Julius Groß

born 24 April 1917 in Bromberg (Polish: Bydgoszcz)
died 1943 (?) in Auschwitz-Birkenau
historical former address Frankfurter Straße 18
Stumbling stone planned
Date of stone-laying planned

Julius Groß was born into a Jewish family in Bromberg (Polish: Bydgoszcz) on 24 April 1917. His parents Moritz and Betty Groß (née Edel) moved from Bromberg to Fürstenwalde, where the family lived at Frankfurter Straße 18. Julius had a brother named Heinz, who was two years younger. Julius was a car mechanic by trade.

Together with his brother, he was arrested on the night of the pogroms on 9 November 1938 and imprisoned in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. His address in 1939 was Koblenzer Straße 4 in Bielefeld. Shortly before his deportation to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp on 2 March 1943, he had been living with his brother Heinz at Schloß­straße 73 in Bielefeld.

Both brothers arrived in Auschwitz on 3 March 1943. At some point, Julius was probably deported to Buchenwald. Nothing is known of his fate thereafter. His parents were murdered by the National Socialist terror regime; his brother Heinz survived the Shoah and emigrated to the United States in 1949.

Family members:
Betty Rebecca Groß née Edel
Heinz Groß
Moritz Groß