1942-04-04: Piaski

München – Augsburg – Regensburg to Piaski

Departure: 04 Apr, 1942, Deported: 987 For the partial transport from Munich, various lists of names have been preserved. A list of the Munich State Police Office, Munich, on the “Resettlement of Jews from the Stapleeich Munich Gau Oberbayern and Swabia / Neuburg to the Eastern Territories”, is available in the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, 776 at [IfZ Munich, Fa 209 / I].

Dr Rolf Grabower
Dr Rolf Grabower

An identical list, which however has different pagination, is in the stocks of the ITS. This contains hand-written corrections. Thus two of the 776 names were deleted, Norbert Godlevski (No. 158) and Rolf Grabower (No. 192). Norbert Godlevski, according to a compilation of the Jews registered in Munich in 1942/43, was “not to be a Jew” and was presumed to be deported for this reason. Dr. Rolf Grabower, in the transport list with the title of Reichsrichter, former Ministerialrat in the Reichsfinanzministerium and judge at the Reichsfinanzhof, was forced to head the Jewish workplace at the Milbertshofen camp and the Lohhof near Unterschleißheim Transport was, also, deleted. However, he was later deported and arrived with the transport from 18 Jun. 1942 to the ghetto Theresienstadt. He survived the Holocaust and, after the war, became President of the Oberfinanzdirektion Nürnberg.  

339 of the persons listed in the list were deported from Munich and the Jewish labor camp Lohhof. In addition, a deportee (Lothar Wainschel), who was taken back from the Jewish labor camp Neuendorf in the sands (Regierungsbezirk Frankfurt / Oder) to his parents to Munich. The monthly statistics of the Reichsvereinigung recorded deportees from the area of the Kultusvereinigung München and 340 from all over Bavaria in April 338. In Augsburg, 430 were registered and in Regensburg 213 deportees, a total of 983 people from Bavaria. It was possible that Lothar Wainschel, who had been expelled was from abroad, and was assigned to the former places of residence in the statistics. Among the ‘foreigners’ were included Heinrich Thanhauser from Bielefeld and Trude Neuburger from Berlin, who had been returned to their parents through the Gestapo in Augsburg and were deported with their parents. In the ITS list the name of Elsbeth Rosenfeld was covered by the name of Heinrich Thanhauser (No. 274 of the transport list). Elsbeth Rosenfeld, the economic director of the “Heimanlage für Judenberg am Laim”, was ‘postponed’ immediately prior to the departure of the transport [M. Strnad, intermediate station “Judensiedlung”, Munich 2011, p. 117-118]. She later succeeded in escaping to Switzerland.

A further list of names was prepared by the Chief Financial Officer Munich. The following copy from Commerzbank’s historical archive,[HAC-500 / 3774-2000], includes, in addition to the 645 deportees from Oberbayern and Swabia (excluding Augsburg), known from the above Gestapo lists, an additional 41 people from Lower Bavaria. A correction to the list of names contains the corrections, which have also been introduced by hand in the preceding ITS list. For example, it should be noted that Norbert Godlevski (No. 158), who is still on the 341-person teilliste from Munich, is to be deleted. On a further list are the names of 39 persons from Munich and 8 from Augsburg, whose assets were confiscated in accordance to the laws on the confiscation and exploitation of political and public property. A “St” for “state enemies” is inserted into each of these names in the later lists of names of the financial authorities for transports from 13 July to 13 June and 13 March to Auschwitz. For the subsequent reproduction, the contratations, which were inscribed in handwritten in the originals, were made unrecognizable.

In the documents handed down by the Chief Financial Officer of Nuremberg, there is a “transport list of Jews relocated to Lublin-Izbica from the Stapburg region of Regensburg”. The names of the men deported from Lower Bavaria and the Upper Palatinate are listed in the latter, which were joined to the train coming from Munich. Only 119 of them came from Regensburg. Compared to the previous list of the OFP Munich are listed for the Niederbayerische Straubing 23 and therefore two persons (Else Ansbacher and Flora Frank). The list can be found in the Staatsarchiv Nuremberg, stock OFD Nuremberg (Bund) No. 15456.   04 Apr 1942 nach Piaski04 Apr 1942 to Piaski (ods) Download

München – Augsburg – Regensburg to Piaski