We suspect that Moritz committed suicide, as he suffered from severe depression. As far as we know, Clara and Moritz did not have any children.
We also know that Julius and Doris had two children, Lilly and Lothar, both born in Labischin.
In January, 1959, Lilly wrote a letter to the German Consulate in San Francisco, where she, Lothar and Doris had resided after they left Shanghai, where they escaped during World War II. Lilly had married Jack Rains (and subsequently divorced). We don't know Lothar's (who changed his name to Leslie) marital history,
Julius had died at the hands of the Nazis in Thereseinstadt concentration camp in 1943. That camp was in Czechoslovakia.
At any rate, Lilly wrote this letter... a declaration to the German Consulate in SF, CA (Jan 1959) regarding Julius Braunhart's birth, marriage, children, divorce, deportation and death.
Here is the letter. Unfortunately some of it is cut off. We are trying to obtain a better version:
To the signing, seized for certifications consul Dr. Walter Fröwis,
came today to the office of the German consulate in San Francisco, California:
Mrs. Lilly Rains born Braunhart, divorced, born on the 19th May 1916
in Labischin/Poznan, residing 793-37 Ave., San Francisco, Cal.
The identity of the appears was determined.
My father was the German citizen Julius Braunhart, born on the 6th January 1885 in Schubin/Poznan.
About 1941, he was deported from his last residence in Berlin to Theresienstadt where he,
according to the 1948 information received from the ministry of social affairs in Prague,
on the 23rd or 24th March 1943 was deceased.
He was in first and only matrimony (married on the 23rd Dec. 1913 in Labischin) married
with Doris Braunhart born Asch, born 18th October 1886 in Labischin, residing 793-37 Ave., San Francisco, California.
This matrimony was divorced, by judgment of the district court I Berlin, and the divorce became legal on the 16th February 1927.
From this matrimony emerged the following children:
- Ruth Braunhart, born on the 2nd November 1914 in Labischin, deceased on the 1st January 1915 in Labischin,
- Me, the applicant
- Lothar Braunhart, unmarried, born on the 27th February 1920 in Labischin, residing 793-37 Ave., San Francisco, California.
The deceased hasn't left a will."
Wait - what? Julius and Doris were divorced? That's new!
And another discovery - Ruth Braunhart - a NEW Braunhart, was the first born of Julius and Doris, born in Labischin, and unfortunately died in Labischin 14 months later.
So that's two new discoveries in ONE Letter! Both from the Friedrichshain Kreuzberg Museum in Berlin
Thanks to Andrea for this. Good news - she has discovered many more documents that will be translated and presented only here at https://www.braunhart.com