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Theodor Hirsch

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Death: March 07, 1915 (29)
Trier, Stadtkreis Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (WWI)
Place of Burial: Alter Jüdischer Friedhof, Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaak Hirsch and Rebekka Hirsch
Brother of Albert Friedrich Hirsch

Managed by: Dan Bodenheimer (Cousin Detective)
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About Theodor Hirsch

German soldier of the First World war one of the 12.000 fallen Jewish soldiers (of about 80.000 Jews drafted to the Kaiser's troops).

Born probably at Frankfort, died at Trier army hospital of his wounds. Unteroffizier (non-commissioned officer).

On the old Frankfort Jewish cemetery (in use between 1828 and 1928; not to mix up with the new cemetery on Eckenheimer Landstrasse), there are about 50 military graves in a separate section ("Ehrenfriedhof", near section 114; cf. the map of the cemetery description; by the way, adjacent to the grave of Nobel prize winner Paul Ehrlich).

As the German territory (with the exception of East Prussia and a tiny piece of Alsatia) was not directly concerned by the War, most German soldiers died in other countries, especially France, Flanders, Poland and Russia, and were (and are) buried there. In fact most inscriptions on the Frankfort site described mention that the person fell at the West or East front. I presume they were buried there, and the majority of the Frankfort gravestones depicted are merely symbolic.

As Hirsch died at Trier, I presume his family took care of the transfer of his remains to Frankfort.

One of the photos shows a commemoration ceremony of the Bundeswehr (German federal army) held on 11 November 2011 in presence i.a. of former Generalinspekteur Wolfgang Schneiderhan, rabbi Menachem Halevy Klein and Prof. Arno Lustiger

Zikhronoh livrakah !

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Theodor Hirsch's Timeline

1885
October 21, 1885
Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
1915
March 7, 1915
Age 29
Trier, Stadtkreis Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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Alter Jüdischer Friedhof, Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany