Sunday, May 27, 2018

My Great-Great Uncle's Death Certificate--From Dachau

At the end of 2016, I discovered the fate of my great grandmother's brother, Mendel Fuchs; you can read the little I know of his life here.

A few weeks ago, I went to the Holocaust Museum in Washington.  The museum has access to an International Tracing Service (ITS) terminal, and I asked the wonderful person working there to look for records of several relatives.  And he found a record for Mendel.
Mendel Fuchs Death Record

Mendel Fuchs was issued a death certificate--in Dachau Concentration Camp!  The gentleman at the ITS terminal said he had not seem something like this before--although he has seen delayed records issued at the request of relatives, sometimes decades later.  There's not much new information here (other than the fact that it seems like Mendel's profession was baking sweets).  It confirms that he was born in 1900 in Dulfolvo (actually Dulfalva, today's Dulovo, Ukraine) and was living at 106 Rakocz Street in Huszt (today's Khust, Ukraine) when he was rounded up in August 1944.  Mendel was killed on November 16, 1944 in Dachau.

May his memory be for a blessing.  יהי זכרו ברוך.

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