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Werner Nohr * 1941

Marckmannstraße 135 (ehemalige Kinderklinik) (Hamburg-Mitte, Rothenburgsort)

GEB. 29.6.1941
ERMORDET 28.10.1942

further stumbling stones in Marckmannstraße 135 (ehemalige Kinderklinik):
Andreas Ahlemann, Rita Ahrens, Ursula Bade, Hermann Beekhuis, Ute Conrad, Helga Deede, Jürgen Dobbert, Anneliese Drost, Siegfried Findelkind, Rolf Förster, Volker Grimm, Antje Hinrichs, Lisa Huesmann, Gundula Johns, Peter Löding, Angela Lucassen, Elfriede Maaker, Renate Müller, Harald Noll, Agnes Petersen, Renate Pöhls, Gebhard Pribbernow, Hannelore Scholz, Doris Schreiber, Ilse Angelika Schultz, Dagmar Schulz, Magdalene Schütte, Gretel Schwieger, Brunhild Stobbe, Hans Tammling, Peter Timm, Heinz Weidenhausen, Renate Wilken, Horst Willhöft

Rothenburgsort Children's Hospital

In the former Rothenburgsort Children's Hospital, the National Socialists implemented their "euthanasia program" from the early 1940s.
Hildegard Thevs was able to research 33 names of murdered children.

A plaque on the building has commemorated the more than 50 murdered babies and children since 1999:

In this building
between 1941 and 1945
more than 50 handicapped children were killed.
An expert committee classified them
as "unworthy life" and assigned them
to be killed in specialized children's wards.
The Hamburg health administration
was involved in this.
Hamburg medical officers supervised
the admission and killing of the children.
Doctors of the children's hospital
carried them out.
None of those involved
was prosecuted for this.

Further information (in German) on the Internet at:

35 Stolpersteine für Rothenburgsort – Hamburger Abendblatt 10.10.2009

Stolpersteine für ermordete Kinder – ND 10.10.2009

Stolpersteine gegen das Vergessen – Pressestelle des Senats 09.10.2009

Die toten Kinder von Rothenburgsort – 09.10.2009

35 Stolpersteine verlegt – Hamburg 1 mit Video 09.10.2009

Wikipedia - Institut für Hygiene und Umwelt

Gedenken an mehr als 50 ermordete Kinder - Die Welt 10.11.1999

Euthanasie-Opfer der Nazis - Beitrag NDR Fernsehen 29.05.2010

Hitler und das "lebensunwerte Leben" - Andreas Schlebach NDR 24.08.2009

Werner Nohr, born on 29 June 1941 in Hamburg, murdered on 28 Oct. 1942

Werner Nohr – in the case files designated as Werner Mohr by mistake – was born in Hamburg-St. Pauli. His parents belonged to the Lutheran Church and had their son baptized. Werner had Down syndrome. Upon his admission to the Rothenburgsort Children’s Hospital on 1 Sept. 1942, he was accommodated in the Infant Ward I headed by Helene Sonnemann.

Infant nurse Elsa Ludvik remembers him as a baby "drinking greedily and screaming” and receiving sedative injections frequently. One night, she noticed a change in the sleeping child’s breathing. Werner did not wake up anymore. Apparently, Helene Sonnemann had administered a lethal Phenobarbital (Luminal) injection to him. He died on 28 Oct. 1942 at 4:30 a.m.

Werner reached the age of one year and four months, two months of which he spent in the Rothenburgsort Children’s Hospital. His mother gave notification of his death to the Rothenburgsort records office, where "mongolism and bronchial pneumonia” were entered as the cause of death.

Translator: Erwin Fink

Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.

Stand: October 2017
© Hildegard Thevs

Quellen: StaH 213-12 Staatsanwaltschaft Landgericht NSG, 0017-001; 332-5 Standesämter, 1159+666/ 1942; 352-5 Gesundheitsbehörde – Todesbescheinigungen, StA 4b/666/1942.

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