The Frankenberg Family

As with all the Jewish families in Themar, the Frankenberg family came to the Kleinstadt from elsewhere. We can trace the family back to the 1700s in Marisfeld.

The Frankenberg family was later coming to Themar than other Marisfeld families. But once there, they remained and are thus considered one of the ‘core’ families of the Jewish community of Themar;  there in the founding years of the community and there until the very last days in 1942 when the community was extinguished.

1875 Einwohner Liste. Stadtarchiv Themar

Credit: Oberstadtstr. 203, Gisela Arnold, 1983

We find them in the 1875 Einwohner/Resident List. The Frankenberg brothers, Louis and Nathan, were horse traders. The family initially lived in rented quarters in Oberstadtstrasse 2013 in the building which has since then been a pharmacy. The photo below was taken in 1983 for Manfred Rosengarten’s Photo Album. Construction allowed a look into the back court of the quarters where the families lived.