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Hanna Heimann
Hanna Heimann
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Hanna Heimann (née Schlesinger) * 1863

Rutschbahn 11 (Eimsbüttel, Rotherbaum)

JG. 1863
ERMORDET 6.9.1942

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Hanna Heimann, née Schlesinger, born on 9 Jan. 1863, deported on 15 July 1942 to Theresienstadt, murdered on 6 Sept. 1942

Rutschbahn 11, Rotherbaum

Hanna was born in Hamburg on 9 Jan. 1863, the fourth of five children of Rabbi Gottschalk Schlesinger and his wife Betty, née Hertz. (Betty Schlesinger died on 9 Dec. 1899, Gottschalk Schlesinger on 14 Sept. 1900. They were buried in the Langenfelde Jewish Cemetery.)
We know nothing about Hanna’s childhood except that she had a strict religious upbringing and that the rules for kosher food were observed in her parent’s home. Her parents’ two families of origin maintained a close bond, which helped them overcome some problems and difficult hours during the subsequent persecution of Jews under Nazism.

Hanna married Sally Heimann on 22 Aug. 1887 at the Hamburg Registry Office 2. He was the first of seven children born to the merchant Heymann Salomon Heimann and his wife Betty, née Hestlein, in Hamburg on 26 Apr. 1855. Sally Heimann worked in Hamburg as a radio dealer. We do not know where he operated his business.

Hanna and Sally Heimann had the following children: David (born on 10 Nov. 1887, died on 25 Apr. 1899); Betty (born on 7 Sept. 1887); Adele (born on 23 Oct. 1889); Joseph (born on 27 Oct. 1890); Blüme (born on 21 Sept. 1891); Baszion (born on 4 Mar. 1893); Sarah (born on 30 Sept. 1894); Benzion (born on 8 Sept. 1895); David (born on 10 Nov. 1897); and Magnus (born on 25 Jan. 1899). The family lived at Marienstrasse 12 in Hamburg-Neustadt in 1892 and then at Peterstrasse 68, also in Hamburg-Neustadt, starting in 1897.

During the First World War, Sally Heimann fought as a soldier at the front from 1914 to 1918.

Sally Heimann died on 3 Sept. 1921 at Rutschbahn 25 in the Rotherbaum quarter, where the Heimann couple had lived since 1910. Their home was in the Minkel Salomon David Kalker-Stift, which offered Jews free housing in the building, but also rented apartments. We do not know whether the family lived there rent-free. Sally Heimann was buried in the Langenfelde Jewish Cemetery on 5 Sept. 1921.

Hanna Heimann continued to reside in the apartment at Rutschbahn 25 until 1933.

She then moved to Rutschbahn 11 to live with her son Benzion Heimann and his family until they fled to Palestine in Feb. 1939. Subsequently, she moved in with her son Joseph Hesekel Heimann, who had only returned from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp on 15 Dec. 1938, and who was also preparing to flee Germany. He too left Germany with his family in Feb. 1939.

Hanna Heimann had also tried to emigrate to Palestine on 2 Jan. 1939 to live with her children, but she failed. Perhaps she did not have the "Vorzeigegeld” (money required for an entry permit, in this case 1,000 pounds) demanded by the British Mandate power, perhaps the beginning of the war in Sept. 1939 prevented the plan, or perhaps the British immigration stop to Palestine in Oct. 1939, but we do not know.

Until 1941, Hanna Heimann still remained at Rutschbahn 11, where other family members also found a temporary home. As a Jewish woman older than 65, she was not yet called up for the first deportations in 1941, but was deferred for the so-called old-age transports that left Hamburg in July 1942.

In the last days before the deportation, she had to move to the "Jews’ house” ("Judenhaus”) at Schlachterstrasse 40/42. With the same transport as Hanna Heimann, her daughter Betty, her husband Samuel Bari, and her grandchildren Mirjam and Magnus were deported to Theresienstadt on 15 July 1942.

In the Theresienstadt Ghetto, Hanna Heimann lived together with her daughter Betty Bari for three months in a room in a barracks at Hauptstrasse 1. Shortly before her death, she had to move to Infirmary (Siechenheim) L 218. On 6 Sept. 1942, Hanna Heimann died in the arms of her daughter in Theresienstadt. On her death notice, the Jewish doctors indicated "enteritis/acute intestinal catarrh” as the cause. A Stolperstein commemorates her at Rutschbahn 11.
In addition, her great-niece Eva Schlesinger, who lives in the USA, deposited a Page of Testimony (Gedenkblatt) for her at Yad Vashem/Jerusalem.

Betty and Samuel Bari survived, and they were liberated by the Allies on 8 May 1945.

Hanna Heimann’s grandchildren Magnus and Mirjam were deported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz and from there to the Flossenbürg concentration camp. Allied troops liberated them in Pemfling on 23 Apr. 1945 on the "death march” from the Flossenbürg concentration camp to Dachau (See

Details regarding the fate of Hanna and Sally Heimann’s children:
David Heimann, deceased in Hamburg on 25 Apr. 1899, his sisters Adele Heimann, deceased on 13 Nov. 1891, Blüme Heimann, deceased on 27 May, as well as a child stillborn on 28 Oct. 1896, and Magnus, deceased on 25 Apr. 1914, were buried in the Langenfelde Jewish Cemetery.
Betty Heimann (see above) had married Samuel Bari in Hamburg on 1 Aug. 1913. The couple had eight children. They were deported with their two youngest children Magnus (born on 19 Dec. 1927) and Mirjam (born on 25 Feb. 1929) to Theresienstadt on 15 July 1942; they survived. Stolpersteine are planned for the couple Betty and Samuel Bari and for the children Magnus and Mirjam at Bogenstrasse 24.

Joseph Hesekel Heimann (born on 27 Oct. 1890), married to Gretchen, née Weichselbaum (born on 16 Nov. 1902), had the children Betty (born on 20 Jan. 1934); Sophie (born on 25 Dec. 1934); Abraham Sally (born on 9 Mar. 1936); Jakob (born on 30 July 1937); and Menachem (born on 18 Sept. 1938). The family fled to Palestine in 1939.
Baszion Heimann, married to Siegmund Aron on 31 May 1934, was deported with her husband to the Lodz/Litzmannstadt Ghetto on 25 Oct. 1941. Siegmund died there, Baszion was murdered in Chelmno/Kulmhof in Sept. 1942. Both have been commemorated by Stolpersteine at Grindelberg 74a. (See

Sarah Heimann was deported to Auschwitz on 11 July 1942. She has been commemorated by a Stolperstein at Durchschnitt 1/Rotherbaum. (See

Benzion Heimann and Sara, née Schenkolewski, had the children Gella (born on 3 June 1928); Rahel (born on 21 Dec. 1929); Frieda (born on 1 Aug. 1931); Abraham Sally (born on 21 Jan. 1933); Wolf (born on7 Jan. 1934); Adele (born on 5 May 1936); and Lea (born on 12 Nov. 1937). The couple fled with their children to Palestine in 1939.

Details concerning the fate of the siblings of Hanna Heimann, née Schlesinger:
Rahel Schlesinger (born on 3 Jan. 1854) died in Hamburg on 11 Feb. 1891.
Michel Schlesinger (born on 7 Sept. 1856) died on 7 Feb. 1890 in Hamburg. Both were buried in the Langenfelde Jewish Cemetery.
Lipmann Schlesinger (born on 13 Dec. 1860) died on 21 Feb. 1934 in Frankfurt/Main, Moses Schlesinger (born on 20 May 1865) on 15. Feb. 1946 in Palestine.

Information regarding the fate of Sally Heimann’s siblings:
We do not know the date of death of Hermann Heimann (born on 7 May 1856).
Siegmund Heimann (born on 23 June 1857) died in Hamburg on 7 June 1901 and he was buried in the Langenfelde Jewish Cemetery.
Martin Heimann (born on 4 Sept. 1858) died in Hamburg on 27 Jan. 1922.
Bernhard Heimann (born on 12 May 1860) died in Hamburg on 5 Oct. 5 1918 and he was buried in the Langenfelde Jewish Cemetery.
With respect to Adolph Heimann (born on 6 Feb. 1863), we do not know the date of death.
Rosa Heimann (born on 14 May 1864) married Nathan Cohn in Lübeck. The couple, residing in Lübeck, was deported on 6 Dec. 1941 on the fourth large transport via Hamburg to Riga-Jungfernhof, where they perished. They have been commemorated by Stolpersteine at Mühlenstrasse 51 in Lübeck. (See

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

Stand: May 2021
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Quellen: StaH, 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 131-1 II_6851 Korrespondenz ehem. Jüd. Mitbürger; 213-13_11401 Betty Bari; 213-13_11410 Max und Lea Jakob; 213-13_11911 Siegmund Aron; 213-13_14126 Siegmund Aron; 213-13_20649 Siegmund Aron; 213-13_25166 Hanna Heimann; 213-13_15574 Schlesinger; 213-13_18398 Schlesinger / Hertz; 351-11_773 Hanna Heimann; 351-14_923 Mendel Bari; 351-11_1418 Sarah Heimann; 351-11_3846 Max und Lea Jakob; 351-11_4025 Max und Lea Jakob; 351-11_6262 Siegmund Aron; 351-11_17239 Sarah Heimann; 351-11_28287 Sarah Heimann, 351-11_29263 Max und Lea Jakob; 351-11_31483 Max und Lea Jakob; 351-11_34415 Leo Scharf / Bari; 351-11_39950 Betty Bari; 351-11_43491 Siegmund Aron; 351-11_45006 Siegmund Aron; 351-11_45292 Betty Bari; 351-11_46576 Siegmund Aron; 351-11_47565 Betty Bari; 351-11_46727 Betty Bari; 351-11_46728 Betty Bari; 351-11_48259 Sarah Heimann; 351-11_48947 Sarah Heimann; 522-1_992 f 2; 522-1_992 p 1569; 522-1_992 p 1567; 332-5_1073/1877; 332-5_1650/1878; 332-5_3030/1878; 332-5_502/1879; 332-5_3331/1880; 332-5_156/1882; 332-5_2026/1883; 332-5_1011/1887; 332-5_4321/1888; 332-5_4437/1889; 332-5_4486/1890; 332-5_2717/1891; 332-5_4729/1891; 332-5_1356/1892; 332-5_3529/1894; 332-5_105/1895; 332-5_3034/1895; 332-5_1136/1896; 332-5_1394/1896; 332-5_1862/1896; 332-5_1167/1897; 32-5_589/1898; 332-5_2062/1899; 332-5_3516/1899; 332-5_1554/1900; 332-5_84/1902; 332-5_7/1904; 332-5_2473/1904; 332-5_154/1906; 332-5_789/1906; 332-5_297/1911; 332-5_210/1913; 332.5_780/1914; 332-5_232/1917; 332-5_290/1917; 332-5_468/1921; 332-5_265/1922; 332-5_363/1922; 332-5_873/1928; 332-5_433/1933; 332-5_508/1933; 332-5_233/1934; 332-5_3/1936; 3325-5_235/1936; 332-5_402/1939; 332-5_505/1939; 332-5_572/1940; 332-5_48/1941; 332-5_209/1941; 332-5_294/1942; ITS Archives Bad Arolsen Digital Archive Korrespondenzakte / 7105 Archivnummer [100291167] und ITS Archives Bad Arolsen Digital Archive Korrespondenzakte / 7105 Archivnummer [105487121] Einsicht am 7.3.2017; Ein Erinnerungsbuch Bornstraße 22, Dölling und Galitz Verlag, von Karin Guth, Erscheinungsjahr 2001, Seite 60 bis Seite 68, Familie Bari – Trennung von den Kindern; Zug der Erinnerung;;; Bundesarchiv Berlin, Residentenliste; Irmgart Stein, Jüdische Baudenkmäler in Hamburg, Hamburg 1984, S. 115.

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