born 27 February 1878 in Körlin an der Persante (Polish: Karlino)
died 1942 (?) in Sobibor (Polish: Sobibór)
Historical former address Junkerstraße 13
Stumbling stone Reinheimer Straße 11
Date of stone-laying 17 November 2009
David Heymann was born into a Jewish family on 27 February 1878 in Körlin an der Persante (Polish: Karlino) in the district of Kolberg (Polish: Kołobrzeg). He had a sister named Johanna, born on 29 May 1880, and a brother named Gustav, born on 31 January 1876. Both his siblings were murdered by the National Socialist regime.
In 1911, David moved to Fürstenwalde with his wife Betty. Near the market square, the merchant ran a branch of the wholesale warehouse chain “Hamburger Engros-Lager” that sold cotton underwear, haberdashery and knitwear. The family of four – son Erich was born in 1912, daughter Ilse in 1917 – lived at Junkerstraße 13 in Fürstenwalde.
On 9 November 1938, the night of the November pogroms, a mob destroyed their shop on the market square – destroying the family’s livelihood in the process. Soon after, the Heymann family left Fürstenwalde and moved to Berlin. From there, David and Betty were deported to the Sobibor extermination camp (Polish: Sobibór) on 13 June 1942 and murdered. Their daughter Ilse managed to escape to the United States; their son Erich Heymann was murdered in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in 1943.