Elfriede Stein, always known as Frieda, was born in Lublinitz, Selesia, Prussia, Germany in 1881. She was the daughter of Siegfried Stein and Auguste Courant. Frieda so longed for a home of her own, that she agreed to an 'arranged marriage' against the advice of her family. Her husband, Selmo Tworoger, was a widower with two teenage children. Within a very short time Frieda realised that the marriage could not work because her husband lived on borrowed money and she was not prepared to accept this arrangement. She returned to her family home with her six month old daughter, Erika, and was divorced from her husband. In spite of her misfortune Frieda always remained contented and was unfailingly kind to everyone. She knitted and crocheted and had a great sense of humour which she managed to keep in the most difficult circumstances. After her mother's death she shared an apartment with other women. Even after she was arrested and sent, with other Jewish women, to a house of forced labour in Rybnik in the Protectorate - former Czecholslovakia - she was able to write a joyful note to her sister Rosa. (1) From Rybnik Frieda was sent to the Camp at Theresienstadt where she died in 1943.
Victims of the Persecution of Jews under the National Socialist Tyranny in Germany 1933 - 1945
Tworoger, Elfriede née Stein
born on 11th December 1881 in Lublinitz (poln. Lubliniec) / - / Schlesien
resident of Breslau
Deportation: Theresienstadt, ghetto
Date of death: 1943 Place of death: Theresienstadt, ghetto
(1) See page 156 in Aunt Edith by Suzanne Batzdorff Published 1998 Templegate
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