The Egon Schönberger story has helped me uncover aspects of Mainz that had escaped me until now.
It’s only when you start looking for specific locations that you realise how little is left of the pre-world war 2 Mainz.
We’ve established that Egon’s 2 maiden aunts lived in a house at Kaiserstrasse 21 until their forced relocation to one of the “Jew Houses” (Adam-Karrillon Str 54) and their suicides in August and September 1942 to avoid deportation.
Nothing remains of the grand buildings on the left of the park, but we do have a single useable reference point:
The building on the corner of the Heidelbergerfaßgasse (on the right) puts the reddish-coloured house (left) on the corner of Gartenfeldstrasse as #21.
Which looks like this these days: