Louis (Ludwig) LILIENTHAL in Minden #germany #holocaust

Mike Redel

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>

Dear gersigs,

I hope that one of you could help me.

Louis (Ludwig) Lilienthal was born in Minden 1882 May 9. In the November, 1938
Reichskristallnacht he was not arrested because he was ill. At this 
time he lived in Unna, Westfalia.. From 10 November till 15. December
1938 he was parrished in Buchenwald. 1940 Louis Lilienthal lived in
Erfurt Schmidtstedter Str. 57 58 and lost his german Citizenship.

I would like to know where he is. I did not found him in the german Gedenkbuch.[Memorial Book].

Regards Mike Redel, Unna Germany

Rodney Eisfelder

In the Jewishgen Holocaust database, the "German Towns Project" collection includes two Ludwig Lilienthals. It sounds as if the information you gave is a mashup of these two people.
One of them was born in Minden (but in 1858) and died in Unna (in 1935).
The other was born in Fürth in 1899, spent time in Dachau after Kristallnacht and was deported in 1941 from Nürnberg (Nuremberg).
(see https://www.mappingthelives.org or https://www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch/directory.html.de?id=916079 )

It might be worthwhile double-checking the sources. Do you have the birth record from Minden? Does it show that adopted the middle name "Israel" in 1939?

I hope this helps
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia


This is Louis Lilienthal's birth certificate. To my regret, I don't have more information. The doc. confirm his birthplace and the date
Shlomo Melchior
Ramat Gan 


On www.geneanet.org I found a family tree, in which Louis LILIENTHAL (Minden May 9, 1882-) was mentioned, who was submitted by Guy Sternberg.

Best regards,
Henny Houweling-Zwart, Nieuwkoop, the Netherlands.