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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2 names beginning with Z

Zimetbaum, Mala - Born in Brzesko, Poland 16/01/1918. From March 1928 lived with her family in Antwerp, Belgium. Joined Hanoar Hatzioni. Later worked as a seamstress for Maison Lilian and then as a linguist-secretary in a small diamond business. She was arrested on 22/07/1942 and deported to Auschwitz on 15/09/1942. Her number was 19880. She escaped with Edward (Edek) Galinski – number 531 – on 24/06/1944 but both were recaptured and murdered. Would anyone who knew her in Poland, Belgium or Auschwitz or has any information about her and her family please contact John Paul Leavey
   e-mail: jpleavey@eircom.net

Zwickau Jewish community -

Have you any info on the fate of the Zwickau Jewish community? My brother and I were born there but managed to flee to Prague before the deportations in 1938. The rest of my family were deported in October 1938. My grandfather, Baruch Leib Biron, father of 6 children, was rabbi of the community. Pls contact Ruth Rogoff (née Biron) at


   e-mail: ruthrogoff@talktalk.net

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