Hans Joachim Caminer

21 Years

Hans Joachim Caminer was born on 18 September 1920 in Berlin. He has a younger brother Kurt (1924). His father was a tailor. On 17 November 1941 he was put on transport to Kaunas, where he was killed a week later. Kurt left for England in July 1939 at the age of 15 with a children’s transport. Hans’ mother also managed to escape to England and they emigrated to the U.S.A. at the end of the 1940s. Hans’ mother died in 1995 in Virginia, Kurt died there in 2017.  

Hans came from the hachshara education Jessen-Mühle über Sommerfeld in August 1939 together with the Work Village workers Berta Englard and Günther Glogowski, who are also on the roll of names.

He started working as a farmer in the Werkdorp.

After the Werkdorp was evacuated on 20 March 1941, he was put up with the Cohen family on Stadionweg.

Together with 300 others he was arrested on 11 June in the 2nd razzia in Amsterdam. The razzia went from house to house on the basis of address lists. They were taken to camp Schoorl where they were selected on health and age and having four Jewish grandparents. A total of 57 of the 61 arrested workforces were transported to Mauthausen. Hans Caminer is murdered there on 20 September 1941.



Son of

  • Lieba (Lola) Caminer-Pufeles, * 24-09-1893 in Krakau † 1995 Virginia U.S.A. and
  • Siegmund Caminer, * 11-10-1889 in Borna Leipzig, † op 25 november 1941 in Kaunas (Lithunia), Fort IX

Last address

Kaiser Wilhelmstrasse 46 Berlin-Lankwitz

Last known residences in The Netherlands

  • 21-08-1939
    Werkdorp Wieringen, Nieuwesluizerweg 42, Slootdorp (Wieringen)
  • 20-03-1941
    After the eviction of the Werkdorp deported to Amsterdam
  • 27-03-1941
    Amsterdam, Stadionweg 214-II (fam. Henri Cohen)
  • 11-06-1941
    Arrested at the second raid  in Amsterdam and deported to Durchgangslager Schoorl
  • 22-06-1941
    Deportation to Mauthausen