Alice Rosenberg

Große Hamburger Str. 29
Stone was laid
May 2006
01 January 1911 in Schwetz (Westpreußen) / Świecie
on 09 December 1942 to Auschwitz
in Auschwitz
Alice Rosenberg was born on New Year’s Day 1911 in Schwetz on the River Vistula (now Świecie, Poland) in what was then the province of West Prussia. She was the eldest child of Jewish husband-and-wife Arthur and Gertrud (née Brenner) Rosenberg. Both her parents and her younger brother by two years, Ludwig Lutz, were also born in Schwetz. Her brother Heinz was born in June 1917 in Thorn (Toruǹ), some 50 kilometres south of Schwetz. Alice Rosenberg moved with her parents and brothers to Frankfurt an der Oder and then to Berlin-Mitte. Here, the family had a 4-room apartment at Große Hamburger Straße 29. After completing her school education, Alice Rosenberg worked as a secretary and shorthand typist; her father was a merchant, her mother a housewife.
Her father Arthur Rosenberg died in March 1937, aged 58. After the death of her father and due to the Nazis’ intensifying anti-Semitic persecution, the family’s economic situation grew increasingly difficult. In 1938 Alice Rosenberg had to move with her mother and her brother Lutz into a much smaller apartment at Krausnick Straße 17. Her brother Heinz had already emigrated to Palestine by this point, and Lutz joined him there some time later. She last lived with her mother in one of their apartment’s two rooms as they were required to let the other room to subtenants.
At the age of 31, on 9 December 1942, Alice Rosenberg was deported with her mother to Auschwitz and murdered. Her date of death is not known.