Here is my journal of my trip to Germany June 29, 2011
|Max & Bertha Weinberg and children|
|Ernst Weinberg S.S. Pres. Roosevelt 1934 to USA|
Through the years I added information that my grandparents and family members gave me. At this point I was interested but not passionate about our family history.
|Hachenburg Old Market 2011(Me and Bruno)|
|Coat of Arms symbol of the city of Hachenburg 1314|
Hachenburg is located in the Rhineland-Palatinate, one of the most beautiful regions of the country. It received town chapter, municipal rights in 1314. In 2014 it will be celebrating 700 years. They are planning a big celebration. Jews have been living there since the Middle Ages. They were recorded during the plague time 1348/49.
|Church of Maria Himmelfahrt & Zur Krone (The Crown Hotel)|
|Church of Maria Himmelfahrt|
|City Hall (Municipal Bldg.)|
|Memorial in Reading Park|
|The building with the black roof on the left was the butcher. The roof slates depict a bull and chicken.|
|Bertha, Max, Adolf, their oldest son and new wife Minnie Loeb (my grandparents) 1921 on their honeymoon.|
|Max & Bertha's home today|
|Post card issued around 1910 Hotel/Weinberg House/Post Office & Mayor's Office|
|Beata, Sabine & Bruno|
|Bruno was upset that we wouldn't share our beer with him!|
|Dr. Stefan Grathoff|
|Me (Andrea Levine)|
|Max Weinberg 1854-1923 son of Abraham|
|Abraham Weinberg 1808-1885|
|Henriette 1857-1924 & Ferdinand Weinberg 1858-1924 son of Abraham|
|Julius Weinberg 1889-1924 son of Samuel|
Samuel Weinberg 1852-1926 son of Abraham
|Dr. Manfrid Ehrenwerth/Museum Director|
|Under the window you can see the shadow of the Nazi flying eagle.|
|Hachenburg Synagogue today|
|Post card of Hachenburg Synagogue|
On to the Kloster Marienstatt. It was still drizzing, but the sun was trying to peek through. Just before the Abby there is an old medieval stone arch bridge restored in 1721.
|Old picture card of stone arch bridge at Cistercian monastery, Marienstatt|
|Bruno, Beata, and Ken on medieval arch stone bridge.|
|Old Post card|
Off to Neuwied:
These Jews were taken from their homes and sent to concentration camps. Stolpersteine is the organization making the plaques.
|Alfred Weinberg son of Samuel & Sabine. He was sent to a concentration camp.|
- Weinberg, Alfred was born April 3, 1888 in Hachenburg, skins dealer, married a German citizen residing in Hachenburg, arrested on Nov. 21. 1939, itself
- Sahn, Sally, was born on Oct. 8, 1881 staying the Benbaden, servant, single, German citizen, in Old City, arrested on Nov. 11, 1938, last no solid job.
- Rosenthal, Siegfried, born on March 8, 1918 in Bonn, locksmiths, single, a German citizen residing in Steinebach, arrested on Nov. 11, 1938, without a solid job.
|Geisel Family Home 1900|
|Samuel Geisel 1816-1877|
|Samuel Geisel Stone|
|Fuahrhaus am Stausee Hotel in Koblenz|
We passed cows and sheep in the beautiful rolling hills and fields. We strolled around the town and walked to the top of the hill to the remains of the Hartenfels castle.
|St. Antonius Hartenfels|
|Johannes Kempf and Andrea Levine|
As we walked around Hachenburg, Johannes pointed out Eugene Weinberg’s rented home and showed us the precession of the opening of the Jewish synagogue. The picture is in his Zachor Book, and he gave me a copy of it. We then walked to Ferdinand Weinberg’s home, which later became Otto Weinberg’s home, Ferdinand’s son.
|Ferdinand Weinberg's Home|
Then became his son's, Otto
The post on the gate says:
|Siegmund Weinberg 1871-1935|
Son of Samuel and Esther , married to Regina Levy
|Louis is the son of Jacob & Bella Weinberg.|
Louis was married to Sabine Meyer.