HERLITZ from Neisse, Frankfurt, and Marburg [was: please help Genner # 546778]

Renee Steinig

According to an 1898 marriage record on Ancestry, Fritz HERLITZ, born 1871, married Jettchen ROTHSCHILD, born 1874. Unless Fritz had a second (and younger wife), it's unlikely that he had a son who is still alive. Perhaps the Michael Herlitz whose name shows up in a Google search is a grandson or great-grandson, if related at all.

It's interesting to see that Fritz Herlitz's 1948 death record -- clearly the right Fritz -- says that his parents were Alfred and Gretel and that he was "konfessionloss" (had no religion). Perhaps Fritz and his family survived by passing as non-Jews.

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Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

PS Ismar Herlitz was transported from Frankfurt to Kovno on Nov. 22, 1941. Two of my father's sisters, Sophie Stern and Toni Stern, were on the same train, which took over 900 Frankfurt Jews to what's now Kaunas, Lithuania. They were all shot to death on arrival, at the infamous Ninth Fort. A memorial to these victims was recently dedicated at the site: https://www.lzb.lt/en/2018/04/19/memorial-plaque-unveiled-on-ninth-fort-mass-murder-field/ . More information about the transport:

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 8:18 AM Kathy Miller <kathyjmiller@...> wrote:
The oldest daughter of Israel Goldmann - Henriette - married Simon Herlitz. The couple had a lot of children and the two sons 
Hans (grandfather of Hanna, 1873-1942) and 
Ismar (1877-1941) went from Neisse to Frankfurt. 
The third brother in that region was Fritz Herlitz (1871 in Neisse - 1948 in Marburg). 
I don't know how and why he, his wife and his son survived WW2. He was Jewish, his wife was Jewish and the son was Jewish. Suddenly during WW2 the wife was no longer Jewish but protestant. I don't know why because  her birth certificate has been sited.  Her mother was Jewish without any doubt.
Family Herlitz moved from Frankfurt to Marburg during WW2, the son, Michael had a cinema after the war and they lived in Bahnhofsstrasse 22. 
Michael Herlitz lives in Bahnhofsstrasse 29, Marburg.
I've written to him with no response...does anyone out there know of this person or family?
Thanks in anticipation


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