Regina Levi née Weil (1893 - 1925)
Regina Weil was born on June 18, 1893 in Steinsfurt as daughter of the butcher and trader Gustav Weil (*1864 in Steinsfurt, ✡1921 in Karlsruhe) and his wife Mathilde née Maas (*1870 in Michelfeld, ✡1947 in Johannesburg, South Africa) ◊. There were six children in the family: Regina, Johanna (*1895), Siegfried (*1900), Julius (*1902), Gertrud (*1907) and Max (*1911) ◊. Regina and her sister Johanna are remembered on the Weil memorial plaque in the Synagogue.
The couple lived in Breisach and had two children: Ruth (*1925) and Günther Raphael (*1926). After their father's death in June 1938 they were provided with a guardian and in April 1939 they were sent to Switzerland where they survived. Günther was adopted by an elderly lady and later lived under a new name as a watch maker. Ruth first worked in a childrens' home as kitchen aid and later in the watch making industry before she married ◊.
It was a family tradition that Regina Levi died in a KZ. Hence she was included on the memorial plaque in the synagogue.
We have since found the record for her death on June 25th, 1935 in Breisach in the family's house ◊. There are no unnormal features to be seen in the entry. But we are still searching. Regina is buried in Breisach.
There is no entry in the Memorial Book for Regina Weil.
The original of the picture is to be found in the Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg under: EL 228 b II Nr 4402
HStA Stuttgart, EA 99-001_Bü 12, Forms for the Levy-family (Willy, Regina, Ruth, Günter)
Photo of Regina courtesy her grandson André.