Karl Friedrich Lewkowitz

19 Years

Karl Friedrich was born on 10 September 1922 in Breslau. He was a Zionist, came to the Netherlands on 22 December 1938 and went almost immediately to the Werkdorp. There he worked as a blacksmith. He had an accident and was taken to the Nieuw Israelisch Ziekenhuis (hospital) in Amsterdam, operated there and ended up in the Apeldoornsche Bosch for convalescence (he remained registered in Amsterdam). In February 1941 he returned to Amsterdam to live with his parents. He belonged to the June group. These 57 Werkdorpers were rounded up during the 2nd razzia in Amsterdam on 11 June 1941. They were transported via Schoorl camp to Mauthausen, where Karl Friedrich was killed on 30 October 1941.

His father was a teacher of philosophy and associated with the Jewish Council. His parents had a ‘sperr’ and were transported to Bergen-Belsen on 11-01-1944. They were among the 244 Jews who managed to get to Palestine by exchanging prisoners with the Germans on 10 July 1944.



Son of

  • Hildegard Lewkowitz-Bloch, * 18-05-1897 in Breslau † unknown and
  • Albert Lewkowitz * 06-04-1883 in Georgenberg † 1954 in Haifa (Israël)

Last address

Breslau, Wallstrasse 14

Last known residences in The Netherlands

  • 27-12-1938
    Werkdorp Wieringen, Nieuwesluizerweg 42, Slootdorp (Wieringen)
  • 21-11-1939
    Amsterdam, Nierstraat 45-II (fam. Sasman)
  • 03-02-1940
    Amsterdam, Nierstraat 51-II (fam. Rosenzweig)
  • 05-06-1940
    Amsterdam, Biesboschstraat 15-III (fam. Meyer)
  • 03-02-1941
    Amsterdam, Biesboschstraat 11-III (ouders)
  • 11-06-1941
    Arrested at the seond raid in Amsterdam and deported to Durchgangslager Schoorl
  • 22-06-1941
    Deportation to Mauthausen