JewishGen Danzig/Gdańsk SIG Presents:

Free City of Danzig Citizens Committee in the United States of America, 1941-1942
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The following list of members of the Free City of Danzig Citizens Committee in the United States of America, dated June 30, 1942, appears in documents at the Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University, in the collection: Poland. Ambasada (United States) Collection, box 52, folder 6. It was transcribed from scans available on szukajwarchiwach.pl. As noted, some members also appear on an earlier December 22, 1941 list in the same collection, with scans here, and one member appears only on the 1941 list.

A letter accompanying the 1941 list explains the purpose of the Committee. It was sent by the Committee's President, Bernhard Kamnitzer, to the U.S. Secretary of State, and reads:

"We have the honor to notify you that a group of citizens of the Free City of Danzig, legally admitted to the United States of America for permanent residence, has formed a committee, to be known as the "Free City of Danzig Citizens Committee in the United States."

Every member of the group pledges, and every Danzig citizen who wants to join the group, has to pledge loyal support to his adopted country and to the ideals of democracy for which it stands.

We feel it a privilege to help in defense of our new homeland, and are ready for any kind of work that the United States Government wants us to do.

One of the cardinal principles of the foreign policy of the United States of America has been and continues to be the refusal to recognize changes, brought about by force.

It is the understanding of our committee that in keeping within this policy, the Government of the United States has not recognized the legality of any changes, affecting the Free City of Danzig

It is further the understanding of the Committee that in view of this the same distinctions between citizens of the Free City of Danzig and citizens of the German Reich that always existed, still exist. In order to avoid any misunderstanding, the Committee trusts that all competent authorities of the United States will continually bear this in mind and that under no circumstances Danzig Citizens be confused with German citizens.

We attach herewith a list of Danzig citizens who have joined our Committee. All these members arrived here on Danzig passports as legal immigrants and have subscribed to the principles of Democracy and loyalty to the United States, as expressed above. Since Danzig citizens are scattered all over the United States, we have as yet only reached a part of them. The attached list is therefore not yet definite and will be supplemented in due time."

This letter received a reply dated January 5, 1942 from Assistant Secretary of State Adolf A. Berle, Jr., acknowledging that "this Government does not recognize as legal the changes brought about by force in the status of the Free City of Danzig and it continues to distinguish between citizens of the Free City of Danzig and citizens of Germany..." The response also indicates the letter was forwarded by the Department of State to the Department of Justice.

SurnameGiven NameRelationshipCityStateAddressNotes
 
ABRAHAMSiegmundNew York CityNY219 W. 81 Street
ABRAHAMSophiewifeNew York CityNY219 W. 81 Street
 
ANDERSENNorbertJackson HeightsNY35-64-90th Street
ANDERSENCharlottewifeJackson HeightsNY35-64-90th Street
ANDERSENLore JeandaughterJackson HeightsNY35-64-90th Street
 
ANKERBernhardModestoCA914 Sycanwie
ANKERAgneswifeModestoCA914 Sycanwie
 
ANKERGeorg Jacob WillyVan Huys [Van Nuys]CA14621 Valerco Street
ANKERGertrudwifeVan Huys [Van Nuys]CA14621 Valerco Street
ANKEREva KaetedaughterVan Huys [Van Nuys]CA14621 Valerco Street
ANKERHilde CharlottedaughterVan Huys [Van Nuys]CA14621 Valerco Street
ANKERDorothydaughterVan Huys [Van Nuys]CA14621 Valerco Street
 
ANKERHeleneBeverly HillsCA508 North Camden Drive
 
ANKERFrank J.Beverly HillsCA508 North Camden Drive
 
ANKERKurtBeverly HillsCA508 North Camden Drive
 
ANKERHenry H.Beverly HillsCA325 South Maple Drive
ANKERBerthawifeBeverly HillsCA325 South Maple Drive
ANKERGeorgesonBeverly HillsCA325 South Maple Drive
ANKERSusannedaughterBeverly HillsCA325 South Maple Drive
ANKERHelendaughterBeverly HillsCA325 South Maple Drive
 
ANKERHerbert S.New York CityNY609 W. 115 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
ANKERRuthwifeNew York CityNY609 W. 115 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
ANKERPaulLos AngelesCA335 N. Orange Drive
ANKERErnawifeLos AngelesCA335 N. Orange Drive
ANKERDorisdaughterLos AngelesCA335 N. Orange Drive
ANKERMarjoriedaughterLos AngelesCA335 N. Orange Drive
ANKERJanedaughterLos AngelesCA335 N. Orange Drive
 
ANSPACHWilliamNew York CityNY316 W. 94 StreetTreasurer of the Committee, [also on December 22, 1941 list]
ANSPACHLilywifeNew York CityNY316 W. 94 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
ANSPACHGerald MaxsonNew York CityNY316 W. 94 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
ANSPACHRalphsonNew York CityNY316 W. 94 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
ARAMSRichard F.New York CityNY602 W. 157th Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
ARAMSAlice F.wifeNew York CityNY602 W. 157th Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
ARAMSFrank R.sonNew York CityNY602 W. 157th Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
ABRAMSAnn LeedaughterNew York CityNY602 W. 157th Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
ARLINGTONHowardKew GardensNY45 Kew Gardens Road
ARLINGTONHelen HedywifeKew GardensNY45 Kew Gardens Road
 
ASCHERHerbertLos AngelesCA612 No. Beachwood Drive
 
ASHERFrank S.Los AngelesCA612 No. Beachwood Drive
ASHERRuthwifeLos AngelesCA612 No. Beachwood Drive
 
BAERWALDAliceCincinnatiOH3630 Reading Road
 
BAERWALDWernerIn the army
 
BAUMGARTCharlotteMiddletownNJP.O. Box 24
 
BECKFredNew York CityNY233 W. 83 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
BECKMargaretewifeNew York CityNY233 W. 83 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
BECKLeosonNew York CityNY233 W. 83 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
BECKJerrysonNew York CityNY233 W. 83 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
BEHNKEOttoSouth OrangeNJ350 Wyoming Ave.1st Vice-President of the Committee, [also on December 22, 1941 list]
BEHNKESusannewifeSouth OrangeNJ350 Wyoming Ave.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
BEHNKEGisela MariadaughterSouth OrangeNJ350 Wyoming Ave.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
BENJAMINHugoLos AngelesCA1042 South Hayworth Ave.
BENJAMINErnawifeLos AngelesCA1042 South Hayworth Ave.
BENJAMINIlse PauladaughterLos AngelesCA1042 South Hayworth Ave.
BENJAMINHannadaughterLos AngelesCA1042 South Hayworth Ave.
 
BERENTGuenterNew York CityNY309 W. 85th Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
BERENTJacquelinewifeNew York CityNY309 W. 85th Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
BINGFlorence A. / Florentine A.FlushingNY36-20 Bowne Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
BILCZINSKISamuelLos AngelesCA5630 W. 6th Street
BILCZINSKIReginawifeLos AngelesCA5630 W. 6th Street
 
BOENHEIMWalter G.ColumbusOH3674 North High Street
BOENHEIMKaetewifeColumbusOH3674 North High Street
BOENHEIMWolfgangsonColumbusOH3674 North High Street
BOENHEIMFrank WernersonColumbusOH3674 North High Street
BOENHEIMHelmuthsonColumbusOH3674 North High Street
 
BOENHEIMOscarColumbusOH3674 North High StreetVisitor
 
BORGBrunoNew York CityNY614 W. 157 Street
BORGHildewifeNew York CityNY614 W. 157 Street
BORGBeatricedaughterNew York CityNY614 W. 157 Street
 
BRESHINRudolfJamaicaNY8840-144 Street
BRESHINJennywifeJamaicaNY8840-144 Street
 
BRODNITZHermannWashingtonDC21 Kennedy St. N.W.
BRODNITZBiancawifeWashingtonDC21 Kennedy St. N.W.
 
BRODNITZWilliam R.PatersonNJ375 East 31 Street
 
CHOCKYKurtNew York CityNY346 W. 36 Street
CHOCKYMartawifeNew York CityNY346 W. 36 Street
 
COHNLeoLos AngelesCA625 South Orange Drive
COHNBertawifeLos AngelesCA625 South Orange Drive
 
DANZIGERManfredNewarkNJ113 Ridgewood Ave.
DANZIGERMartawifeNewarkNJ113 Ridgewood Ave.
DANZIGERAlice TrautedaughterNewarkNJ113 Ridgewood Ave.
DANZIGERBertram ErwinsonNewarkNJ113 Ridgewood Ave.
DANZIGERMariannedaughterNewarkNJ113 Ridgewood Ave.
DANZIGERFranklin SamuelsonNewarkNJ113 Ridgewood Ave.
 
DANZIGERMaxNewarkNJ113 Ridgewood Ave.
 
DANZIGEREdmundNewarkNJ75 Hillside Ave.
DANZIGERJohannawifeNewarkNJ75 Hillside Ave.
DANZIGERIngriddaughterNewarkNJ75 Hillside Ave.
DANZIGERSelma EdithdaughterNewarkNJ75 Hillside Ave.
 
DAVIDSONFred E.YonkersNY125 Hilltop Acres, St. Johns Ave.
 
DINGMANNRosaNew York CityNY670 Westend Ave.Visitor
 
DINGMANNFelicitasNew York CityNY670 Westend Ave.
 
DRUMBernhard BrunoPortlandOR2011 N.W. Lovejoy Street
DRUMHilde A.wifePortlandOR2011 N.W. Lovejoy Streetformer German, married in U.S.A.
 
DRUMIsidorPortlandOR5306 N.W. Thurman St.
DRUMAugustewifePortlandOR5306 N.W. Thurman St.
 
DRUMWilliam LouisPortlandOR3306 N.W. Thurman St.
DRUMCharlotte Anna SophiewifePortlandOR3306 N.W. Thurman St.
DRUMEvadaughterPortlandOR3306 N.W. Thurman St.
 
ECHTEva JennyBinghamtonNY5 Mather Street
 
FLEISCHERHansWoodsideNY40-67-61 St.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
FLEISCHERLea / LiawifeWoodsideNY40-67-61 St.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
FLEISCHERManfredsonWoodsideNY40-67-61 St.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
FLEISCHERFranksonWoodsideNY40-67-61 St.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
FLEISCHERKurtLong BeachCA267 1/2 Kennebec Ave.
FLEISCHERUrsulawifeLong BeachCA267 1/2 Kennebec Ave.
 
FRANKENSTEINHansModestoCA222 Ramona Ave.
 
FRANKENSTEINJuliusModestoCA2020 Downey Ave.
FRANKENSTEINReginawifeModestoCA2020 Downey Ave.
 
FRIEDMANNBennoSan FranciscoCA1956 Jefferson St.
FRIEDMANNElsewifeSan FranciscoCA1956 Jefferson St.
 
GERBERMaxNew York CityNY145 W. 71 Street
 
GOLDSCHMIDTMiezeNew York CityNY24 Arden Street
 
GORNEYLeoStamfordCTc/o Ellbee Furriers, 492 Main Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
GORNEYSteffiwifeStamfordCTc/o Ellbee Furriers, 492 Main Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
GRAINERKurt FranzPhelpsNY
GRAINEREva RuthwifePhelpsNY
GRAINERMariannedaughterPhelpsNY
GRAINERHans MartinsonPhelpsNY
 
GUTSTEINSamuelNew York CityNY562 W. 144 StreetVisitor
GUTSTEINMarthawifeNew York CityNY562 W. 144 StreetVisitor
GUTSTEINGert M.sonNew York CityNY562 W. 144 Street
 
HEYMANNFredNew York CityNYWestend Ave. at 92 St.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
HEYMANNMartha HelenwifeNew York CityNYWestend Ave. at 92 St.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
HEYMANNJoachim LotharsonNew York CityNYWestend Ave. at 92 St.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
HEYMANNJuliane MariondaughterNew York CityNYWestend Ave. at 92 St.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
HEYMANNTillyLong BeachCA267 1/2 Kennebec Ave.
 
HOCHFELDOttoBluefieldWV501 Coal & Coke Building
HOCHFELDMathilde MariewifeBluefieldWV501 Coal & Coke Building
HOCHFELDRenate GerdadaughterBluefieldWV501 Coal & Coke Building
HOCHFELDAxel WernersonBluefieldWV501 Coal & Coke Building
 
ISRAELSRichardModestoCA248 Gl Cajonstreet
ISRAELSPaulinewifeModestoCA248 Gl Cajonstreet
 
JEWALLHerbert HellmuthParkchesterNY1510 White Plains Road
 
JORDANReginaLos AngelesCA6342 Golgate Ave.
 
JOSEPHSOHNKaete / KateNew York CityNY305 W. 92 Streetsee Josef WOLFF
 
JOSTONEricNew York CityNY16 W. 64 Street
JOSTONIdawifeNew York CityNY16 W. 64 Street
JOSTONIngedaughterNew York CityNY16 W. 64 Street
 
KAELTERJohn H.CincinnatiOH514 Prospect Place
KAELTERElsewifeCincinnatiOH514 Prospect Place
KAELTERMariannedaughterCincinnatiOH514 Prospect Place
 
KAGANErichNew York CityNY350 W. 85 Street
KAGANElsewifeNew York CityNY350 W. 85 Street
KAGANRuthdaughterNew York CityNY350 W. 85 Street
KAGANHanneloredaughterNew York CityNY350 W. 85 Street
 
KAMNITZERBernhardJamaicaNY89-21-153 StreetPresident of the Committee, formerly Senator of the Free City of Danzig, [also on December 22, 1941 list]
KAMNITZERIrmawifeJamaicaNY89-21-153 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
KAMNITZERWilliamsonJamaicaNY89-21-153 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
KAMNITZERJohnsonJamaicaNY89-21-153 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
KAMNITZERSiegbertNew York CityNY122 W. 78 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
KAMNITZERHennywifeNew York CityNY122 W. 78 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
KAMNITZERPeter JuergenssonNew York CityNY122 W. 78 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
KAMNITZERHanneloredaughterNew York CityNY122 W. 78 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
KATTENWilliamAndrewsNCc/o Andrews Tonning Co.
 
KIRSCHGeorgNew York CityNY229 W. 97 Street
KIRSCHMariannewifeNew York CityNY229 W. 97 Street
KIRSCHLottedaughterNew York CityNY229 W. 97 Street
 
LEONHARDTHansChicagoIL1346 E. 61 Street
LEONHARDTDoreenwifeChicagoIL1346 E. 61 Street
LEONHARDTMary ClairedaughterChicagoIL1346 E. 61 Street
 
LEWINErnaLos AngelesCA839 So. Wilton PlaceDanzig Citizen, married to a German in U.S.A.
 
LEWINSKI / LEWINSKYHermannNew York CityNY233 W. 83 Street2nd Vice-President of the Committee, [also on December 22, 1941 list]
LEWINSKI / LEWINSKYElliwifeNew York CityNY233 W. 83 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
LINDSAYGeorgeSeattleWA1102 Roanoke Street
LINDSAYMargretwifeSeattleWA1102 Roanoke Street
 
LOWDENGerald G.ChicagoIL5565 W. Quineystreet [Quincy Street]
 
LOEWYWalter W.New York CityNY880 W. 181 Street
LOEWYEdith H.?wifeNew York CityNY880 W. 181 Street
 
MARCUSWilliamBrooklineMA83 Verndale Street
MARCUSAnnawifeBrooklineMA83 Verndale Street
 
MAYERHermannBeverly HillsCA126 No. Hamilton Drive
MAYERGertrudwifeBeverly HillsCA126 No. Hamilton Drive
MAYERUrsuladaughterBeverly HillsCA126 No. Hamilton Drive
 
NAGELHoward HorstNew York CityNY321 W. 94 St.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
NATHANGeorgLos AngelesCA641 1/2 South Burnside Ave.
NATHANBerthawifeLos AngelesCA641 1/2 South Burnside Ave.
 
NATHANHenry G.New York CityNY180 Claremont Ave.
 
NATHANOttoJackson HeightsNY35 51-88 Street
NATHANMariewifeJackson HeightsNY35 51-88 Street
NATHANAnniedaughterJackson HeightsNY35 51-88 Street
 
NATHANRobert E.Wichita FallsTX1608 Street, Wichita General Hospital
 
NEUMANNLouisNew York CityNY445 W. 162 St.
 
NEUSTADTArturNew York CityNY749 Westend Ave.
NEUSTADTHertawifeNew York CityNY749 Westend Ave.
 
NEWMANKarlLakewoodNJR.D. #3
NEWMANErnawifeLakewoodNJR.D. #3
NEWMANJoesonLakewoodNJR.D. #3
 
NISSOLFritzNew York CityNY171 Audubon Ave.
NISSOLRuthwifeNew York CityNY171 Audubon Ave.
 
OXEDAEvaNew York CityNY171 Audubon Ave.
 
PERSHEPHenryNew York CityNY28 Arden Street
PERSHEPHennywifeNew York CityNY28 Arden Street
 
POLLERHenryIrvingtonNJ681 Stuyvesant Ave.
POLLERGretewifeIrvingtonNJ681 Stuyvesant Ave.
POLLEREvadaughterIrvingtonNJ681 Stuyvesant Ave.
 
RABOWGeorgeNew York CityNY128 Wadsworth Ave.
RABOWRosawifeNew York CityNY128 Wadsworth Ave.
RABOWPetersonNew York CityNY128 Wadsworth Ave.
 
ROWENHermann ErnstLos AngelesCA510 So. Kenmore
ROWENSusanne BerthawifeLos AngelesCA510 So. Kenmore
 
RUBENMaxNew York CityNY309 W. 104 StreetSecretary of the Committee, [also on December 22, 1941 list]
RUBENAnniewifeNew York CityNY309 W. 104 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
RUBENLiliandaughterNew York CityNY309 W. 104 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
RUBENWaltersonNew York CityNY309 W. 104 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
RUBENErichNew York CityNY855 Westend Ave.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
RUBENCharlottewifeNew York CityNY855 Westend Ave.[only on December 22, 1941 list, not on June 30, 1942 list]
RUBENDietrich PetersonNew York CityNY855 Westend Ave.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
SCHLOMANNGeorgeVan NuysCA13755 Sherman Way
SCHLOMANNHelenewifeVan NuysCA13755 Sherman Way
 
SCHOENFELDHenrietteNew York CityNYc/o Edelstein, 230 W. 99 Street
 
SEGALLIsidorChicagoIL1503 East 67 Place
SEGALLSophiewifeChicagoIL1503 East 67 Place
 
THALHertaElmhurstNY90-26-54 Ave.
 
WALLENBERGMarianneMantenoILManteno State HospitalM.D.
 
WEINBERGSiegmundNew York CityNY749 Westend Ave.[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
WILLKINSAlfredOakdaleCA
WILLKINSMetawifeOakdaleCA
WILLKINSHertadaughterOakdaleCA
WILLKINSReneedaughterOakdaleCA
 
WOLFFJosephNew York CityNY305 W. 92 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
WOLFFBertawifeNew York CityNY305 W. 92 Street
JOSEPHSOHNKaete / KatedaughterNew York CityNY305 W. 92 Street[also on December 22, 1941 list]
 
WOLFFFritz FredHollywoodCA1351 N. Havenhurst