[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re Proposal for a memorial page - can we call it Tribute section ?

Nancy Gertner 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  
or somewhere.


On Jan 16, 2007, at 11:39 PM, Dave Obee wrote:

> Nelson Itterman from Edmonton has an idea that might be worth  
> considering.
> 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  
> website?
> Thanks
> Dave Obee

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