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Rosalie Dietzmann (née Marcus) * 1899
Markusstraße 7 (Hamburg-Mitte, Neustadt)
Dina Marcus, née Simon, born on 3 Apr. 1874 in Hamburg, deported on 19 July 1942 to Theresienstadt, deported further on 21 Sept. 1942 to the Treblinka extermination camp
Gustav Marcus, born on 27 Apr. 1872 in Wolmirstedt, deported on 19 July 1942 to Theresienstadt, deported further on 21 Sept. 1942 to the Treblinka extermination camp
Rosalie Dietzmann, née Marcus, born on 15 Nov. 1899 in Hamburg, deported on 19 July 1942 to Theresienstadt, deported further on 9 Oct. 1944 to Auschwitz
Markusstrasse 7 (Peterstrasse 71/73)
Gustav Marcus was born on 27 Apr. 1872 in Wolmirstedt in Saxony-Anhalt near Magdeburg as the son of David Marcus and Rosalie, née Heinemann. We know nothing about his childhood and youth. Although originally a butcher by trade, he later worked in Hamburg as a merchant.
A first entry in the Hamburg directory is found in 1899 and it identifies him as operating a "heating and furnace store” at Bei den Hütten 131 (today Hütten). There he had probably met his later wife Dina Simon.
Dina was born in Hamburg on 3 Apr. 1874 and lived with her parents, the dairy merchant Nehemias Simon (born on 24 Jan. 1840, died on 10 Aug. 1930) and Julie, née Berlin (died on 27 June 1902), in the same house.
Gustav Marcus and Dina Simon married on 19 Jan. 1899, and their daughter Rosalie, called Rosa, was born on 15 Nov. 1899. Son Julius followed on 26 Mar. 1904. The Marcus family lived at Neustädter Neustrasse 66 (today Neustädter Strasse) and, starting in 1917, at Peterstrasse 71/73, where Gustav Marcus opened a stationery store in 1921.
Son Julius learned the trade of silversmith and married on 12 Oct. 1928 Else Koppel (born on 10 Jan. 1906), also Jewish, the daughter of Konrad and Johanna Koppel (see corresponding entry). Their daughter Marion, born on 21 June 1929, remained their only child. The family lived at Schumannstrasse 50a in Barmbek.
Julius’ older sister Rosalie had married the non-Jewish motor vehicle driver Ludwig Dietzmann (born on 6 Apr. 1898). The couple lived at Lehmweg 58 and, according to the May 1939 national census, as subtenants at Bürgerweide 53, house 5, with Kross in the Borgfelde quarter.
At this time, their father Gustav Marcus, like most Jewish tradesmen, had already been forced to give up his business activities. Gustav and Dina Marcus had been compelled to leave their long-standing apartment and had been accommodated by the Jewish Community at Schlachterstrasse 46/47 house 3; this location, the former Lazarus-Gumpel-Stift, was also home to Johanna and Curt Koppel (see corresponding entry), the mother and brother of their daughter-in-law Else.
Else and Julius Marcus, who in the very end had only been allowed to work as postal workers, were deported to the Minsk Ghetto on 8 Nov. 1941 with their daughter Marion as well as Johanna and Curt Koppel.
Gustav and Dina Marcus received their deportation orders together with their daughter Rosalie Dietzmann, who was living with her parents again at that time. Probably Rosalie had lost the protection of a "mixed marriage” ("Mischehe”) by separating from her husband. On 19 July 1942, they were deported together to Theresienstadt. From there, Gustav and Dina Marcus were sent to the Treblinka extermination camp two months later. After more than two years, on 9 Oct. 1944, one month before her forty-fourth birthday, Rosalie Dietzmann was deported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz and murdered.
Julius, Else, and Marion Marcus are commemorated by Stolpersteine in front of the house at Grindelberg 7 (see Stolpersteine in Hamburg Grindel II).
Translator: Erwin Fink
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