For update of this post based on new research, see: 1945: Liberation of Auschwitz. On Saturday 27 January 1945, Soviet forces liberated Auschwitz. Of the 7,000… Read More »27 January 2015 — 70 Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz!
On 1 August 1914, Germany declared war on Russia; on 3 August 1914, Germany declared war on France and marched into Belgium. On 4 August… Read More »How did WWI affect Themar’s Jewish families?
We have made significant progress in finding the ‘founding families’ of the Jewish community of Themar in the late 1800s — Baer, Frankenberg, Gassenheimer, Grünbaum, Kahn,… Read More »Finding the Grandparents of Themar’s Jewish Community!
On 10 May 2013, four Stolpersteine were laid before Bahnhofstrasse 7. The Stolpersteine honour the Rosengarten family — Paul and Berta (née Schwab) Rosengarten and… Read More »The first ‘Stolpersteine’ in Themar, 10 May 2013
Lotte, Julius and Else Rosenberg (née Pabst). Source: Private Collection The pogrom of Kristallnacht, the 9/10 November 1938, transformed Nazi policy towards German Jews from… Read More »A Reflection on “Reichskristallnacht” 1938