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Leopold Colman * 1944

Essener Straße 54 (Hamburg-Nord, Langenhorn)

GEB. 4.11.1944
ERMORDET 2.2.1945

further stumbling stones in Essener Straße 54:
Tamara Balenow, Elfriede Barabanowa, Jury Belikowa, namenloses Mädchen Beltschikowa, Walentina Beretschnoj, Victor Bilous, Elsa Borisowa, Vladimir Bowton, Anatoli Dubskaja, Serge Duvert, Max Ernest Duvert, Knabe Fedyk, Swetlana Harkawtschuk, Anatoli Kobilko, Luja Kolomejtschuk, Ilda Konforowitsch, Waldemar Kosowzow, Schura Kotschezeschko, Paul Kowalewa, Alex Kritzkaja, Valentin Lewonenko, Raisa Lomonossowa, Josef Mrosowska, Galina Nasarowa, Luba Nesterowitsch, Alexandra Nikolajew, Maria Ostagowa, Sina Paratschenko, Annatoli Podwinskaja, Damara Pogrebnikowa, Lydia Poliwara, Iwan Poliwara, Regina Larissa Prieditis, Iwan Ragulina, Wasilij Romanenko, Alexander Sabluswitschke, Klawa Schurawel, Anatoli Slusar, Namenloses Mädchen Solowey, Knabe Stefa, Valentin Tkatschow, Viktor Tomaschuk, Luba Tulup, Sigmund Tuschinska, René-Yves Vitel, Boris Wenik, Genja Woronez, Walodja Woronzow, Anatoli Zebenko

Leopold Colman, born on 4.11.1944 in Hamburg, died on 2.2.1945

Essener Straße 54 (formerly camp Tannenkoppel, Weg 4, also called "Tarpenbek = Forced labor camp of the armaments industry in Hamburg Langenhorn)

Leopold Colman was born in Hamburg on November 4, 1944. His parents, Jeanne Marie, née Ketels, born on April 17, 1922 in Antwerp, and Aloysius Alphonsus Colman, born on November 14, 1925 in Sint-Niklaas, were of the Catholic faith. Deported from their home in East Flanders/Belgium, they had to perform forced labor in Hamburg-Langenhorn for the Hanseatische Kettenwerk GmbH (HAK), Jeanne Colman since November 10, 1942, Aloysius Colman as a tool grinder. Both were housed in the "Tarpenbeck camp", Weg 4, separately in the women's and men's camps. During this time Jeanne Marie Ketels was pregnant. One month before she gave birth, the couple was able to marry in a civil ceremony in Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel on September 30, 1944.

One day before the birth of her child, Jeanne Marie Colman was admitted to the women’s hospital (Frauenklinik Finkenau, Hamburg-Uhlenhorst). Nine days after giving birth, on November 12, 1944, she returned to the "Tarpenbeck camp" with her son Leopold.

He was given his first name after his Belgian grandfather Leopold Colman.

Leopold had to spend the short time of his life in the forced labor camp Tannenkoppel. The nutritional and living conditions were completely inadequate for him.

He died there on February 2, 1945 at 6:00 a.m. The death certificate states the cause of death as "death by thymus" (sudden infant death syndrome), probably cardiac and circulatory failure."
Leopold was 2 months, 4 weeks and 1 day old.

Eleven days after his death his burial took place on February 13, 1945 in the Ohlsdorf cemetery, grave location: Q 39, row 10, no. 14. His grave is no longer preserved. At the end of 1959 it was levelled together with at least 146 graves of children of forced laborers on area Q 39.

Registered on June 22, 1945, Aloysius Alphonsus Colman, presumably with his wife Jeane Marie, was now housed in the camp Bismarckkaserne/Wentorf, Krs. Storman. After the war, this camp was established with the help of UNRRA (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) for "Displaced Persons".

Translation by Beate Meyer
Stand: February 2022
© Margot Löhr

Quellen: Standesamt Hamburg-Uhlenhorst, Geburtsregister 1874/1944 Leopold Colman; Standesamt Hamburg 1b, Heiratsregister 350/1944 Colman/Ketels; StaH 131-1 II, 518 Listen der während des Zweiten Weltkrieges in Hamburg verstorbenen und beigesetzten ausländischen Zivilarbeiter, S. 140; StaH 332-5 Standesämter, 9962 u. 277/1945 Leopold Colman; StaH 332-8, A 48 Alphabetische Meldekartei der Ausländer 1939–1945; ITS Archives, Bad Arolsen, Copy of Krankenhausliste Frauenklinik Finkenau / 70646026, Geburtsurkunde / 76941858 Leopold Colman, Sterbeurkunde / 77081730 Leopold Colman, DE ITS HA 001 11 Bel ZM/70646631;, eingesehen 17.2.2016; Archiv Friedhofsverwaltung Ohlsdorf, Beerdigungsregister 1945.

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