Regina/Recha Stössel (Blum)

Regina Recha Rakhel Stössel, was born on 28 June 1892 in Krumbach, the daughter of Moshe and Esther Blum, died in 1944 and was the sister of Käthe (Gittl) and Berta Blum (both married with Stössel brothers in Lockenhaus). She was mother of five children (Wilhelm, Moritz, Sofie, Gertrude and Johanna) and wife of Max Mordechai Zwi Stössel. Already before 1938 the family went to Oberwart. Her last residential address in Austria was Vienna 2, Herminengasse 10/3a.

The entire family was deported from Vienna to Theresienstadt on 01.10.1942; transfer from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz: on 09.10.1944

The fate of the seven-member Stössel family (Max and Regina and the children Wilhelm, Moritz, Sofie, Gertrude and Johanna) leaves us speechless. They all wanted to stay together and therefore the parents did not send their two youngest children to England on a possible, and perhaps life-saving, children's transport. In Vienna, a passage to Trieste for the whole family had already been paid for by a forwarding agency, and subsequently it was intended for a Maccabi transport to Bolivia - the Maccabi World Sports Federation tried to help here with an aid fund - but it was too late. The family could not save themselves, they were deported to Theresienstadt in October 1942.

Im Zuge der Recherche für diese Homepage wurde eine bislang unbekannte (letzte?) Adresse der Familie in Wien auf einem Schriftstück gefunden: Franz Hochedlinger Gasse Nr.3?/I.Stock