I did post to JewishGen, and I don't think this board is "random" since it's for Holocaust research.
I'm asking on behalf of someone else (who doesn't speak English very well and doesn't have an Ancestry.com membership) so I'm not going to be hiring anyone myself.
Step 1 shouldn't take that long. All I would like is for someone to check a telephone book for her (or perhaps a living relative) to see if she or someone with that surname still lives there.
Maybe someone will come along who can do that...