Hermine Apt

Poland, Schlesien, Langendorf
Diedca 1942
Poland, Auschwitz concentration camp
FatherMoritz Apt (03/01/1843 – 1921) 
MotherBertha Prager (15/03/1844 – 1906) 
Partner Emil Gadiel (26/03/1874 – 04/11/1931)

Married Poland, Schlesien, Langendorf



Heinz Moshe Gadiel (1910 – )

Kurt Gadiel (13/02/1912 – )

Erich Gadiel (1914 – )


Hermine and Emil
Hermine and Erich
Photos kindly donated by RG, a granddaughter of Emil Gadiel

One-time proprietor of her father's business in Langendorf (probably after her husband's death in 1931).

Moritz's shop in Langendorf trading under his daughter Hermine's name
Photo courtesy of RG, a granddaughter of Emil Gadiel

Her Gleiwitz residence card shows that from 01/03/1939 Hermine, who was by then a widow, lived in Gleiwitz at Tarnowitzerstasse 8.

Gleiwitz residence cards exist for other Gadiels at the same address:
  • Erich, date and place of birth unknown, date of residence unknown, moved to Augsburg;
  • Kurt, born in Langendorf on 13/02/1912, emigrated to Bolivia in 1939;
  • Caezilie born in Gross Lassowitz (where Emil was also born) on 07/05/1878 who had lived at Tarnowitzerstrasse 8 since 1934, an unmarried sister of Emil (her card is marked "Frl" = Fraulein).

Gleiwitz residence cards

Hermine and Caezilie were deported on 20/05/1942. Erich Gadiel, a son of Hermine, presumably the Erich mentioned above, submitted a testimonial to Yad Vashem stating that Hermine was deported Riga. However, another Yad Vashem record says she was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp.


MT's research;
yadvashem.org - place of birth, address, date of birth, parents' names;
yadvashem.org - date of deportation;
cbj.jhi.pl and cbj.jhi.pl - residence cards for Hermine confirming many of the details from Yad Vashem;
cbj.jhi.pl - residence card: Erich Gadiel;
cbj.jhi.pl, cbj.jhi.pl and cbj.jhi.pl - residence card: Kurt Gadiel;
cbj.jhi.pl - residence card: Caezilie Gadiel.

This record was last updated on 27/01/2019 at 14:29