JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Annemarie Durra (nee-Loewe) #general

Peter McNally <mcnally@...>

Dear Friends.

My requests for help so far have always met with a kind and generous response, for
which I thank you all.

I am now trying to increase my Knowledge of Annemarie Durra nee-Loewe. She was the
second wife of my Wife's Great Grandfather Willi Durra (and 27 years younger than
him). Annemarie was born in Breslau on 6.6.1909. Willi was the choirmaster at the
Breslau synagogue for many years and Annemarie sang in the choir, (Willi's first
wife died in the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1920). They were married on 6.1.1941. On
2.4.1943 they were deported to Terezin. Willi was sent to Auschwitz on 16.10.1944
and murdered upon arrival. Annemarie survived in Terezin. Willi appears often in
Philip Manes' book Als ob's ein Leben war, as do caricatures by Annemarie (under
the name Aloe Durra). She is next heard of in Aufbau >from 16.10.1945 at Deggendorf
displaced persons camp in Bavaria. She has an immigration card, giving Deggendorf
as her address, opened in October 1948. The card is closed in 1950. She appears on
the arrivals list at the port of New Orleans on 10.2.1950, giving her destination
as ** Scott St, San Francisco. I have no knowledge of her life in the U.S.A other
than that she died in Oakland, California on 25.4. 2003

Can anyone tell me the names of her parents (or siblings)?
Why (and I realize this may be a stupid question) would Willi have been sent to
Auschwitz without his spouse?
What was at **Scott St in San Francisco in 1950?
Annemarie appears as co-author of a scientific paper in 1953. Any ideas?
Does anyone know where (in Oakland?) she is buried and where she may have spent the
last years of her life (a community care home perhaps)?

Any other information very welcome.

Best Wishes. Peter McNally. Upper Galilee, Israel


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