Who was in Britain?

Thirty-six (36) men, women and children related to the Jewish families of Themar were able to escape Nazi Germany and find refuge in Britain before the outbreak of World War II. Included in this list is the family of Dr. Ernst Ledermann, who played an important role in the lives of the Themar men who were arrested in the Reichskristallnacht of November 1938 and imprisoned in Buchenwald.

THE BAER FAMILY
1. Arthur Plaut, husband of Elly Bär, daughter of Selma Schloss Bär (Stern) and 1st husband, Emil Bär
2. Adalbert Stern, son of Selma Schloss Bär Stern and 2nd husband Hermann Stern
3. Minna Katzenstein, née Schloss, Selma Stern’s sister.
4. Carl Katzenstein, husband of Minna Katzenstein
5. Herbert Stern, grandson of Hulda Grossmann, née Baer

THE FRANKENBERG FAMILY
1. Lothar Frankenberg, b. 1897 Themar, son of Louis and Klara (née Bauer) Frankenberg.

THE GASSENHEIMER FAMILY
1. Herbert Gassenheimer, eldest son of Ernst & Rosa Gassenheimer, b. 1898 in Themar
2. Heinz Siegbert Gassenheimerb. 17 Apr 1911 Dresden, d. Jun 2000 London/UK
3. Ilse Gassenheimer, b. 11 June 1914 Dresden, d. 1998 London/UK
4. Heinz Herbert Gassenheimer, b. 1912
5. Gertrud Lotte Gassenheimer, b. 09 Apr 1914 Erfurt, d. 1995 England
6. Manfred Gassenheimer, b. Hildburghausen
7. Dr. Ernst Cohn, husband of Käthe Gassenheimer.
8. Ilse Katz, née Gassenheimer, b. in Hildburghausen, daughter of Louis and Helene (née Hirsch) Gassenheimer
9. Edwin Katz, husband of Ilse Katz
10. Inge Katz, daughter of Ilse and Edwin Katz.
11. Ludwig Werner Müller, grandson of Therese Benari (née Gassenheimer), b. 1901 in Berlin, sent to Canada in 1940.

THE GRÜNBAUM FAMILY
1. Heinrich Seckel, b. 1902 Themar, son of Bertha (née Grünbaum) and Jacoby Seckel.
2. Ilse Grünbaum, b. 1916 Erfurt, daughter of Karl and Hulda (née Schlesinger) Grünbaum
3. Kurt Grünbaum, b. 1921 Erfurt, son of Karl and Hulda (née Schlesinger) Grünbaum

THE HOFMANN FAMILY
1. Friedel Hertz, née Hofmann, b. 1893 Jena, daughter of Moses and Jette (née Moses) Hofmann
2. Marga Hertz, b. daughter of Friedel Hertz
3. Ruth Hertz, b. daughter of Friedel Hertz
4. Paula Ehrenberg (née Hofmann), b. daughter of Salomon and Frieda (née Plaut) Hofmann
5. Heinz Ehrenberg,

THE KAHN FAMILY
1. Julius Kahn, b. Themar
2. Irma Rosenberg, b. Themar
3. Dedo Kahn

THE MAYER FAMILY

THE MÜLLER FAMILY
1, Norbert Müller (later Norman Miller)
2. Margarethe Müller, b. , daughter of
3. Erich Neumann, husband of Franziska Müller
4. Manfred Nussbaum,

THE ROSENGARTEN FAMILY
1. Leo Rosengarten, b. Herbede-Witten, Paul Rosengarten’s older brother.

THE SACHS FAMILY
1. Robert Sachs, b. 1915 Themar, son of Moritz and Klara Sachs
2 Albert Sachs, b. 1876 Themar, son of Otto and Babette (née Schloss) Sachs
3. Rosita Sachs, née Alkan, b. 1884 Coburg, wife of Albert Sachs.

Another family of much importance and interest to the world of Themar:
THE LEDERMANN FAMILY
1. Dr. Ernst Ledermann
2. Imgard Ledermann, née Heilbrunn
3. Peter Bernd Ledermann, b. 1931 Arnstadt

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