Malchen Kissinger, portrait photo from around 1930.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 82)

Hochstrasse 22 is circled in red. The street that runs parallel to Hochstrasse is Deutschherrnstrasse. The sports fields on the Deutschherrn Meadow (Deutschherrnwiese) are visible at the top of the picture. The three streets that lead to the meadow are, from west to east (from left to right in the picture), Blumenthalstrasse, Moltkestrasse and Solgerstrasse. Aerial photo 1927.

(Nuremberg City Archives, A 97 No. 264)

Malchen Kissinger

(1881-1944)

Location of stone: Hochstrasse 22 District: Himpfelshof
Sponsor: Julia Bartolome Laying of stone: 26 June 2022

Biography

On 26 June 2022 Gunter Demnig laid ten stumbling stones at eight different locations in the city.  He began where he had finished: in June 2021 a tumbling stone had been laid for Fritz Kissinger at Hochstrasse 22. On the initiative of Mrs Bartolome, a stone was now laid for his mother Malchen. She was murdered in Auschwitz.

Amalie (known as Malchen) Erlanger was born on 4b October 1881 in Fürth. She had four brothers and sisters. Her parents were Max Erlanger and Zerline (née Oettinger). In Fürth in May 1904 Malchen married businessman Daniel Kissinger. Daniel, the son of businessman Maier Kissinger and his wife Jeanette (née Steinlein), lived in Nuremberg, where he manufactured and sold leather goods. He was born on 4 January 1877 in Kissingen. 

In September 1904 the couple moved to the apartment in Hochstrasse 22. They had two sons: Fritz (born on 8 May 1905 and Walter (born on 10 August 1910). 

Both sons managed to emigrate before the outbreak of the Second World War. Daniel Kissinger died on 24 August 1942 in Nuremberg. The cause of death is unknown. 

On 10 September 1942 Malchen Kissinger was deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp, where she spent almost two years. On 18 May 1944 she was taken to Auschwitz concentration camp and murdered there. 

Sources:

- Nuremberg City Archives C 21/X No. 5 registration card.

- Nuremberg City Archives (ed.), Gedenkbuch für die Nürnberger Opfer der Schoa (Quellen zur Geschichte und Kultur der Stadt Nürnberg, vol. 29), Nuremberg 1998, p. 167

- Nuremberg City Archives (ed.), Gedenkbuch für die Nürnberger Opfer der Schoa, supplementary volume (Quellen zur Geschichte und Kultur der Stadt Nürnberg, vol. 30), Nuremberg 2002, p. 30.

- Correspondence with Elizabeth Levy, one of Kissinger’s relatives, spring 2021.