Home of Jankiel Najman

District: Treptow-Köpenick
Address before 1945: Eichbuschstraße 41
Address today: Eichbuschstraße 41, 12526 Berlin

Jankiel Najman (1894–1967) was originally from near Warsaw and moved to Berlin in 1915. From 1920, he worked in the Jewish Community’s welfare division. With his non-Jewish wife Gertrude, he started a family. On 28 October 1938, Jankiel Najman was arrested by the Gestapo and forcibly deported to Poland (as part of the “Poland Action”). While Najman’s daughter had already been able to flee to England, Gertrude Najmann was obliged to sell her house to non-Jews. She herself was permitted to remain there in just one furnished room. After his return from Poland and subsequent incarceration, including in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Jankiel Najman was able to flee to Palestine, where, in 1946, he was reunited with his wife. The two returned to Berlin in 1952. Gertrude Najman died in 1975.

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