1870 - 1951 (80 years)
||Richard Grafenberg |
||22 Sep 1870
||Travelled to New York on April 28 1893 on the S.S.Aller from Bremen.|
After the war he was head of the Jewish Community in Goettingen. He was a stamp collector, Richard Gray has much of the collection that was saved from the Nazi's as well as some original papers from his business.
He insisted that his non-Jewish wife be buried in the Jewish cemetery. As a consequence, their grave is separated from the other graves by a row of bushes. [1, 2]
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||He and his brother Hugo had a fashion store. In 1933, all the shop windows were smashed. He had to stop selling because of various decrees.He sold the shop to pay for everyday needs and to pay off the mortgage on the house.|
Widow Anna Rosenberg and widow Selma Eichenberg moved in with him in 1941. Franziska Meyerstein, 19 yr. moved in as well, in 1942 she was deported to the Warsaw Ghetto. Because Richard was married to a non-Jew he escaped deportation and survived the war. 
||13 Tam 5711
||17 Jul 1951
||1 Jun 2009 |
- [S214] Ellis Island - Statute of Liberty Foundation.
- [S15] E-mail message, from Richard Gray.
- [S31] Die Judischen Burger im Kreis Goettingen 1933-1945, Ein Gedenbuch, (1992).