Unfolding CommunitiesThe lost Jews of Unsleben
Owner 1932: Jeanette Naumann
Jeannette Naumanns jüngster Sohn Otto (1901) musste bereits 1936 nach Südafrika auswandern. Sie selbst glaubte zunächst nicht auswandern zu müssen, hat aber am 5.1.1939 noch die Auswanderung in die USA über Havanna beantragt und ist am 24.1.1939 bereits ausgewandert. Ihr reserviertes Grab neben ihrem Mann im Unslebener Friedhof blieb daher leer. Jannette Naumann(1868) was the widow of Isaak Naumann(18641930). He was owner of the Gärtner firm dealing with agricultural products in the nowadays so called “Dorfscheuer” adjacent to the synagogue. Isaak Naumann from Untersotzbach/Hessia came to the firm as an apprentice. In 1891 he applied for citizenship and got married to Jeannette Gutmann from the neighboring house of the Gärtners. She was a nice of his boss Moses Gärtner. Moses and Mathilde Gärtner had no children, so the firm went to Isaak Naumann, after him to his three sons, Ludwig, Nathan and Otto. When Moses and Mathilde Gärtner died (1911/12) they had decided that with the capital of 4000 mark a “Mosesand MathildeGärtnerfoundation” be erected, the interest of which should yearly be distributed equally among Jewish and Christian poor people.
Jeannette ́s youngster son Otto (1901) had to emigrate already in 1936 to South Africa. She himself deed not feel the necessity to do so before 1939, when she managed in less than three weeks to follow her family via Havanna to the USA. The grave reserved for her at the side of her husband therefor stayed empty.