Georg Eisig

born 19 January 1877 in Posen (Polish: Poznań)
died 1943 (?) in Auschwitz-Birkenau
Historical former address Victoriastraße 13
Stumbling stone Friedrich‑Engels‑Straße, corner of Otto‑Nuschke‑Straße
Date of stone-laying 3 December 2019

Georg Eisig was born into a Jewish family in Posen (Polish: Poznań) on 19 January 1877. With his wife Frieda (née Rosenthal) and their son Heinz he lived at Victoriastraße 13 in Fürsten­walde. The couple owned a small linen store. Following the National Socialists’ seizure of power in 1933 and their subsequent call for a boycott of everything Jewish, business at the Eisigs’ store went from bad to worse. The atmosphere of rabble-rousing, together with the way Jews were being increasingly stripped of all their civil rights, drove Frieda Eisig to suicide. She took her own life on 18 May 1935.

Shortly afterwards, their son Heinz Eisig made the decision to emigrate, leaving for New Zealand on 27 November 1936. Once there, he worked tirelessly to obtain an entry permit for his father, and this was indeed granted shortly before the outbreak of World War II. However, the permit never reached Georg Eisig. He was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau on 26 February 1943 and murdered.

Family members:
Frieda Eisig née Rosenthal
Heinz Eisig