Günther Glogowski

20 Years

Günther Glogowski was born on 5 March 1922 in Berlin. The Glogowski family moved from Kavalierstrasse 10 in the Pankow district to Lützowstrasse in the Tiergarten district of Berlin in October 1933. His parents were forced to move to a Judenhaus on Kaiser-Franz-Grenadierplatz 3 in Berlin (Mitte) just before their deportation on 24 October 1941 to Litzmannstadt (Lodz) in Poland. They were transferred on 4 May 1942 to the Kulmhof extermination camp, 50 kilometres north of Lodz and close to the town of Chlemno, where they were murdered.  

Günther had to leave school in March 1936. He had just turned 14. A year later he goes to the hakhshara education in Jessen-Mühle über Sommerfeld as a Zionist. Jessen is situated in Poland about 185 km southeast of Berlin. The training started in the summer of 1937 and accommodates 30 young pioneers between the ages of 15 and 17. It is one of the few hachshara training sites where they were able to continue their work underground during the war. After completing his two-year training, Günther flees to the Netherlands in the summer of 1939 and works as a farmer in the Werkdorp.

He was one of the sixty people who remained and who, after the Werkdorp was evacuated on 20 March 1941, were able to deal with the ongoing business and bring in the harvest. After the definite closure of the Werkdorp in August 1941, he found a place to live and work with the Bruining family in Barradeel (Wijnaldum municipality). About a year later he was arrested and taken to camp Westerbork. A few days later he was transported to Auschwitz, where he was killed on 17 September 1942.



Son of

  • Alice Glogowski-Zöllner * 09-06-1891 in Berlin † 04-05-1942 in Kulmhof and
  • Max Glogowski * 02-09-1886 in Raschkow † 04-05-1942 in Kulmhof

Last address

Jessen-Mühle über Sommerfeld

Last known residences in The Netherlands

  • 29-08-1939
    Werkdorp Wieringen, Nieuwesluizerweg 42, Slootdorp (Wieringen)
  • 12-08-1941
    A142 Barradeel (family Bruining gem. Wijnaldum)
  • 20-08-1942
    Deportation to Camp Westerbork
  • 24-08-1942
    Deportation to Auschwitz