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Julius Heinemann * 1866

Holstenwall 10 (Hamburg-Mitte, Neustadt)

JG. 1866

further stumbling stones in Holstenwall 10:
Philippine Epstein, Betty Heinemann

Betty Heinemann, née Lindenfeld, born on 6 Feb. 1874 in Kassel, deported on 15 July 1942 to Theresienstadt, murdered on 21 Sept. 1942 in the Treblinka extermination camp
Julius Heinemann, born on 5 June 1866 in Hebenshausen, deported on 15 July 1942 to Theresienstadt, murdered on 21 Sept. 1942 in the Treblinka extermination camp

Holstenwall 10

Julius Heinemann was born on 5 June 1866 as the son of the Jewish married couple Moses Heinemann (born on 23 Sept. 1834, died on 9 Aug. 1917) and Feiele/Fanny, née Katzenstein (born on 31 Aug. 1837, died on 12 June 1914), in the small Hessian town of Hebenshausen. His younger brother Bernhard was born there on 16 Aug. 1867. Their sister Mathilde was born on 27 June 1872 in Hamburg at Kraienkamp, Platz 16 (today Krayenkamp). Later, when Mathilde married the furniture manufacturer Milius (Mylius) Hochfeld (see corresponding entry) from Königstrasse 36 (today part of Poststrasse) on 10 Feb. 1905, the Heinemann family lived at Caffamacherreihe 52 (Mathilde Hochfeld died on 11 Feb. 1942 in Hamburg).

The father, Moses Heinemann, was a trained upholsterer. His son Bernhard also took up this profession at first. He then opened a furniture store at Schlump 26 and at Schanzenstrasse 35. Later he ran a store at Weidenallee 38/40. On 13 Mar. 1893, he had married Elise Lippmann (born on 13 Feb. 1875) from Hamburg. The couple had three children: John (born on 8 June 1894), Johanna (born on 29 Sept. 1895, died on 5 July 1927) and Julius (born on 17 May 1897, died on 8 Aug. 1917).

Julius Heinemann became active as a businessman. In 1893, he had founded "Juls. Heinemann, Handlung und Commiss. in Häuten, Fellen, Rohprodukten und Leder," a company engaged in trade and commission sales of hides, furs, secondary raw materials, and leather located at Düsternstrasse 3; later, he relocated the company to Admiralitätsstrasse 39.

On 8 Apr. 1899, he had married Betty Lindenfeld in Kassel. Betty was born there on 6 Feb. 1874 as the daughter of the merchant Emil Lindenfeld and his wife Auguste, née Leroi. Betty’s parents, the Lindenfeld couple, had a total of six children. They resided at Kölnische Strasse 13 in Kassel.

After getting married, Julius and Betty Heinemann lived at Mühlenkamp 6 in Hamburg’s Winterhude quarter and then moved several times. In Hamburg-Neustadt, the couple lived at Fehlandstrasse 10, Düsterstrasse 3 and, starting in 1933, at Holstenwall 10.

Their son Kurt Joseph, born on 8 Jan. 1900 at Mühlenkamp 6, remained their only child. When Kurt reached school age, his parents first sent him to a private school, then he attended the Johanneum Realgymnasium [a high school focused on science, math, and modern languages] on Armgartstrasse. He passed the exam finishing the one-year graduating class ("Einjähriges”) at the liberal Wahnschaff Schule on Neue Rabenstrasse. He then completed a commercial apprenticeship in Lübeck, in the same industry in which his father worked. In 1917, Kurt became a soldier. After his discharge from military service, he joined his father’s business. Kurt expanded his expertise in Britain, where he worked as a volunteer for six months in 1920. His father Julius Heinemann was also active as a businessman at the Hamburg Stock Exchange, where he had a firm place by Pillar 48. In 1922, Julius Heinemann converted his company into a stock corporation and retired from business three years later. Kurt became the sole owner in 1925 and moved the office and warehouse from Süderstrasse 63-65 to Herrengraben 11/14, then a few buildings further to Herrengraben 26-29.

In 1931, Kurt married Erna Levy in Aschersleben (born on 27 Dec. 1907 in Chemnitz). The young couple resided with Kurt’s parents at Holstenwall 10. Julius Heinemann had transferred to his son Kurt a company firmly established in Hamburg that was well known in the industry. While annual sales in 1933 still amounted to 500,000 RM (reichsmark), the economic situation of the Heinemanns deteriorated in the following years due to the anti-Jewish measures of the Nazis. In Feb. 1939, Kurt had to give up the company. He and his wife Erna succeeded in emigrating to the USA in Aug. 1939.

His parents Julius and Betty Heinemann remained in Hamburg. They had already given up their shared apartment on Holstenwall. Kurt and Erna had moved in as subtenants with the painter Siegfried Emanuel at Grindelallee 9. (Siegfried Emanuel, born on 11 Dec. 1871, died on 5 July 1943 in the Theresienstadt Ghetto; his wife Clara, née Flörsheim, born on 31 Aug. 1886, was murdered on 12 Oct. 1944 in Auschwitz.)

Julius and Betty Heinemann had received accommodation in the Jewish retirement home at Sedanstrasse 23. On 19 July 1942, they were deported to Theresienstadt together with Julius’ brother Bernhard and his wife, Elise Heinemann.

Already on 21 Sept. 1942, the couple Betty and Julius Heinemann were deported to the Treblinka extermination camp and murdered there.

Bernhard Heinemann died in Theresienstadt on 20 Mar. 1943.

Elise Heinemann arrived on a transport in Auschwitz on 15 May 1944. She did not survive either.

Bernhard and Elise Heinemann’s son John had succeeded in fleeing to Montevideo/Uruguay on 11 Oct. 1938, after the death of his wife Erika, née Wallach (born on 11 May 1900 in Copenhagen, died 27 July 1938), with their daughters Hermine (born on 22 May 1922) and Hanna-Ingeborg (born on 7 Mar. 1933).

For Bernhard and Elise Heinemann, Stolpersteine were laid at Treudelberg 75 in Lemsahl-Mellingstedt, Wandsbek District (see

Translator: Erwin Fink
Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.

Stand: May 2020
© Susanne Rosendahl

Quellen: 3; 5; 7; 8; 9; StaH 351-11 AfW 23051 (Heinemann, Kurt Joseph); StaH 332-5 Standesämter 2812 u 259/1893; StaH 332-5 Standesämter 13272 u 125/1900; StaH 332-5 Standesämter 3040 u 56/1905; StaH 332-5 Standesämter 704 u 323/1914; StaH 332-5 Standesämter 6958 u 952/1917; StaH 332-5 Standesämter 8064 u 158/1921; StaH 332-5 Standesämter 1089 u 281/1938; StaH 332-5 Standesämter 8180 u 72/1942; StaH 522-1 Jüdische Gemeinden Nr. 992 e 2 Band 4; StaH 522-1 Jüdische Gemeinden Nr. 992 e 2 Band 5; Bajor: "Arisiert", S. 359; Hamburger Börsenfirmen, 1923, S. 444; (Heiratsregister von Julius Heinemann und Betty Lindenfeld in Kassel, Zugriff 19.4.2017); Laura Tippelt: über Bernhard und Elise Heinemann, (Zugriff 19.4.2017).
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