City of Neu Isenburg


Akulewitsch, Eleonore (Lore) Sonja

First NameEleonore (Lore) Sonja
Family NameAkulewitsch
Date of Birth08/22/1921
Birthplace/Place of ResidenceStuttgart
Residence in „Heim Isenburg“06/02/1939 - 01/13/1942
Departure toFrankfurt am Main

Probably deportet from Frankfurt am Main to ghetto Izbica on 05/08/1942

Date of Death/Place of Death-

Lore Akulewitsch was born on August 22, 1921 in Stuttgart, the daughter of a Jewish mother and a Catholic father. Her parents were not married. At the time of birth, Lores mother, Luba Akulewitsch, was taken care of in the “Mutter- und Kind-Heim des Württembergischen Vereins Mutterschutz e.V.” (mother-child facility). She died when Lore was still a child. Lore spent her childhood and youth in foster care and in nursing homes. She was initially under the tutelage of the Jewish Welfare Office Stuttgart. 1928 - Lore was now required to attend school - the girl was placed in the Jewish orphanage "Wilhelmspflege" (today Theodor Rothschild house) in Esslingen and was cared for by the Youth Welfare Office of Esslingen.

Lore had great difficulty in gaining a foothold in life. In January 1938, the 16-year-old , who was under correctional education, was admitted to a psychiatric evaluation in the closed clinic of Oberurbach, where the young women had to work hard. From there, at the age of 17, Lore was moved in the Home of the Jewish Women's Association to Neu-Isenburg on June 2, 1939. She stayed there one and a half years, until January, 1942.

As part of the closing of “Heim Neu-Isenburg” in the beginning of 1942, the 20-year-old Lore was housed in the Frankfurt Jewish Hospital in Gagernstrasse 36. For several women from “Heim Neu-Isenburg” the Jewish hospital was the last stop before their deportation. On May 14, 1942 Eleonore Akulewitsch was logged by the police from Frankfurt. Presumably she had been deported on May 8. On this day, 938 citizens of Frankfurt were abducted, including many children from Frankfurt children's homes and 21 nurses from the Jewish Hospital. Men who were able to work were taken to the Majdanek concentration camp, the women and children where brought to Ghetto Izbica, a transit camp to the extermination camps in the Lublin area.

This biography was created with the help of retired senior teacher Ernst Kühnle and pupils of Georgii- Gymnasium in Esslingen am Neckar. Within context of the history study group of Ernst Kühnle for the laying of historical stumble blocks in 2013 the youths have explored the live of Lore Akulewitsch.

Sources: Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg/Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg, Gemeindearchiv Ober-Urbach; Arolsen Archives

Literature for the deportation on May 8, 1942: Kingreen, 'Gewaltsam verschleppt', S. 370ff.

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