The identity of Amanda's parents comes from Nothmann Family Collection, 1978 which substitutes the surname HELLER in place of ADLER; I have found no other sources for Amanda's parents under this surname. Her death certificate confirms her parents as Samuel Adler and Henriette geb. Nothmann.
According to the Breslau synagogue community address list (ca 1930), Moritz Nothmann and Amanda geb. Adler lived in Breslau at Sadowastrasse 73. Three other Nothmanns are listed at the same address, Walter's Welcome identifies these as some of their children:
- Henriette, born 25/03/1905;
- Rudolf, born 19/06/1909;
- Lothar, born 02/03/1902.
Nothmann Family Collection, 1978 shows a Moritz Nothmann married to Amanda Heller and gives dates of birth for both of them, as well as for their children, that are identical to those shown in the Breslau synagogue community address list (ca 1930) entries for Moritz and Amanda geb. Adler and their children (apart from a 3-day discrepancy in the case of Lothar). There can be no doubt that Amanda geb. Heller in Nothmann Family Collection, 1978 is identical to Amanda geb. Adler in other sources; "Heller" is probably a mis-transcription of "Adler" in a handwritten source.
Nothmann Family Collection, 1978 shows that Amanda had a brother, Karl, born on 04/11/1877; an independent record of Karl Adler's birth (or birth registration) on 08/11/1877 identifies his parents as Samuel Adler and Henriette geb. Nothmann.
Amanda is listed in the 1939 census of Breslau under her married name and without a maiden name. Her address, Goethestrasse 9, is shared with Moritz and with a Ruth Nothmann, born in Glogau on 04/11/1910.
Amanda's date of birth given in the Breslau entry agrees with that of her 70th birthday celebrated in Lima.
Nothmann Family Collection, 1978 says that both Amanda and Moritz died in Lima, and identifies their children. These data correspond to the family of Moritz Nothmann and Amander geb. Adler described in Walter's Welcome.
Sources (click here for generic source information)
Eva Neisser Echenberg, Judy Sklar Rasminsky: Walter's Welcome: The Intimate Story of a German-Jewish Family's Flight from the Nazis to Peru, Skyhorse Publishing 2018, ISBN-13 978-1510724761;
cbj.jhi.pl - address in Breslau and date of birth of Amanda and some of her family;
cjh.org - Nothmann Family Collection, 1978 - Amanda's parents, date and place of birth and death.
This record was last updated on 09/10/2023 at 18:27