Research

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This research began with a focus on finding out about our family. But as I started to go through my father’s documents and letters in detail, I began to realise how much I was having to look up. I thought I knew a fair amount about ‘all this’. It turns out – as is so often the research experience – that I didn’t.

It gradually occurred to me that if I was having to look something up, then a passing reader might also need some extra information. For most, there will be at least something that is unfamiliar: a name, a place, a date.

As I began to add pages to clarify particular points arising, or to give some more information about a particular person – perhaps the signatory to a letter, or someone mentioned in a document – I began to realise how considerable the scope of this research is.

My aim now is to continue to uncover our family information through our documents and letters, and through the use of the many archives and databases I have been able to access – sometimes with the help of extraordinarily compassionate and helpful people. But alongside this, I will also be building a collection here that is unique. For every name I have to look up, there will be something written here about that person, if information can be found – and for every place, for every community, for every reference.

Although the materials must have been covered somewhere, at some time, in order for me to be able to access information about them, it will be uniquely collated here as it relates to the family of one man – Werner Weissenberg – and his family.