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Julius Bacharach

Frauenstr. 24

Fellheim, Kreis Memmingen
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Als Jüdinnen und Juden Verfolgte
Erinnerungszeichen (Tafel)
Altstadt - Lehel

Julius Bacharach, like his siblings Karoline and Isaak, was born in Fellheim near Memmingen, on September 22, 1870, the son of merchant Jakob Bacharach and his wife Julie, née Baumann. Nothing is known about his childhood and youth. From 1890 to 1893, he did his military service with the 12th Infantry Regiment. In 1902, Julius Bacharach, who was also a merchant, came to Munich, where he lived at first at Rumfordstraße 48. In 1902, he married Klara Heumann and in November 1903 their daughter Else was born. The young family moved in 1910 to Frauenstraße 6, which in 1928 was renumbered as Frauenstraße 24. Together with his brother Isaak Bacharach, Julius Bacharach ran the leather store "J. Bacharach", established in 1894, at Sendlinger Straße 12, later at Dultstraße 2a.
The Nazi seizure of power brought about an abrupt change in the lives of Julius Bacharach and his family. From one day to the next they were deprived of their livelihoods, as the leather store, targeted from 1933 onwards by the boycott measures against Jews ordered by Munich’s city authorities, had to close in 1935. Julius Bacharach now worked in his wife’s umbrella business in the house in which they lived. Julius Bacharach’s brother Isaak, who lived in the same house, died of a heart condition in 1936. After Julius and Klara Bacharach had been forced to close the umbrella business in November 1938 they lived on what Julius Bacharach was able to earn as an employee of the Jewish community. Their daughter Else Bacharach, who had married in 1931 and gone to live in Wiesloch, emigrated to New York.
Julius Bacharach, his wife, his sister Karoline and his sister-in-law Betty were forced to move on November 14, 1941 into the "Jüdische Übernachtungshaus" (Jewish Hostel), a mass accommodation for older Jewish women and men, at Wagnerstraße 3. Karoline Bacharach died there on June 28, 1942 of pneumonia. On July 23, 1942 the Gestapo (Secret Police) deported Julius, Klara and Betty Bacharach from the camp for Jews in Milbertshofen at Knorrstraße 148 to Theresienstadt ghetto, where Julius Bacharach died on May 13, 1943 as a result of the horrific living conditions. Klara Bacharach was deported to Auschwitz extermination camp and murdered in October 1944. Betty Bacharach managed to reach Switzerland in an exchange transport in February 1945, and survived.(text Barbara Hutzelmann, editor C. Fritsche, translation C. Hales)

Erinnerungszeichen für die Familie Bacharach

Im Gedenken an Familie Bacharach gab es am 19. Juli eine Veranstaltung im Innenhof der städtischen Riemerschmied Wirtschaftsschule München.

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