Hans Hugo Joseph

18 Years

Hans Hugo Joseph was born on 22 July 1924 in München-Gladbach. Together with two brothers, Heinz Günther (1922) and Werner (1928), he came on a children’s transport to the Netherlands in early 1939. In November 1939 he went to Wieringen together with his older brother Heinz Günther. In the Werkdorp he worked as a farmer. He was not a Zionist. His parents planned to emigrate to Columbia, but lacked the means. His parents and his brothers did not survive the war. His parents were put on transport to Riga from Düsseldorf at the end of 1941 and were killed almost immediately upon arrival. His oldest brother Heinz Günther belonged to the 11 June group. These 57 workforces were rounded up during the second razzia in Amsterdam on 11 June 1941 and deported to Mauthausen via Schoorl camp.

Hans Hugo himself – after spending some time with his younger brother Werner in the youth home of the Jewish Council – was transported to Sobibor with Werner on 4 May 1943. They were murdered immediately upon arrival on 7 May 1943.



Son of

  • Hedwig Joseph-Hermanns * 10-04-1892 in Neuwerk † 11-12-1941 Riga Stutthof KZ and
  • Friedrich Joseph * 07-11-1891 in Velbert † 01-01-1942 Riga Salaspils

Last address

München-Gladbach: Dünnerstrasse 172

Last known residences in The Netherlands

  • 05-01-1939
    Dommelhuis, Jonckbloetlaan 13, Eindhoven
  • 16-11-1939
    Werkdorp Wieringen, Nieuwesluizerweg 42, Slootdorp (Wieringen)
  • 20-03-1941
    After the eviction of the Werkdorp deported to Amsterdam
  • 27-03-1941
    Amsterdam, Merwedeplein 1a-III
  • 26-09-1941
    Amsterdam, Amstellaan 84-II
  • 10-11-1941
    Amsterdam, Plantage Franschelaan 13
  • 20-04-1943
    Deportation to Camp Westerbork, Barrack 70
  • 04-05-1943
    Deportation to Sobibor