikef@yahoo.com

Dunera Boys -

I am searching for Dunera Boys who were part of the Kindertransport. Please tel +61 8 6488 2049 or write to

   e-mail: Alexandra.ludewig@uwa.edu.au

Dunkirk 1940 - Urgently seeking information about refugees fleeing Nazis who got caught up in evacuation of BEF from Dunkirk 26 May - 4 June 1940. Specifically (but not only) seeking information about Gertrud Kermisch from Vienna.
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Dynamit Atktien Gesellschaft. -

My father did 2 years’ hard labour during WWII in Christianstadt for Dynamit Atktien Gesellschaft. Have any readers knowledge of this hard labour? Please contact Harry Breman at


   e-mail: harmkarstjohannesbreman@hotmail.com

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