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Apolant Ella

First Name
Date of Birth
Place of birth
Samter/bei Posen
Other family members

Parents: Alexander und Bertha Apolant née Memmelsdorf
Brother: Edgar Apolant sen.
Nephew: Edgar Apolant jun.


Menzelstraße 8


September 1942 deported from Frankfort toTheresienstadt

Date of death
Place of death


Ella Apolant was born on January 1, 1871 in Samter, about 30 kilometres northwest of Posen. She was the daughter of the businessman Alexander Apolant and his wife Bertha Memmelsdorf. Not being married, she later lived in Berlin-Wilmersdorf with her brother, the well-known Sanitätsrat (honorary title for a doctor) Dr Edgar Apolant. 

In 1906, he started the first construction phase for his hotel-cum-sanatorium on his building site Menzelstrasse 8/9 and in 1912, the second one. From 1916 to 1938, Ella Apolant accompanied her brother to Bad Kissingen for several months every year in order to work in his hotel-cum-sanatorium as a receptionist, where she also lived during those times. Nevertheless, Berlin was still her main place of residence.

As late as October 31, 1938, the 67-year-old lady signed out and moved to Rückertstrasse 53 in Frankfort. Four years later, on September 15, 1942, she was deported from Frankfort to Theresienstadt Ghetto, where she died on March 18, 1933 at the age of 73.

(Sigismund von Dobschütz)

10_Sanatorium Apolant


Photo credits

© Alemannia Judaica Bad Kissingen