Sonia-Ruth ( Ruchle) Zudkowitz (1927 - 1943)

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Birthplace: Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Death: Died
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About Sonia-Ruth ( Ruchle) Zudkowitz

Izak Zudkowitz and his family

Before WWII, Isak (born in Lodz 13.1.1896 to Meir Cudkowicz and his third wife Chaya Helene nee Morowitz) and his wife Rebecka nee Schwadron (born 15.4.1899) had lived in Leipzig, Germany, where they had been married in 1923. They had two children: one son, Hans (born in Chemnitz 12.6.1925) and one daughter, Sonia-Ruth /aka Sonia-Ruchle), born 6.12.1927. After being expelled to Poland (October28, 1938) they moved back to Lodz, and from there to the Lodz Ghetto.

In the Ghetto, the family first settled in Hamburgerstr.,2/5, and were moved to Hohensteiner 28/5 on 13.12.42 and from there to Hohensteinerstr. 40/38. Their final known address at the Ghetto was Hohensteiner 20/5 to which they were moved on 20.1.43

Hans died of tuberculosis at the Ghetto Lodz Hospital on February 17, 1942.

Rebecka and Sonia-Ruth perished in a KZ (Dachau or Auschwitz) in 1943 (not Chelmno, as the last transport to this camp was in September 1942).

Izak was transported to Dachau (prisoner # 97039), from which he was sent to Auschwitz on 1.9.44, and perished there about a month later, on 8.10.44.

Sonia's occupation in the Ghetto: Pupil.

Sources:

Yad Vashem Archives

Ancestry.Com records

Lodz Archives

Bundesarchiv memorial book:

Zudkowitz, Sonja Ruth Ruchle born on 06th December 1927 in Leipzig / - / Sachsen resident of Leipzig

Place of expulsion: 28th October 1938 to Poland

Deportation destination: Litzmannstadt (Lodz), ghetto

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Sonia-Ruth ( Ruchle) Zudkowitz's Timeline

1927
December 6, 1927
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
1938
October 28, 1938
Age 10
Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
1943
1943
Age 15
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Perished in the Holocaust