1891 - 1941 (50 years)
||Auguste Elizabeth Tut Eichenberg |
||6 Oct 1891
||His second wife.|
After her husband’s death, Tüt, sold their large house on Heimbergstrasse in Klein-Flottbek and built a smaller one nearby - a somewhat eccentric decision, since many Jews were by then seeking shelter abroad rather than looking for new homes in Germany.
By the time her daughter Lila had finished school, at the Milberg-Lyzeum in Klopstockstrasse (now Warburgstrasse), in 1938 at the age of 16, it had become all too clear that there was no future for them in Germany. But Tüt still saw herself as a proud German and refused to contemplate leaving “her” country. She did, however, send her daughter away to London, where Lila arrived on 16 June 1939. She found a new home, first with her relation, Lady Gertrude Spielman, then, as a paying guest, with the parents of Marion Sternheim (later Lennard), one of her former Hamburg schoolfriends.
Tüt remained in Germany, in her little house at 8 Söberdieken, Nienstaten.
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||When she was ordered to report to Gestapo headquarters in 1941 she realised that her time had come and decided to take her own life. But her suicide attempt was not immediately successful and she was taken to hospital on Gestapo instructions in order to be revived and deported to one of the camps. She did not regain consciousness and died in her hospital bed on 26 October 1941, a date confirmed by the entry on page 116 of the Hamburger Jüdische Opfer des Nationalsozialismus Gedenkbuch.  |
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||26 Oct 1941
- She committed suicide when summoned by the Gestapo.
||5 Oct 2010 |
- [S34] E-mail message, from John Alexander.