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ANDREAS HOFER STRASSE - Wilten quarter

 

29, Andreas Hofer Straße

AHS 29
 

At 29, Andreas Hofer Straße lived the widower Arthur Goldenberg with his younger son Fritz. On the night of the progrom, up to six perpetrators invaded the apartment and knocked out several teeth in battering the widower.

By the autumn of 1938, the older son Alfred had already sought refuge in Palestine; Arthur’s wife (Rosa, née Gutstein) committed suicide by jumping out of window of the apartment on November 2nd, 1938.

In 1939, Fritz and his father reached Palestine. (I)

Andreas Hofer Strasse 29

November 2008 © Thomas Kleissl

 

On November 1st, 1938 the married couple Julius and Emma Pasch, née Schneider and their two youngest children (Ruth and Gerda) were kicked out of their dwelling in 1, Anichstraße and forcibly put into the apartment of the elderly Anna Seidel and Adolf Neumann in 29, Andreas Hofer Straße. There, the Pasch family were witness to the suicide of Rosa Goldenberg. During the night of the progrom, perpetrators broke in and badly beat up the old Jewish couple. They didn´t touch the Pasch children and overlooked their parents, who were in a separate bedroom.

Adolf Neumann was deported to Poland and murdered there, while Anna Seidel survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp and came back to Innsbruck in 1945. Willi Seidel, son of Anna Seidel, reached Vienna in March 1938 and escaped to Palestine in February 1939. He died there, in a mining accident, in the same year. (II)

 
   

40, Andreas Hofer Straße

AHS 40
 

Flora Bauer, née Gold, widow of Julius Bauer and her son Stefan lived at 40, Andreas Hofer Straße, where they were assaulted and injured during the night.

Flora Bauer was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and from there to the the Maly Trostinec extermination camp where she was murdered on 26 September 1942.

AHS 40

November 2008 © Thomas Kleissl

 

Stefan Bauer - later Bower - emigrated from Vienna to New Zealand via Genova in 1939, where he founded a clothes shop which was later taken over by his son Ron Bower.

Flora, Stefan, Wilhelm und Julius Bauer

Flora, Stefan, Wilhelm and Julis Bauer 1916 (a)

 

On January 13th, 2002 Ron Bower took an entry in the guestbook:

"Incredible site, I knew some of the details about this, but to see my family names there, was very emotional.
If anybody has any informations that can help me in my family reseach, I would appreciate it very much."

 

In June 2006 Ron Bower and his wife Sandra visited Innsbruck for the first time. Together with Inge Brüll we were at the Jewish Cemetery, at his father´s place at Andreas Hofer Strasse 40, at Gänsbacherstrasse 5, where his uncle Wilhelm was murdered and at the Memorial on Landhausplatz. (I)

 

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update 30.09.2013

 

 
Literature: Martin Achrainer

- Das Pogrom-Denkmal, in: Gabriele Rath / Andrea Sommerauer / Martha Verdorfer (Hg.), "Bozen Innsbruck - zeitgeschichtliche stadtrundgänge", Folio Verlag 2000, S 85 - 89

Ernst Oppenheim

- To Remember Me By - First Crusade Through Holocaust - Facts, Fragments, Lore and Legends, Nobis Press

Horst Schreiber

- Jüdische Geschäfte in Innsbruck - Eine Spurensuche, Projekt des Abendgymnasiums Innsbruck; Tiroler Studien zu Geschichte und Politik 1, herausgegeben von der Michael-Gaismair-Gesellschaft, StudienVerlag 2001, S 29-31

Gad Hugo Sella

- Die Juden Tirols - Ihr Leben und Schicksal, Israel 1979, S 86-88

Maria Luise Stainer

-"Ich hab´mich gefühlt wie bei der Vertreibung aus dem Paradies" - Berichte Vertriebener aus Tirol, in: Thomas Albrich (Hg.), „Wir lebten wie sie...“. Jüdische Lebensgeschichten aus Tirol und Vorarlberg, Haymon-Verlag Innsbruck 1999, S. 355-372

 

Picture credits: (a) Private ownership Ron Bower

 

References: Ron Bower - various emails and visit Innsbruck 2006

Valerie Neal - various emais 2007/2008

 

Translation: (I) Gerhard Buzas

(II) Valerie Neal

 

 

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