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Who Am I? What is My Name? Part V – Gertrude and Sonia’s Escape


Gertrude and Sonia Preiss-Spiro’s names are listed on the transport to Auschwitz of 141 women from Pawiak prison in Warsaw on 24 August 1943.  Pawiak prison was originally used by the Polish judicial to incarcerate criminals, but after the Nazi … Continue reading

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Who Am I? What is My Name? Part IV – Wolfgang and Adele’s Eyewitness Account


Charlotte Schössow Rebhun was the oldest of four children of Emil and Margarete Schössow from Berlin.  Charlotte, like her friend Gertrude Spiro, was a Christian woman who had married a Jew.  Charlotte’s husband Max Rebhun had moved from Poland to Germany and settled in Berlin, … Continue reading

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Who Am I? What is My Name? Part II – Pnina, Wolfgang, and the Warsaw Ghetto


Convinced that my surname was Rebhun, I contacted Rebhuns around the world. Though the BBC, CNN, and the international press featured my quest, I initially received no responses. Finally in March 1997, the Munich Red Cross relayed a reply from … Continue reading

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Who Am I, What Is My Name? Part I – Pnina, Otwoc, and the Kazcmareks


My name is Pnina Gutman. I am 70 years old. I began the search for my biological identity in April 1996. I called this project “Who am I what’s my name?” I came to Israel from Poland at the age … Continue reading

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Identifinders International Announces DNA Study for Child Survivors of the Holocaust


Identifinders International, in collaboration with 23andMe and Missing-Identity.net, announces a pilot study to help child survivors of the Holocaust to recover their birth identities.  It is hoped that autosomal DNA testing will allow these survivors to discover family connections that would otherwise be … Continue reading

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