born 30 November 1874 in Zempelburg (Polish: Sępólno Krajeńskie)
died 19 September 1942 in Treblinka
historical former address Eisenbahnstraße 28
Stumbling stone Eisenbahnstraße 122
Date of stone-laying 17 November 2009
Max Gerber was born into a Jewish family in Zempelburg (Polish: Sępólno Krajeńskie) in the rural district of Flatow (Polish: Złotów) on 30 November 1874. Together with his wife Johanna, he ran a shop for ladies’ wear in Fürstenwalde’s Eisenbahnstraße – at number 28 as it then was. By 1942, the couple, like nearly all of Fürstenwalde’s Jews, had moved to Berlin. Johanna died there as a result of a femoral neck fracture. A few months later, on 7 July 1942, Max Gerber was deported first to the Theresienstadt Ghetto and from there, on 19 September 1942, to the Treblinka extermination camp, where he was murdered.
Johanna Gerber née Lewin