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1970 - 1960

Karl Nathan


The son of Konrad and Sybilla Nathan, Karl was born in Emmerich, Germany and was the husband of Henriette. Karl was imprisoned in Theresienstadt during the war.

Karl and Felix Nathan were brothers, thus Karl and Henriette’s move to Anniston. Karl and Henriette lived modest lives in Anniston, where he worked as a tailor.

Karl died in Memphis, Tennessee but is buried in the Temple Beth-El portion of Hillside Cemetery.


From: Survivors’ Stories: Anniston’s Temple Beth-El and the Holocaust by Sherry Blanton, 2010.

More Information

Name in US
Karl Nathan
Name at Birth
Karl Nathan
Date of Birth - Note
December 18,1878
Country of Birth
City of Birth
Sibling(s) Name(s)

Oldest to Youngest:
Balduin Nathan
Salomon Nathan
Julchen Nathan
Moritz Nathan
Siegmund Nathan
Karl Nathan
Isaak Nathan
Sophie Nathan
Hermann Nathan
*Karl Nathan
Felix Nathan

Spouse(s) Name(s)
Religious Identity (Prewar)
Religious Identity (Postwar)
Ghetto(s) / Year(s)


Year / City / Ship to US
1947/ via Switzerland
Date Moved to Alabama
Alabama City of Residence
Date of Death
July 7, 1960
City of Death
Memphis, TN
City of Burial / Cemetery
Anniston / Highland Cemetery
Dates Lived in Alabama