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Meta Vorreuter (née Boley) * 1875

Rothenbaumchaussee 73 (Eimsbüttel, Rotherbaum)

1941 Riga

further stumbling stones in Rothenbaumchaussee 73:
Hasja Arolowitsch, Agnes Offenstadt, Bernhard Weinberg, Helene Weinheim, Henriette Weinheim

Meta Vorreuter, born 6/6/1875, deported to Riga 12/6/1941
Rothenbaumchaussee 73

After Meta Vorreuter’s husband Louis had died already in 1914, the childless widow lived from her inherited assets – first in Oderfeldstrasse, in a boarding house in Mittelweg and finally at Rothenbaumchaussee 73. When Hermann Göring an "atonement payment” of 1.2 billion reichsmarks on the Jews of Germany after the pogrom of November 1938, allegedly for the repair of the damages caused by the riots, she was forced to pay 10,000 RM. While her siblings had managed to emigrate to South Africa in time, Meta Vorreuter was served the deportation order at the age of 66. The rest of her assets approx. 26,000 RM, were confiscated to the benefit of the German Reich.

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

Stand: March 2019
© Beate Meyer

Quellen: StaH, 522-1, Jüdische Gemeinden, 992b, Kultussteuerkartei der Deutsch-Israelitischen Gemeinde Hamburgs; Hamburger jüdische Opfer des Nationalsozialismus. Gedenkbuch, Hamburg 1995; Amft f. Wiedergutmachung 0606 75.

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