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Maurits Harpman

Amsterdam, – Midden-Europa,

Reached the age of 42 years

Occupation: Debt collector



The fate of Maurits Harpman and his wife Henriette Koppel.

Maurits Harpman, born 15 November 1901 in Amsterdam, was s aon of Josua Harpman and Bloeme Trompetter. He was born into a family of six children in total, of whom two brothers have survived the war; two sisters and a brother were killed in the Shoah. His father had passed away in 1939 and his mother already in 1922.

On 8 April he married in Amsterdam Henriette Koppel, age 30 years and born in Zupt…

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About Maurits Harpman

By establishing the date of death of Maurits Harpman the official date is maintained as stated after the war by the Dutch Department of Justice.

In a document, which was a protocol of an on-site inspection conducted by Polish judicial authorities in March 1946 at the former camp of Blechhammer and at the mass burials site in the forest near the camp, another date of death for Maurits Harpman is m…

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Details of Maurits Harpman's death and burial

Maurits Harpman died on 5 April 1943 in Blechhammer camp and is burried in a common grave at the Community Cemetery in Opole - Polwies, Poland

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Maurits Harpman

Maurits is een zoon van Josua Harpman (A'dam, 5 september 1874 - A'dam, 9 mei 1939) en Bloeme Trompetter (A'dam, 22 maart 1878 - A'dam, 3 februari 1922).

Bron SAA archiefkaart Josua Harpman 5-9-1874

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The Cosel period.

The period from 28 August to 12 December 1942 was known as the so-called Cosel period. Deportation trains  made a stopover at the freight station of Cosel, located 80 km west of Auschwitz. During that stop, boys and men who were considered fit for work by the Germans, were usually forcibly separated from their families and taken off the train and put to work in the surrounding labor camps of Upper

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In the vicinity of the village of Blechhammer there were a number of forced labor camps with a total of about 50,000 forced laborers. One of these camps was later transformed into concentration camp Blechhammer, an outlying camp of the concentration camp KZ Auschwitz III Monowitz. There the Oberschlesische Hydrierwerke made out gasoline of coal and was the largest forced labor camp of the "Organiz…

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Kaart Joodse Raad

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