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Herta - Heinz Found see page 11. Happy Ending Than

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Penelope Report 19 Jun 2006 18:29

Just wanted to add to this thread - so that I can find out what happens. Well done everyone xx


Tillot Report 19 Jun 2006 19:24

Wow! Adding to this as I want to know what response Carol gets back from the newspaper. What a sad story though...I thought her father was called Karl though? CWGC says Charles.....


Joan Report 19 Jun 2006 19:52

Carl and Karl can both be used as short names for Charles. I have a relative of whom i was aware of as Carl and was quite suprised to find his given name was Charles. Joan


Pippa Report 19 Jun 2006 20:09

Adding to this to find out what the paper says

Christine in Herts

Christine in Herts Report 19 Jun 2006 20:38

Karl is simply the German version of Charles - just as you get Carlo/Carlos in Italian/Spanish. Christine

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 19 Jun 2006 21:05

Yes, must just add as well!, very interesting, Well Done Folks. Chris :)

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Jun 2006 21:08

Yes, brilliant bit of sleuthing! (Sighs. Thinks glumly of the extra 250,000 people who will now join Genes, and clog up the GRO....) OC


SueinKent Report 19 Jun 2006 21:13

What a sad story, I was hoping for a happy ending. Sue


Pauline Report 19 Jun 2006 21:24

Like everyone else adding so can find out what the newspaper says. Pauline


Heather Report 19 Jun 2006 22:12

Thing is, the paper says she came to stay with a relative. Can we not sleuth down a rellie for her?

Lilly the flower

Lilly the flower Report 19 Jun 2006 22:23

It might be a good idea to try and find out who lived at Croxted Road in East Dulwich at the time Herta came to stay, does anyone live near the local studies library, I would be surprised if they couldn't help, especially when they hear the story behind the address.....could lead to a name prehaps?.....wouldn't it be lovely if her belongings could be returned to a member of Herta's family..........Lilly


Gary Report 19 Jun 2006 23:05

on the ships manifest for 1938 the Herta on there was given as being 25 years old in 1938 she was born in Hanover, maybe this was a different person.

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 19 Jun 2006 23:19

Just a thought ...would it be worth getting in touch with the Archivist, Jon Newman? He might know the name of Herta's relatives and also the name of the people she went to work for, in Herne Hill. I almost feel as if Herta has been waiting for someone to find her.Perhaps Heinz is still alive.... Olde Crone


LindaB Report 19 Jun 2006 23:22

Adding to see the outcome to such a sad story. Well done everyone. Linda


Carole Report 19 Jun 2006 23:27

How sad. I wonder if Heinz ever found out what had happened to Herta. I will follow this with interest, do please update us with your findings. Carole

Lilly the flower

Lilly the flower Report 19 Jun 2006 23:47

Carol, you have really got all of us thinking, I have just spent half an hour googling, different things, as I am sure a lot of you have given us a bone, and we an't letting go.......why wasn't the suit case destroyed, if she was injured in a air raid????? I can't find any air raids that happen on 12th September 1940 either????? this mystery is getting deeper.....I thinks...........this suitcase is waiting to go home.......Lilly


Liberty64 Report 19 Jun 2006 23:51

Very sad but interesting story, can't wait for an up-date... Libby :))


Dave Report 20 Jun 2006 02:28



Yvonne Report 20 Jun 2006 04:04

I agree with Lily the Flower someone has to get that suitcase to her relatives, there must be some, somewhere........ Yvonne


Claire Report 20 Jun 2006 07:59

What a sad story, but then there was so many during that time. It would be lovely to hand the suitcase back to her family and bring a sad story to a end (it will never be a happy ending but at least a peaceful one). I hope that her young man waiting in the usa was informed about her death, what a sad thought that he would have been waiting for her and thinking she had found someone else. lets hope that someone out there can reunite her belongs with the people who loved her please kep us informed