First published in New York in 1934 as a weekly newspaper for German-Jewish exiles, the Aufbau newspaper provided not only coverage of the day’s major events for German Jews but also let the exiled community place announcements of important life cycle events.

If a German-Jewish family wanted to let their former neighbors, friends, and family scattered around the globe know about a birth or death, they were sure to place the notice in Aufbau.

For this reason the notices placed in Aufbau are a vital resource for researchers wanting to discover what became of family members after they emigrated from Germany and Austria.

Work is ongoing, and there are already more than 57,000 records online. Special thanks to the JewishGen volunteers who transcribed the announcements:

  • Herb Adler
  • Marion Bernstein
  • Marie Brandes
  • Alex Calzareth
  • Hanna Grossman
  • Helen Hill
  • Rich Isaak
  • Harriet Mayer
  • Fritz Neubauer
  • Hans Nord
  • Dick Plotz
  • Arline Sachs
  • Vivian Salama
  • Ralph Salinger
  • Ravelle Schwab
  • Greta Tedoff
  • Naomi Teveth, and
  • Paula Zieselman

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