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Tamara Balenow * 1944
Essener Straße 54 (Hamburg-Nord, Langenhorn)
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Tamara Balenow, born on 16.1.1944 in Hamburg, died on 29.1.1945
Essener Straße 54 (formerly camp Tannenkoppel, Weg 4, also called "Tarpenbek = Forced labor camp of the armaments industry in Hamburg Langenhorn)
Tamara Balenow, was born in Hamburg on January 16, 1944. Her mother Olena Balenow, born in Bykova on December 27, 1924, was of Greek Catholic faith and, according to the alien registration file, supposedly single.
Deported from her native Ukraine, she had to perform forced labor for Deutsche Meßapparate GmbH (Messap) in Hamburg-Langenhorn. She was housed ina camp for forced laborers from the occupied Eastern territories, the "Ostarbeiterlager" Tannenkoppel. She was pregnant during this time.
The alien registration file also lists an Ivan Balenko, born on March 29, 1924 Adownowka/Ukraine with his wife Lena Balenko, born on December 17, 1924, and their common child Tamara, born on January 15, 1944 Hamburg. On December 9, 1944, Ivan Balenko was transferred from the "Maierhof Community Camp" of Junghans A.G., Schramberg/Rottweil, to the "Eastern Workers Camp", Weg 4, Hamburg-Langenhorn, accordingly together with his heavily pregnant wife Lena Balenko. It can be assumed that it is the same family, since the names and dates of birth show great similarity and the alien registration file contains incorrect entries for names and dates of life.
On the day of the birth of her child, 19-year-old Olena Balenow was admitted to Alsterdorf Hospital. Nine days after the delivery, on January 25, 1944, she returned with her daughter Tamara to the "Tannenkoppel Eastern Workers' Camp." Tamara had to spend the short time of her life there. The nutritional and living conditions were completely inadequate for her.
Tamara died there at 4:30 a.m. on January 29, 1945. In the death notice of the police chief, signed "i. A. Hillmann L. A.", "Internal cause" is given as the cause of death without "official investigation" and without specifying a doctor.
Tamara was 1 year and 13 days old.
Fourteen days after her death, her burial took place on February 13, 1945 in the Ohlsdorf cemetery, grave location: Bo 63, row 32, no. 21. Her grave is no longer preserved. At the end of 1959 it was dissolved together with at least 30 graves of children of forced laborers on area Bo 63.
Translation by Beate Meyer
Stand: February 2022
© Margot Löhr
Quellen: Standesamt Hamburg 1 b, Geburtsregister 62/1944 Tamara Balenow; StaH 131-1 II, 518 Listen der während des Zweiten Weltkrieges in Hamburg verstorbenen und beigesetzten ausländischen Zivilarbeiter, S. 107, S. 274; StaH 131-1 II, 519 Listen der von 1940 in Hamburger Krankenhäusern behandelten Ausländer, nach Nationalitäten geordnet, S. 227; StaH 332-5 Standesämter, Sterberegister 9962 u. 256/1945 Tamara Balenow; StaH 332-5 Sterbefallsammelakten, 64403 u. 256/1945 Tamara Balenow; StaH 332-8, A 48 Alphabetische Meldekartei der Ausländer 1939–1945; ITS Archives, Bad Arolsen, Copy of Krankenhausliste Krankenhaus Alsterdorf 188.8.131.52 / 70646167, Geburtsurkunde 184.108.40.206 / 76926541 Tamara Balenow, Sterbeurkunde 220.127.116.11 / 77078800 Tamara Balenow; http://www.zwangsarbeit-in-hamburg.de, eingesehen 17.2.2016; Archiv Friedhofsverwaltung Ohlsdorf, Beerdigungsregister 1945.