Walter Bernstein

Walter Bernstein, Studienassessor, was born on the 30th of January 1905.

Dr Walter Bernstein and his wife Eva were the house parents for the Dr Leonore Goldschmidt Schule in Kronbergerstrasse 24, Berlin.

Walter completed his teaching qualifications in Breslau in 1932. With his wife, he then looked after the boys’ boarding house, while also teaching Mathematics, Physics, and Gymnastics.

Bundesarchiv: Memorial Book

Bernstein, Walter Sigismund Julius

Born on 30th January 1905 in Wreschen (poln. Wrzesnia) / – / Posen
resident of Groß Breesen and Neuendorf i. Sande

Deportation destination: from Berlin, 19th April 1943, to Auschwitz, extermination camp

Date/Place of Death: 3rd December 1943, Auschwitz, extermination camp


Walter’s wife, Eva

Bernstein, Eva Ruth, geb. Aronsohn

Born on 23rd November 1906 in Glowno / Posen – Ost / Posen
Resident of Groß Breesen

Deportation destination: from Berlin, 19th April 1943, Auschwitz, extermination camp


There is some further information about the Leonore Goldschmidt School at this link:

http://www.leonoregoldschmidt.com/Lore_storyJune05.pdf


USHMM has some further information on the school. For example, there are some photographs at the following links:

https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa1175584

https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa1152479

https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa1152551

https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa1175583

USHMM has more images, testimony, and accounts from former staff and pupils at the school.

Well worth a visit!