Ludwig Jurczyk

Putting this info out here for search engine purposes and additional information. If you have any suggestions on finding the grave and/or surviving family members of Holocaust victims, please write me. (Thank you mysterious Friend at yahoo who suggested contacting an organization in Canada).

And yeah, there is some motivation to share this for my daughter. She wants nothing to do with us now, no desire to know her own history. In the event  that should change in the future, I want her to have this info as well.

Summary information received by me from the Holocaust Museum regarding my search for my grandfather. I have the images and additional information.

Our extensive search of the ITS records, the Museum’s archival holdings, and other resources yielded the following results.  Ludwig Jurczyk was in Auschwitz, prisoner number 11943.  The attached arrival list dated April 5, 1941 shows Ludwig Jurczyk’s name, 493867_0_1 through 493985_0_1.  Please see the attached list showing he was hospitalized on November 17, 1941, 508287_0_1 through 508353_0_1.  I have redacted these medical-related documents to protect the privacy of other victims.

The ITS records contain information showing your grandfather was imprisoned in a Tarnow, Poland Gestapo Jail on February 4, 1942, 11406252_0_1, 11406346_0_1.
On May 3, 1944, Ludwig Jurczyk arrived at the Natzweiler concentration camp, prisoner number 15704, as shown on this June 5, 1944 list of prisoners, 3130662_0_1, 3130667_0_1 and on a postwar document, .  

He was transferred to a subcamp, Kochem, on July 24, 1944, 3131667_0_1, 3131684_0_1 and as is shown on a postwar document, 3132099_0_1, 3132133_0_1.  Please see attached list by prisoner number, 3129814_0_1, 3130034_0_1.  

The cross reference card, 3183332_0_1, shows a different spelling of your grandfather’s name.  ITS created an envelope to store your grandfather’s record of ingoing and outgoing correspondence, 3183452_0_1, 3183453_0_1 and his name appears on a barely legible list of postal control by prisoner number and name (line 12 from the top), 3134635_0_1, 3134782_0_1.  

The attached document, 3308799_0_1, is Natzweiler prisoner card which shows your grandfather’s date of birth and prisoner number.  

Please see the attached document showing he was transferred from Natzweiler on September 17, 1944, 5363171_0_1, 5363177_0_1.  It shows another prisoner number, 01388.

On September 26, 1944, Ludwik Jurczyk arrived in Buchenwald, prisoner number 89154.  ITS created an envelope to store the prisoner card, office card and number cards, 6207263_0_1 through 6207270_0_1.  

Please see the number index card showing both prisoner numbers for Buchenwald, 9736354_0_1.  I am attaching Buchenwald arrival lists showing your grandfather’s name and prisoner number, 5270228_0_1, 5270283_0_1; 5283511_0_1 through 5283588_0_1; 5286743_0_1, 5286752_0_1; and 5344523_0_1, 5344548_0_1.

Please note that some of the documents in the Buchenwald envelope are also stamped Dora or Mittlebau as he was then sent to that concentration camp on October 28, 1944.  See the attached document showing that personal effects were confiscated from your grandfather upon arrival at Mittlebau (Dora), 5300208_0_1, 5300212_0_2, prisoner number 89154.  ITS created an envelope to hold Ludwig Jurczyk’s document from Mittlebaum, 2624489_0_1 through 2624490_0_2.  

His name appears on an alphabetical listing, 2531330_0_1, 2531427_0_1.  And Ludwik Jurczyk’s name appears on another personal effects list from January 3, 1945, 2532886_0_1 through 2532893_0_2.  On March 25, 1945 he was moved to the subcamp, Ilfeld, 2533253_0_1, 2533257_0_1.

8 Thoughts.

  1. Hi Suz. Just saying, praying for the best to come from your search for information, and for the help you’re extending to others in their searches.

  2. You are welcome. I am an adoptee who has taken the same position towards my bio family as your daughter. I don’t agree with some of your views, however, I do respect them.

    • Interesting “Friend”. How sad for us both. At least get respect we deserve. I suppose that is all we have a right to ask for in this adoption trauma. Respect for the way we choose to handle our individual approaches to the pain.

      • If you ever need a perspective from the other side of the fence, feel free to ask and vice versa I hope!

        • With all due respect, these days the only adoptee I would like to hear from, talk to, etc. is my daughter. I think I have learned all I can (good and bad) from others.

  3. Suz, I love that you are enjoying researching your family history. I am lucky that others on both sides of my family have done this kind of research and shared with all of us. I share your love of research and know that you are having fun doing it — plus the personal reward of looking into something that is you! Best of luck in your project.

    • IT is really rather fascinating and so oddly, helping me with my own therapy and life journey. Much like when I found my daughter, I am finding missing parts of myself when I look into my family history. I may outwardly say I am searching for my father’s father but on a more spiritual level I will say I am searching for something inside of me. Have you seen the movie or read the book “Sarah’s Key”. So powerful. Really resonated with me.

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