Michael Tobias

This SUNDAY , April 14th 2024, 7.30pm _ ZOOM presentation Michael Tobias: DNA case study: Judith Auerbach – Theresienstadt Toddler:

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DNA case study: Judith Auerbach – Theresienstadt Toddler

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Topic:
DNA case study: Judith Auerbach – Theresienstadt Toddler
Location
ZOOM
Date
Sunday April 14th, 2024
Time
7.30pm
Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86880172678?pwd=TVY4OWNVa0IvRVA2dXRDWmFCdlBRZz09
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86880172678

DNA case study: Judith Auerbach – Theresienstadt Toddler
Judith was born on 20 April 1942 in Vienna and transported to Theresienstadt when just 5
months old. Her mother and siblings had been transported to Auschwitz 2 months
previously and perished almost immediately. Miraculously Judith survived and she was one
of the 300 Windermere children flown to the UK in Summer 1945. Research in Vienna
helped by the Wiener Library in London suggested Judith's mother’s husband Josef
Auerbach was not Judith’s biological father. After seeing Jackie Young’s story on the UK TV
show “DNA Family Secrets” Judith wondered if DNA could help her locate living family
members and identity her biological father.  Using traditional genealogical techniques along
with DNA, by August 2023 after under 3 months research (including waiting 6 weeks for
DNA results) a maternal 1st cousin in Israel and several maternal 2nd and 3rd cousins in the
USA were located. It was also possible to identify Judith’s biological father and put her in
touch with a paternal 1st cousin in Florida who believed he was the only surviving member
of his father’s family.

 

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DNA case study: Judith Auerbach – Theresienstadt Toddler
Judith was born on 20 April 1942 in Vienna and transported to Theresienstadt when just 5
months old. Her mother and siblings had been transported to Auschwitz 2 months
previously and perished almost immediately. Miraculously Judith survived and she was one
of the 300 Windermere children flown to the UK in Summer 1945. Research in Vienna
helped by the Wiener Library in London suggested Judith's mother’s husband Josef
Auerbach was not Judith’s biological father. After seeing Jackie Young’s story on the UK TV
show “DNA Family Secrets” Judith wondered if DNA could help her locate living family
members and identity her biological father.  Using traditional genealogical techniques along
with DNA, by August 2023 after under 3 months research (including waiting 6 weeks for
DNA results) a maternal 1st cousin in Israel and several maternal 2nd and 3rd cousins in the
USA were located. It was also possible to identify Judith’s biological father and put her in
touch with a paternal 1st cousin in Florida who believed he was the only surviving member
of his father’s family.

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    Michael Tobias

    This SUNDAY , April 14th 2024, 7.30pm _ ZOOM presentation Michael Tobias: DNA case study: Judith Auerbach – Theresienstadt Toddler:

    Judith was born on 20 April 1942 in Vienna and transported to Theresienstadt when just 5 months old. Her mother and siblings had been transported to Auschwitz 2 months previously and perished almost immediately. Miraculously Judith survived and she was one of the 300 Windermere children flown to the UK in Summer 1945. Research in Vienna helped by the Wiener Library in London suggested Judith’s mother’s husband Josef Auerbach was not Judith’s biological father. After seeing Jackie Young’s story on the UK TV show “DNA Family Secrets” Judith wondered if DNA could help her locate living family members and identity her biological father. Using traditional genealogical techniques along with DNA, by August 2023 after under 3 months research (including waiting 6 weeks for DNA results) a maternal 1st cousin in Israel and several maternal 2nd and 3rd cousins in the USA were located. It was also possible to identify Judith’s biological father and put her in touch with a paternal 1st cousin in Florida who believed he was the only surviving member of his father’s family.