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Henriette Weinheim * 1861
Rothenbaumchaussee 73 (Eimsbüttel, Rotherbaum)
1942 weiterdeportiert nach Minsk
Helene Weinheim, b. 10.27.1873, deported on 7.15.1942 to Theresienstadt and on 9.21.1942 to Treblinka
Henriette Weinheim, b. 11.5.1861, deported on 7.15.1942 to Theresienstadt and on 9.21.1942 to Treblinka
Helene W. was a trained teacher. She entered the Hamburg school system service on 1 April 1893, teaching at the Girls‘ School at Holstenwall 16 and, over the course of years, rising from salary grade 8 to grade 12. During her working life she lived at Grindelberg 9a.
Five years before she was due to retire, she was terminated on "racial” grounds and received a reduced pension. She moved in with her sister, Henriette W. The single, childless sisters lived at Innocentiastr. 51, before moveing to Rothenbaumch. 73 and then Beeckestr. 4–6.
"Miss" Henny W. lived "independently” on her portion of an inheritance left by her parents. Helene W. also possessed a small fortune of around 24,000 RM, from which came the monthly allowance of RM 260, which she was permitted for living expenses by the Office of the Chief Financial Governor.
The sisters employed a domestic, and in October 1940 Helene W. had to undertake "a pressingly necessary trip for her health.” The sisters had to move to the "Jew house” at Beneckestr. 4 and than into the building at Beneckestr. 6. For the move, Helene W. gathered some used furniture for which she paid cash. For this unauthorized expenditure without permission RM 61 (!), she was reprimanded in writing. The official indicated he permitted this expenditure only "by way of exception,” complaining that further changes in living arrangements had to be reported immediately.
The next change of address for the now 69 and 81 year-old women was the "domicile transfer” to Theresienstadt. For both, this turned out to be but a way-station, because after only two months they were sent to their deaths in the Treblinka extermination camp. Helene W. was declared dead by the district court as of 8 May 1945.
Translator: Richard Levy
Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.
Stand: May 2019
© Beate Meyer
Quellen: StaH, 522-1, Jüdische Gemeinden 992b, Kultussteuerkartei der Deutsch-Israelitischen Gemeinde Hamburgs; ebd., 314-15, Oberfinanzpräsident, R 1940/451; Hamburgisches Lehrerverzeichnis 1920-1933; Theresienstädter Gedenkbuch; Hamburger jüdische Opfer des Nationalsozialismus. Gedenkbuch, Hamburg 1995.