Medical Practice of Dr. Victor Aronstein

District: Lichtenberg
Address before 1945: Werneuchener Straße 3
Address today: Werneuchener Straße 3, 13055 Berlin

The internist Victor Aronstein (see Hohenschönhausen Synagogue) moved his practice to Bahnhofstraße 1 in February of 1933. Around 1935, he moved again, this time to nearby Berliner Straße 126. Nazi Party members also consulted him — in their case, secretly. Nevertheless, under pressure from the local NSDAP office, the landlord canceled his lease, effective at the end of the year 1936. In 1937, Aronstein moved to Werneuchener Straße 3, an address that simultaneously served as a meeting point for persecuted members of the labor movement. In late September 1938, Victor Aronstein was forced to give up his practice when, as a Jew, he had his medical license revoked. Shortly thereafter he joined the underground.
On 1 November 1941, he was arrested by the Gestapo and dragged off to the Grunewald station. He was deported, first to the Łódź Ghetto and from there, on to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Here he was murdered, presumably on 13 January 1945.


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