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Walter Bonn

Kaldenkirchen, – Auschwitz,

Reached the age of 31 years

Occupation: Metalwares manufacturer



About Walter Bonn

Walter Bonn was married to Hermine Bonn-Hertz. The couple had no children.
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In his book If this is a man (US: Survival in Auschwitz) Primo Levi writes about Walter Bonn. He says: 'One is Walter Bonn, a Dutchman, civilized quite well mannered'.
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Emmy Bonn-Leijens and her family

Emmy Bonn-Leijens had two children: Walter, and a child who survived the war. Shortly after the war, the surviving child still succumbed due to the medical experiments which it had suffered from in concentration camp. A comprehensive biography of the Bonn-Leijens family can be found in F. Krauwert Die drei Eisheiligen.
This book contains, between other things, a moving farewell letter of Emmy Bonn…

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