Sofie GERSON (1897 - c.1942)

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Birthplace: Mittelsinn, Bavaria, Germany
Death: Died in Izbica
Managed by: Ori Avihail
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About Sofie GERSON

Sofie never married, She lived in Mittelsinn and Aschaffenburg and was deported in 1942 to Izbica by the Nazis

Izbica — Village — Coordinates: 50°53′N 23°10′E / 50.883, 23.167

Country Poland Voivodeship Lublin County Krasnystaw

Gmina Izbica

Population 1,933


Izbica [izˈbit͡sa] (Yiddish: איזשביצא Izbitz, Izbitze) is a village in Krasnystaw County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Izbica. It lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Krasnystaw and 59 km (37 mi) south-east of the regional capital Lublin. During World War II Izbica was the site of a German concentration camp, serving as a transfer point during the deportation of Jews from Łódź to Bełżec and Sobibór. Kurt Engels was commandant of the camp. In addition, approximately 4500 Jews were murdered at the local cemetery. The camp was closed after the last deportation on April 28, 1943 following a successful prisoner revolt.


Sofie GERSON's Timeline

October 7, 1897
Mittelsinn, Bavaria, Germany
June, 1922
- August, 1922
Age 24
Mittelsinn, Bavaria, Germany

I am the son of Martin Rosenthal, the young boy on the right side of the picture. He dates the picture to 1926 or 1927. Manfred Kahn's mother was pregnant with Manfred, so if we know Manfred's birthdate, we can get an approximate time. It was take in the summer.

I have a video of my father talking about this picture and his family. I would be happy to share it with my relatives. Contact me at

Ron Rosenthal
Miami, FL USA

Age 44