Ernst Ludwig Ikenberg

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Ernst Ludwig Ikenberg

Birthplace: Sangerhausen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Death: after May 18, 1944
Oswiecim, Oświęcim County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland (Murdered in Holocaust)
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Son of Bendix Ikenberg and Sophie Ikenberg
Brother of Kurt Ikenberg

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About Ernst Ludwig Ikenberg

Ernst Ludwig Ikenberg (1901–1944)
Ernst Ikenberg wurde als jüngerer von zwei Söhnen in Sangerhausen als Sohn des Kaufmanns Bendix Ikenberg und dessen Frau Sophie geboren. Seine Eltern mussten Anfang der 1930er Jahre ihr Geschäft aufgeben und zogen nach Bad Frankenhausen. Ernst Ikenberg begleitete sie. Am 20. September 1942 wurde er über Leipzig ins Ghetto Theresienstadt deportiert und von dort am 18. Mai 1944 weiter ins KZ Auschwitz, wo er noch im selben Jahr ermordet wurde. Seinem älteren Bruder Paul [Kurt] gelang die Emigration nach Palästina.[6]*"

  • In an undated document, Ernst Ikenberg applied to leave Germany with his mother, Sophie, and immigrate into Palestine, where his brother, Kurt, was. His efforts failed. See document in Arolsen Archives:
  • In September 1942, Sophie/Sofie Ikenberg, née Funke, signed a contract with the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (RV)(The National Association of German Jews) whereby she assigned all her remaining assets to the RV. The contract was called a "Heimeinkaufsvertrag" or "Home Purschase Contract" and was supposed to provide Sophie and Ernst Ikenberg with room & board and medical attention and other care in the Theresienstadt Ghetto. The money paid to the RV went directly into Nazi coffers, and Sophie and Ernst did not receive any of the promised care. Two pages of an attachment to the contract can be found in the Arolsen Archives digital database at:
  • On 19/20 September 1942, Sophie and Ernst Ikenberg were deported from Bad Frankenhausen to Ghetto Theresienstadt. Ernst's mother, Sophie, died in the Ghetto on 07 January 1943. See im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs:
  • Ernst Ikenberg remained in Theresienstadt Ghetto until 18 May 1944 when he was transported further to Auschwitz Extermination Centre on 18 May 1944. The date of his murder is unknown.
  • In 2013 a Stolperstein was laid for Ernst Ikenberg in Sangerhausen; see

Entry in Gedenkbuch:
* Ikenberg, Ernst

  • geboren am 04. Januar 1901
  • in Sangerhausen/Provinz Sachsen
  • wohnhaft in Frankenhausen a. Kyffhäuser, Bad
  • ab Leipzig
  • 20. September 1942, Theresienstadt, Ghetto
  • 18. Mai 1944, Auschwitz, Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslager
  • 00.00.1944
  • Auschwitz, Vernichtungslager
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Ernst Ludwig Ikenberg's Timeline

January 4, 1901
Sangerhausen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
May 18, 1944
Age 43
Oswiecim, Oświęcim County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland