Artifacts of the month for December
Marriage contract and passport
Sara Dsenselsky (1864 – 1945)
Sara Dsenselsky was born in Poland in 1864. She was a widow and came to Norway in 1911 to marry Heinrich Dsenselsky. He had come to Norway with his family in 1897, but was widowed in 1908. Heinrich had five children with his first wife Ida: Rosa (b. 1889); Rebecca (b. 1890); Moritz Wulff (b. 1892); Bathsheba (Kitty, b. 1894) and Georg David (b. 1895). Heinrich and Sara went to Germany shortly after WW1. Heinrich died in Berlin in 1925, 60 years old. In April 1940 Sara returned to Norway, where she died five years later after having stayed at the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Holbergsgate 21 throughout the war. All Heinrichs children (with the exception of Kitty who died in Oslo in 1920) were deported to Auschwitz and killed.
The marriage-contract of 1911 and the German foreign passport from 1938 is a gift to the museum from the Jewish congregation in Oslo.