Heimann Storch

born 11 November 1876 in Gdansk (?) (Polish: Gdańsk)
date and place of death unknown, probably in Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa)
Historical former address Müncheberger Straße 3
Stumbling stone Eisenbahnstraße 147
Date of stone-laying 29 September 2006

Heimann Storch was born into a Jewish family on 11 November 1876, probably in Gdansk (Polish: Gdańsk). In Marienburg (Polish: Malbork), he married Rosa Behrendt. The couple first moved to Bukowitz (Polish: Bukowiec), where their two daughters Hilde and Eva were born in 1913 and 1914 respectively.

From 1922 to 1929, the family lived in Frankfurt an der Oder before finally settling in Fürsten­walde. At today’s Eisen­bahnstraße 147, Rosa and Heimann ran a shop for ladies’ and men’s wear. Heimann was also a sales represen­tative for Pfaff sewing machines, as well as an active member of the Fürsten­walde Jewish community.For a short time, the Storch family lived in the house of Betty and Moritz Groß at Frankfurter Straße 18, which had been converted into a “Jews’ house”.

Heimann Storch was deported to the Warsaw Ghetto on 2 April 1942. His wife Rosa was probably on the same transport. Nothing further is known about their fate. Their daughter Hilde managed to escape from the “Third Reich” to England. In 1943, their younger daughter Eva was deported together with her husband Josef Prager to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, where they were murdered.

Family members:
Hilde Ruth Hurst née Storch (formerly Hirsch)
Werner Hurst (formerly Hirsch)
Eva Flora Prager née Storch
Josef Prager
Rosa Storch née Behrendt