cs en he
Elsa and Anna Heller, Arnoštka Abelesová
(Karolíny Světlé 137/36)

Elsa (* 11 April 1883) and Arnoštka (* 28 Ja- nuary 1894) came from a family of a Poděbrady businessman Benjamin Abeles and his wife Marie, born as Reisserová. The family later moved to Kutná Hora where Elsa married a Kolín businessman Karel Heller (1865 – 1918). The marriage itself took place in 1903. Arnoštka did not married and after her parents had died, she moved in with her sister in Kolín. After the First World War, Elsa lost her husband and thus her daughter Anna (* 16 April 1904) was raised by both sisters. When the Final Solution was articulated, the three women were taken by the AAd transport to Terezín on 13 June 1942. In Terezín, their paths parted. Elsa and Anna Heller were transported by the Bk to the Maly Trostenets extermination camp on 8 September 1942. On 3 October 1942, Arnoštka Abelesová was transported by the Bu transport to Treblinka. They all perished in the respective extermination camps.

The stolpersteins have been paid by Cynthia Drapkin, Jane Drapkin and Olivia Freeman.