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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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22 names beginning with W

Walenty Widla - My father Walenty Widla was born 19.02.1900 in Zabierzow, Poland. The son of Andrzej and Katazyna, he and his wife Anna lived in Warsaw. He was last seen 20.08.1944, then was probably transported to Sachsenhausen or Neuengamme. If you have any info about my father or my relatives, pls contact me, Pawel Plodzik, on
   e-mail: p.plodzik@wp.pl

Walter Alt -

My father Walter Alt, b. 1926, left Vienna via Kindertransport. The family’s friend in England, Mr (?) Kalman, may have helped him, but he possibly ended up in a Catholic boarding school. Contact Marlene Alt, Canada, on 613 270 0038 or 613 608 0116

   e-mail: doug.mar@sympatico.ca

Walter Alt -

My father Walter Alt, b. 1926, left Vienna via Kindertransport. The family’s friend in England, Mr (?) Kalman, may have helped him, but he possibly ended up in a Catholic boarding school. Contact Marlene Alt, Canada, on 613 270 0038 or 613 608 0116

   e-mail: doug.mar@sympatico.ca

Wegner, Norbert - Sgt, Intelligence Corps, Jewish Chaplain card number 13805634, said Missing in North West Europe 1.9.44, information provided by his aunt, Pte M Roth on 23.3.46. Information, please contact Martin Sugarman
   e-mail: martin.sugarman@westking.ac.uk

Weiler, Gerda - born 23.4.25 Dresden, survived internment in Riga/Stutthof concentration camp. Any information please
   e-mail: john@tehillah.freeserve.co.uk

Weinstock, Richard and Martha - Richard, born 23.5.1901 in Vienna, where he lived until 25.5.1939 in Zirkusgasse 38, second district. Martha, née Grossbard, was born 7.4.1886. They migrated to London after 25.5.1939.
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Weisner, Paul (Berthold), Dr - left Vienna in 1930s for London. Married Dr Mary Barton and they established a gynaecological clinic in Welbeck Street. Any information on him or living relatives please
   e-mail: peter.natt@btinternet.com

Weiss - Seeking to contact any relatives of Hilde or Rosie Weiss who lived in the Highbury area of north London about 1940 to 1960.
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Weiss, Bernard -

For a book on Jews in the German army in WWI, has anyone info on any descendants of these German-Jewish officers who became refugees in England: Sulzbach, Herbert and Weiss, Bernhard? Harold Pollins at 

   e-mail: snillop47@aol.com

Weiss, Richard -

(b 5.4.1880) and Regine (b 22.7.1882), my parents, lived in Castellezgasse, Vienna 2, from where they were evicted to Staudingergasse, 20. They were deported to Theresienstadt in 1942; last news was their deportation to Auschwitz on 28.10.44. My mother was a mezzo soprano who sang in St Gallen before WWI. Her stage name was Grete Strauss (Strauss her maiden name). Can anyone remember her singing in Theresienstadt?Please tel 0191 252 0013



Weitzmann, Siegfried -

, born 1924 (?), parents Chana (Blumelfeld) and Hirsh Weitzmann. Kindertransportee from Vienna to England. His brother, Maximilian Moshe Weitzmann, lived with my family on a moshav in Israel in 1940. Any info please contact Adva Magal-Cohen at

   e-mail: advamc@bezeqint.net

Weldon, Hugh Robert/Weinberg, Hans Robert -  
My cousin Weldon, Hugh Robert /Weinberg, Hans Robert, born 1921 in Borgholhausen, Westphalia, went by Kindertransport to England and worked as gardener there in Loughborough. Interned as enemy alien, he was deported in July 1940 on Dunera to Sydney, Australia. In September 1941 he enlisted in the Pioneer Corps of the British Army, embarking for Liverpool. In 1943 he joined the Royal Armoured Corps. Any info on him please to


   e-mail: weinberg@wi.mit.edu

Weltlinger, Siegmund - involved in re-establishment of Jewish community in Berlin after Shoah. Am also attempting to track down his surviving family members. His only child, Wolfgang Weltlinger, emigrated to United Kingdom in 1939. Info pls
   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

Weltmann, Lutz -

(1901-67) was theatre critic and reviewer for AJR Information. Information sought for academic study. Please contact Dr Anthony Grenville at the AJR or at

   e-mail: tony@ajr.org.uk

what Allied leaders knew about the Holocaust -

We are preparing a film on what Allied leaders knew about the Holocaust during WW2 and seeking letters, postcards, telegrams, etc from Jews seeking to emigrate to the UK, USA or elsewhere from Nazi-occupied territories. Please contact Claire Perrier de la Bathie, Cinétévé Production, 4 Quai des Célestins, 75004 Paris, France or on +33 (0)1 48 04 30 00

   e-mail: cpbathie@yahoo.fr

Wilde, Georg - was the last rabbi to serve in Magdeburg, Germany. He arrived in England in 1939 and is thought to have died in the UK in about 1949. The Centrum Judaicum in Berlin is researching into rabbis who served as German army officers during World War I and we would be very grateful to hear from anyone who has any knowledge or information about this rabbi. Any information, please contact Chana Schuetz
   e-mail: at cjudaicum@snafu.de

Wilfrid Israel -

London-based film-maker wishes to contact any German-Jewish refugees who came to England via the Kindertransport and had any acquaintance with Wilfrid Israel (1899-1943). Please contact Tom Hamilton

   e-mail: thomas.hamilton65@btinternet.com

Wolf, Edita (née Ranchburger) - born 1928-299 Czechoslovakia, possibly Prague. Shared dormitory in Theresienstadt with Helga Weissova, who wishes to contact her. Info pls
   e-mail: irene@palaceview.demon.co.uk

Wolfgang, Gertrude - from Germany or Austria, lived with Black family in Newport, Monmouthshire. Her childhood friend in Newport, Heather Johnson, remembers that after the war Gertie learned her father had been shot, but her mother liberated from a concentration camp by the Americans. Any info pls
   e-mail: GothamPH@aol.com

Wolfratshausen -

The Historical Society in Wolfratshausen (Germany), whose members include many professional historians, is planning to restore a mikveh in Wolfratshausen-Waldram in memory of the Jewish population of the region and to use it for contemporary exhibitions and events. We would be grateful for any info from readers - please contact Gabriele Fyjis-Walker at

   e-mail: fyjis.walker@virgin.net

Wolfratshausen/Oberbayern -

Does anyone know of any person who was at the Wirtschafliche Frauenschule (School of Household Management) in this location in 1926-38? We are a group of women who are carrying out research on this school but we have found only the following names of former students who appear to have emigrated to the UK: Minna Kocherthaler, Hanna Lichtenauer, Gertrud Fanny Maier and Hertha Mannheim.

   e-mail: search@ajr.org.uk

WWII evacuation of refugees in the UK -

I am working on a research programme for Reading University.  If you have any info, pls contact Dr Eva Roman on 0208 462 5030 (evenings).

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