Paul Fischer was born on 7 April 1920 in Berlin. Paul fled to the Netherlands in the summer of 1939. He arrived in the Werkdorp in mid-August. He worked there as a farmer and gardener.
After the Werkdorp was evacuated on 20 March 1941, he found his first refuge on Hendrik Jacobszstraat. Early 1942 he went to live on Geulstraat, where he was in the company of Werkdorp residents Rudolf Raphaelson and Fritz Schmelz. They are on the list for the first transport to Auschwitz. Fritz and Paul went along, Rudolf tried to escape. Paul was killed within a month of his arrival on 3 August 1942.
The fate of Paul’s parents is unknown. His brother Shaul Fischer survived and emigrated to Israel.
- Kaethe Fischer-Rosam * 05-06-1888 in Berlin † unknown and
- Alfred Fischer * 13-02-1879 in Berlin † unknown
Breslau, Gabitzstrasse 35
Last known residences in The Netherlands
Werkdorp Wieringen, Nieuwesluizerweg 42, Slootdorp (Wieringen)
After the eviction of the Werkdorp deported to Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Hendrik Jacobszstraat 50-III
Amsterdam, Rubensstraat 25-hs
Amsterdam, Geulstraat 7a-III (fam. Steinberg)
Deportation to Camp Westerbork
On the first deportation to Auschwitz