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Wohnhaus Landwehr 63 vor der S-Bahn-Brücke
© Stadtteilarchiv Hamm

Hans Ehrlich * 1892

Landwehr 63 (Hamburg-Mitte, Hamm)

1941 Minsk

Hans Ehrlich, born on 7 Apr. 1892, deported on 8 Nov. 1941 to Minsk

Hans Ehrlich was born on 7 Apr. 1892 in Einbeck. His parents, Bernhard and Bertha Ehrlich, née Rosenthal, were Jewish.

Hans Ehrlich belonged to the group of persons who had only "insignificant assets” and were therefore not subjected to a "security order” ("Sicherungsanordnung”). Even so, he still had some money of his own in early 1941. For this reason and because he had a sympathetic landlord, the master tailor Lange, he was able to stay as a subtenant in the apartment he had been living in since 1934.

Until 1935, Hans Ehrlich earned his money as an independent agent for newspaper ads. In the years 1931 to 1935, his income was so low that he was unable to pay taxes to the Jewish Community. Surprisingly, this changed in 1936 (and lasted until 1937); that year, he found a job with the M. Lessmann Company, editors of the Israelitische Familienblatt ("Israelite family newspaper”).

In the summer of 1941, Hans Ehrlich moved to Brahmsallee 62. Only a few months afterward, he was deported on the first transport departing to Minsk on 8 Nov. 1941. After that, the traces of his life disappear.

His mother Bertha, born on 2 Feb. 1867 in Dransfeld, lived in Hannover and was deported from there to Theresienstadt on 23 July 1942 and two months later to Treblinka, were she was murdered. The father and husband probably died even earlier.

Translator: Erwin Fink
Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.

© Hildegard Thevs

Quellen: 1; 4; 5; StaH 522-1 Jüdische Gemeinden, 390 Wählerliste 1930; 391 Gemeindemitglieder 1935; 992 e 2 Deportationslisten Bd. 2; Israelitisches Familienblatt, Berlin. Lessmann 1898–1938; BA Bln., Volkszählung 1939.
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