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Lina Lilienstein


Lina Lilienstein was born on 28 May 1892 in Gosfelden, Germany. She married on 16 May 1919 in Gosfelden, Germany. She lived in Bad Wildungen, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Hessen, Germany between 1925 and 1939 at Lindenstrasse 12. On 6 Mar 1933 the family moved to Mittelstrasse 7, Bad Wildungen, where they rented an apartment. The Lindenstrasse house was mortgaged and foreclosed upon sometime between the end of 1932 and beginning of 1933. She lived in Kassel, Germany between 1939 and 1941 at Banhofstrasse 6. She was sent to Kassel from Bad Wildungen by the Nazis after Kristallnacht. She was deported to the Riga Ghetto from Kassel with the 1st transport on 9 Dec 1941, source, ITS Bad Arolsen. She was sent to Stutthof Concentration Camp by Sicherheitspolizei (security police or SiPo). Prisoner No. 62041, Category, Schutzhaft (protective custody), politisch, Judin. She was separated from her daughter Erika, in the camps, but ended up being reunited with Erika at Stutthof. She never told anyone that they were mother and daughter to prevent being separated again. After being liberated from the camps, she lived in DP Camp in 1946. According to ITS, after the war, she stayed in the Hotel Kronprinz, then registered in a DP Camp on 8 Jul 1946. She departed from Bremen, Germany on 22 Aug 1946. She arrived in NY on 31 Aug 1946 on the SS Marine Perch. She lived with her brother Sigmund for a short time, until she and her daughter were able to get their own apartment. She moved in with her daughter and son-in-law after her daughter got married in June 1947. She lived in Brooklyn, NY from 1947 to 1959. She moved with her daughter, son-in-law Max, and grandson Richard to Queens in 1959. She died on 14 Mar 1981 in Flushing, NY. Her cause of death was of natural causes. She died at home, in bed, 70-47 174 St, Flushing NY. She is buried at New Montefiore Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.