Lotte Laufer

19 Years

Lotte Laufer was born on 12 February 1923 in Kattowicz. It is a town in Poland 80 kilometres west of Krakow. Lotte’s mother was transported from Breslau to Lithuania on 25 November 1941 and was killed four days later in Kaunas.  The fate of her father is unknown.
Lotte came to the Netherlands together with her younger brother Frans (1925). Via the first shelter in Rotterdam, the Jewish Youth Farm in Gouda and several children’s homes, Lotte went to the Werkdorp. She arrived there in the summer of 1940. She was not a Zionist; in the Werkdorp she worked as a domestic servant.  After the Werkdorp was evacuated on 20 March 1941, she was initially received by the Angress family in Amsterdam. Another woman from the Werkdorp, Hilde Altenberg, lived at the same address on Cliostraat 34. She moved to the Youth Home of the Jewish Council as soon as it opened on 11 November 1941.  She was on the list for the first transport on 15 July 1942 to Auschwitz. Within three months of arrival she was murdered on 30 September 1942. Her brother Frans met the same fateful fate, with the first transport to Auschwitz and then murdered within three months.



Daugther of

  • Cälima Celina Laufer-Danziger * 14-06-1900 in Breslau † 29-11-1941 in Kaunas and
  • Herbert Laufer * 21-05-1887 in Breslau † unknown

Last address

Breslau, Strasse der SA 87

Last known residences in The Netherlands

  • 16-02-1939
    Quarantaine Beneden Heijplaat, Quarantainestraat 1, Rotterdam
  • 29-04-1939
    Civilian Orphanage Gouda, Spieringstraat 1, Gouda
  • 09-05-1939
    Quarantaine Beneden Heijplaat, Quarantainestraat 1, Rotterdam
  • 06-11-1939
    Oostelijke Handelskade, Oostelijke Handelskade 12, Amsterdam
  • 19-03-1940
    Huis ten Vijver, Dwarsweg 3, Scheveningen
  • 24-07-1940
    Werkdorp Wieringen, Nieuwesluizerweg 42, Slootdorp (Wieringen)
  • 20-03-1941
    After the eviction of the Werkdorp deported to 
  • 27-03-1941
    Amsterdam, Cliostraat 39-hs (dhr. Angress)
  • 10-11-1941
    Amsterdam, Plantage Franschelaan 13-hs
  • 14-07-1942
    Deportation to Camp Westerbork
  • 15-07-1942
    On the first deportation to Auschwitz