Unfolding CommunitiesThe lost Jews of Unsleben
Owner 1932: Emil Brandis
Emil Brandis(1878) living in no. 11 had two sons, Adolf(1903 and Justin(1906), his wife Rinetta (1878) died already in 1926. The place next to her in the Unsleben cemetery did Emil Brandis reserve for himself.
In July 1934 Adolf bought a garden, which has been destroyed during one night.. Adolf filed a declaration, which also was directed against members of the SA. During the night of July 14/15 members of the SA demonstrated in front of the house, three windows were broken, a window shutter has been damaged and the door to the house pressed in. In that moment Justin, the younger brother of Adolf, fired twice out of a Browningpistol. Against him a sentence has been demanded. Both brothers have been arrested in the jail in Neustadt. Adolf pointed out, that he did not blame members of the SA for the damage. On July 17 about 100, mainly younger people, demonstrated in front of the jail. The head of the county office was told that demonstrations would be continued until the two Jews would be deported into the KZ of Dachau. He therefor ordered the transfer to Schweinfurt.
On July 27 Adolf and Justin after consultation with the county office of the NSDAP were released under the condition not to return to Unsleben. They settled in Meiningen and emigrated in the USA. Her father sold the business place to Albert Mölter and finally moved to Leipzig from where he was deported to Izbica. According to an information of the mayor Albert Mölter bought his Emmentaler cheese in 1938 from the firm Brandis & Oberbrunner in Meiningen.
The history of the family:
Emil married in 1902 Rinetta Mittel (1878). They had two sons, Adolf and Justin.
Adolf was born in Unsleben 1903, 04/23, married 1929, 05/28 Ruth Rosenbaum, born 1908, 06/16 in Detmold. They had two children, Rolf and Inge.
Rolf was born 1930, 04/06 in Unsleben, got married 1954, 05/02 to Marlen Antler, born 1932, 10/21 in Chicago. They have three children, Alan, Marion and Judith.
Inge, born 1934, 11/25 in Meiningen got married to Philipp Sokol, they have two children. Andrea and Debbie.
Justin was born in Unsleben 1906, 05/02, got married 1945, 11/10 to Paula Lang. They have a son Kenneth, born 1947, 05/02. Kenneth visited several times Unsleben since the turn of the century. Kenneth married Amy Barnard, they have three children, Aaron, Naomi, and Dov.
Naomi married 2010, 01/04 Guy Binelli born in Georgia