Levy-Leeuwarden family

Moritz Levy (1864-1942) and Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden (1870-1935) and their (grand)children

Röschen Leeuwarden was born in Delmenhorst (Near Bremen, Germany) on May 3, 1870, as the eldest daughter of my great-grandparents: Levy Leeuwarden (1843-1904) and Rosette Polack (1846-1904). She was an elderly sister of my great-grandmother Gretchen Lehmkuhl-Leeuwarden (1877-1952). She married Moritz Levy, meat merchant in Carolinensiel (Germany) and hotel owner of “Villa Rosa” on the island of Wangerooge. 

Children:
  1. Dagobert Levy (1892-1960)
  2. Richard Levy (1894-1974)
  3. Erwin Levy (1896-1943)
  4. Harry Levy (1898-1975)
  5. Alfred Julius Levy (1902-1964)
  6. Willy Levy (1904-1980)

In the years '10 and '20 many family members (including my grandmother Rose Hugenholtz-Lehmkuhl) spend their summer holidays in Wangerooge and stayed in Villa Rosa. I was told that in the beginning of the 1930's, R
öschen was the one who finally decided that it was not safe to stay in Germany. They fled to Israel, leaving almost all their possessions behind. They were allowed to take one suitcase and one hundred marks per person with them. Five of their sons also went to Israel. Their son Erwin fled to the Netherlands, probably to stay close to his in-laws. This decision would be fatal to him and his family. 
Röschen died only a few years after they arrived in Israel. In 1938, Moritz went to the Netherlands and stayed with his son Erwin in Eygelshoven. He returned to Israel and died a few years later in Jerusalem. He and his wife Röschen are buried on the Mount of Olives graveyard in Jerusalem.
His son Erwin and his family were deported deported to Sobibor in 1943 and brutally murdered by the Nazis.
Röschen and Moritz Levy-Leeuwarden; probably during their engagement.
Röschen and Moritz Levy-Leeuwarden; probably during their engagement.
Röschen and Moritz Levy-Leeuwarden. Her cousin Wolf Polak had a photo studio in Barcelona (Playa de Catalunya).
Röschen and Moritz Levy-Leeuwarden. Her cousin Wolf Polak had a photo studio in Barcelona (Playa de Catalunya).
Moritz Levy (1864-1942) as a youngster.
Moritz Levy (1864-1942) as a youngster.
Her parents (mijn great-greatgrandparents: Levi Leeuwarden (1843-1904) and Rosette Polack (1846-1900).
Her parents (mijn great-greatgrandparents: Levi Leeuwarden (1843-1904) and Rosette Polack (1846-1900).
Mariage of three Levy brothers with three Simon sisters: Setterich (D), 1920. My grandmother Rose Hugenholtz-Lehmkuhl (1905-1992) was maid of honor.
Mariage of three Levy brothers with three Simon sisters: Setterich (D), 1920. My grandmother Rose Hugenholtz-Lehmkuhl (1905-1992) was maid of honor.
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Beachpicture taken in Wangerooge around 1915. I recognise my grandmother Rose Hugenholtz-Lehmkuhl (1905-1992) with shovel (in front of her mother Gretchen). Second from the left is (I think) Harry Levy.
Beachpicture taken in Wangerooge around 1915. I recognise my grandmother Rose Hugenholtz-Lehmkuhl (1905-1992) with shovel (in front of her mother Gretchen). Second from the left is (I think) Harry Levy.
5th en 6th left Gretchen Lehmkuhl-Leeuwarden with daughter Rose Hugenholtz-Lehmkuhl; Moritz en Röschen on the right.
5th en 6th left Gretchen Lehmkuhl-Leeuwarden with daughter Rose Hugenholtz-Lehmkuhl; Moritz en Röschen on the right.
Villa Rosa on the beautiful island of Wangerooge (D): Zedeliusstraße 32. The building was demolished in the 1980's.
Villa Rosa on the beautiful island of Wangerooge (D): Zedeliusstraße 32. The building was demolished in the 1980's.
Villa Rosa on the beautiful island of Wangerooge (D).
Villa Rosa on the beautiful island of Wangerooge (D).
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left to right sitting: Erwin Levy, Willy Levy, Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden, Moritz Levy, Dagobert Levy
Standing: Harry Levy, Richard Levy and Alfred Julius Levy.
left to right sitting: Erwin Levy, Willy Levy, Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden, Moritz Levy, Dagobert Levy Standing: Harry Levy, Richard Levy and Alfred Julius Levy.
Four sisters: Mathilde Heger-Leeuwarden, Gretchen Lehmkuhl-Leeuwarden, Lenchen Goldschmidt-Leeuwarden  and Henny Willig-Leeuwarden.
Four sisters: Mathilde Heger-Leeuwarden, Gretchen Lehmkuhl-Leeuwarden, Lenchen Goldschmidt-Leeuwarden and Henny Willig-Leeuwarden.
Back: left to right: Rose Hugenholtz-Lehmkuhl, Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden, Tilly Heger-Leeuwarden. In the front Rose Willig; Wangerooge around 1926.
Back: left to right: Rose Hugenholtz-Lehmkuhl, Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden, Tilly Heger-Leeuwarden. In the front Rose Willig; Wangerooge around 1926.
Richard and Dagobert Levy; sons of Moritz Levy en Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden.
Richard and Dagobert Levy; sons of Moritz Levy en Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden.
their son Dagobert Levy; son of Moritz Levy en Röschen Leeuwarden as a WW1 sol.dier (Kriegsmarine)
their son Dagobert Levy; son of Moritz Levy en Röschen Leeuwarden as a WW1 sol.dier (Kriegsmarine)
their son Harry Levy (1898-1975), wine merchant and hotel owner.
their son Harry Levy (1898-1975), wine merchant and hotel owner.
their son Richard Levy (1894-1974), tradesman.
their son Richard Levy (1894-1974), tradesman.
Moritz Levy (1864-1942).
Moritz Levy (1864-1942).
their son Richard Levy (1894-1974), tradesman.
their son Richard Levy (1894-1974), tradesman.
their son Julius Levy (1902-1964).
their son Julius Levy (1902-1964).
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Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden and Mathilde (Tilly) Heger Leeuwarden, Wangerooge 1925. 
Röschen fled to Israel in 1934 with her family; Mathilde was deported to Minsk (Belarus) with her husband and murdered.
Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden and Mathilde (Tilly) Heger Leeuwarden, Wangerooge 1925. Röschen fled to Israel in 1934 with her family; Mathilde was deported to Minsk (Belarus) with her husband and murdered.
Clara Roth-Leeuwarden, Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden and Gretchen Lehmkuhl-Leeuwarden. In front: Miriam Levy.
Clara Roth-Leeuwarden, Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden and Gretchen Lehmkuhl-Leeuwarden. In front: Miriam Levy.
their son Dagobert Levy (1892-1960), tradesman.
their son Dagobert Levy (1892-1960), tradesman.
their son Richard Levy (1894-1974), tradesman.
their son Richard Levy (1894-1974), tradesman.
Röschen and Moritz Levy and granddaughter Miriam Levy.
Röschen and Moritz Levy and granddaughter Miriam Levy.
Röschen and Moritz Wangerooge 1926.
Röschen and Moritz Wangerooge 1926.
Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden; with her grandson Heinz Levy (1920-ca 1993).
Röschen Levy-Leeuwarden; with her grandson Heinz Levy (1920-ca 1993).
their son Willy Levy (1904-1980).
their son Willy Levy (1904-1980).
My cousin Rosita Steenbeek has written a novel about our grandmother. The book is available in bookstores. A historical novel worth reading, regularly feature the rest of the family.
See my special page: “Rose” https://www.hugenholtz.net/rose/  This contains the hyperlinks of the persons who appear in the book and who have hteir own webpage.
My cousin Rosita Steenbeek has written a novel about our grandmother. The book is available in bookstores. A historical novel worth reading, regularly feature the rest of the family. See my special page: “Rose” https://www.hugenholtz.net/rose/ This contains the hyperlinks of the persons who appear in the book and who have hteir own webpage.