In memory of the murdered Jewish citizens of Mellrichstadt.


In 1933 there lived about 132 Jewish citizens at Mellrichstadt. The exact number cannot be given as there exist differing lists.
About one half of these persons could leave Germany and save their lives. Some other ones moved to other places deregistering from the town community of Mellrichstadt.
But the lives of 49 persons ended in extermination camps.

Out of hopelessness and despair two more persons committed suicide.

  1. Adler Flora, born on 04 April, 1884, in Oberstreu, deported on April 25, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  2. Benedick Martha, widowed Blum, neé Kahn, born on 18 April, 1894, in Walldorf,deported in 1942, transported to the East.
  3. Blum Adolf, born on 13 June, 1877, in Mellrichstadt, suicide on 17 December, 1938, in Mellrichstadt.
  4. Blum Ida, neé Gutmann, born on 27 August, 1861, in Autenhausen, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 01 January, 1943.
  5. Blum Michael, born on 18 July, 1855, in Mühlfeld, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 25 December, 1942.
  6. Brandus Regina, neé Grünstein, born on 25 February, 1873, in Weimarschmieden, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 10 November, 1942.
  7. Edelmuth Adelheid, neé Ottensoser, born on 11 July, 1884, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  8. Edelmuth Hugo, born on 14 January, 1884, in Beuern, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  9. Edelmuth Ilse, born on 18 January, 1923, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  10. Edelmuth Siegfried, born on 22 September, 1912, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 09 August, 1940, to the KZ Dachau, on 16 August, 1940; to the KZ Mauthausen, date of death 23 July, 1941, in Mauthausen, Gusen.
  11. Eisemann Paula, neé Ottensoser, born on 15 May, 1883, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  12. Friedmann Ida, neé Katzenstein, born on 18 November, 1875, in Rhina, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 09 April, 1944.
  13. Friedmann Max, born on 21 January, 1869, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 13 May, 1944.
  14. Goldbach Jakob, born on 26 Oktober, 1862, in Unterriedenberg, deported on 23 September, 1942, to  Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 22 January, 1943.
  15. Gottlieb Rina, born on 04 December, 1886, in Wonfurt, deported in 1942, unknown place of deportation.
  16. Gutmann Regina, née Goldschmidt, born on 23 August, 1852, in Weimarschmieden, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 16 January, 1943.
  17. Kahn Jette, née Freudenberger, born on 02 December, 1872, in Heidingsfeld, deported 1943 to Sobibor, extermination camp; declared as dead on 16 April, 1943.
  18. Katz Philipp, born on 10 April, 1879, in Mellrichstadt, deported  on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  19. Katz Selma, née Frühauf, born on 02 June, 1882, in Walldorf, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  20. Mantel Alfred, born on 18 May, 1925, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  21. Mantel Bianka, born on 29 January, 1893, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  22. Mantel Gretel, née Wolf, born on 13 March, 1894, in Schlüchtern, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  23. Mantel Hannchen, born on 22 December, 1860, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 09 October, 1942.
  24. Mantel Max, born on 14 September, 1883, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  25. Neuberger Hedwig, née Mühlfelder, born on 27 March, 1878, in Bauerbach, deported on 16 June, 1943, to  Theresienstadt ghetto; on 15 May, 1944, to Auschwitz, extermination camp, date of death 16 May, 1944.
  26. Nussbaum David, born on 22 October, 1880, in Kaltennordheim, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto; on 16 October 1944 to Auschwitz, extermination camp.
  27. Nussbaum Luise, née Wahlhaus, born on 19 November, 1879, in Gersfeld, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto; on 16 October, 1944 to Auschwitz.
  28. Ochs Mathilde, née Gutmann, born on 14 January, 1867, in Autenhausen, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 09 January, 1943.
  29. Ottensoser Adolf, born on 27 September, 1890, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  30. Ottensoser Betty, née Rothstein, born on 30 August, 1852, in Mainstockheim, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 18 December, 1942.
  31. Ottensoser Lazarus, born on 06 February, 1855, in Oberseemen, deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 23 October, 1942.
  32. Ottensoser Nathanael, born on 04 January, 1888, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  33. Ottensoser Recha, née Mayer, born on 21 November, 1899, in Rimbach, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to  Izbica; declared as dead.
  34. Ottensoser Suse, born on 19 May, 1930, in Meiningen, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw.
  35. Prager Julius, born on 08 July, 1875, in Ottensoos; deported on 23 September, 1942, to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 13 July, 1943.
  36. Reich Adolf, born on 16 June, 1889, in Zeitlofs, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw.
  37. Reich Max, born on 23 August, 1931, in Zeitlofs, deported on  25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw.
  38. Reich Rosi, born on 02 November, 1925, in Zeitlofs, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw.
  39. Reich Selma, née Goldbach, born on 16 February, 1898, in Unterriedenberg, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw.
  40. Rosenbaum Jakob, born on 17 June, 1883, in Unsleben, deported on 29 November, 1941, from Nürnberg to Riga – Jungfernhof, satellite camp ghetto Riga.
  41. Rosenthal Gisela, née Gottlieb, born on 25 July, 1892, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 01 September, 1942, from Frankfurt/Main to Theresienstadt, ghetto; on 29 January 1943 to Auschwitz, extermination camp; declared as dead.
  42. Rosenthal Julius, born on 05 December, 1889, in Mühlfeld, deported on 01 September, 1942, from Frankfurt/Main to Theresienstadt, ghetto; on 29 January, 1943, to Auschwitz, extermination camp.
  43. Rosenthal Malwine, née Rose, born on 09 May, 1885, in Wettesingen, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw.
  44. Rosenthal Oskar, born on 05 January, 1883, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to  Krasnystaw.
  45. Rosenthal Rosa, née Vorchheimer, born on 01 November, 1880, in Thingen, deported on 29 November, 1941, from Nürnberg to Riga – Jungfernhof, satellite camp ghetto Riga.
  46. Rosenthal Theodor, born on 21 November, 1884, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw.
  47. Schloß Jakob, born on 18 November, 1880, in Olnhausen, suicide on 06 December, 1940, in Frankfurt/Main.
  48. Stein Fanny, née Samfeld, born on 25 September, 1878, in Nenzenheim, deported on 17 August, 1942, from Berlin to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 25 April, 1944.
  49. Stein Ida, née Punfud, born on 04 September, 1878, in Trunstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.
  50. Stein Moses, born on 03 December, 1861, in Mühlfeld, deported on 17 August, 1942, from Berlin to Theresienstadt, ghetto, date of death 28 January, 1943.
  51. Stein Siegfried, born on 01 October, 1906, in Mellrichstadt, deported on 25 April, 1942, from Würzburg to Krasnystaw; declared as dead.

Source: Bundesarchiv, Gedenkbuch – Opfer der Verfolgung der Juden unter der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft in Deutschland 1933 – 1945.
(Federal Archive, memorial book – Victims of Persecution of Jews under the Tyrannical Regime of National Socialists in Germany from 1933 to 1945)