Louis Sondheimer

"Jews should keep a low profile and not hold major political office."

Name at birth
Ludwig Sondheimer
Date of birth
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Frankfort am Main, Germany
Name of father, occupation
Joseph Sondheimer, Salesman (door to door)
Maiden name of mother, occupation
Adelheid Hess, homemaker; Jeannette Elsoffer, step-mother, Homemaker
Immediate family (names, birth order)
Parents, Ludwig, Sophie, and Friedel
How many in entire extended family?
Aunts, uncles and cousins
Who survived the Holocaust?
The immediate family survived the Holocaust: Joseph, Jeannette, Ludwig, Sophie and Friedel.
I went to England in May, 1939.  I was incarcerated as an enemy alien on the Isle of Man and Sherbrook, Canada from September 1939 until 1942.                    
When did you come to the United States?
Where did you settle?
New York City
How is it that you came to Michigan?
My wife and I came in 1995 to be with our son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.
Occupation after the war
Office manager, leather import/export, and real estate
When and where were you married?
November 3, 1946 in New York City
Regina Zylbersztejn (Silberstein), Homemaker
James - physician
Three: Michael, Audrey, and Jeffrey Sondheimer
What message would you like to leave for future generations?
Jews should keep a low profile and not hold major political office.
Biography given by Jim and Suzanne Sondheimer
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