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Herta Bandmann (née Heilbut) * 1891
Grindelallee 122 (Eimsbüttel, Rotherbaum)
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Herta Bandmann, née Heilbut, born 3 June 1891 in Hamburg, deported 8 Nov. 1941 to Minsk, murdered there
Siegfried Bandmann, born 21 June 1884 in Hamburg, deported 8 Nov. 1941 to Minsk, murdered there
Sometimes, despite extensive research, it is sometimes not possible to reconstruct the details of the lives of the Holocaust victims memorialized with the Stolpersteine. Such is the case with Siegfried and Herta Bandmann.
Siegfried Bandmann was the son of Louis Bandmann and his wife Rosa Zadik. His wife Herta, also called Hannchen, was the only child of the carpet dealer Adolf Heilbut and his wife Eva Israel. Both were born in Hamburg.
Siegfried trained as a machine technician, but was later listed in the Hamburg address books as an engineer. He worked in the 1920s, at least temporarily, for the mechanical engineering company Menck & Hambrock, based in the Altona district Ottensen, which was mainly known for building excavators.
Siegfried and Herta Bandmann married on 30 July 1920. They first lived in Hamburg-Hohenfelde, then in 1926 moved to Rentzelstraße 9, where Herta’s father lived with them for a short time until his death in 1927. In 1930 they moved into an apartment on the second floor at Grindelallee 81, which they shared with Siegfried's sister Alma at times. They lived there for four years. The couple had no children. Their only son died at birth on 12 Sep 1921.
The couple moved to Grindelallee 122 in 1935. How long Siegfried was able to work as an engineer or in a similar activity is not clear from the documents obtained. His records with the Jewish Community show, however, that his religious taxes remained the same until 1941, and he was not listed as unemployed. The Bandmanns were never forced to move to a "Jews house." They received their "evacuation orders” in late 1941. Together with just under one thousand other Jews from Hamburg, they were deported on 8 Nov. 1941 to Minsk, where they arrived on 10 Nov. and housed in the ghetto. Nothing is known about the exact circumstances of their deaths.
Siegfried's sister Alma had been deported to the Lodz ghetto a few weeks earlier, and was murdered on 10 May 1942 at the Chelmno extermination camp.
Translator: Amy Lee
Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.
© Thomas Rost
Quellen: 1; 4; 5; 9; StaH 332-5 Standesämter 47032; StaH 342-2 Militärersatzbehörden D II 115 Band I; StaH 522-1 Jüdische Gemeinden 992 e 2 Band 2; Hamburger Adressbücher 1926–1941; Mosel: Wegweiser Hamburg nach Minsk.
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