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Richard Grafenberg

Richard Grafenberg

Male 1870 - 1951  (80 years)

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  • Name Richard Grafenberg 
    Born 22 Sep 1870  Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography 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
    Hebrew Birth 26 Elu 5630 
    Holocaust 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.  [3
    Residence 1870-1951  Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Planstrasse 12
    Hebrew Death 13 Tam 5711 
    Occupation Retailer 
    Died 17 Jul 1951  Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2296  Blank Family
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2009 

    Father Carl Grafenberg,   b. 18 Jul 1839, Adelebsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1907, Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Johanna Schonheim,   b. 12 Jan 1846, Bleicherode, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1937, Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1869  Bleicherode, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Coppel,   b. 2 Nov 1885, Steele, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1969, Buende, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Bef 1906 
    Divorced 1924 
    • Divorced
    Divorced Bef 1929  Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Walter N. Gray,   b. 21 Feb 1907, Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1986, Hollywood, FL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Erika Grafenberg,   b. 16 Aug 1909, Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1983, San Francisco, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Helene Heidemann,   b. 12 Apr 1889, Kuhwinkel, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1957, Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1929  Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Sep 1870 - Goettingen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - Bef 1929 - Goettingen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1929 - Goettingen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870-1951 - Goettingen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jul 1951 - Goettingen, Germany Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Richard  Grafenberg
    Richard Grafenberg
    Richard G.
    Richard G.
    Richard Grafenberg
    Richard Grafenberg

    Headstones
    Headstone of Grafenberg Richard and Helene
    Headstone of Grafenberg Richard and Helene

    Histories
    Goettingen Jewish Business Locations
    Goettingen Jewish Business Locations
    Hettlage Store
    Hettlage Store
    Grafenberg Store 50th Anniversary
    Grafenberg Store 50th Anniversary
    Grafenberg Store 70th Anniversary
    Grafenberg Store 70th Anniversary
    Grafenberg Store at Weenestrasse 19, Goettingen
    Grafenberg Store at Weenestrasse 19, Goettingen
    Grafenberg Store Closing
    Grafenberg Store Closing
    History of the Gottingen Synagogues
    History of the Gottingen Synagogues
    12 Plancktrasse, Goettingen
    12 Plancktrasse, Goettingen

  • Sources 
    1. [S214] Ellis Island - Statute of Liberty Foundation.

    2. [S15] E-mail message, from Richard Gray.

    3. [S31] Die Judischen Burger im Kreis Goettingen 1933-1945, Ein Gedenbuch, (1992).


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