Ahlem Hospital Survivors, 1945

By Nolan Altman and Peter Landé

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In 1944, several thousand Jewish prisoners were sent from Auschwitz and Mauthausen to Hannover/Ahlem for forced labor.  There are incomplete records on the fate of these persons (see separate list of persons who perished) but the following list names 243 persons who survived and were placed in the Heidehaus hospital in Ahlem in April 1945.  Some died there, but most apparently survived.


This database includes 243 individuals who were admitted to the Heidehaus hospital.  The fields of the database are as follows:

The following are translations of religions in the database:

evgl. Protestant
jüd. Jewish
kath. Catholic
keine None
orth. Orthodox
rechtgl.     Orthodoxy
ungläubig Faithless

The following are translations of nationalities in the database:

Deutscher German
Frankreich French
Französisch     French
Holländerin Dutch
Jugoslawin Yugoslavian
Lettin Latvian
Österreicher Austrian
Polin Polish
Rumänin Rumanian
Russin Russian
Tschechien Czechoslovakian
Ungarin Hungarian

For help with translations of occupations from German to English, please see the JewishGen InfoFile at: http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/GermanOccs.htm.


The information contained in this database was indexed from the files of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Obtained from the Hannover city archives.)  This information is accessible to you today thanks to the effort of the following JewishGen volunteers who are responsible for the transcription of this file: Nolan Altman (coordinator) and Kurt Friedlaender.

In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible.  Special thanks to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy.  Particular thanks to the Research Division headed by Joyce Field and to Nolan Altman, coordinator of Holocaust files.

Nolan Altman
June 2005

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