We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Hana Weingarten, who died on the 1st of June in Tel Aviv. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1929, Hana Weingarten, maiden name Wertheimerová, was deported together with her Jewish family to the Theresienstadt ghetto and then to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Later on, the SS brought her to the Neuengamme concentration camp subcamps of Dessauer, Ufer, Neugraben and Tiefstack. In March 1945 she was transported to the Bergen-Belsen camp, where she – seriously ill – was liberated by the British army. Her parents were murdered. In 1949, Hana Weingarten emigrated to Israel.
It was only a few weeks ago, at the start of May, when Hana Weingarten was in Hamburg to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of liberation at Neuengamme and participated in a conversation with the youth on her her experiences. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.