Hedwig appears in the Berlin address books from 1917 to 1933 at Charlottenburg, Kirchstrasse 1a. Hedwig's entries in the 1920, 1926 and 1927 Berlin address books give both her married and maiden surnames; the 1926 and 1927 entries erroneously describe her as a widow (Ww).
A Benno Markiewitz is also listed in the Berlin address books but only from 1920 and at a separate address; this followed his separation from Hedwig and his subsequent marriage in Berlin in 1918 to Marie geb. Krakauer.
Hedwig was registered in Gleiwitz at the same address as her son Siegfried and his family; her Gleiwitz residence card records her arrival from the Charlottenburg district of Berlin and has a note that she moved away. Once again, Hedwig is described, erroneously, as a widow.
AF, a descendant of Benno, tells me that after Benno and Hedwig separated Hedwig came to live with her daughter Johanna Finke geb. Markiewitz and son-in-law Arthur Finke. Kaethe Danziger (geb. Halberstaedter)'s notes agree and the 1939 census of Insterburg lists her at Calvinstrasse 21 along with Johanna, Arthur and their children Heinz and Ernst.
Hedwig was transported first from Tilsit (now Sovetsk), Kaliningrad Oblast, to Theresienstadt concentration camp on 27/08/1942, then on 23/09/1942 to Treblinka extermination camp.
Sources differ regarding her date of birth: her Gleiwitz residence card gives 19/02/1867 while her record in holocaust.cz and those held by Yad Vashem (which may all have a common source) give 23/02/1867.
Sources (click here for generic source information)
Kaethe Danziger (geb. Halberstaedter)’s "Borinski" notes;
Yad Vashem page about Heinz Finke;
yadvashem.org, yadvashem.org - Yad Vashem records;
cbj.jhi.pl - residence card;
zlb.de 1917 Berlin address book;
zlb.de 1920 Berlin address book;
zlb.de 1926 Berlin address book;
zlb.de 1927 Berlin address book;
zlb.de 1931 Berlin address book;
zlb.de 1933 Berlin address book.
This record was last updated on 21/04/2023 at 00:12