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About Lina Kohn
LUDWIG KOHN, born on 27 August 1883, on 16 June 191 9 (date?) married Lina OFFENBACHER, daughter of Julius Juda OFFENBACHER and Adelheid née SCHOPFLOCHER. born 4 February 1888 Fuerth. Like his father he was a member of the Bavarian Red Cross ambulance service in Baiersdorf.(3) In the 1930s Ludwig was president of the of the Baiersdorf Jewish congregation. Ludwig and Lina, the last two Jewish residents of Baiersdorf were arrested on 20 November 1938 and taken to the Town Hall in Erlangen. After their eventual release they moved to Fuerth to live with Lina’s mother. Their intention to emigrate to the USA was blocked by the Erlangen administration, objecting to them being issued with passports. When they finally obtained passports, it was too late for them to be able to leave Germany. They were moved to the former "Sahlmann-Villa" in Fuerth, which had been confiscated and used to accommodate many Jewish families, who had been forced out of their houses and apartments, until the Kohns and Adelheid Offenbacher were deported on 22 March 1942 from Fuerth to Izbica. They were finally reported "missing" and "declared dead" in 1953.
The Newspaper "Erlanger Tageblatt" reported on 23 November 1938:
"With the removal of the Kohn family Baiersdorf has become practically free of Jews. So a problem of the last centuries has finally ended. The Star of David, which insolently shone above the local synagogue for four centuries, was taken down and the interior of the synagogue was destroyed. As the Synagogue was partly damaged through this, this rather dilapidated building will be demolished. In a few years, where the Synagogue and Jewish cemetery is now is, it is intended to build a new school and to make sport fields for the training of our youth. Neither shall the name "Judengasse" remind us any longer of what unfortunately once used to be, but shall never be again".