Benjamin Reichman and Itta Grunspan

Benjamin Reichman, 34, shopkeeper, was a Jewish immigrant from Romania. His wife, Itta Grunspan, 35, and housewife, came from Poland. The couple lived at 86 Plantin Moretuslei in the Borgerhout borough of Antwerp.

The marriage of Itta Grunspan and Benjamin Reichman
Benjamin Reichman, 34, shopkeeper, was a Jewish immigrant from Romania. His wife, Itta Grunspan, 35, and housewife, came from Poland. The couple lived at 86 Plantin Moretuslei in the Borgerhout borough of Antwerp. The Feldgendarmerie and other Sipo-SD auxiliaries arrested 21 Jews on the same street. After being taken to the Dossin Barracks on 12 September, Benjamin Reichman and Itta Grunspan were registered with a gap of 200 numbers between them. If they were not able to swap their numbers on Transport 10, they probably made the three-day journey in separate carriages. Itta Grunspan disappears after her arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Benjamin Reichman, was passed as fit for work, and was admitted to the concentration camp. He lasted no more than six weeks. The date of his death certificate is 3 November 1942 .
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Dr. Maxime Steinberg & Dr. Laurence Schram