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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Ignaz (Isak Maier) Haas and Clara (Klara Debora) Haas (née Plahner), -

Descendants of Ignaz (Isak Maier) Haas and Clara (Klara Debora) Haas (née Plahner), formerly of Vienna. Ignaz (b Jaslo) died in Buenos Aires in 1947, Clara, b Tarnopol 16.2.1879, died in Vienna 24.3.1967. Clara was the sister of Samuel Plahner, d Vienna 12.1.1936. Clara, Samuel and their parents Mina and Simon Beer Plahner are buried at Vienna’s Zentralfriedhof. Clara’s memorial inscription mentions children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Any info about Ignaz and Clara’s descendants please to Professor Robert Shaw at


   e-mail: Brettargh.holt@dsl.pipex.com

Ili Jakubovic -

My grandmother, Ili Jakubovic, now living in New Jersey as Ellen Hersh, was born in Ungvar, Czechoslovakia on 26.1.1924. She went with her friend, Fitzy Klein, to the Hebrew Gymnasium. Any info on Fitzy or schoolmates please to Bex Shapiro at


   e-mail: bex87@brandeis.edu

Internment - David Baddiel, presently writing a novel about a Jewish refugee family from Königsberg who came to Britain in 1939. Would like to hear from anyone with experience of refugee life in Britain during the war, especially tales of internment and of women who were not interned but whose husbands were, particularly if anyone was a refugee in Cambridge at the time.
   e-mail: ronskanky@blueyonder.co.uk

Isle of Man - I am looking for women, or relatives of women, interned on the Isle of Man (or elsewhere) in WWII in connection with a book I am writing. I am also interested in women's experiences of working during the war and of evacuation.
   e-mail: marybraiduk@yahoo.co.uk

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