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Esther Levy * 1930

Rappstraße 16 (Eimsbüttel, Rotherbaum)

1941 Minsk

further stumbling stones in Rappstraße 16:
Julius Bähr, Max Fleischhauer, Sohn von Hermann und Lydia Hoffmann, Hermann Hoffmann, Lydia Hoffmann, Ottilie Robertsohn, Ida Rosenberg

Esther Levy, born 02/18/1930, deported to Minsk on 11/08/1941

The Stumbling Stone was laid for Esther Levy, who, aged 11, was deported together with her parents. Her father Emil Levy had obviously adopted the girl when he married Frieda in January, 1934. A common son of the couple, who was to be named "Adolf”, died immediately after birth. Esther and her mother were Polish citizens.

The family suffered financial distress and depended on welfare payments, because Emil Levy, a butcher by trade, had lost his job. In 1939/40 he was assigned to compulsory labor, for which he was paid only 30 RM per week.

The frequent changes of address within the Grindel quarter and their registration as subtenants indicate how the family struggled to make their living. Rappstrasse 16 was the Levys’ last residence in Hamburg. All three members of the family met their death in or around Minsk on unknown dates or were shot or suffocated in gas trucks on May 8th, 1943 or at the liquidation of the ghetto on September 14th, 1943.

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

Stand: March 2017
© Beate Meyer

Quellen: StaH, 522-1, Jüdische Gemeinden, 992b, Kultussteuerkartei der Deutsch-Israelitischen Gemeinde Hamburgs; ebd., 522-1 Jüdische Gemeinden 992e; Hamburger jüdische Opfer des Nationalsozialismus. Gedenkbuch, Hamburg 1995; Ursula Randt, Die Talmud Tora Schule in Hamburg. 1805–1942, Hamburg 2005.

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