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Eva Schreiber * 1893

Isestraße 53 (Eimsbüttel, Harvestehude)

1941 Riga

further stumbling stones in Isestraße 53:
Willy Curland, Heinz Egon Curland, Alfred Israel, Edith Israel, Hans Israel, Leonie Israel, Ruth Israel, Aron Hertz Israel, Auguste Lichtenhayn, Auguste Pollak, Peter Pollak, Renate Pollak, Rosa Wolff

Eva Schreiber, born 3/9/1893, deported to Riga on 12/6/1941

Eva came from a large family. Her father had seven children with his wife Pauline, née Heymansohn, who came from Lübeck: the daughters Rike, born 1888, Recha, born 1889, Eva, born 1893, Auguste, born 1896; and the sons Iwan, born 1890, Hermann, born 1892, and Albert, born 1900.

The family lived at Brahmsallee 10. The mother died in 1929, the father survived her only by one year. In 1933, the children gave up their parents’ home, and dispersed. That same year, Eva Schreiber and Rosas Wolff moved to a ground-floor apartment in Isestrasse 53. In 1936, Eva’s youngest sister Auguste joined them after having lost her husband. Temporarily, brother Albert lived with them, so that six people shared the apartment. The Schreibers had little money; Eva worked as a domestic servant, Auguste was a clerk and Albert lived from welfare payments. Their brother Herbert would not have been able to support them; he too had only a modest salary.

In November 1941, 41-year-old Albert was the first of the family to be served the order for his imminent "evacuation”; he no longer lived in Isestrasse, but at Lehmweg 9. On November 8th, he was forced to leave Hamburg on the transport to the Minsk ghetto, where he perished.

Eva Schreiber, Auguste and Hermann were listed for the transport to Riga on December 6th, 1941. Recha was the last of the Schreiber family to be deported; she was hauled to Riga on July 15th, 1941, and died there only a few weeks later on August 22nd.

Only two of the seven Schreiber children survived: Iwan, who emigrated to the USA, and Rike, who went to Great Britain.

Translation by Peter Hubschmid 2018
Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.

Stand: January 2019
© Eva Decker

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