Recha Marcus was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus, a Jewish couple who followed their children to Berlin from Poznań after the First World War. Recha’s parents lived in a house owned by their son Arnold, a pharmacist, in Skalitzer Straße in Kreuzberg. Later, Arnold Marcus bought the house at Steinstraße 4 in Steglitz.
This is where Recha Marcus lived, in the front room of a 4-room apartment, along with her brother’s parents-in-law, the Bendheims.
Recha Marcus was a seamstress by profession and saw to the family’s laundry. Relatives remembered her as “small built […], her skin was pale and she had a kind and friendly nature.”
In 1943, she was deported to Auschwitz together with Margarete Bendheim.
The records of the 1939 population census show that a person named Ruth Marcus, née Nessel (born in 1915), was also registered as resident in the apartment in Steinstraße. It is not known whom she married or how she was connected to the Marcus family.