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Recha Caminer

Stolperstein für Recha Caminer © OTFW
Thomasiusstraße 3

Mitte – Moabit

11/16/1878 in Bärwalde (Westpommern) / Barwice
on the 26th of September 1942 from Berlin to Raasiku bei Reval (Tallinn)

Recha Caminer was single and lived with her sister, Marta Asch, and her family, at Thomasiusstraße 3.

Recha's nephew, Werner, and her niece Irma, married in the late 1930s and left the household.

Recha’s brother-in-law, Simon, who was a tailor, had to do forced labor. Meanwhile Recha Caminer, who was blind, was being cared for by her sister Marta.

In 1941 Recha's nephew, Werner Asch, was deported with his wife, Lotte, from Turmstrasse to the Minsk ghetto, where they were both murdered.

Ten months later in September 1942, Recha Caminer, her niece Ellinor and Ellinor’s parents, were also deported to Raasiku, Estonia. Upon arrival, the family would have been subjected to the strict selection process by the SS, which would have undoubtedly meant immediate death for the blind Recha Caminer. Just like thousands of other Jews, the 62 year old Recha arrived at Raasiku and was most likely then transported to a nearby forest at Kalev-Liiva, to be shot and buried in a mass pit which had already been dug.

Six months later, Recha's niece, Irma Freundlich, and her husband, were sent to Auschwitz to be murdered.

Biographical Compilation

Oliver Geiger, Übersetzung Judith Elam

English Translation

Judith Elam