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Berger, Albert (Engels)

  • Born 03-05-1919 in Bonn, Germany.
  • Deceased 21-02-1944 in Auschwitz-Monowitz, Poland – 24 years.
  • Parents Salomon Berger, cattle dealer, and Elisabeth Berger.

Albert came from Almelo in early October 1939 to Weerselo (address unknown) and left in mid-November 1939 to “De Korenbloem” in Deventer. After a stay in Assen from September 1941 he lived at 5 Veldbeekweg in Boekelo. He was a Palestine pioneer of the Deventer Association.

He was born in Bonn but later lived in Siegburg. Albert was the youngest of the three sons. His father died in 1932. Albert left for Flensburg in the summer of 1938 to join the pioneer association Gut Jägerslust. After Reichskristallnacht he was held in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp until the end of December 1938. After his release, he came to the Netherlands from Bielefeld via the Teuge flying school in January 1939.

Albert arrived in camp Westerbork – barracks 58 and 64 on October 3, 1942. He was waiting here for his ‘Albersheim declaration’ from the emigration service. A medical certificate that could demonstrate physical fitness for pioneering. This did not work then. On September 14, 1943 he was transported from camp Westerbork to the External Command Auschwitz III-Monowitz. Here the prisoners were employed in the huge Buna factory complex of the German chemical group IG Farben.

Holocaust victim, like his mother. His brothers Adolf and Herman survived the war, they had already left for Palestine.

Jewish monument and Stolperstein in Enschede.

National Holocaust Names Memorial in Amsterdam.

Meijerstein Herbert

All Palestine pioneers in the municipality Weerselo

(Dutch version)

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