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Joachim Ebel

Stolperstein für Joachim Ebel © Koordinierungsstelle Stolpersteine
Kopfstein Wohnungslose © Koordinierungsstelle Stolpersteine
LOCATION
Alexanderplatz

DISTRICT
Mitte – Mitte
STONE WAS LAID
04/21/2016

BORN
12/26/1919 in Berlin-Neukölln
INHAFTIERT
up to November 1942 in Arbeitshaus Rummelsburg
DEPORTATION
in November 1942 to Sachsenhausen
MURDERED
02/04/1943 in Sachsenhausen

Joachim Hans Günther Ebel lived for many years in Berlin-Neukölln, where he had been born on 26 December 1919. Very little is known about him. The reasons why he became homeless and delinquent remain untold.
At all events, the difficult circumstances of his life had far-reaching consequences for him: The welfare authorities declared him legally incompetent and admitted him to a workhouse in Rummelsburg – a common practice at the time for dealing with troublesome people in need. The Rummelsburg workhouse had been set up under the Kaiser to accommodate welfare-seekers and exploit them as labour. In the Nazi period, conditions worsened here to such a degree that mortality rates rose sharply.
Like many workhouse inmates, Joachim Ebel was transferred by the Nazi authorities to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Records show he was admitted in November 1942. He was given prisoner number 52376. No details of his time in the concentration camp are known. According to the SS report, he did not survive the winter. He died on 4 February 1943. The exact circumstances of his death are not known. The SS only gave the empty phrase “heart weakness and poor circulation” as his cause of death.


Zum Ort der Verlegung:
Dies war in den 1930er Jahren der Standort des Restaurants Aschinger, das nicht zuletzt wegen seines kostengünstigen Essens – auch bei Wohnungslosen – beliebt war.

Biographical Compilation

Oliver Gaida

English Translation

Charlotte Kreutzmüller