After the Sinto Hans Bock died in Buchenwald on April 7, 1944, the camp administration had to determine what do to with his property. His home town reported that his family had been deported to Auschwitz, so the administration of Buchenwald asked the Auschwitz camp administration whether the wife of the deceased was still alive so that the possessions could be sent to her. Mathilde Rebstock, the wife of Hans Bock, had already died in Auschwitz in February 1944. In a subsequent letter, the “Office for Gypsy Questions” (“Dienststelle für Zigeunerfragen”) in Berlin suggested that Bock’s property be “confiscated for the benefit of the Reich.”