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Friedrich Weil (1895 - 1916)

Friedrich WeilFriedrich („Fritz”) Weil was born on June 18, 1895 in Steinsfurt as the fifth of eight children to the trader and publican Samuel Weil (1859 - 1933) . His mother Berta née Weil (1863 - 1923) was a sister of Hermann Weil (1868 - 1927).

Friedrich attended the Realschule Sinsheim. When he left school in July 1910 with the diploma at the age of only 15, he wanted to be a „merchant”. For this he later went to Antwerp in Belgium.

Fritz was in the (Baden) Infantry-Regiment No 169. He was killed on July 1, 1916 at Bapaume in the Artois (First day of the Battle of the Somme).

He is honored on the WWI-Memorial in the synagogue and on the „Ehrentafel” in Steinsfurt.


His parents have a common grave in the Waibstadt cemetery. The gravestone shows a shofar on his father's side.

Photo of Friedrich by courtesy of Carlos Weil