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Jacob Galitzky * 1862

Stapelholmer Straße 7 (Hamburg-Nord, Dulsberg)

JG. 1862

Jacob Salomon Galitzky, born on 9 Oct. 1862 in Nikolaev (Ukraine) [also: Mykolaiv], deported on 19 July 1942 to Theresienstadt, deported further on 21 Sept. 1942 to the Treblinka extermination camp

Stapelholmer Strasse 7

Jacob Galitzky was the son of the married couple Salomon and Resi Galitzky, née Raschkow, who lived in Ukraine at the time of his birth. It is not known when he came to Hamburg. The earliest entry in the Jewish religious tax (Kultussteuer) file of the Jewish Community dates from 1925. He was a merchant and commercial agent by profession, his legal status that of a stateless person. His wife was Katharine, née Medwedew. The couple had no children and was probably already separated since the 1920s.

Jacob Galitzky’s private apartment was initially located at Hohe Strasse 7 in St. Georg, a street that no longer exists today, whereas he operated his business at Königstrasse 21/23 in Altona. In the 1930s, he had relocated his private residence to what was then called Hinschenfelder Strasse 7 near Heyn on Dulsberg, which was renamed Stapelholmer Strasse in 1939. At that time, his business premises were at Alter Wall 61 in Hamburg-Altstadt.

According to an entry on his Jewish religious tax (Kultussteuer) file card, Jacob Galitzky was supported by the welfare office since 1939. In May 1940, he left the Hamburg Jewish Community because he considered himself as "believing in God” ("gottgläubig”), [a Nazi alternative to other Christian denominations]. However, according to Nazi racial criteria, he was treated exactly the same as the members of the Jewish Community and subjected to the same measures of persecution. For instance, in the early 1940s he had to move to the "Jews’ house” ("Judenhaus”) at Schlachterstrasse 40, from where he was deported to the Theresienstadt Ghetto along with 771 Jewish men and women on 19 July 1942. On 21 Sept. 1942, he suffered, like many others forcibly transported to the ghetto, the fate of further deportation to the Treblinka extermination camp. A Stolperstein for Jacob Galitzky is located in front of his last residence at Stapelholmer Strasse 7.

Translator: Erwin Fink

Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.

© Benedikt Behrens

Quellen: 1; 5; 7; StaH 522-1 (Jüd. Gemeinden), 992 e 2 (Deportationslisten); AB 1933 u. 1934.
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