Dr. Herbert Flatauer

born 7 March 1893 in Fürstenwalde
died 26 June 1942 in Maly Trostinec near Minsk (Belarusian: Мінск)
historical former address Müncheberger Straße 45
today Eisenbahnstraße 14
Stumbling stone Eisenbahnstraße 8 (location of the department store)
Date of stone-laying 30 December 2005

Herbert Flatauer was born into a Jewish family in Fürstenwalde on 7 March 1893. His parents Martha and Otto Flatauer owned a large department store in the centre of Fürsten­walde. Herbert first attended the humanistic grammar school in Fürstenwalde and later a grammar school in Berlin located on the site of today’s “Jüdisches Gymnasium Moses Mendelsohn” in Große Hamburger Straße in the district of Mitte. After leaving school, he studied medicine and was deployed as a “field assistant doctor” during World War I.

In June 1919, he completed his doctorate in Berlin on the subject of “Atheroma of the Neck”; in the same year, he started practising at the reserve hospital in the Berlin-Spandau. For a number of years, from 1920 to 1936, he lived at Calvinstraße 8 in Berlin-Moabit. During this time, he worked as a “general practitioner and specialist in internal diseases”. His last known address was Solinger Straße 3 in Berlin-Tiergarten.

In 1939, Herbert Flatauer was arrested and transferred to the Berlin-Tegel penitentiary. Three years later, on 24 June 1942, he was deported to the East. The 16th mass transport via Königsberg deported a total of 750 people, all of whom were shot upon their arrival two days later in the Maly Trostinec extermination camp in Minsk.