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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30 names beginning with M

Mangold - mother and daughter - possibly from Gutersloh, Westphalia, left Germany just before the war. In 1941-42 were in Moelfre, Anglesey, running a private school from Craig y Mor house. In 1951-52 were still at Craig y Mor, owned by Ann Halstead. Info pls
   e-mail: chasnunn@onetel.com

Mann, Walter and Elisabeth - my grandparents. He was a dentist in London before the First World War. She may have been a piano teacher. They had a son, Franz Richard, born 1914. All were interned on the Isle of Man during the First World War and then sent back to Germany. Later my father was sent to Paris to be with an uncle. Elisabeth survived concentration camps and lived in Berlin. Any info, pls contact Judith Mann-Calvi.
   e-mail: jcalvi@tiscalinet.it

Mannheim, Jack -

my father, was born in Grossmunzel, Germany in 1922. He came to the UK via Kindertransport January 1938 and was interned in Australia, to which he went on the Dunera. Any info pls to


   e-mail: unfoldedmap@googlemail.com

Mansfield College - Mansfield College was a Jewish girls’ boarding school which existed from 1894 to 1958 mostly in Hove with a period in North Wales in the 1940s. In its last 30 years it was run by two of my mother’s sisters, Dr Nancy Hart and Mrs Enid Alfandary. I am writing a book on this. Pls share your memories with me, Jane Manaster, at
   e-mail: janeman@earthlink.net

Margot Aufrecht -

Has anyone information about Margot Aufrecht, who lived as a schoolgirl in Berlin-Pankow before the War and was incarcerated with her parents and brother in Bergen-Belsen? After the camp’s liberation she spent over a year on site, was befriended by General Montgomery’s sister-in-law, and is thought to have emigrated eventually to Australia to join an uncle. I am especially anxious also to get in touch with Heinz Bloch, his wife or descendants. Please contact Leslie Baruch Brent, 30 Hugo Road, London N19 5EU or email

   e-mail: lesliebrent@waitrose.com

Markus, Edgar - my grandfather and his parents, Rosa and Josef (or Alfred) Markus, left Vienna in August 1939 for London. Info please
   e-mail: vivian@vivianhirsch.com

Marston, Dr Sylvia Mignon -

Born 16.11.1925 Leipzig. In 50s lived Caroline House, Bayswater, London W2. Father Felix Berthold Nathan Rosenfelder (1892-1939). Mother Rosika Colin. Any info pls to


   e-mail: jomaier@tiscali.co.uk

Marx (or Marks), Ruth - born Bettingen, Germany, 4.4.1922. She and her sister were on the last train to reach England before the war. Her sister did not survive the war. The sisters may have stayed in a centre in Tunbridge Wells. During the war Ruth worked as nanny with a family in Birmingham, where she also stayed with the Isaac family, specifically in Olton, Warwickshire. She may have married a Canadian soldier and be living in Toronto. She had an uncle named Leo Abraham. Any information please
   e-mail: davidlewin@btinternet.com

Max Auszenberg -

b. 29 April 1928, left Holland for Liverpool on the SS Bodegraven on 14 May 1940. Any info on him please to Dirk Veenhuizen at b. 29 April 1928, left Holland for Liverpool on the SS Bodegraven on 14 May 1940. Any info on him please to Dirk Veenhuizen at

   e-mail: dirkjeewee@wxs.nl

May, Elizabeth (Lisa) Julia née Spott - bborn 23.02.1922. Came to UK on Kindertransport. Lived for some years in Liverpool, Birmingham, London. Studied fashion design. Information sought by cousin Ruth in California.
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Maybaum, Edith - From Hannover, probably emigrated to England in 1935. Worked in Hannoveranische Knopffabrik Gompertz & Meinrath. The owners also left for London in 1935 and founded a button factory there. Is Ludwig Meinrath still alive and does the factory still exist? Information, Monica Wittib.
   e-mail: monicawittib@hotmail.com

Mayer family - In 1930s family left Langenlonsheim (Rhineland-Palatine) for England. Some 20 years ago Paul Meyer lived in Cardiff. He had apublishing company (?). Another member of the family, Erica Kissinger born Mayer, died in Stockholm last year. Information, contact Karl-Wilhelm Hoeffler.
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Mayer, Harry and Irma - and daughter Jacqueline, who was born around 1955. Harry and Irma met in North Finchley, London after arriving here from Germany. They were friendly with my grandmother Eileen Head/Steele. Information please
   e-mail: Sharonronron@yahoo.com

Mayer, Ilse Charlotte née Fabisch -

b Breslau 12.9.1915, emigrated to London and had 3 children (b 1939, 1944, 1946). In the 1960s she lived at 181 Goldhurst Terrace, London NW6. Her brother, Hans Fabisch, was murdered in Auschwitz. In the 1960s she searched for him and his wife, Valerie Fabisch (b Scheftel). Any news about this family would be most welcome. Please contact Sarah Wildman at

   e-mail: swildman@gmail.com

Mayer, Ursula -

, my best friend from Germany, was sent to England like me. I have had no contact with her since 1939. Born 1929 (?), she came from Stuttgart. Any info please to Erica G. Kanter (née Hecht) at charhos@aol.com or to 9342 Bay Vista Estates Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836, USA

Mayer, Ursula -

born 19 November 1928, came to England on the Kindertransport in 1939. She lived with her guarantor in Bournemouth and in 1947 moved with her parents to 3 Wellfield Avenue, Muswell Hill, London N10. We were close friends when we lived in Stuttgart. Any info pls to Erica (Hecht) Kanter at charhos84@gmail.com

   e-mail: charhos84@gmail.com

Mayer-Wolf, Oscar - was one of founders of Naharia by a group of Germans in 1934. Could this be the same Mayer family that left Langenlnsheim for England? Pls contact Aaron Sovers at
   e-mail: ashovers@aol.com

Mayerova, Anna - In 1952 lived in Santiago de Chile, Higgius 1885, Depto C, Avenida. Related to Gabriela Neumannova and Otto Neumann. If you have any information
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Meinrath, Ludwig - born Cologne 16.7.1902, died Rio de Janeiro 1982, owned a textile factory which no longer exists. His wife, Hilfe née Blumenfeld, 93, now lives in Rio. I am his oldest son and live in Sao Paolo. My only brother lives in New Haven CT. Any information on Ludwig Meinrath, please
   e-mail: telemake@terra.com.br

Menachim Yehuda/Jehuda Galas (also known as Moniek Galus), -

My uncle Menachim Yehuda/Jehuda Galas (also known as Moniek Galus), b. Lodz 1919, was last reported alive in Celle, Germany, July 1945. Any info pls to Deborah Long at

   e-mail: debbietheteacher@gmail.com

Meyerhof, Hartwig -

 Born Kassel 1903, arrived UK 1933, lived Belsize Avenue, died Amersham 1961. Cousin of Kurt Wertheim (Ken Wilson) of Germany then Highgate. Friend of Illa and Fritz Walter, 81 Fitzjohns Avenue, Hampstead. Please contact Hartwig’s daughter, Caroline Williams,  tel 0792 322 6640 or

   e-mail: williamscjuk@tiscali.co.uk

Michaeli, Gilah - last known address Cotleigh Road, London NW6 in 1980s. Any info please
   e-mail: peter.block@virgin.net

Michelson -

If you have info about the Michelson family, who lived in Königsberg, East Prussia, in the 1930s (on Lindenstrasse, next to Jewish Orphanage), please phone Max Zieman on 0208 205 0028

Millisle Farm Belfast - Anyone who went there on Kindertransport, or knows anyone who did, pls contact me re novel I am writing. Ruth Tobin
   e-mail: rtobin55@hotmail.com

Mittler, Walter - Born in Vienna. His English home was in Birmingham, where he was a watch repairer. Early 1950s he emigrated to Canada. Any info on his whereabouts pls to Len Terry (RAF 1943-47) at
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Moos, Siegfried -

my father, b. Munich 1904, fled Germany 1933, died London 1988, active in communist refugee circles in London in 30s. Please send any info on left-wing activities among German exiles in this period to

   e-mail: merilynmoos@blueyonder.co.uk

Morgenbesser brothers - Fritz born 12.05.1912 probably called Frederick Morgan, and Hans born 29.10.1913, both born in Brün (Brno), said to have emigrated to England in 1939. Sons of Josef and Eugenie (née Rosenfeld).
   e-mail: endschu@t-online.de

Moritz-Max Abraham -

born 18.12.1919 in Berlin, last known address Haifa Kiriat, Samach Sajin 2. Berlin memorial researcher is looking for family or friends who may be able to help with research on Louise Prinz née Abraham and her husband Detmar Prinz, who committed suicide in 1941 to avoid deportation and are buried at Weissensee Cemetery, Berlin. 

   e-mail: (Mary Bianchi Bia24@web.de)

Musch, Hanne - came here after Kristallnacht. Graced the stage in Ilfracombe, North Devon with her talent and entertained Pioneer Corps refugees in uniform. Any info pls
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Musical Activities in British Internment Camps -

I am writing a dissertation on musical activities in British internment camps in the WW2 era. I am interested in musical activity of any kind. Any info pls to

   e-mail: suzanne.snizek@gmail.com

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