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Jewish birth record Berlin
« on: Tuesday 28 August 18 23:51 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone. I am trying to find my granddads birth and citizenship record but I am finding it really difficult. He was born in Berlin 12 October 1922 and his name was Michael Kuh (possibly Solomonica but likely his mother's surname Kuh) I am from and live in London. I know he was born in Berlin but have no idea exactly where nor where his records would be kept. He was Jewish so I assume the records where kept separately from those who weren't. He returned to live in Berlin in the 1970s and died and was buried there in 1993 as Michael Stone. Can anyone advise me on who to contact or where I should be looking? Thanks for any help Corin Stone

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Re: Jewish birth record Berlin
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 August 18 02:57 BST (UK) »

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Re: Jewish birth record Berlin
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 August 18 03:04 BST (UK) »
Wow. Yes it must be. They fled to Vienna and then to England. I know his mum went to welwyn garden city so this is him. His mum was from Vienna and his dad from Romania. He was born and brought up in Berlin... I do wonder if he was considered a German or Austrian citizen despite his birth place. This indicates Austria? Though they where hidden there a few years before escaping

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Re: Jewish birth record Berlin
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 August 18 03:17 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sue that's amazing. I will visit the archive. Unfortunately his mums is closed http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11169670
I believe she committed suicide maybe that's why.. Real shame I'd like to see what it says

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Re: Jewish birth record Berlin
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 August 18 03:20 BST (UK) »
That is great. Yes it is a shame his mothers is closed and i would presume that that would be the reason.
Hope there is some more information for you .
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Re: Jewish birth record Berlin
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 August 18 03:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks again Sue. Interestingly it says from Austria for him. His sisters says born there which she was. Bit ambiguous

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Re: Jewish birth record Berlin
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 29 August 18 15:44 BST (UK) »
Since you know her presumed cause of death....

You could try an application under FOI (Freedom of Information). There is perhaps a place in the application where you could point this out and they might then let you see the record.

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Added: click on the green 'submit FOI request' on the link you gave for her record
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Re: Jewish birth record Berlin
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 29 August 18 15:52 BST (UK) »
Thank you, I requested it last night. There's a chance they'll release it as I already know. Will see what they say. Cheers

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 29 August 18 16:03 BST (UK) »
You're welcome. Hope they will release the record for you.

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