Frans Laufer

17 years

Frans Laufer was born on 14 August 1925 in Kattowicz.  It is a town 80 kilometres west of Krakow. Franz’s mother went on a transport from Breslau to Lithuania on 25 November 1941 and was killed four days later in Kaunas. The fate of Franz’s father is unknown. Franz came to the Netherlands together with his elder sister Lotte (1923). Through the first shelter in Rotterdam, the Jewish Youth Farm in Gouda, Frans went to the Werkdorp. He arrived there in February 1940. He was 14 years old at the time. Franz was not a Zionist and worked as a farmer in the Werkdorp.  
After the Werkdorp was evacuated on 20 March 1941 he was initially received by the Schrijver family in Amsterdam. He moved to the Youth Home of the Jewish Council as soon as the doors opened there on 11 November 1941. He is on the list for the first transport on 15 July 1942 to Auschwitz. Within three months of arrival he was murdered. His sister, who was with him in the Werkdorp and also stayed in the Youth Home, met the same fateful fate, taken on the first transport to Auschwitz and then murdered within three months.



Son of

  • Cälima Celina Laufer-Danziger * 14-06-1900 in Breslau † 29-11-1941 in Kaunas and
  • Herbert Laufer * 21-05-1887 in Breslau † unknown

Last address

Breslau, Strasse der SA 87

Last known residences in The Netherlands

  • 16-02-1939
    Quarantaine Beneden Heijplaat, Quarantainestraat 1, Rotterdam
  • 29-04-1939
    Civilian Orphanage Gouda, Spieringstraat 1, Gouda
  • 13-12-1939
    Quarantaine Amsterdam, Zeeburgerdijk 321, Amsterdam
  • 03-02-1940
    Werkdorp Wieringen, Nieuwesluizerweg 42, Slootdorp (Wieringen)
  • 20-03-1941
    After the eviction of the Werkdorp deported to Amsterdam
  • 27-03-1941
    Amsterdam, Koningslaan 34-hs
  • 10-11-1941
    Amsterdam, Pl. Franschelaan 13
  • 14-07-1942
    Deportation to Camp Westerbork
  • 15-07-1942
    On the first deportation to Auschwitz