Heini Dann

"To Heini Dann in memory of his confirmation on March 6th, 1937 in the Hermann Falkenberg Synagogue, presented by the Jewish Community of Berlin [Heinr. Stahl]"

In 2017, a book of Heinz ("Heini") Dann could be returned.

The book with a dedication to Heini Dann was found in unprocessed stock. How the volume came into the stock of the Central and Regional Library of Berlin is unknown.

Heini Dann received the book on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah on March 6th, 1937. The donor is the Jewish Community of Berlin, on the dedication is a signature stamp of Heinrich Stahl. Heinrich Stahl was at the time the chairman of the Jewish Community. The Bar Mizwah took place at the Hermann Falkenberg Synagogue in Berlin, which was located at Schönhauser Allee 162. Since 1897, the Baruch Auerbachsche orphanage, an orphanage for Jewish children, had its headquarters at this address. Since about 1920, the liberal synagogue association Norden held its religious celebrations there.

Heini Dann was born on February 13, 1924 in Golzow. He was the second child of Oskar and Irene Dann after his sister Ruth. Oskar Dann was a merchant, who was born on February 7th, 1891 in Golzow and died in early 1933. Irene Dann née Süssmann was born on July 29th, 1890 in Köpenick. She lived in Golzow until she was denounced and then in 1937 interned in the penitentiary Jauer. From there she was deported to Auschwitz and murdered. Ruth Dann was born on March 7th, 1921 in Golzow and later lived in Berlin. She married the merchant Heinz Lindenberg, born in Berlin on August 7th, 1914. The couple was also deported to Auschwitz on December 9th, 1942 and murdered there. Heini Dann survived the Holocaust. He was able to escape Germany through a Kindertransport in 1938/39. Schönhauser Allee 164 is mentioned as his last known address in Berlin - only two houses from the Baruch Auerbachsche orphanage where in 1937 he celebrated his Bar Mitzvah.

The ZLB would like to thank the Foundation New Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum and the Association of Jewish Refugees for theirassistance with returning this book.

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