Marta Asch, nee Caminer, had been living with her husband Simon, and their children Irma, Ellinor and Werner, at Thomasiusstraße 3 since the 1930s. Their daughter Ellinor was a pupil at the Adass Yisroel school in Hansaviertel, until the authorities closed it down.
Marta's son Werner worked as a taxi driver until 1936, at which time he was no longer able to work because he was a Jew. Around 1940 he married Liselotte Fraenkel and moved with her just around the corner to Turmstrasse 76, where they rented from the Berlinsky family. Marta's daughter Irma also married, and moved with her husband, Walter Freundlich, to Hansaviertel.
Marta's husband Simon Asch, who was a tailor, was already doing forced labor at the Karl Berger metals factory, located at Dieffenbachstraße in Kreuzberg.
Marta Asch was also caring for her sister, Recha Caminer, who was blind and had moved in with the Asch family.
Marta's son, Werner Asch, was deported with his wife in 1941 from Turmstrasse to the Minsk ghetto, where both were killed.
Ten months later, in September 1942, Marta Asch, who was 60 years old, was deported with her husband, daughter Ellinor and sister Recha, to Raasiku, Estonia and murdered.
Six months later, Marta's daughter Irma and her husband were sent to their deaths in Auschwitz.