I search for traces of life of Berlin Jews for their descendants.

To this end, I research documents and photos in archives and create a documentation or a written chronicle to document your individual Jewish-German heritage.

My research is intended to find answers to questions such as:

  • Are there documents documenting the Nazi persecution of German Jews?
  • Do original documents and photos of their businesses or places of residence still exist?
  • What did the Kiez (neighbourhood) look like in which the Jewish-German families lived?
  • What do these central places of life look like today?
  • Is there still a grave in the Jewish cemetery in Weißensee?

Please fill out the search form so that I can also answer your questions:

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Search procedure

Step 1: You fill out the search request form.

Step 2: I check whether there are any documents that relate to the person you are looking for.

Step 3: If I could identify documents, we discuss the scope of the search in a video or audio call.

Step 4: If documents are available in an archive, I will evaluate the files on site.

Step 5: After receipt of your payment you will receive either the documentation or the digital chronicle.

I will inform you regularly about the status of the search and the costs incurred.

If you are looking for information about a person who did not live in Berlin or Brandenburg, please use the contact form. This way I can make you a personal offer.

What does Avudim Berlin mean?

Avudim is a Hebrew word and can be translated as “something or someone is lost forever”. In my company, the word stands for the irretrievable loss of people through their disenfranchisement, expulsion and murder during the National Socialist era. It stands for the decline of a unique German-Jewish culture.

At the end of Avudim Berlin, though, is the Hebrew חי Chai- The people of Israel are alive.