Georg Gross – Memories

My Dad

Georg Gross

Born 1 January 1900 in Preußisch Friedland, Westpreußen

Moved to Berlin in 1906

Occupation in country of origin and in England: dress designer

Last work/home address in country of origin: 20 Schlesische Straße, Berlin

Rescued from Berlin by Quakers; taken to safety at Kitchener Camp; arrived on 20 April 1939

Died 15 August 1960 in Soho, London

Note: his internment certificate states his occupation as ‘Clerk’ although the Kitchener enumeration states his occupation as ‘Designer and cutter of ladies’ wear’. He always referred to himself as ‘Dress designer’.

 

My Uncle

Willy Gross

Born 25 September 1903 in Preußisch Friedland, Westpreußen

Moved to Berlin in 1906

Occupation in country of origin: butcher

Deported to Sachsenhausen concentration camp

Recorded in Kitchener Camp exemption from internment certificate

 

Their Mother

Helene Seelig

Born 22 January 1874 in Berlin

Deported from Berlin on 24 October 1941 to Lodz ghetto with son Theodor Gross

Helene died 4 November 1941 in Lodz ghetto

Theodor was murdered on 4 May 1942 in Kulmhof/Chelmno extermination camp

 

My Mum

Klara Elfriede Dahl (Andresen)

Married name Friedl Gross

Born 8 January 1916 in Frankfurt-am-Main

Last address in country of origin: Spichernstraße 8, Köln

Married my dad 1 March 1951 in Hampstead, London

Died 7 May 2001 in Shepherd’s Bush, London