City of Neu Isenburg


Fleischer, Ruth

First NameRuth
Family NameFleischer
Date of Birth06/08//1938
Birthplace/Place of ResidenceFrankfurt am Main, Gagernstr. 36 (Israelite Hospital) / Berlin
Residence in „Heim Isenburg“06/21/1938 - 02/27/1942
Departure toBerlin-Pankow, Moltkestr. 8, last address: Schönhauser Allee 162 (Auerbach Orphanage)

Deported from Berlin to the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz on 11/29/1942

Date of Death/Place of Death-

Stadtarchiv Neu-Isenburg; Auschwitz Museum's Archive


Ruth Fleischer is the daughter of Vera Fleischer who is also recorded in this Memorial Book.

Ruth Fleischer was born on June 8, 1938, at the Jewish Hospital in the Frankfurter Gagernstraße 36. She was cared for almost four years in the Home of the Jewish Women's Association. Because her mother was not yet of legal age, the Youth Welfare Office of the District Offenbach took over guardianship for Ruth. The Jewish community of Frankfurt had to bear the costs of the accommodation in the “Heim Isenburg.” In 1941, “Heim Isenburg” took over the guardianship for Ruth.

In March 1942, Ruth Fleischer was transferred to the Jewish children's home  Moltkestraße 8-11 (today Wilhelm-Wolff-Straße) in Berlin. The children there had to move to the Baruch-Auerbachsche-Waisenhaus in Schönhauser Allee 162 a little later. One night, possibly on October 19, 1942, the Gestapo stormed the home and selected children. The "full-Jewish" girls and boys were loaded in closed wagons and transported away.

Ruth Fleischer was deported together with 35 other children from the Baruch-Auerbachsche-Waisenhaus on November 29, 1942, to the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz (Gottwaldt/Salah, S. 398 f.). She was only four years old. Among the deported children were victims from “Heim Isenburg” also Gittel and Ilse Rose Kusel. In Auschwitz, their trace was lost.

Sources: Hessisches Staatsarchiv Darmstadt (Geburtsanzeige); Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt am Main (Biographische Datenbank Deportierter); Stadtarchiv Neu-Isenburg (Meldekartei); Auschwitz Museum's Archive (Transportliste)


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