Horst Levi

18 Years

Horst was born on 18 August 1923 in Paderborn. He grew up in a family with six children. Horst was the youngest of the six. He came to the Netherlands on a children’s transport on 5 January 1939. Both his parents died before the war: his mother on 12 February 1938 and his father just before Horst’s departure to the Netherlands. Horst was initially received in the Dommelhuis in Eindhoven and obtained a vacant place in the Werkdorp when a group of Werkdorpers left on the ship Dora in the autumn of 1939. After the Werkdorp was evacuated, he found shelter with the Broches foster family in Nicolaas Maesstraat in Amsterdam. In February 1942, he joined the other young Werkdorpers who were united in the youth centre of the Jewish Council. In July 1942, he was put on the list for the first transport to Auschwitz. He was murdered there within a month of his arrival on 12 August 1942.   

Two of the children of the Levi family survived the war: Robert (1907) and Kurt (1917).  Brother Walter (1910) died in 1937. Hildegard, Robert’s twin sister perished in the Warsaw ghetto. Margarethe (1912) was murdered in Auschwitz in March 1943.



Son of

  • Bertha Levi-de Vries * 10-10-1878 in Herford † 12-02-1938 in Paderborn and
  • Karl Levi * 14-06-1877 in Rhoden † 03-01-1939 in Paderborn

Last address

Schlangen in Lippe

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, Nicolaas Maesstraat 136-hs
  • 09-02-1942
    Amsterdam, Plantage Franschelaan 13
  • 14-07-1942
    Deportation to Westerbork
  • 15-07-1942
    On the first deportation to Auschwitz