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Otto Jaffe

Otto Jaffe

Male 1889 - 1960  (70 years)

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  • Name Otto Jaffe 
    Born 27 Oct 1889  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography Born in the Eichenallee which later became the Heinrich Barthstr.

    In Germany had a business, Was an artist in Israel. Returned to Germany ion July 18 1955.

    His Bar Mitzvah schooling was by Rabbi Dr. Rieger of the Temple, prayer house of the Liberal Jewish community of Hamburg. Most of the chronicle is written by him in May 1936 in Haifa to document the past family life in Germany

    He was an apprentice for 1 year with Gebrüder Robinsohn, an export wholesale metal business

    Then he was a clerk for a year with the company Alexander Rosenau in Berlin, Germany, a wholesale silk business.

    He then entered his father's business of Seligsohn & Mendelson successors, and was made a partner on 1 January 1920.

    He was a soldier for 3 years during World War I. As from Feb 1915 he was in the 31st regiment in Altona, working in the complaints department. A year later he was promoted to Corporal, then Acting Warrant Officer. He then worked for a year in a steel foundry, making hand grenades, parts for bombs etc. He spent the last 6 months of the war as part of the rail staff in Neumünster.
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    n 1930 the business of Seligsohn & Mendelson successors failed, but was carried on under another name “Hatrik”. He was later also with the company H. Heyman.

    As a child he was interested in music and played the cello. He was a member of the Altona orchestral club. He was also interested in antiques, art, handicrafts, North German faience, fine and decorative arts - furniture, embroidery - but also modern art. He started collecting at a young age. He was a member of a reading club, and liked riding. He didn't enjoy dancing. He drove an Essex car. They had musical and lecture evenings at home in the Obere Str. with 50 - 70 guests.

    At the time of the engagement 18 September 1918 he was living at Hartungstr. 12 in Hamburg. The honeymoon started from the Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg and went on via Hannover, Darmstadt and Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Because of lack of coal, the trains stopped and they returned from Heidelberg/Neckargemünd to their flat in Hamburg - Abendsrothweg 36 on the ground floor. In 1922 they moved to the Oberstr. 2 ground floor, and in 1926 they had a house built as a summer residence in Volksdorf. Due to financial constraints in 1931 they had to move from the Obere Str. to Fühlsbütteler Str. 677. Around the same time the house in Volksdorf was sold on the advice of the Minden family, which Otto always regretted apparently.

    An article by him called “Gründe des Antisemitismus” (causes of anti-semitism) was published in a book called “Gedanken” (thoughts)
    In July 1940 he experienced the Italian Air Force attack on Haifa.  [1, 2
    Hebrew Birth 2 Che 5650 
    Immigration 8 Apr 1936  Haifa, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hebrew Death 23 Shv 5720 
    Occupation Seligsohn & Mendelson 
    Residence Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Haifa, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Feb 1960  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4326  Blank Family
    Last Modified 23 May 2010 

    Father Carl Jaffe,   b. 10 Oct 1851, Parchim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1925, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mathilde Tilli Bauer,   b. 30 Apr 1864, Parchim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1915, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1888  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Franziska Franze Minden,   b. 21 Apr 1898, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1956, Haifa, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1919  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes - date unknown  
    Divorced Unknown 
    • Divorced
    Children 
     1. Walter Jaffe,   b. 13 Sep 1920, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1984, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Herbert Jaffe,   b. 3 Oct 1922, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1966, Haifa, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Living
    Family ID F1543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1889 - Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Oct 1919 - Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 8 Apr 1936 - Haifa, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Haifa, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1960 - Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jaffe Otto
    Jaffe Otto

  • Sources 
    1. [S215] Chronik Familie Jaffe, Otto Jaffe.

    2. [S101] Interview with, Shoshana Baruch.


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