Searching Information Deportation details and death place Sigmund MEYER Muelheim an der Ruhr Rheinland #germany #holocaust


Good evening fellow members,

I would like to find when my great-great-grandfather, Simon/Siegmund/Sigmund MEYER/MEIER was deported and where he was deported from and to. I would also like to know when and where he died. Yad Vashem established he was murdered during the Holocaust thanks to a testimony from Irene STRAUSS, a relative.

Thanks to the city archives of Duisburg, Mülheim an der Ruhr as well as the Essen/Duisburg Steinheim Institut and Yad Vashem, I managed to find the trace of his parents and some of his brothers as well as relatives.

Here is what I know so far about him and his family:

Simon/Siegmund/Sigmund MEYER/MEYER was born on July 14th 1875 in Muelheim an der Ruhr, Rheinland Prussia (today's Nordrhein-Westphalen), a town next to Duisburg and a few miles west of Essen. His father was master butcher Leo MEYER born on August 22nd 1852 in Muelheim an der Ruhr and died in the same town on November 27th 1917. His mother was Regina MEYER née MEYER was born on April 12th 1852 in Muelheim an der Ruhr and died in the same town on August 25th 1922. According to the Steinheim Institut, they lived in Speldorf, an area of Muelheim an der Ruhr, and are buried there. 

The MEYERS from Muelheim were butchers for at least 2 generations or dealt with cattle.

Sigmund/Simon MEYER/MEIER was a cashier and he married Benhardina Wilhemine née MULTHAUP they lived in Neudorferstrasse 65 in Duisburg in 1903.Bernhardina died in 1955 in Essen-Kupferdreh. They had a daughter, my great-grandmother, Else Grete Lilli MEIER, born in Duisburg on July 17th 1903 She died in Essen-Steele on April 18th 1985. 

Sigmund/Simon MEYER/MEIER had several siblings who were victims of the Holocaust. In terms of timeframe of deportation/death and places, it might be relevant for Sigmund/Simon MEYER/MEIER.
Paul Meyer:  born in 1893 internment June 22nd 1938 - March 15th 1939, Sachsenhausen concentration camp
Deportation from Duesseldorf  October 27th 1941 to Litzmannstadt (Lodz) Ghetto murdered in May 1942, Kulmhof (Chelmno).

Hermann Meyer: Born in 1876, deported with his wife and children in April 1942 from Duesseldorf and was supposed to sent to either Trawniki, ended up in Izbica waiting to be transferred to Belcec or Sobibor.

His uncle, Abraham Meyer, was murdered in Treblinka in 1942.

I already contacted Yad Vashem, the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, the cities of Muelheim an der Ruhr and Dusiburg, Bad Arolsen and checked the statistics of the deportation from Rheinland folloqing this link:

I do not know where to search for next. If anyone could be of any help or had any recommendations in terms of research strategy, I would be grateful.

Thank you in advance,
Arras, FRANCE.