The Children of Bullenhuser Damm association

Mania Altman

*1938 in Radom, Poland

Lelka Birnbaum

*1933 in Poland

Sergio De Simone

*1937 in Naples, Italy

Surcis Goldinger

*1934/35 in Poland

Riwka Herszberg

*1938 in Zduńska Wola, Poland

Eduard and Alexander Hornemann

*1933/1936 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Marek James

*1939 in Poland

Walter Jungleib

*1932 in Slovakia

Lea Klygerman

*1937 in Ostrowiec, Poland

Georges-André Kohn

*1932 in Paris, France

Bluma Mekler

*1934 in Sandomierz, Poland

Jacqueline Morgenstern

*1932 in Paris, France

Eduard Reichenbaum

*1934 in Kattowitz, Poland

Marek Steinbaum

*1937 in Radom, Poland

H. Wassermann

*1937 in Poland

Roman and Eleonora Witoński

*1938/1939 in Radom, Poland

R. Zeller

*1933 in Poland

Ruchla Zylberberg

*1936 in Zawichost, Poland

Ruchla Zylberberg, undated.


Ruchla Zylberberg

Ruchla Zylberberg was born in Zawichost, Poland, on 6 May 1936. When German armed forces occupied Poland, her father, the shoemaker Nison Zylberberg, was able to flee to Russia with his brother Henry and sister-in-law Felicja. The rest of the family was supposed to follow, but the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 put paid to their plans. Ruchla was deported to Auschwitz, together with her mother Fajga and little sister Esther; Fajga and Esther were murdered there.

Ruchla Zylberberg’s father Nison survived the war. He emigrated to the USA in 1951. His brothers Josef and Henrik, and their wives, moved to Hamburg. When the German magazine Stern published the series “The SS doctors and the children” in 1979, the Zylberbergs discovered Ruchla’s photograph amongst the images of the 20 children. When Ruchla was murdered in Bullenhuser Damm, she was eight years old.