Schindler brother and sister who died in Mauthausen

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My grandmother Sadie Schindler Kaplan had a brother and sister who died in a concentration camp near Vienna.

Can you find out about them?

Maddy Steinhart
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edited by Ellen Smith

Have you contacted the WikiTree Holocaust Project for advice?

3 Answers

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Yad Vashem has a Shoah Names Database which may offer some information. The link for the website is

Perhaps others have sources that may be helpful?

answered by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (155k points)
+2 votes This is the website of the Concentration Camp Mauthausen. When you click on the flag on the top you can change the language. There is also a "Room of Names" where there are online biographies of the victims (don't know if of all nearly 85k victims though)
answered by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (111k points)
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What have you tried so far?  Do you know their first names?  Was in fact your grandmother a Holocaust survivor?

If you don't know their first names, and your grandmother was a Holocaust survivor, I would start in three ways:

  1. Look at the Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony web site.  You can do an advanced search and search for your grandmother as a testimony submitter.  Possibly, she submitted pages of testimony on her siblings as well as other family members.
  2. Look at  By searching for your grandmother or, ideally, your great-grandparents if you know their names, you might have a shot of finding the siblings' names as well.
  3. Try and find out if your grandmother did a testimony video for the Shoah Foundation.  She may have and mentioned them.

If your grandmother was not a survivor, in addition to searching at, I would recommend you take a DNA test if you haven't done so.  You may be able to connect with cousins who descendants survived and have built a family tree that includes your grandmother's side.

Once you have the siblings' names, in addition to Yad Vashem, I'd conduct searches at the United States Holocaust Museum web site.  They have a significant amount of information that might provide clues.

answered by Myles Bogner G2G1 (1k points)
edited by Myles Bogner

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