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Berger, Albert (Engels)

  • Born 03-05-1919 in Bonn, Germany.
  • Deceased 21-02-1944 in Auschwitz-Monowitz, Poland.
  • Parents Salomon Berger 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. His father died in 1930. Albert was in Sachsenhausen concentration camp until the end of December 1938. He came to the Netherlands from Bielefeld in January 1939 via the flying school Teuge.

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 left for Israel and survived the war.

Jewish memorial and Stolperstein Enschede.

All Palestine-pioneers in the municipality Weerselo

(Dutch version)

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