Jakob was born in 1892 in Pruchnik, in the Galicia region of Poland.
During the Second World War, Max, who was born in 1936, one sibling
and his mother, were in Russia, while an older brother and Jakob were
in Lwow, which was then under Russian control.
“The last time we heard from my father was in 1941 just before
Germany attacked Russia,” Max said. “I always believed my father
had died in the Shoah.”
But this year, he received information from the American Red Cross
indicating that Jakob had turned up in the UK after the war or was
expected to arrive in the UK.
Dr Paula Horowitz — who lived at 41 Newark Drive Glasgow in 1943
and on Pollockshaws Road, Glasgow, three years later — is listed
as Jakob’s guarantor.
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AJEX archivist Martin Sugarman is searching for information
about a grave at Streatham Jewish cemetery, in London.
The grave is marked as ‘Ernest Cave killed in the armed forces
1918, mourned by parents, wife and children’. He was the son of
Adolf and Fanny Cave
There is no such name in the British Jewry Book of Honour of the
First World War, nor on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records.
AJEX is also looking for the families of a couple of ex-servicemen.
Private Abraham Bernstein, of Liverpool, was the son of Barney
and Gertrude. He was killed in the First World War.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission argued that records show
his family never objected to a cross being put on his grave, so
they will not change it. If AJEX can find a surviving relative,
they may be able to get it changed.
AJEX is also searching for the family of First World War soldier
A distant relative contacted Martin, but he can only find a brief
record of him in the British Jewry Book of Honour in the Ox and
Bucks Light Infantry with his brother Reuben.
Arlick is not on the CWGC website, nor do any records of him survive
in the few Great War records that exist.
Other names being sought by AJEX are Pinkus Nirenstein and children
Philip and Freda, who were killed in 1940 bombings in London; and
Morris Gould/Goldberg, Commandant of the British Red Cross, killed
in a bombing in London in October 1940.
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DINA Souchotinsky Klayman is looking for anyone who remembers
her from her time in Preston. She lived in the Lancashire town from
1941-45 after fleeing from Belgium.
PAUL McGarry is trying to trace his birth father Vince Cohen.
Paul, 49, discovered that Vince, who would be around 74, lived in
London in 1967/68.