Ruth Daisy Gutmann

Location 
Altonaer Str. 3
Historical name
Altonaer Str. 32
District
Hansaviertel
Stone was laid
03 June 2017
Born
15 January 1924
Deportation
on 19 January 1942 nach Riga
Later deported
nach Stutthof
Murdered
14 January 1945 in Stutthof
  • Ruth Daisy Gutmann, Foto: Familie
    Ruth Daisy Gutmann, Foto: Familie

    Ruth Daisy Gutmann, Foto: Familie

Daisy Gutmann was born in Berlin on June 15, 1924, the only child of her parents, who divorced in 1928. Daisy and her mother, Stephanie (née Cohn), moved to a town near Gdansk, where they remained until the German invasion in 1939. Daisy then returned to Berlin, while her mother remained for a time in Gdansk but later moved to Warsaw. In Berlin Daisy lived with her aunt, Sophie, on Altonaer Str. She attended school until January 1942, but at that point she was ordered to join the Ninth Jewish Transport for evacuation to Riga. Her aunt, Sophie, accompanied her to Riga, but Sophie was apparently murdered later that year. Daisy lived on and was later relocated to Kaunas, but what occurred subsequently is unclear. At the beginning of 1945 she found herself in the Stutthof Concentration Camp, near Gdansk. She is reported to have died of typhus in the camp on January 14, 1945. She was only 20 years old, and she had almost survived the war.