This map is a work in progress, but if you click on the + / plus sign, then home in on a red flag, and finally, drag the little yellow character onto the street map, you should in most cases get a street view of the places mentioned throughout this website. Sometimes, this is even to the extent of being able to see the building a family member lived or worked in.
There is a list of the markers and their locations below the map.
Bergstrasse, Altenau, Oberharz. See 'Postwar correspondence'
Now the memorial and museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau
Jacob Gruschka was born on 6 August 1888 in Beuthen, Upper Silesia. 'The aunts' Clara and Hedel also lived in Beuthen for some years before their deportation
Werner lived in Breslau while at university in the 1930s. See 'Family Tree': 'Werner Weissenberg'
Elland Grammar School
Dachau concentration camp, where Werner was imprisoned from November 1938 until February 1939
Elland Grammar School (until the name was changed to Brooksbank). Sybil and Werner met while teaching here in the late 1950s
Farmsenerweg, Wellingsbüttel, Hamburg
Frankfurt am Main
See 'Postwar correspondence'
Philanthropin school, Hebel Strasse, where Werner taught after leaving the University of Breslau
The last known address for Else and Hermine - Wernickestrasse 10, Gleiwitz, Germany; now Krolowej Bony 10, Gliwice, Poland. No. 10 has been demolished and there is a car park on the site, although there are other period houses and apartments still standing. See 'Poland: a visit'
Fraulein Hoffmeister lived at Bäckerstraße 34, 31785 Hameln, Germany. She was a friend of Else's and kept in contact with her, and later with Werner, by letter
Hardraw Church, Hawes
During the war Werner was taken under the wing of the vicar and his family at Hardraw church, Hawes, in North Yorkshire. 'Uncle John', as we knew him, was the very best of friends to my father in his time of great need
Sybil and Werner established their family home here for around 15 years; this is where they brought up their children
Iranische Straße, Berlin
One of the Iranische Straße addresses for Margot, Heinz and Reha Kornfeld: Iranische Straße 3, Berlin. The Jewish Hospital is just across the road
We believe that Margot's daughter, Reha, went to live in Israel, where she had three children
Kitchener Camp, Richborough
This is the area (Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9NJ) where Kitchener Camp once stood, in which Werner was interned when he first sought refuge in Britain from Nazi Germany
Uncle Kurt and his family were forced to move here; they subsequently either died or were deported, probably to Auschwitz - there are no records for any of them once their letters stop after November 1942. The last deportations left in February 1943, after which the town was declared 'Judenrein' /Jew free
Moor House, Sunderland
Fedor's last known address was Hindenburgstraße 360, Mönchengladbach, Germany
This is the location of the family home of Frances and Joseph Barnes and their three children - Russell, Sybil and Jean Barnes. The house has since been pulled down and is now a scout camp
Myslowitz, now Mysłowice, Poland. This was where Ilse and Ruth Bloch lived with their parents
Else worked as a secretary here, before she was married. See also 'Letters from Else'
Peiskretscham, Krs Gleiwitz/Pyskowice
Leopold died of a heart attack in Peiskretscham (now Pyskowice, Poland), following a 'police action'. It was also the town in which he was born
Werner's place of birth and the location of one of the family's shops. See 'Poland: a visit'
Else Weissenberg, geb. Bloch was born in Raschau, Upper Silesia (now Raszowa, Poland) on 8 December 1882
Rosa, Margot's mother, died in Ratibor, Upper Silesia, in 1933
The memorial to the Riga ghetto, to which uncle Fedor was sent in December 1941
Hermine was born in Schwieben on 2 August 1854. It was then part of Germany, in the Tost-Gleiwitz district; it is now part of Poland
Abraham Myerson formally offered financial support - as well as friendship - to Werner, in order to try to get him into the USA. I believe this was when Werner had to leave Kitchener Camp, but we hope to update this when we know more
Theresienstadt, now Terezin - the concentration camp to which Margot and her family were sent in November 1943
University of Breslau
Joseph died in 1916 in Tost, Ober-Schlesien (Upper Silesia); now Toszek in Poland. Else and Leopold lived here for a time after they had to sell their home and business in Pless in the early 1930s; they had a shop on the main square. See 'Poland: a visit'
The University of Breslau - where Werner read for his degree; now Plac Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław, Poland
Leopold somehow moved to and from Zurich on business after the family were forced to sell their business following the enactment of the Nuremberg Laws; he stayed with the family Ettlinger at Pestalozzistrasse 35, Zurich, Switzerland