Sunday, February 06, 2005

Holocaust Survivor Needs Your Help

Do you know Ellen Ackemann who lives in London, Ontario? Click here for the full story.


Click here for the update!


At 12:51 PM, Blogger American On Line said...

For those of you looking to help, you might want to use this as an alterable form to post or send to others to post at their blogs or web site.

Per Esther's request at Outside the Blogway (, if anyone out there knows of an Ellen Ackemann, 58-1460 Limberlot, London, Ontario, Canada, or relatives of Franciska Frieda Borchardt (nee Pasmantier) born 1888 in Warsaw, or Helmut Michael Borchardt, born 1923 in Berlin, please take a look a this request
naomiragen/msg00794.html), from Irene Liron, of Haifa, Israel, a Holocaust survivor, who is looking for a long-lost relative who may be her last surviving relative.

At 12:59 PM, Blogger Esther said...

That is awesome, Marty!! Thank you!

At 2:46 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

I got an e-mail from Marty on this. I would be surprised if there wasn't a site that could help locate there. People locate me online all of the time (sometimes to my dismay). But, I am sure you thought of that. I don't even know what site to use.

At 8:13 PM, Blogger American On Line said...

Addendum: Under the heading 'never forget and never give up,' comes this illustrative story and subject lesson:

"RISHON LEZION, Israel · Klara Bleier and Hana Katz thought each other dead, swallowed 61 years ago, like the rest of their family, in the maw of Auschwitz. The sisters were separated in October 1944 in the Budapest ghetto when Hana left one day to find work and food. She never returned.

But both came through the chaos of the end of the war against the Nazis, the death marches and the refugee camps; both came to Israel in 1948 and raised families, 45 miles apart. Both thought they were sole survivors.

In the years since, Bleier's son-in-law became obsessed with the missing family history. Katz's granddaughter did, too. Six years apart, they filed survivor testimonies with Yad Vashem, Israel's center for Holocaust studies and commemoration.

A new computerized archive matched the two testimonies, and on Thursday, a week after heads of state bowed their heads at Auschwitz on the 60th anniversary of its liberation, the two women were restored to each other, astounded, slightly frightened and unrecognizable, at least at first."

The rest here.

At 9:31 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

I just got the email too. I'll make sure it's up on my site en la mañana also.

At 5:13 PM, Blogger American On Line said...

Holocaust Survivor Found?
Looks like it!!

Below is my post Looking for Holocaust Survivor prompted by Esther. As part of an attempt to assist, I turned to those that might know better. So, among others, I emailed Ted Belman, over at IsraPundit. In turn Ted used magic, made contacts, and 'lo and behold, I received this cut and pasted email from him, which he in turn received from his contact (the name is omitted at Ted's request):

"From: [Ted's contact]
To: [] Naomi Ragen
Cc: Belman Ted
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 4:55 AM
Subject: Long-lost relative

Hi Naomi:
I have contacted a friend in London who knows Ellen Ackerman.
Tell Irene Liron that I hope to have her relevant numbers later today.
Warm good wishes.
[Ted's contact]



Exciting events!! Huge round of applause for all!!

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Esther said...

That's very cool, Marty. I had heard from other places that Ellen died a year ago. It'd be wonderful if it could all work out!

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

It would be incredible if they were able to make contact after all of these years.

At 1:18 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Yes it would. It would be an incredible miracle! How wonderful that would be.


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