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Irma Marianne Hecht

Ohmstr. 13

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Als Jüdinnen und Juden Verfolgte
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Irma Marianne Anna Hecht was born on November 6, 1885, in Nuremberg, the first child of the factory owner Gustav Hecht and his wife Fri(e)da, née Heilbronner. She grew up together with her sister Emmy, seven years her younger. Shortly before her sixteenth birthday Irma Hecht moved to Munich, attended an academic high school and then, after graduating, university. After completing her studies she worked as an academic assistant and private teacher in classical languages, advertising in the Munich directory.
As a Jew, it became increasingly difficult for Irma Hecht to earn a living after the Nazis came to power. She moved many times and lived in pensions or as a subtenant close to the university. She lived on the first floor of the Pension Atlantik at Ohmstraße 13 on several occasions. Unlike her sister Emmy, who fled to New York via Liverpool in 1940 with her husband Dr Sigmund Hecht , Irma remained in Munich. On November20, 1941, the Gestapo deported her and around 1 000 other Jews to Kaunas. Four days later SS men shot Irma Hecht and all the other deportees.(text Neumann & Kamp, editor C. Fritsche, translation P.Bowman)

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