Erna Sara Landshut (Alexander) (1887 - d.)

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Birthplace: Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Nowe Miasto County, Warminsko-Mazurskie, Poland
Death: Died in Netanya, Israel
Managed by: Michael Siegfried Wolfgang Paul Rosenberg
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About Erna Sara Landshut (Alexander)

Erna Sara Landshut nee Alexander, born 30 Oct 1887 in neumark, She was a housewife. Erna, with her husband Alfred and his sister Selma fled to Palestine on the shipwrecked "Struma". They saved from the Struma by Italian warships to Rhodes, Greece. Alfred died in Rhodes as a result of hunger in 1941, while the two sisters in law were interned to Ferramonti Internment Camp in Italy and later to Palestine (source: ushmm.org; Neumark - Westpreussen und die Familie Landshut, Landshut, Siegfried, lbi.org). The Struma contained several hundred Jewish refugees, shipped from Romania to Mandatory Palestine on 12.12.1941 and arrived to Istanbul on 15.12.1941, with an engine problem. On 23.02.1942, with her engine still inoperable and her refugee passengers aboard, Turkish authorities towed Struma from Istanbul through the Bosphorus out to the coast of Şile in North Istanbul. Within hours, a Soviet submarine torpedoed her, killing an estimated 781 refugees plus 10 crew. Only one person aboard survived (source: Wikipedia).

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Erna Sara Landshut's Timeline

1887
October 30, 1887
Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Nowe Miasto County, Warminsko-Mazurskie, Poland
1922
1922
Age 34
Chernyakhovsk, Chernyakhovsky District, Kaliningradskaya oblast, Russian Federation
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Netanya, Israel
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Tzoran-Kadima, Israel