Dietrich Ellmann, We Salute You!
2007 - Angelika Ellmann-
Krüger and her husband, Dietrich Ellman, have labored to create
what many might argue is the definitive resource for German-Jewish
Bibliography on German-Jewish Family Research and on Recent Regional
and Local History of the Jews. The couple sought
out any and all publications, in both English and German, which
might have genealogical information about Jews in Germany. The sources
include not only books, but also articles from old and current journals,
newspapers, and collective works – from a total of more than 32,000
published sources. The database that culminated from these efforts
also includes information about locations where the particular source
can be found, whether at the Library of Congress, the library at
the Leo Baeck Institute in New York, the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in D.C., or elsewhere. The database also provides
links to websites that are useful for Jewish genealogical purposes.
This work demonstrates the value of consulting published literature
to find information on ancestors. In short, the database that the
Ellmanns created is valuable for genealogists, historians, sociologists,
anthropologists, and others researching German Jews.
Ron Arons, Chair, IAJGS Salutes
with Gary Mokotoff and Elsebeth Paikin