Ernst Stein (Mischkowski)

Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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Ernst Stein (Mischkowski)

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: August 23, 1952 (52)
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Place of Burial: Muiden, North Holland, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Moritz Mischkowski and Jenny Mischkowski
Husband of Edith Stein

Occupation: decorator, sales representative in furniture and luxury handbags
Managed by: Jack Marcel Klaber
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About Ernst Stein (Mischkowski)

Ernst Mischkowsky was born in 1900 in Herne, Westfalen, Germany. Either he or his parents changed their familyname in to "Stein", probably to sound less Jewish or East-European.

Before the Kristallnacht November 1938 Ernst lived in Hagen, Westfalen but fled to the Netherlands immediately after the Kristallnacht. November 25 1938 he was already registered in Amsterdam.

A few weeks later he rented rooms at Beethovenstreet 58 and probably frequented the Delicia lunchroom on the other side of the street. He might have run into Edith Reinhaus who also fled Germany with her parents and lived on Beethovenstreet 67. They were married in April 1942, together with Edith' sister Charlotte who married Robert Pollack, the son of the owner of the Delicia lunchroom. Until they were deported in November 1942 to Westerbork transit camp, they lived on the premises of the pension the parents of Edith were running on Beethovenstreet 67.

In Westerbork Edith and Ernst were interned in Barrack 19D. Ernst was taken by the Germans to participate in a work commando (Arbeidskommando: A.K.) that was dispatched to any place in the Netherlands where manual work was required. Therefore he and Edith was exempted from deportation to the death-camps. Beginning of September 1944 rumors were going around that the allied forces would liberate the Netherlands within a few days. When the work detachment of which Ernst was a member of was dispatched to Zeist in the center of the Netherlands, they decided to escape as the German guards fled in panic to Germany on September 5th. (crazy tuesday is it became known in the Netherlands) When the work commando returned to Westerbork 6 october 1944 13 workers were missing among them Ernst. He found a hiding place, probably with help of the local resistance. However, after a few weeks he was arrested with other Jews and taken to the local police office. The next day the German SS was suppose to pick them up but the local resistance managed to organize a raid using German truck and German uniforms and free the Jewish prisoners. Ernst went into hiding in Driebergen until the liberation May 1944 when he returned to Westerbork to his wife Edith. Beginning of June 1945 he and his wife were still registered in Westerbork

Edith and Ernst returned to his hiding address in Driebergen on February 1st. 1946. November 1947 they returned to Amsterdam.

Until his death in 1952 Ernst was a sales representative for Hollandia, a luxury handbag manufacturer located in Amsterdam.

Ernst died on August 23 1952 from the hardship in the camp and was buried on the Jewish cemetery in Muiderberg.

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Ernst Stein (Mischkowski)'s Timeline

1900
July 29, 1900
Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany