Robert Leonhard Pollack

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Robert Leonhard Pollack

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Birthplace: Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Death: Died in Czech Republic
Cause of death: Murdered in the Shoah
Place of Burial: Martyrer of the Holocaust
Immediate Family:

Son of Leopold Pollack and Lina Pollack
Husband of Charlotte Reinhaus
Brother of Else Jakubowski and Walter Pollack

Occupation: Pastry baker
Managed by: Jack Marcel Klaber
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About Robert Leonhard Pollack

Robert, his parents, brother and sister fled from Frankfurt, Germany already early on to Amsterdam, Netherlands. They opened the first German immigrants business in Holland, a lunchroom and ice-salon in the heart of the German colony in Amsterdam, the Beethovenstreet. To invite also local patrons, they had a sign that read: "We also speak Dutch!".... Robert became engaged to Charlotte (Lotte) Reinhaus, who escaped from Germany in 1935 to Amsterdam. They were married April 1942 and as the last Jews from Amsterdam deported to Westerbork transitcamp on July 23 1943. This due to their task to provide food from the lunchroom to the "Hollandsche Schouwburg" in Amsterdam, the collection center from where all the Jews from Amsterdam where deported to Westerbork. After Westerbork, Robert and Lotte were deported to Theresienstadt on September 4,1944 from where Robert was deported to Auschwitz on September 29, 1944. From there he was taken by Oscar Schindler to Bruenlitz concentrationcamp and worked as a cook in the factory as one of "Schindler's Jews". He died in Bruenlitz one week before the liberation on April 30, 1945.

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Robert Leonhard Pollack's Timeline

1913
July 20, 1913
Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
1934
1934
Age 20
Amsterdam, North-Holland, Netherlands
1945
April 30, 1945
Age 31
Czech Republic

Although being one of Schindler's Jews, Robert succumbed to the hardship and inhuman conditions only one week before liberation of the camp.
Two of his comrades who survived, gave later evidence about his death.

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Martyrer of the Holocaust