Hugo Bein

21 Years

Hugo Bein was born on 31 December 1919 in Munich. Hugo had an older brother Alexander (1918). The Bein family moved from Switzerland to the Netherlands in March 1936. They settled in Amsterdam.

Immediately after arriving in the Netherlands, Hugo reported to the Werkdorp. He started working as a gardener.

From March 1939 to July 1943 his parents ran a coffee and tea shop at Rijnstraat 7 in Amsterdam. In June 1940 the father reported the theft of 75 kg sugar from their shop.

They were arrested on 20 June 1943 and taken to Westerbork. Nine days later they were transported to Sobibor, where they were killed immediately upon arrival.

After the eviction of Werkdorp on 20 March 1941 Hugo moved back in with his parents on Rijnstraat. He belonged to the June group, or ‘werkdorpers’, who were rounded up during the second major razzia in Amsterdam on 11 June 1941 and deported to Mauthausen via camp Schoorl in a group of 300 Jews, among whom 57 werkdorpers. There they had to perform forced labour in stone quarries and/or undergo medical experiments. Almost immediately upon arrival Hugo was killed on 11 July 1941. During this raid not only Hugo, but also his brother Alexander was arrested and deported to Mauthausen. He was already murdered on 8 July 1941.



Son of

  • Flora Bein-Wolf * 11-05-1891 in Ichenhausen † 02-07-1943 in Sobibor and
  • Arthur Bein * 11-02-1887 in Augsburg † 02-07-1943 in Sobibor

Last address

St. Gallen Zwitserland

Last known residences in The Netherlands

  • 31-03-1936
    Werkdorp Wieringen, Nieuwesluizerweg 42, Slootdorp (Wieringen)
  • 20-03-1941
    After the eviction of the Werkdorp deported to Amsterdam
  • 27-03-1941
    Amsterdam, Rijnstraat 7
  • 11-06-1941
    Arrested at the second raid in Amsterdam and deported to Durchgangslager Schoorl
  • 22-06-1941
    Deportation to Mauthausen