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Frieda Holländer * 1879

Isestraße 69 (Eimsbüttel, Harvestehude)

1941 Minsk

further stumbling stones in Isestraße 69:
Liesel Abrahamsohn, Johanna Adelheim, Henry Blum, Rosalie Blum, Louis Böhm, Gertrud Böhm, Bertha Brach, Hillel Chassel, Irma Chassel, Michael Frankenthal, Erna Gottlieb, Ella Hattendorf, Gertrud Holländer, Henriette Leuschner, Elfriede Löpert, Helene Löpert, Walter Löpert, Ella Marcus, Ernst Maren, Josephine Rosenbaum, Günther Satz, Selma Satz, Else Schattschneider, Gottfried Wolff, Lydia Wolff

Fri(e)da Holländer, born on 29 Oct. 1889 in Hamburg, deported on 18 Nov. 1941 to Minsk
Gertrud Holländer, born on 7 July 1881 in Hamburg, deported on 18 Nov. 1941 to Minsk

The unmarried sisters Frida and Gertrud Holländer belonged to a well-known Hamburg Jewish family. They were daughters of Marcus Max Holländer and his wife Anna Flora, née Iklé. Their two older brothers, Albert, born in 1877, a respected lawyer holding several important honorary posts, and the merchant Franz, born in 1883, lived nearby.

Frida and Gertrud were members of the Protestant Church. In 1920, their widowed mother moved to Cologne. She left a well furnished household to each of the sisters. Their own incomes were comparatively modest. Both indicated their occupation to be vocational school teacher. We know of Frida Holländer that she operated a private cooking school at Grosse Theaterstrasse 34/35 and offered a lunch menu. In addition, she received a teacher’s pension, though it is unknown from which institution. The building on Grosse Theaterstrasse belonged to the family, and the brothers, too, had office rooms and the law practice there.

In 1937, Franz Holländer emigrated to Canada, initially without his family. In Aug. 1937, he left his share in the building on Grosse Theaterstrasse by contract to his sister Frida, on condition that she support his wife and children with the revenues until they could follow him into exile. Later, the building was confiscated by the state, without any price ever being paid for it. Fur coat and silver cutlery were taken away from the sisters in 1938.

Not before 1939, did Gertrud Holländer move from Stammannstrasse, where she probably had an apartment of her own, to live with her sister on Isestrasse. From there, Frida and Gertrud Holländer were deported to Minsk on 18 Nov. 1941.

Their brother Albert and his wife Martha were deported to Auschwitz on 11 July 1942 and murdered there. The volume on "Stolpersteine” in Hamburg-Winterhude contains an account on the couple.

Translator: Erwin Fink

Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.

Stand: October 2016
© Christa Fladhammer

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