Ludvík Brandeis

Jan. 5, 1898 in Prague (Praha), Czechia
Oct. 28, 1944 in Auschwitz (Oświęcim), Poland

Before World War II he opened a department store for toys in Prague's Old town.

On the website documenting the Holocaust, there is a document that dates from 1935. Although Czechoslovakia was considered a democratic country, this petition by Ludvík Brandeis is proof that anti-Semitism was also spreading in Prague among the Czech society. As he was a Jewish businessman, he asked to be allowed to run the toy shop again.

He was deported to the Terezín concentration camp in 1943. The last information is from October 28th 1944, when he was transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

His two children Tomáš and Anita were murdered as well.

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Buildings

Prague (Praha), Czechia
Three Farmers (U tří sedláků)