Deportation and Murder
After an unsuccessful attempt to emigrate to Switzerland, Mina, Markus
and Salo Blechner return to Munich.
Only a few days after their return to the empty apartment at Klenzestrasse
65, the decree is issued to take into custody Polish Jews "for their
own protection." On the 9th September 1939 the Gestapo arrest Markus
Blechner in Munich and take him initially to Stadelheim Prison and later
to Buchenwald concentration camp.
Mina Blechner tries ceaselessly to secure visas for her husband and fights
for his release from camp. Her efforts are unsuccessful.
Mid November 1939, she receives news that her husband, Markus had died
on the 14th November 1939 in Buchenwald. His body is cremated in the camp
and his ashes are returned to Mina for internment in the Jewish cemetery