Werner Roth

23 Years

Werner Roth was born on 12 August 1920 in Zabrze, a town in Poland 110 kilometres from Krakow. Werner followed a haschsjara education in Ellgut-Steinau. In mid-February 1939, he fled to the Netherlands and reported in the Werkdorp. There he started working as a farmer.

Immediately after Kristallnacht Werner’s father was arrested and deported to Buchenwald camp and remained imprisoned until mid-December 1938. His parents and both his brothers Herbert (1922) and Egon (1929) were deported to an unknown concentration camp and declared dead after the war.

After the eviction of the Werkdorp on 20 March 1941 Werner was among the 60 people who stayed. Werner joined the group leaving for Deventer in search of a place for an individual hachshara. He found such a place in Enschede. In October 1942 he was arrested and taken to Westerbork. And almost a year later, in September 1943, he was transported to Auschwitz. After five months of forced labour he was murdered on 28 February 1944.



Son of

  • Käthe Roth-Neufzer *19-06-1898 in Einbeck † unknown and
  • Rudolf Roth * 24-02-1891 in Zabrze † unknown

Last address

Ellguth-Steinau and Bielefeld

Last known residences in The Netherlands

  • 25-02-1939
    Werkdorp Wieringen, Nieuwesluizerweg 42, Slootdorp (Wieringen)
  • 21-07-1941
    Deventer, Papenstraat 45 (De Korenbloem)
  • 26-08-1941
    Enschede, Wesselerweg 180
  • 03-10-1942
    Deported to Camp Westerbork, Barrack 64
  • 21-09-1943
    Deportation to Auschwitz