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Meijerstein, Herbert (Engels)

  • Born 12-06-1922 in Göttingen, Germany.
  • Deceased 30-09-1942 in Auschwitz, Poland – 20 years.
  • Parents Siegfried Meijerstein, cattle-dealer, and Rosa Gans.

Herbert came in June 1939 as a farmer’s apprentice to the Leuveld family in Hasselo no. 60, municipality of Weerselo. He left in January 1940.

He was the youngest of a family with two sons. After his brother Heinz had previously fled to the Netherlands, Herbert also left for the Netherlands in June 1939. He came to the Netherlands from Göttingen in June 1939. He was a Palestine-pioneer of the Deventer Association. After his stay in Hasselo he left for Oeken E 93 near Brummen. At the end of March 1940 he came as a pioneer in the working village of the Wieringermeer. Later he lived in Amsterdam, where he was arrested. His brother Heinz also stayed as a pioneer in Deventer and the Wieringermeer.

He was deported from Westerbork transit camp on July 15, 1942 to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Holocaust victim, like his father and mother. His brother Heinz fled from the Netherlands to Palestine and survived the war.

Stolpersteine at the Roten Strasse 16 in Göttingen.

Memorial ‘De Korenbloem’ at the Papenstraat in Deventer.

National Holocaust Names Memorial in Amsterdam.

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All Palestine pioneers in the municipality Weerselo

(Dutch version)

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