Yesterday was quite exciting for me. I decided to look into the fate of the 7 Jews (of which my grandfather was one) who were named in the documents that Eichmann‘s office and Speer‘s office were discussing. This is what I came up with:
Broder was sent to Westerbork in February 1944 and then Theresienstadt later that year (same as my family!). His wife and son died at Auschwitz but he survived the war! I will be following up on him some more.
Cahn – Ludwig Cahn . 24.3.1914 Cologne – Auschwitz 1944. From Cologne. This is the same town where my family lived before the war!
Lichtenstern – I know what happened to my grandfather already. Opi, we miss you!
Nussbaum – died in Camp Stutthof in 1944. His wife and daughter also perished at the hands of the Nazis at Auschwitz.
Sachs – I believe Sachs is Oberländer’s uncle. I am not sure of his fate yet. Still looking.
Oberländer – Leopold and Lilly Oberländer sailed on the Queen Elizabeth from Cherbourg France to New York in late December 1949. They listed a relative, Hardy Oberlander, as living in Los Angeles.
This is the best part. I did a little internet searching and between genealogy sites and phone records I found Oberlander’s living relatives! I spoke with a niece on the phone and she told me she still has a cousin in Germany. We have already exchanged several e-mails and I will be trying to find out more about the connections of these 7 men. Jackie, Oberlander’s grand-niece, told me that her family has letters that her grandparents’ generation wrote to each other. Maybe some more information will surface. I will keep you all posted.