Born on February 14, 1909 (Marianne) and June 4, 1906 (Suse), both in Stuttgart
Deported to the Jungfernhof camp near Riga in December 1941 and murdered there or on March 26, 1942 in the Bikernieki forest
Interned in Weißenstein in November 1941

Her mother Paula, née Oppenheimer, came from a family of factory owners in Heilbronn, her father from Laupheim. The parents married in 1905 in Stuttgart, where her father, Dr. Max Weil, practised as a doctor. Other siblings of Max Weil lived here. He served as a soldier in the German army during the First World War.

Both girls probably attended a grammar school, which they probably left with the ‘Mittlere Reife’. Susanne (Suse) learned the profession of a laboratory assistant, Marianne became a graphic designer.

Marianne Weil in 1922 (Source: State Archives Ludwigsburg)

Unfortunately, it is not known where the sisters worked; both remained single and their parents died relatively young in the 1930s.

Suse Weil in 1925 (Source: State Archives Ludwigsburg)

From their home address in Gustav-Siegle-Straße in Stuttgart, the sisters were sent to the Schloss Weißenstein forced residence at the beginning of November 1941, where they were among the youngest of the internees. In December of that year, the young women were deported from Stuttgart to Riga in Latvia and imprisoned in the Jungfernhof camp. If they survived the freezing cold of the winter of 1941/42 in the unheated camp, Suse and Marianne Weil were shot by German or Latvian Nazis in the Bikernieki forest on March 26, 1942, like most of the others in the camp.

See also the Stuttgart Stumbling Stone biography of Marianne and Suse Weil.

(27.08.2023 kmr/ww)