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Walter Jenny

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Date of Birth
Place of birth
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Parents: Abraham and Babette Walter née Goldmann
Siblings: Heinrich (1882 - 1916), Albert (1888 -), Frida ver. Lamm (1888 -), Rosa verh. Hamburger (1892 - 1952)


Grabengasse 9 ( with her sister Rosa Hamburger)

Domestic servant

April 1938 emigrated to the USA

Date of death
Place of death
Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA


Jenny Walter was born in the Middle Franconian Sugenheim on March 6, 1885 as the daughter of the cattle dealer and butcher Abraham Walter and his wife Babette, née Goldmann. 

She stayed unmarried all her life and moved into Grabengasse in Bad Kissingen in May 1928, where her sister Rosa Hamburger lived. The Hamburger family ran a butchery there and Jenny Walter supposedly helped in the butcher’s shop and the household.

When the situation got more and more insecure and threatening in the 1930s, Jenny and her sister made up their minds to emigrate to the United States with their families. In October 1937, they first moved to Göppingen. A month later, the Hamburger family emigrated to New York. Few months later, in April 1938, Jenny Walter arrived in New York as well. 

They didn’t stay long there but moved on to Arkansas soon afterwards, where a whole number of members of the Hamburger family had already settled. Jenny’s sister Rosa died there only a short time later in 1952. In February 1953, Jenny Walter also died at the age of 67.

Not all her siblings had managed to flee from Germany. Her siblings Albert and Frida, m. Lamm, became victims of Nazi tyranny. Albert was transported from Bamberg to Riga together with his wife Milly and his daughter Helga in November 1941. Their last known abode was Riga-Jungfernhof Camp from December 3, 1941. Their further fates and the circumstances of their murder are not known. Frida and her husband Ludwig Lamm, who lived in the Upper Franconian Kronach, were also deported and murdered. 


Stadtarchiv Bad Kissingen, Polizeiliche Wohnungsmeldung
A.Y. Deusel, O. Beisbart, F. Fichtl, Gedenkbuch der jüdischen Bürger Bambergs, p. 387 - 390
Datenbank Ancestry, New York, Passagier- und Besatzungslisten (einschließlich Castle Garden und Ellis Island), 1820-1957 für Jenny Jeanette Walterexterner Link
Datenbank Findagraveexterner Link