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Markus Glanz

20 Kislev 5659 (04 December 1898)
28 Av 5702 (11 August 1942)

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Date of birth:
20 Kislev 5659 (04 December 1898)
Place of birth:
Sieniawa, Austria-Hungary


Date of death:
28 Av 5702 (11 August 1942)
Died in combat?:
Place of death:
Cause of death:
Murdered by the Nazis
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Markus Glanz


He was strictly Kosher and would only eat locally bought fish.

Esther and Markus

Esther was very clever and studied literature at Krakow university. Markus was very handsome, so she married him for his looks and he married her for her brains.

Jeffrey's and Lyn's visit to Kiel, Translation from the article of the Kieler Nachrichten, 15 April 2008

Silently Jeffrey Glanz observes, how three stones with brass plates are placed into the pavement of the Adelheitstrasse. On the shining surfaces of the stones, Esther and Markus Glanz are engraved, the names of his grandparents, another brassplate remembers their son Joachim Glanz. A few steps away lived the family Glanz in a house, that has long given way to a new building. On 13th September 1939, the then
11 year old Joachim and his mother were deported to Leipzig, then in May 1942 into the concentration camp Majdenek near Lublin, and probably killed there. Grandfather Markus Glanz the Nazis carried off on 11th August 1942 from Brussels to Auschwitz,where he too was murdered.

For Jeffrey Glanz and his wife Lyn who travelled for the placing of the Stolpersteine from their residence in Zug (Switzerland) to Kiel, the ceremony is a gesture of hope. "Germany has become a different country" says Jeffrey Glanz. A country against which he bears no ill-will. "What happened must not happen again, whether in Germany, or any other nation." The couple were never in Kiel before. The town
means nothing in their life. Only rarely did Jeffrey Glanz' father Henry Glanz, who now lives in London, speak about his former home town. What he experienced as a child should not have burdened his new life in England. The German language was tabu in the family too.

Henry Glanz, who escaped a certain death through a Kindertransport to England with his sister Gisela in August 1939, actually wanted to witness the placing of the Stolpersteine outside the former house of his parents himself. However the sudden illness of his wife prevented this at the last minute."He regretted it very much", reported Jeffrey Glanz. Because in recent years, his 83 year old father has gradually occupied himself more intensively with his past. "That probably has something to do with his age, then one probably wants to settle finally with many things in ones life.



Esther Sara Buchen (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:


Henry Glanz (male)
Gisela Glanz (female)
Joachim Glanz (male)


Mendel Glanz (male)
Frieda Glanz (female)


Father: Moishe Glanz (male)
Mother: Chana Glanz (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Austro-Hungarian Army
Sustained injuries:
Came out without a scratch

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