[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re Proposal for a memorial page - can we call it Tribute section ?
nancygertner at mac.com
Wed Jan 17 06:56:34 PST 2007
A section is interesting, but maybe we should call it Tribute instead
of memorial - that way it could also honor living persons.
In looking through EWZ files, I found people with my ancestral family
surnames that applied for repatriations to Germany.
Of course I don't know if they escaped alive, or have living
If they do, I would be interested in getting in contact with them, as
I suspect that we are related, since the towns listed as their place
of birth are the same - or near- where my ancestors emigrated from in
1876. I've never found a vehicle that I found proper for attempting
to get in contact with them.
In the case of one individual, I was able to establish a known family
relationship since they listed enough of their family tree to make
the connection via the EWZ papers. While the chances that this man,
born C 1920, is still alive are probably slim, I maintain hope that
his young children might have survived and still be alive in Europe
On Jan 16, 2007, at 11:39 PM, Dave Obee wrote:
> Nelson Itterman from Edmonton has an idea that might be worth
> Nelson says he would like to see the SGGEE website have a place
> where we can
> remember the hardships faced by our ancestors.
> The suffering has certainly been reflected in the EWZ files, which
> note that
> many people were taken away. And of course it is reflected in the
> resettlement documents from the 1930s, documents that are the
> subject of an
> SGGEE indexing project.
> What are your thoughts? Should we add a memorial section to our
> Dave Obee
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