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FALKSTRASSE - Saggen quarter

 

18, Falkstraße

Hausnummer Falkstrasse 18
 

Richard Schwarz, a partner of the former department store "Bauer und Schwarz", his wife Magda, née Adler, their children Erika and Viktor and Wilhelm Adler, Magda's father, lived at 18, Falkstraße.

In the night of the pogrom NS thugs intruded into the dwelling and abused Richard Schwarz. Franz Obenfeldner was one of two young men of the Gestapo who observed the occurrences in the street and placed the battered father and his 16 year-old son Viktor under protective custody. Wilhelm Adler remained unharmed because he was able to flee over the balcony.

 

Falkstrasse 18

January 2008 © Thomas Kleissl

 

Wilhelm Adler´s wife, Alice and their daughter Ilse lived in 33, Maria Theresien Strasse, where they were attacked that night.

Erika Schwarz had already fled to Paris in March 1938, where she worked as au-pair for one year. In 1939 she moved to Manchester to meet her parents and brother again. She married and moved to Palestine in 1946 (Erika Shomroni) and became a nursery-school teacher and florist. Viktor Schwarz became biochemist at the medical school of the University of Manchester.

 
   
19, Falkstraße
F19
 

Dr. Max Gerber and his wife Berta, née Lipcowitz, had two children - Elisabeth and Kurt - and lived at 19, Falkstraße.  Dr. Gerber was surgeon major of a field hospital in World War One, from 1920 to 1938 medical practitioner in Innsbruck and prominent member of the Jewish Community. By a change of residence they escaped the retaliation in the pogrom night.

The married couple moved to Vienna and took refuge to their daughter in Argentina. In September 1938 Kurt joined a "children convoy" from Vienna to England.

Falkstrasse 19

November 2008 © Thomas Kleissl

 

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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

Christian Mathies

- "Immer auf der Seite der Demokratie?" - Überlegungen zur Kontroverse um die NS-Vergangenheit von Ferdinand Obenfeldners, in: Lisa Gensluckner, Monika Jarosch, Horst Schreiber, Alexandra Weiss (Hg.) - Gaismair-Jahrbuch 2008 - Auf der Spur, StudienVerlag 2007, S. 42-50

Horst Schreiber

- Jüdische Geschäfte in Innsbruck - Eine Spurensuche, Projekt des Abendgymnasiums Innsbruck; Tiroler Studien zu Geschichte und Politik 1, Michael-Gaismair-Gesellschaft (Hg.) , StudienVerlag 2001, S 97

Gad Hugo Sella

- Die Juden Tirols - Ihr Leben und Schicksal, Israel 1979

 

Translation: Gerhard Buzas

 

 

 

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