Moritz Zimmer

18 Years

Moritz was born on 1 February 1923 in Cologne. Early 1939 he came to the Netherlands on a children’s transport. Not long after that his parents fled to Belgium and stayed in Sommerstraat 9 in Antwerp together with their eldest son Abraham. Because of their presence in Belgium Moritz was on the exchange list of children from the Netherlands with Belgium. His younger brother and sister came to the Netherlands at the same time as Moritz. Both Salli (1928) and Adele (1931) stayed with a family in Amsterdam as foster children from mid-1939. Salli was killed in Sobibor on 4 June 1943, Adele survived the war in hiding. She lives in the U.S.A. (2021). His older brother Abraham (1921) was murdered in Auschwitz on 23 September 1942.

Moritz was trained as a locksmith in the Werkdorp and worked as a farmer. He was not a Zionist. After the Werkdorp was evacuated, he found shelter with the Cohen family in Rubensstraat in Amsterdam. He went on the first transport to Auschwitz and was killed one month later on 30 September 1942. His parents arrived in the same period in Auschwitz and were both killed in mid-September 1942.



Son of

  • Malka Zimmer-Tass * 05-06-1895 in Strzsyszow (P) † 11-09-1942 in Auschwitz and
  • Juda Zimmer, * 25-11-1896 Kolocryce (P) † 11-09-1942 in Auschwitz

Last address

Cologne, Agrippastraat 71

Last known residences in The Netherlands

  • 09-01-1939
    Rivierenhuis de Steeg, Hoofdstraat 10, Rheden
  • 24-04-1939
    Ons Boschhuis, Arnhemschebovenweg 235, Driebergen-Rijssenburg
  • 28-11-1939
    Werkdorp Wieringen, Nieuwesluizerweg 42, Slootdorp (Wieringen)
  • 20-03-1941
    After the eviction of the Werkdorp deported to Amsterdam
  • 27-03-1941
    Amsterdam, Rubensstraat 77-hs
  • 18-06-1941
    Amsterdam, Hunzestraat 60-I
  • 01-10-1941
    Amsterdam, Biesboschstraat 26-II
  • 14-07-1942
    Deportation to Camp Westerbork
  • 15-07-1942
    On the first deportation to Auschwitz