Heinrich Stahl was born on April 13, 1868 in Berlin-Rudow. For many years he worked as an insurance salesman and was married to Jenny Stahl née Sachs, born on November 28, 1870 in Pinne. The two had a son, Bruno, born May 1, 1892.
From 1933 to 1940 Heinrich Stahl was chairman of the Jewish Community in Berlin. Heinrich and Jenny Stahl were deported from Berlin to Theresienstadt in the summer of 1942. He died there on November 4, 1942 at the age of 74 years. Bruno Stahl was able to escape with his family to Sweden in the mid-1930s, survived the Holocaust and emigrated to the United States in 1947. He died in 1958 in New York. Jenny Stahl survived the concentration camp, was freed in 1945 and emigrated to Sweden in 1946 after being in a displaced person's camp in Lower Bavaria. In 1949, she also emigrated to the US, where she lived until her death in 1967.
One of the books found so far was bought by the Berlin City Library in 1943 from Antiquariat Agnes Straub in Berlin. Another book was purchased from "Marx" in 1954 - possibly referring to the Karl-Marx-Buchhandlung in Berlin.
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