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Isidor Salomon * 1869

Sülldorfer Kirchenweg 34 (Altona, Blankenese)

1942 Theresienstadt
1942 weiterdeportiert nach Treblinka

further stumbling stones in Sülldorfer Kirchenweg 34:
Johanna Friedländer, Max Salomon

Isidor Salomon, born 12 Dec. 1869 in Lessen/Graudenz, deported 19 July 1942 to Theresienstadt, 21 Sep. 1942 to the Treblinka Extermination Camp, murdered there

Sülldorfer Kirchenweg 34

Isidor Salomon was the son of Joachim and Jeanette Salomon. He and his wife Margarethe, née Kranz, had three children. Their eldest son Max was born in Berlin in 1904, followed by Fritz in 1907 and Edith in 1912. The two younger children were born in Hamburg. In Hamburg the family lived first at Isestraße 21, then at Hansastraße 63. In May 1919 they moved to Sülldorfer Kirchenweg (formerly Sülldorfer Weg) 34 in Blankenese. Margarethe Salomon died in 1927.

As the owner of the leather wholesalers Benno Levy at Bei den Mühren 47/48, Isidor Salomon was a wealthy man. During the Nazi regime the Foreign Exchange Office placed his accounts under a security order, as they did with all wealthy Jews, using the thinly-veiled excuse that they were suspected of smuggling capital out of the country. He was required to submit a list of the money he needed to maintain his living expenses. He stated that he would need 1,030 Reichsmarks (RM). But this sum was whittled down piece by piece until he was left with only 550 RM. Three of his four accounts were frozen, and he was refused funds to support less fortunate relatives.

Isidor Salomon was reduced to a supplicant. At one point he saw himself forced to submit a "humble request” for funds – his son Max had suffered a severe accident and could only perform limited work, and his sister-in-law was destitute and wholly dependent on his support. The negative reply he received contained no reasons for the denial of funds.

Isidor Salomon was number 605 on the Gestapo’s 18 July 1942 list of Jews to be deported from Hamburg. He was deported to Theresienstadt on 19 July 1942, where he was murdered. His son Fritz had emigrated to the US in 1930 when he was 23 years old. His son Max had also traveled to the US in 1925, but had returned to Germany in 1930. He sometimes lived with his parents, sometimes in Berlin. On 24 March 1943, Max was deported from Berlin to Auschwitz, where he was murdered.

Translator: Amy Lee
Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.

Stand: April 2018
© Jonathan Schmidt, Laura Mahnkopf, Dorothea Beckmann, Scott Geipel (Gymnasium Willhöden)

Quellen: 1; 7; StaH 332-8 Meldewesen A 51/1 (Straßenkartei der Hauskartei) (= 741-4 Fotoarchiv, K 2473); Bundesarchiv Berlin, Residentenliste 1932–45 (Die Liste verzeichnet eine am 24.8.1912 geborene Edith Salomon mit Emigration in die USA am 3. Juni 1939; Salomons Tochter Edith ist laut Kultussteuerkarte am 24.1.1912 geboren, aber vielleicht handelt es sich doch um dieselbe Person).
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