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June 2018







Hans-Hermann Seiffert


A Jewish Woman from Sehnde Comes Back


Gerda Rose Survives the Death Camps Jungfernhof,

Kaiserwald and Stutthof, as well as the Death March


1st Edition 2018, 170 pages, hardcover € 24,80;
ISBN 978-3-86628-611-5













Hans-Hermann Seiffert


“My Beloved Children!”


Letters of Hella Schwarzhaupt to Her Children from

Internment in Camps Gurs and Récébédou


English translation: Uta Allers. editing by

Daniel Scharfman and Ruth Schwarzhaupt


1st Edition 2015. 128 pages, many photos and documents.

€ 15,30. ISBN 978-3-86628-521-7








Parts of the foreword of the author

Letters as Evidence of Heroism in the Face of Mortal Danger

The fate of the six-member Jewish family Schwarzhaupt, who had moved from Munich to Konstanz in 1933, has many parallels with the story of the Holocaust. It is the story of the death of the parents during detention and in an extermination camp and the survival of their children through the farsighted actions of the parents. Saul Friedländer and Serge Klarsfeld, well-known Holocaust chroniclers, are examples of people saved from murder by the rescue actions of their parents, while their parents were unable to save themselves.


Noteworthy in the case of the Schwarzhaupt family are two points. One was the parents’ foresight, making sure their children were sent away to safe places in other countries early in 1935 and 1939, a time when the total destruction of the Jewish population was not yet apparent. Beyond that, the conviction of their detained mother, Hella, who, after the death of her ailing husband in Camp Récébédou, devoted herself even more to her children’s welfare, is aweinspiring. Even from afar and living under life-threatening circumstances, the upbringing of her underage children was the primary focus of her life

The existence of this series of about 30 letters, written under the terrible conditions of detention by an authentic contemporary witness, immediately awakened a strong urge in the author to record the life story of the Schwarzhaupt family as comprehensively as possible. The project was encouraged by Ruth Schwarzhaupt and other descendants, who very much wanted a book to be written and were happy to make their private archives available.

This book is dedicated to the memory of the heroic and courageous couple,

Hella and Albert Schwarzhaupt!


Constance, October 2013 Hans-H.Seiffert

Additional Publications of the Author in German







Hans-Hermann Seiffert,
Johanna Hammel
Der Weg einer Jüdin aus Konstanz
durch Gurs nach Auschwitz-Birkenau.
1. Aufl. 2011, 104 Seiten,
zahlreiche Fotos und Dokumente. € 14,80.
Herausgegeben von Erhard Roy Wiehn
ISBN 978-3-86628-358-9 u. 3-86628-358-X








Hans-Hermann Seiffert

Entrechtet – verschleppt – ermordet
Der Weg der Konstanzer Jüdin Johanna Hammel in die Gaskammer von Auschwitz-Birkenau
Herausgegeben von Erhard Roy Wiehn

1. Aufl. Konstanz 2007. 56 Seiten.
€ 9,80. ISBN 3-86628-179-X


(out of stock)










Hans-Hermann Seiffert

In Argentinien gerettet -
in Auschwitz ermordet.


Die Schicksale der jüdischen Familien Salomon Guggenheim aus Konstanz

und Abraham Guggenheim aus Donaueschingen 1933-1942.

Herausgegeben von Erhard Roy Wiehn

1. Aufl. 2010, 114 Seiten, zahlr. Fotos und Dokumente.

€ 14,80. ISBN 978-3-86628-312-1













Hans-Hermann Seiffert

„Meine geliebten Kinder!“

Die Briefe der Konstanzer Jüdin Hella Schwarzhaupt aus

der Internierung in Gurs und Récébédou an ihre Kinder

1. Aufl. 2013, 138 Seiten, zahlr. Fotos und Dokumente.
EUR 19,80. ISBN 978-3-86628-486-9






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