Remembering the Jews of Herborn

Herborn Jewish Memorial

In the early 2000s, the city of Herborn dedicated a memorial plaque to the resident Jews that were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust. We would also like to add our own digital memorial to those whose memories shall never fade. This list was compiled based on information courtesy of Betti and Bernard Sternberg, Gerald Stern, and the Youth Education Project of the Lahn-Dill District.

May their names never be forgotten.


Auschwitz

Karoline Friedemann (born Karoline Beifuß)

born June 20, 1876 in Lassphe. Deported to Auschwitz on August 28, 1942, date of death unknown (listed as “missing”)

Lily Hirsch (born Lily Zweig)

born June 15, 1900 in Herborn. Last known residence was in Burg, date of death unknown (but declared dead in Nazi records)

Selma Witzel (born Selma Herzberg)

born May 21, 1909 in Herborn. Deported to Auschwitz in 1941, murdered at the camp on November 28, 1943.


Majdanek

Julius Salomon

born February 26, 1899 in Werdorf. Deported on June 10, 1942 to the Majdanek camp near Lublin. Date of death is unknown (listed as “missing”)


Minsk ghetto

Selma Hecht (born Selma Homburger)

born December 31, 1876. Deported to the Minsk ghetto in 1940, date of death unknown (listed as “missing”)

Berta Levi (born Berta Dannheisser)

born June 24, 1873 in Kasingen. Deported to the Minsk ghetto on August 28, 1942, date of death unknown (listed as “missing”)

David Löwenstein

born September 25, 1866 in Langendembach. Deported to Minsk on August 28, 1942, date of death unknown (listed as “missing”)

Rosa Löwenstein (born Rosa Blumenthal)

born November 24, 1868 in Kayer. Deported to Minsk on August 28, 1942, date of death unknown (listed as “missing”)

Abraham Simon

born May 5, 1868 in Kölschhausen. Deported to Minsk on August 28, 1942, date of death is not known (declared dead in Nazi records)

Karoline Simon (born Karoline Kirschner)

born July 5, 1865 in Lindholm. Deported to Minsk on August 28, 1942, date of death is not known (declared dead in Nazi records)


Noé 

Emma Weiler (born Emma Moses)

born January 15, 1880 in Herborn. Last known residence was in southern France, deported to Noé concentration camp. Killed on December 3, 1942.


Osten (unlisted death camps)

Selma Levi (born Selma Hirsch)

born April 17, 1904 in Haiger. Deported in 1941, date of death is not known (declared dead)

Betty Stern (born Betty Löwenstein)

born July 12, 1896 in Herborn. Deported on June 10, 1942, date of death is unknown (declared “missing”)

Moritz Stern

born August 29, 1877 in Niederweidbach. Deported on June 10, 1942, date of death is unknown (declared “missing”)


Sobibor

Meta Salomon (born Meta Stern)

born January 22, 1909 in Niederweidbach. Deported on June 10, 1942, date of death unknown (declared “missing”)

Silvia Salomon

born November 15, 1933 in Herborn. Deported June 10, 1942 (at the age of 8 years old), her date of death is unknown (declared “dead”)


Theresienstadt

Simon Friedemann

born December 4, 1875. Deported to Theresienstadt ghetto-camp in 1942, killed on April 17, 1944.

Joseph Hattenbach

born May 19, 1877 in Herborn. Deported to Theresienstadt in 1942, killed on February 14, 1944.

Rosa Hattenbach (born Rosa Katzenstein)

born June 15, 1883 in Volkmarsen. Deported to Theresienstadt on August 28, 1942, killed on September 20, 1942.

Leopold Hecht

born November 15, 1862 in Herborn. Deported to Theresienstadt on August 28, 1942, murdered on September 20, 1942.

Leopold Kneip

born October 27, 1865 in Herborn. Last known to have lived in Burg. Deported in 1941, date of death is unknown.

Lina Rosenbaum (born Lina Hecht)

born December 9, 1873 in Oberzell. Deported to Theresienstadt on August 28, 1942, killed on September 19, 1942.

Berta Rosenberg (born Berta Hirsch)

born April 7, 1905 in Haiger. Deported to Theresienstadt, date of death unknown (listed “missing”)