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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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9 names beginning with P

Papier - My family originally came from Vienna. Anyone of this name please contact Ben Godfrey.
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Pariser, Gertrude - I am searching for my aunt, who was born in Vienna on 27.11.1929 and lived with her grandmother, Susanne Pariser, until 16.09.1938. She is believed to have gone on a Kindertransport to England. Any information, please send email
   e-mail: eva.bournes@chello.at

Peitz - I am researching into Jewish inhabitants of Peitz in 1938. Also, seeking information on Heinz Richard Abraham, born 23.04.1919 in Königsberg, an electrical engineer who emigrated to Oxford, England in 1939. Please contact Susanne Rothe
   e-mail: susi.rothe@web.de

Perlefter, Herr und Frau - Left Vienna in the late 1930s, possibly with other families, and settled in the London area. Hella Damisch disappeared from Vienna in 1938, along with her daughter, who would have been my aunt. Any info on these three persons pls to
   e-mail: rebecca@scotnet.co.uk

Persak, Gertie - My late sister Joan Nelson (née Brown), evacuated in September 1939 to southern Scotland, made friends with Gertie Persak (spelling?). Gertie’s parents came from Brno, where her father owned or managed a pottery or textile firm, and were probably murdered in the Lodz ghetto. Gertie later possibly became a nurse and married someone connected with Oxford University. Her only surviving family member, a cousin, may have become an RAF pilot. Any information please
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Philipps-Universitaet, Marburg - has unearthed about 2,600 books which the Nazis confiscated from Jews and other persons but did not destroy. A researcher has tracked down one of the victims' heirs in Manchester, to whom the university recently returned several volumes at a public ceremony. University is anxious to hand back more books to descendents of former owners
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Philippson, Joanna -

, b 23.04.1887 Magdeburg, teacher in Berlin, emigrated to London in 1939, lived in Greenford, Middx in 1960s, died 1977 or 1986. Does anyone know correct date and place of death? If so, please contact Hans-Hermann Fries at

   e-mail: hhfries@gmx.net

Polasinski, Erika (née Zimet) (or relations) -

Polasinski, Erika (née Zimet) (or relations) Born in 1933, Erika left Vienna c.1941 for Venezuela with mother, Golda Zimet. From there emigrated to New York at end of war. Erika is half-sister of my father Eric Doitch, who was born Siegfried Steiner in 1923, and died 2000. Any info pls


   e-mail: KatheDeutsch@aol.com

Port Erin Women's Internment Camp - Isle of Man 1941-45. I am researching this subject and seeking photographs of both camp and internees. Any information, please send email
   e-mail: campuzano@onetel.net.uk

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