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Isaak Hilversum

Amersfoort, – Auschwitz,

Reached the age of 37 years

Occupation: Porter

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The fate of Isaak Hilversum and his family.

Isaak Hilversum, born in Amersfoort on 21 November 1905, was a son of Levie Hilversum and Branca Nabarro. He was born into a family with in total eleven children. One little brother and a little sister have died at a very young age and one sister survived the Holocaust. All other siblings and Isaak him self, as well both his parents, were killed in the Shoah.

Isaak married 20 June 1928 in Amsterda…

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Details of Isaak Hilversum's death and burial

Isaak Hilversum died on 11 October 1943 in Blechhammer camp and is burried in a common grave at the Community Cemetery in Opole - Polwies, Poland

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Isaak Hilversum and his family

In addition, a Jokos file (number 15447) on this family is at the Amsterdam Municipal Archive. Access is subject to authorization from the Stichting Joods Maatschappelijk Werk.

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About Isaak Hilversum

By establishing the date of death of Isaak Hilversum 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 Isaak Hilversum is m…

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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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Blechhammer.

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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