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Marga LEVY - Unna and Berlin # Germany #general


Mike Redel
 

Dear gersigs,

Marga Levy was born 30.07.1923 in Unna. Her father was the salesman
Julius Levy. Marga and her father lived in Halensee (now Berlin)
Seefenerstr. 50

Marga leave the school in 30.06.1938 - the reason: profession.

I have not found Marga and Julius in the german Gedenkbuch. Could one
of you help me with informations about their life.

regards

Mike Redel - germany


Rodney Eisfelder
 

Mike,

Julius Levy is in the Gedenkbuch. He spent time in Sachsenhausen in 1938, and was deported from Berlin to Auschwitz on 26-Feb-1943. No date of death is available, but it seems he did not survive.

See: https://www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch/directory.html.de?id=1103478

According to https://www.mappingthelives.org/  Julius, Marga & Werner Levy and Käte Levy nee Brandt lived at Seesenerstr 50 (not Seefenerstr)
Werner was born at Kamen, Westfalen (one of my ancestral towns) in 1926 and Marga Levy emigrated to Great Brittain and later used the surname Forester. The other three members of the family were deported to Auschwitz on the 26-Feb-1943.

However https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14673869
says her married name was Fernbach.

https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl shows that Marga Levy married Franz Fernbach in the June quarter of 1944.

A possible daughter was Carole A Forester, born in the December quarter of 1945 in Birmingham.

The London Gazetter of 18-Jul-1947 confirms that Franz Fernbach became Frank Forester and gives an address in Birmingham.
See: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/

Ancestry shows that in 1961 Marga Forester was living in Chicago and petitioning for naturalization, having entered the US in 1956. It also shows that she died in Chicago in 2014.

You can find a very nice photo and a detailed obituary at:
https://www.inquirer.com/philly/obituaries/20140223_Marga_Forester__90__Holocaust_survivor.html

Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia


hennyhouweling@...
 

Dear Mike,
See www.stolpersteine-berlin.de/en/biografie/7342 for information regarding Julius LEVY (Niedermarsberg January 16, 1892-), his wife Käte BRANDT (LandsbergSeptember 8, 1891-), his son Werner LEVY (Kamen July 6, 1926-)  and his daughter Marga FORESTER-LEVY (Unna July 30, 1923-Philadelphia February 14, 2014).

Julius, Käte und Werner were deported from Berlin to Auschwitz on February 26, 1943.

Best regards,

Henny Houweling-Zwart, Nieuwkoop, the Netherlands.