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Joseph Baer * 1889
Simon-von-Utrecht-Straße 79 (Hamburg-Mitte, St. Pauli)
Joseph Baer, born on 22 Dec. 1889 in Lübeck, deported on 8 Nov. 1941 to Minsk
Simon-von-Utrecht-Straße 79 (Eckernförderstraße 78)
Joseph Baer was a son of Aron and Caroline Baer, née Cohn. He lived in Hamburg by 1927 at the latest, the year he was first assessed for taxes by the Hamburg Israelitic Community. As a salaried employee and merchant, he earned a taxable income up to and including 1935. Between Jan. and May 1936, he was unemployed, and from June 1936 onward, he was self-employed. His income must have been small, as he made significantly lower contributions to the Jewish Community than prior to losing his job.
Until 1935, the Community kept a double record of him. The older file card says that Joseph moved from Kielerstraße 26, today’s Clemens-Schultz-Straße, to Annenstraße 5. The newer Jewish religious tax (Kultussteuer) card file listed Joseph Baer’s places of residence under the following addresses: at Eckernförderstraße 78, Sophienstraße 34 – today, Detlev-Bremer-Straße –, Annenstraße 5, Vereinsstraße 89, and Große Bergstraße 146 in Altona. By May 1939 at the latest, he lived at Sonninstraße 16 or what is today Biernatzkistraße in Altona. Subsequently, the house was – similar to buildings no. 12 and 14 – declared a "Jews house” ("Judenhaus”). Joseph Baer remained unmarried. On the list of names of those scheduled for deportation to Minsk on 8 Nov. 1941, he was listed as a worker. His date of death is unknown.
Translator: Erwin Fink
Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.
© Christiane Jungblut
Quellen: 1; 2; 4; 5; 8; StaH 522-1 Jüd. Gemeinden, 992 e 1 Band 2.
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(2) Bundesarchiv Berlin, R 1509 Reichssippenamt, Ergänzungskarten der Volkszählung vom 17. Mai 1939