A parcel of land with the plot number 107 in Leipzig-Lindenau with one residential house and one outbuilding
1938 disapropriated in course of aryanisation
1991 retrotransfer to heiress Amalia Schinagel, New YorkVacancy, no incomming of land tax
2006 compulsory demolition of the house due to ruinous state. The costs of the demolition are charched to the account of the owners.
2009 start of the compulsory auction process in favour of the city of Leipzig, aiming to get back the receivables of about 40.000€
2011 intermission of the compulsory auction
Amalia Schinagel, nee Reiter, Survivor of the holocoaust, daughter of the deported and murdered Isidor Reiter, heiress of the Josepstr. 7 writes in September 1998 to the taxoffice of the city of Leipzig (original in german):
“When I came back from my office in october 1938, I and my father were waken up from the german police in Leipzig in the night at 3 o clock, ‘get dressed and come along’ these were the only german words, they spoke, and they marched us with nothing in our hands to the mainstation, first to the police department and like wild animals we were deported to poland under death threats […] and now you demand taxes from me and my nephews? Where is the justice?”
The memorial space provides an individual access to historical continuities, family biographies and personal reference. Possible perspectives are put on the constructed panels. We invite you to take part and get involved to an own perspective.