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Jean Marie Dael 1909 - 1945

Born 1.1.1909 in Venlo
Died 9.3.1945 in Mauthausen

The brothers Jan and Leo Dael came from a large Catholic family. Leopold Dael Sen. and his wife Helena Maassen had nine children: four boys and five girls. Leopold was an energetic and successful ... read more

Olaf Eugen Paulus 1898 - 1945

Born 7.11.1898 in Stavanger
Died 13.1.1945 in Melk

Olaf Eugen Paulus was born on 7 November 1898 in Stavanger. He was the son of Olaf Paulus and Dagny Nitter. With a noted composer for a father and a music teacher for a mother, it was natural that ... read more

Alojz Ivanz 1912 - 1941

Born 21.4.1912 in Gorica
Died 23.10.1941 in Gusen

It may seem unbelievable but from the documents and testimonies it is clear that the first Slovenes in the Mauthausen and Gusen concentration camps were Spanish Republican fighters of Slovenian ... read more

Karel Hašler 1879 - 1941

Born 31.10.1879 in Praha
Died 22.12.1941 in Mauthausen

Karel Hašler was born on 31 October 1879 into a working-class family in Praha-Zlíchova. He learned the trade of a glove maker but the theatre became his passion. He worked extensively ... read more

Dina de Leve-Cohen 1919 - 1945

Born 16.10.1919 in Groningen
Died 20.3.1945 in Mauthausen

  The Dutch Jew Dina (Dineke) de Leve was born on 16 October 1919 in Groningen in the Netherlands. She was the daughter of Simon Cohen and Amalia Hemelrijk. Dineke was a nurse by profession. ... read more

Karel Hudomalj 1905 - 1944

Born 18.10.1905 in Zagorje
Died 27.9.1944 in Mauthausen

  Karel Hudomalj was a remarkable figure with an extensive political career. By profession he was a mechanic and, like many of his countrymen, he started his career in a coal mine. But his ... read more

Henri Eischen 1885 - 1945

Born 18.5.1885 in Hemstal
Died 21.2.1945 in Mauthausen

Henri Eischen was born on 18 May 1885 in Hemstal (Luxembourg). He was a factory worker. On 25 April 1944 Henri and his wife Marie were taken into custody for assisting a deserter. First he was held ... read more

Paul Giroud Trouillet 1926 - 1945

Born 21.11.1926 in Chambéry
Died 22.4.1945 in Gusen

Paul Giroud Trouillet was the third of six children. His father fought in the First World War from 1914 to 1918 and died on 9 May 1940, leaving behind a widow with six children aged five, ten, ... read more

Stanisław Janczar 1913 - 1945

Born 8.9.1913 in Wyszogród
Died 9.5.1945 in Mauthausen

Franciszek and Józefa Janczar’s son was born in the Polish town of Wyszogród, in the Płock district. He was one of five children. His life was closely linked with the river Wisła f ... read more

Michel Scholtes 1906 - 1945

Born 14.5.1906 in Kopstal
Died 5.5.1945 in Gusen

Michel Scholtes, a lathe operator and metalworker, was born on 14 May 1906 in Kopstal (Luxembourg). He lived there with his wife, Irmine Hensel, and two children. He had been an active trade unionist ... read more