Frieda Röderer, portrait photo from around 1930.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 123)

Hallerstrasse 27 is circled in red. It lies directly on the corner with Kirchenweg. In the top right-hand corner of the picture is the Bieling schoolhouse (today Peter Vischer School). To the west of the school, extending to the very end of the photo, is the Stadtisches Klinikum (city hospital), today’s Klinikum Nord (North Hospital, Nuremberg). Aerial photo 1927.

(Nuremberg City Archives, A 97 No. 196)

Frieda Röderer

(1882-1943)

Location of stone: Hallerstraße 27 District: St. Johannis
Sponsors: Tony und Judy Vasos Laying of stone: 18 September 2015

Biography

On 18 September 2015 Tony und Judy Vasos had stumbling stones laid for Tony’s grandparents Hugo and Clementine Mosbacher and for Hugo’s sister Frieda Röderer. Frieda had tried unsuccessfully to escape to the USA and was murdered in Sobibor. Her daughter Anna managed to emigrate to the USA.

Frieda Mosbacher was born on 4 October 1882 in Fürth. Her father Sigmund was a teacher at the local Israeli orphanage. On 8 July 1910 she married the businessman Gustav Röderer.

Gustav Röderer was born on 10 September 1869 in Ettenheim im Schwarzwald. In 1906 he moved to Nuremberg from Karlsruhe. His first wife Betty (née Bachmann, widowed Neuburger) died two days after giving birth to her son Fritz, who was born on 15 July 1908 in Nuremberg.

Anna Röderer, Gustav und Frieda’s daughter, was born on 27 September 1911. Gustav served four years as a soldier in the First World War, having volunteered for duty. He died from a heart attack in Nuremberg in 1925.

Anna Röderer married in August 1933. Her husband Fritz Seligsberg came from Fürth. The couple emigrated to the USA in 1936. Frieda visited her daughter there but returned to Germany. After the “Night of Broken Glass” on 9/10 November 1938, she made the decision to emigrate to the USA.

Together with her brother Hugo and his wife Clementine, Frieda fled to the Netherlands on 18 February 1940. From there they attempted to leave the country and get to the USA. However, the German armed forces conquered the country and they were prevented from doing so.

In 1942 Frieda, together with Hugo and Clementine, were taken to Westerbork concentration camp. On 28 May 1943 Frieda was deported to the extermination camp in Sobibor and murdered there.

- Biographical textvon granddaughter Ruth White, June 2021 [see appendix].

- Judy Vasos (ed.): My Dear Good Rosi: Letters From Nazi-Occupied Holland 1940-1943, Oakland (CA) 2018.

- Nuremberg City Archives, C 21/X No. 7 registration cards.

- Nuremberg City Archives (ed.), Gedenkbuch für die Nürnberger Opfer der Schoa (Quellen zur Geschichte und Kultur der Stadt Nürnberg, vol. 29), Nürnberg 1998, p. 280.