Welcome to Ruth's family history website

This website contains genealogical information, family photos, vital records and other documents that are relevant to the family tree of my mother Edith.

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The primary purpose of this website is to document the lives of those of our relatives who were killed in the Holocaust and to enable the descendants of survivors to find out who some of their ancestors were.



Ruth's Family History | On This Day is a new part of this website where I share stories about my parents' ancestors and their descendants, with a focus on Holocaust victims and survivors.

Recent stories:

Max Devries Garde Ulan
Birth: February 3, 1890 31 29 Weeze, Kleve
Death: June 3, 1958Weeze, Kleve
Edith's father
Julie Devries, nee Hartoch
Birth: August 29, 1895 59 41 Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Death: July 22, 1980Weeze, Kleve
Edith's mother
Top 10 given names


Given names
Given name Individuals
Joseph 176
Jacob 173
David 166
Abraham 155
Salomon 114
Hermann 112
Samuel 106
Max 106
Albert 101
Alfred 98


Given names
Given name Individuals
Johanna 202
Henriette 153
Sara 108
Bertha 90
Helena 82
Ruth 80
Rosa 78
Sophia 74
Eva 74
Elisabeth 68
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Hilde Cahn (1913–2002) Alfred Devries (1887–1915) Marga Mathilde de Jong (1922–2007) Max Lion (1905–1945) Edith Regina Hartoch (1906–2000) Edith Devries (1935–) Simon Herzberger (1870–1941) Rudolf Stiel (1904–1965) Annie Schön (1902–2007) Hilde Devries (1923–1944) Marga Mathilde de Jong (1922–2007) Ilse Jettchen Hofmann (1923–2000) Katharina Peters (1907–) Marga Mathilde de Jong (1922–2007) Julius Mendels (1886–1972) Rebecka Russ (1838–1917) Palmyre Kahn (1908–1974) Sybilla de Wijze (1919–1943) Theodor Mendels (1880–1927) Joseph Sally Hartoch (1888–1966) Ludwig Devries (1892–1957) Frieda Weil (1898–1960) Leo Lothar Sanders (1908–1992) Hertha Sanders (1910–1997) Karoline Lina Sanders (1906–1943) Julie Kaufmann (1866–1926) Jakob Lion (1865–1942) Rosalie Sanders (1854–1939) Abraham Sanders (1848–1921) Hilde Cahn (1913–2002) Arnold Julius Hartoch (1915–2000) Edith Devries (1935–) Marga Mathilde de Jong (1922–2007) Albert Rolf Devries (1921–1990) Marion Salmang (1931–2011) Else Devries (1877–1960) Edith Hartoch (1909–2010) Wilhelmina Mina Devries (1866–1959) Frieda Weil (1898–1960) Ilse Freimark (1921–2010) Marion Koopmann (1930–1942) George Devries (1925–2010) Annie Schön (1902–2007) George Devries (1925–2010) Helene Lene Devries (1896–1960) Max Devries (1890–1958) Marga Mathilde de Jong (1922–2007) Albert Rolf Devries (1921–1990)