Ruscha Jutrosinski Schlesinger 1866-1942 Konstanzer Strasse 7
Ruscha (Rosa) Schlesinger was born in Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw Poland) on October 29, 1866. Her parents were Louis and Johanna Jutrosinski. Ruscha was the second oldest of seven children: Emma, Jenni, Margarete, Lucie, Berthold, and Stefan. She married a grain mill owner, Julius Schlesinger, on December 27, 1892 and later lived in Schweidnitz, Germany (Swidnica, Poland). They had five children, Margarethe, Elizabeth, Elli, Rudi, and Gerhart. All of the children married. There is reason to believe that they had a happy family life until 1931 when their daughter Elli died after giving birth to a daughter named Evelyn (Effi) Ludewig Leroy. Julius died a year later. Ruscha lived in Berlin for another ten years and helped take care of her granddaughter Effi. After Hitler was elected as chancellor in 1933 more oppressive laws were passed by the Nazi party. These laws restricted all aspects of life as Jewish Germans had known it. Ruscha received a deportation order to Theresienstadt, north of Prague in October of 1942. Her daughter Margarethe described seeing her mother in her home in Berlin just before she and her husband fled to Italy in March 1942. Ruscha Schlesinger died on December 2, 1942 at Theresienstadt, a victim of the Shoah. Her sister Emma is thought to have perished after her deportation to Riga, Latvia in January 1941. Her sisters Margarete and Lucie also died in Theresienstadt after deportation from Berlin. It is believed that her brother Berthold, who owned a pharmacy, died in Hamburg on January 26, 1942 where there is a stolperstein.