Joanne in Berlin 2016

Looking for Hermann's shul

Joanne is in Berlin, ailing from an infection she may have caught in Budapest. She is looking to visit the Berlin locations where our Ringel relatives lived their lives during the 1930s—namely the Ringel apartment at Schüterstrasse 12, the orthodox synagogue Hermann Ringel attended, the Weissensee cemetery where he is buried, possibly the school that Helga attended.

Ringel home and business directory listing

Dan replies to Joanne questions about the synagogue:

I don't think I have anything about their synagogue. As for the address, see the attached 1937 phone directory page with both home and business listings. The home listing reads "Kfm. Chlb 2, Schlüterstraße 12". Kfm is short for Kaufmann, or merchant. Chlb is Charlottenburg. The 2 could be a division of Charlottenburg, or possibly it is an apartment number. That's the best I have on the apartment. 

Ruby-Rehms at Schlüterstrasse 12

Dan, it's a beautiful building.  The front door was open.  There is construction going on, but I didn't find a person to talk to.  I phoned and sent email just now to the agent showing the units.  Hope to hear back so we can tour and see how much is left from the 20s-30s. - Jo

Hermann in database of liquidated Berlin businesses

There are two Hermann Ringel businesses listed in this database that was fairly recently compiled at Humboldt University in Berlin. The second one has a partner's name, Reichenthal, that is new to us.

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