Book Page 555
Bertha, and ZUCKER, Cilly,
Translated by: Mike Bingold
Supervisor: Renee Remy,
M.A. Deutsche Linguistik
Staatlich geprüfte Übersetzerin für Englisch und Technik
Fremdspracheninstitut der Landeshauptstadt München
née Regensteiner, born on September 16th,
1862 in Laupheim, died on September 26th,
1942 in the concentration camp
Theresienstadt. Widow of Eduard Weil, tradesman.
Weil, born on September
19th, 1884 in Laupheim.
Viktor Zucker, baker in Hofgastein, Austria. Moved from Vienna to
Laupheim on December
13th, 1938. Deportation to Riga on
Since 1730, when the first Jewish families came to Laupheim, the Weil family
from Buchau has also been living there. In the local cemetery book there are 37
preserved gravestones with the (family) name ‘Weil’ on them. In the 19th
century, the guest house “Sonne” was temporarily run by relatives of this
family. According to John H. Bergmann’s genealogical research, several ‘Weil’
families also moved to bigger cities in this century: especially to Ulm, and to
the USA. In 1933 two families were still living in the city of Laupheim,
neighbours on Radstraße: Bertha and Jonas Weil, he will be introduced in the
next chapter; who were only distantly related to each other.
Bertha Weil and her husband had four children who were born between 1884 and
1892. Cilly was the eldest, followed by the sons Jonas (1885), Max (1888) and
Julius (1892). Since 1901 Bertha Weil had already been a single parent, as her
husband Eduard had given up his responsibility of being a
family father and had settled in the USA that same year. Their son Max also
emigrated to the USA in 1903, but nothing is known about the other two brothers.
Before the First World War, Cilly Weil married the baker Viktor Zucker from
Hofgastein f, Austria, which then also became her home. On
1938, after her husband died, she moved back to Laupheim to her mother
who lived on 29
Radstraße in a rental owned by the Rieser family. There are also
other existing addresses for both of them: 12
. At the end of 1939 they had to move to the Jewish nursing home. In November
1941, the daughter was caught during the first deportation and was later killed
in the concentration camp in Riga. Nine months later, her 80-year-old mother was
taken away to Theresienstadt where she died in September 1942.
Went to the USA at the age of 15.
Max Weil in his first year of school in 1895