City of Neu Isenburg


Rosenfeld, Bona (Bonna, Berta, Benna)

First NameBona (Bonna, Berta, Benna)
Family NameRosenfeld
Date of Birth09 January 1907
Birthplace/Place of ResidenceCrailsheim
Residence in „Heim Isenburg“the last weeks of her pregnancy
Departure toBad Cannstadt

On 22 August 1942 deported from Stuttgart-Killesberg (North-Sation) to Theresienstadt, on 29 January 1942 to the concentration and Extermination camp Auschwitz.

Date of Death/Place of Death1943 Auschwitz (probably)

Bona (Bonna, Berta, Benna) Rosenfeld was born in Crailsheim. Her parents were Moritz and Louise Rosenfeld, née Neuburger. Her Father was a merchant and ran a ''colonial goods store'' in Haus Marktplatz 7. At the same time he was a municipality servant. The father died in 1918, the mother in 1922.

Until she was 16t years old she went to a middle school. After she worked in her profession as a housemaid, also at the family Hirsch in Bad Cannstadt. At the turn of the year 1928/29 she stayed at Neu-Isenburg and Frankfurt/Main.  At the Home of the Jewish Women's Association in Neu-Isenburg she spent the last weeks of her pregnancy. Her son, Rolf Moritz Rosenfeld, who is also listed in this memorial book, was born in the Israelite Hospital, Gagernstr. 36 in Frankfurt/Main.

After she moved to Weißenstein near Göppingen, where she probably worked also as a housemaid; her son she gave into the care of the Israelite orphanage ''Wilhelmspflege'' in Esslingen, where he was enrolled in 1935.

In 1938 Bona Rosenfeld didn't accept to take the additional Name ''Sara'', for this she was punished. At 17 January 1942 she was forced to leave Weißenstein to the Jewish retirement home in Eschenau without her son. Here she worked as a kitchen helper.

On 28 April 1942 she was deregistered at Eschenau and was brought to Dellmensingen near Ulm. There, in March 1942, the Gestapo of Stuttgart set up an retirement home for Jewish People in the rundown castle. Over one hundred older Jewish citizens were forced to live here. Probably Bona Rosenfeld worked here also as a housemaid.

On 22 August 1942 she and her son, Rolf Moritz Rosenfeld, were deported from Stuttgart-Killesberg (North-Station) to Theresienstadt. On 29 January 1942 they came to the concentration and Extermination camp Auschwitz. There their life trace breaks off.


Sources: Standesamt Frankfurt/Main; Project ''Esslinger Stolpersteine 2013'', Georgii-Gymnasium, Esslingen; Memorial Book - Victims of the Persecution of Jews under the National Socialist Tyranny in Germany 1933 - 1945 (Bundesarchiv - National Archives), Martin Ullmer and Martin Ritter (eds.), Das jüdische Zwangsaltersheim Eschenau und seine Bewohner. Tübingen, 2013, S. 206; this biography could be completed by the support of Dr. Michael Koch, Museum zur Geschichte von Christen und Juden, Laupheim

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