Erna Gersinski

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Erna Hedwig Gertrud Gersinski , née Jung (born March 12, 1896 in Velten , † January 22, 1964 in Hennigsdorf ) was a German resistance fighter against National Socialism .


Erna Jung, who grew up in Velten, left elementary school in Velten at the age of 14 and initially worked as an unskilled domestic helper, later as a locksmith at AEG . Here she joined the German Metalworkers Association (DMV) and the USPD and was elected to the Velten municipal council. Then she switched to the KPD in 1920 , married Gustav Gersinski and found a job in the Velten clay and ceramics industry . After the "seizure of power" by the National Socialists , she went underground and was arrested for the first time in April 1933, from which she was released after a short time. In September 1933 she was again detained for eight days in the Oranienburg concentration camp because of her continued political activity, where she was mistreated. She was initially released in October 1933, but arrested again in April 1934 and taken to the Sonnenburg concentration camp. There she was released in September 1934. From August 22, 1944 to February 1945, she was a prisoner in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp , then in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp until the end of the war . There she suffered considerable damage to her health that accompanied her for the rest of her life. She was involved in the SED and the FDGB and was a city councilor in the 1950s.

On February 20, 2020, stumbling blocks for Erna and Gustav Gersinski were laid in front of their former home at Wilhelmstrasse 13 in Velten .

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Individual evidence

  1. Roland Becker: Warning: Three stumbling blocks for three fates. In: February 20, 2020, accessed February 21, 2020 .