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Isaäc Rodrigues de Mercado

Amsterdam, – Midden-Europa,

Reached the age of 27 years

Occupation: Office clerk



The fate of Isaäc Rodrigues de Mercado and his family.

Isaäc Rodrigues de Mercado was a son of Aäron Rodrigues de Mercado and Abigael Valensa. He married 8 January 1936 in Amsterdam Sientje Rootveld, a daughter of Samuel Rootveld and Alida Brander. One day after their wedding they moved into the house at Hofmeijerstraat 13-1st floor in Amsterdam.

The couple had three children, namely Alida on 7 Juni 1936, Samuel on 9 October 1937 and Betty on 18 July …

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About Isaäc Rodrigues de Mercado

By establishing the date of death of Isaäc Rodrigues de Mercadothe 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 Isaäc Rodr…

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Isaäc Rodrigues de Mercado

Isaäc Rodrigues de Mercado verbleef in september-begin oktober 1942 in het werkkamp Conrad bij Staphorst.
Zie: Gert-Jan Westhoff, Dwangarbeid in Staphorst. Joodse werkkampen in Staphorst en Rouveen (Kampen 2012), pag. 121.

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Details of Isaäc Rodrigues de Mercado's death and burial

Isaäc Rodrigues de Mercado died on 26 October 1943 in Blechhammer camp and is burried in a common grave at the Community Cemetery in Opole - Polwies, Poland

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Isaäc Rodrigues de Mercado and his family

In addition, a Jokos file (number 50301) on this family is at the Amsterdam Municipal Archive. Access is subject to authorization from the Stichting Joods Maatschappelijk Werk.

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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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Portuguese Jews.

In the Second World War, Portuguese Jews tried to emphasize their Portuguese origin by obtaining a place on Portuguese and emigration lists in order to prevent deportation. This is what archive assistant Lydia Hagoort puts in “Het Beth Haim in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel”, a history of Beth Haim, the cemetery of the Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam.

By means of extensive pedigree and scientific research,…

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