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Szilard Diamant

Stolperstein für Szilard Diamant, Foto Stolpersteine-Initiative CW, Hupka, 2015
Ehepaar DIamant, Foto: Famlienarchiv
Ehepaar DIamant, Ostern 1931, Foto: Famlienarchiv
LOCATION
Güntzelstr. 49

DISTRICT
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf – Wilmersdorf
STONE WAS LAID
11/14/2015

BORN
04/26/1900 in Rajcza
OCCUPATION
Kaufmann
ESCAPE
1939 Slowakei
DEPORTATION
on the 15th of April 1942 to Lublin
MURDERED
April 1942

Szilard Diamant (born 1900 in Rajcza, Poland) and his wife Hella (born 1908, Oswiecim) married in 1932. He was a metal dealer who listed his nationality as Czech. They lived at 49 Güntzelstrasse until 1939 when they fled to Czechoslovakia. They were deported from Nitra to Lublin on Transport 2 on April 15, 1942. Szilard died in a Nazi camp but there is conflicting information on which camp. One record from Yad Vashem says Majdanek, another Bergen Belsen. During the transport, Szilard and Hella were separated on April 19, 1942. According to her stepson, Hella was sent to Auschwitz but managed to escape from the deportation train, or a KZ and survived the war living as a Catholic under another name in Poland. She remarried in 1951 and moved to Switzerland and then Australia where she died in the 1990s.


Biographical Compilation

Ralph Blumenthal (USA), Neffe von Szilard Diamant, von 1968/69 Korrespondent der New York Times in Deutschland, langjähriger Reporter und jetzt Professor an einem College in New York.

English Translation

Ralph Blumenthal (USA), Neffe von Szilard Diamant, von 1968/69 Korrespondent der New York Times in Deutschland, langjähriger Reporter und jetzt Professor an einem College in New York.