In 1931 Hedwig moved from Berlin-Charlottenburg to Gleiwitz, where she lived with her son Siegfried and his family. Kaethe Danziger (geb. Halberstaedter) tells us that she moved to Insterburg, with daughter Johanna and son-in-law Arthur Finke. The 1939 census of Insterburg lists her at Calvinstrasse 21 along with Johanna, Arthur and their children Heinz and Ernst.
In these moves she appears not to have been accompanied by her husband, Benno. Hedwig is listed (in an entry which gives both her married and maiden surnames) as a widow (Ww) in the 1927 Berlin address book, and appears under her own name at that address from 1917.
A Benno Markiewitz is also listed in the Berlin address book] but only from 1920. Since Hedwig was widowed by 1917 this cannot be her husband.
Hedwig was transported first to Theresienstadt concentration camp on 27/08/1942, then on 23/09/1942 to Treblinka extermination camp.
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This record was last updated on 24/04/2022 at 22:00