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.
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Current search notices appear below.
43 names beginning with S
Salm, Hedwig (née Spiegel) - born 29.08.1874 in Kirchbörde. Married to Hugo Salm born 10.11.1874 in Wickrath, died March 1938 in the Netherlands. Mrs Hedwig Salm left the Netherlands in March 1938 for London and lived in the UK possibly until about 1969. Information, please
Salzer, Ilse - - refugee, lived in Brighton September 1943 to April 1944 with foster-sister (or other family member), who married Gerald at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London 19 September 1943. Maiden name of Ilse's foster-sister Woolf or Gerald's surname was Woolf. The Woolf parents then lived in London. Information, please
Samson, Lisbeth - also known by her married name Lisbeth Hamel, born Berlin 10 September 1901. Believed to have emigrated to England in 1930s; last known to be in London in 1962. Information about her sought on behalf of relatives in Israel.
Sandalbach Florenz, Lalla-Beatrice - (spelling?) At boarding school during war at St Mary's Abbey, Mill Hill, my mother and I made friends with girl, apparently refugee from Germany. Will be about 70 now.
Schablin, Anton (Prague) and Jacobson, Bernard (London) - Anton Schablin funded boat ticket for our relative Hans Zentner from Prague to Israel in 1938, saving his life. Bernard Jacobson was UK agent for Anton Schablin's Czech import-export business. If you have any information on either man, please contact Adrian Blumenthal
Schlesinger, Charlotte - Researcher into musicians in exile seeks information on Charlotte Schlesinger, composer, b.1909 Berlin, died 1976 London, where she lived the last 14 years of her life (previously USA). Any information about her or her family (e.g. brother Hans Schlesinger), resident in Golders Green in 1976, very gratefully received.
Schneck, Fritz - Joined Pioneer Corps 1939. Served until Demob. If you knew my father or know which company he was in Please email
Schneider, Fritz J. -
my father, born in Germany, was interned on Isle of Man and ‘sent to Canada’. An ‘F. G. Schneider’ was on the passenger list of the Ettrick. Any info please contact Annette on 01892 534 355 or at
Schneider, Gertie - A school friend, Jan Doorn, is keen to trace Gertie who was at Realschule with him in Stepanska Ulice off Vaclavske Namesti, Prague, in the early 1930s. She lived with her parents in Betlemske Namesti, her father being a medical doctor. She left school in 1936/7 at the age of 18/19 years and is thought to have made it to England before war broke out. This information came from Magda Starkenstein, another classmate who got to Holland, where Jan's family came from before his father was Consul General in Prague. Gertie is thought to have married in England and was last heard of in Exeter, Devon. Jan is widowed and lives in Surrey.
Schonthal families - The two Schonthal families of Godollo, Hungary boasted 16 children between them – 8 boys and 8 girls. There are known descendants in the USA, Canada and Hungary seeking family members in Switzerland. Due to name changes there may also be family members under the names of, e.g., Szepvolgyi or Komlos. Any info pls contact Catherine (Schontal) Adam at
Schoop, Hedi - Austrian ceramics artist who fled to California in the 1930s. Any information please
Scotland's smaller Jewish communities - I am writing a history of and would like to hear from or about anyone who came to Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Greenock and Inverness. Please write
Seager, Edith Esther - formerly mayor of Smethwick. 'By guaranteeing jobs in Britain, she was instrumental in obtaining freedom for fifty refugees [including my mother] from Vienna, Germany and Holland' (Smethwick Telephone, 25 February 1955). I wish to find at least some of the refugees saved by Ms Levy.
Seagull, Eva -
was at school in Darjeeling and Mussoorie, India. Later studied nursing in Edgware, London. Any info please tel Gabrielle Millen (known to Eva as Gaby Helms) on 020 8866 1059
Seelig, Annemarie -
lived in Teddington, Middlesex and was relative or friend of Georg Manasse, ex-director of Schocken department store in Zwickau, Saxony, whose biography I am writing. He emigrated in 1935 to Sweden. Pls contact Jürgen Nitsche at
Seidmann, Gertrud -
no longer has any recollection of leaving Vienna in 1937 (?), settling in Belfast or her father, Ludwig (Louis), who was interned on the Isle of Man. Does anybody remember them?
Selkowitz, Kathrina - As a WWII veteran stationed in Swiss Cottage, I met my lost love Kathrina Selkowitz, a refugee from Vienna, who lived at 96 Goldhurst Terrace, London NW6. My dream would be fulfilled if I could find her. Pls contact me, Morey Schartz (Maurice), at
Sendler, Ruth née Marcus - - born 16 November 1909, presumably in Berlin, daughter of painter Otto Marcus and Elisabeth born Sendler. Ruth, a dancer, emigrated to London in the 1930s (?), joined the Royal Ballet, and played a role in the film The Red Shoes (1948). I would also like to determine the fate of a sculpture my grandfather Arthur Lewin-Funcke made of Ruth in 1923. Any information on Ruth and/or the sculpture, please
Sgt Henry George Popper (RAF), -
1925-1944, son of Julius and Eugenie Popper of Barking, Essex. Born Vienna, came with parents to UK around 1938. Any info pls to
Shipman, Louis - - a founder member of AJR, was also a friend of Paul Davids, father of my mother-in-law, Susie Shipman. Any information on either Louis Shipman or Paul Davids please
Sigma - a German-Jewish refugee born 1939-40, stayed for many months during war with Jack (later Sir Jack) and Peggy Longland in Welwyn Garden City. Pls contact me re biography of Sir Jack at
Sigman, Adele, Paul -
Last known address Isabella Vea 11, Budapest. Cousin of Hilda and Serina Zigman, Heinselmangasse, Vienna 20. Any info pls to
Sigmund Levi -
Any info pls on Sigmund Levi, detained at Kitchener camp around 1940. He became a naturalised British citizen on 10 July 1947 in Liverpool and took the name Leslie Seymour.
Siman, Henry -
Last known address Budapest V, Maria Valeria. Uncle of Hans, Hilda and Serina Zigman, Heinselmangasse, Vienna 20. Any info pls to
Simon-Wilf, Gisela - Born 16.02.20 in Hamburg, arrived UK 24.03.39. Lived in Leeds and Gloucestershire, last known address (Aug 1946): 6 Andover Street, Cheltenham. Any info please contact
Sobell, Dolly and Elsa - from Germany (?).Sobells arrived at Liverpool Street Station, lived with us for a while. My parents were named Sherkin or Scherkein. Information, please
Solf, Johanna (Hanna) - during the Third Reich gathered around her what became known as the Solf Circle, who helped Jews get out of Germany or in any way possible. She and her daughter Lagi Ballestrem-Solf survived the Volksgerichtshof and Ravensbrück. Any information on her please
Sommer, Rosemarie, née Windmann - born 8.9.1929 in Duisburg, Germany, and her husband, a large-scale shoe manufacturer, who lived in London from the 1950s onwards. Any information, please
Sondheim, Kurt - - born in Frankfurt/M on 21 August 1926. Came to the UK by Kindertransport 3 March 1939 as a German national. Joined the British army, where he rose to Staff Sergeant, number 14448994, being originally encamped at 9PW, Base Camp, Quorn, near Loughborough. Became a naturalized British subject on 12 September 1947. Please contact Tamar Duke-Cohan
Sonnenhalde - - In connection with research project on Jewish Children's Home Sonnenhalde in Bollschweil, near Freiburg-im-Breisgau, the Stadtarchiv Freiburg seeks information about Dr Annerose Heitler from Baden-Baden and Berlin, then Brighton. Information, please
Spiers, Harry -
arrived London 1938 from Germany. Served as interpreter with my unit HQ during campaign in Europe June 1944-May 1945. Our company was in military command of Hamburg afterwards.
SS Warszawa -
I am researching a documentary film on the SS Warszawa, which brought children from Poland in 1939. Some were in Zpaszyn camp from November 1938 until the last boat left in August 1939. My father, Jack Reich, and his sister Helen Reich came to London on this boat on 29 August 1939. Would members who also came to England on the SS Warszawa in 1939 please contact Alan Goldin
Steiner, František - - born Czechoslovakia (date unknown). Last known address 15 Staverton Road, Oxford. His brother, Karel Steiner, died in Auschwitz, as did his cousin Felix Steiner, who was a lawyer in Sušice.
Steinhardt, Heinrich and Siegfried - heard of in Worms. Any info pls
Stern, Ellen -
came as refugee to Brondesbury, London 1938 and to our school in Kensal Rise. When war was declared, she was sent to Isle of Man. Any info to Marcelle Edwards (née Howgego), 13 Tweed Street, Ayr, Scotland KA8 9JD, tel 01292 611747
Stern, Heinz -
school friend, b. Vienna 28.1.1926. Any info to Henry (Heinz) Rado, 10 Kenton Park Crescent, Harrow HA3 8UA
Stern, Oscar - My grandfather had a large warehouse in Altona, Hamburg. He was in the exotic fruit import business. My mother's name is Ruth. She had two sisters, Manzi and Kate. My grandmother's name was Rosa Stern née Berkwerk. Any information at all
Stiassny (Stiahsny?), Emil - d.o.b. 21.12.1881, migrated first to Shanghai and from there to London with his wife Josefine Stiassny, d.o.b. 13 or 23.12.1891. In 1968 Josefine lived at 113 Park Avenue North, London NW10. The Israelische Kultusgemeinde in Vienna is searching for their heirs. Information, please
Stolberg, Anna née Klein - wishes to make contact with relatives or other pupils who attended Vienna's Hauptschule Leipzigerplatz in 1938. Any information please
Stolenberg, Alice Gerda -
my mother, left Berlin after the war for Norway then left for the USA in 1947 (?). She was in a DP camp in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. She told me she lost most of her family except her mother and sister. She had a friend, Siegfried Einhorn. If you have any info on my mother or Siegfried, please write to
Stone - Apparently my family was from Germany. In Virginia they changed their name from Stein to Stone. The names of my first relatives are Joshua, Isaac and William. This is all I have to go on.
Sulzbach, Herbert (1894-1985) -
For biography any info or memories to Ainslie Hepburn, 8 Kew Street, Brighton BN1 3LG, tel 01273 208174,
Sulzer, Harry (mother: Fanny) - left Prague by Kindertransport in summer 1939. Any information on him please