Werner Erich Klaber
|Birthplace:||Mariannen-Institut, Jakobstrasse 18, Aachen, NRW, Germany|
|Death:||Died in Riga, Latvia, former USSR|
|Cause of death:||Murdered in the Shoah|
|Place of Burial:||Martyrs of the Holocaust|
|Managed by:||Jack Marcel Klaber|
About Werner Erich Klaber
Werner was a bright kid who was a joy for his parents. Sadly, his father Fritz was imprisoned immediately after the Kristallnacht (Nov. 1938) when he was not yet 2 years old. Fritz would never see his son again after he was forced to leave Germany as condition for being freed from Dachau after 3 months imprisonment under very harsh conditions. In the letters his mother Ilse wrote to his father in Holland, preparing the emigration of his family, she told him about Werner's longing to be reunited with his father. Werner, his mother and maternal grandmother were deported to Riga Ghetto in December 1941 when Werner was only 5 years old. They all vanished and no trace has been found ever since.
Werner Erich Klaber's Timeline
December 17, 1936
Aachen, NRW, Germany
December 11, 1941
Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Source: German Federal Archive:
At least in the case of the December 11, 1941 transport from Düsseldorf, the train was composed of third class passenger cars for the Jews and a second class passenger car for the guards. Apparently efforts were made to keep the train heated. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riga_Ghetto#Jews_from_Germany
German Federal Archive: http://www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch/directory.html?id=1006948 erroneously mentions Dortmund as the place of transport for Margarethe Kaufmann, geb. Kahn.
Riga, Latvia, former USSR
November 11, 2010
Breyell, Nettetal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Gunter Demnig laid the Stolperstones in a ceremony that was witnessed by about 50 people: the mayor of Nettetal-Breyell, members of the town council, the church organizations who together with the Lienen family (Vera, the initiator of this project and her brother) sponsored the stones.
Martyrs of the Holocaust