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Alice und Emil Hammerschlag, 1920
Alice und Emil Hammerschlag, 1920
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Emil Hammerschlag * 1882

Sierichstraße 108 (Eingang zu 106) (Hamburg-Nord, Winterhude)

1941 Minsk

further stumbling stones in Sierichstraße 108 (Eingang zu 106):
Alice Hammerschlag

Alice Hammerschlag, née Wagner, born 17 Sep. 1893 in Hamburg, deported 8 Nov. 1941 to Minsk, date of death unknown
Emil Hammerschlag, born 4 Feb. 1882 in Lippstadt, deported 8 Nov. 1941 to Minsk, date of death unknown

Emil Hammerschlag’s parents were Jacob and Therese (Bieber) Hammerschlag. His profession is listed in his tax records with the Hamburg Jewish Community as "merchant,” with his business address at ABC-Straße 33. The telephone book lists him as a cotton wholesaler in 1924–1927, then as a textile salesman in 1929–1939.

The couple had one daughter, Hildegard, born on 24 August 1921. The tax records indicate that she went to England in 1939. She was probably able to finish her schooling before she left – the Talmud Tora School’s records show that a Hilde Hammerschlag received her diploma in 1938.

According to telephone books, the Hammerschlag family lived at Haynstraße 15 in Eppendorf from 1924 until at least 1935, and from 1937 until 1940 at Sierichstraße 98. There the Hammerschlags boarded with the Blankensteins. The tax records also list Sierichstraße 106a, but when they lived there is unclear. This address seems to be the last time the family lived in its own apartment.

Emil and Alice Hammerschlag arrived in Minsk on 10 November 1941. New arrivals in the ghetto were housed in miserable quarters, which shortly before had been "cleared” of their former residents by SS execution squads. The Hammerschlags were not among those few who survived the ghetto. It is not known if they succumbed to the catastrophic living conditions or were killed in one of the SS’s numerous execution operations.

Translator: Amy Lee

Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.

Stand: October 2016
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Quellen: 1; 4; 8; Amtliche Fernsprechbücher Hamburg 1919–1940; AB 1913, 1925;!1s0x47bbd250efc04fab%3A0x417da63ad31db7ab!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!
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