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Leopold Davids

Male 1872 - 1943  (70 years)


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  • Name Leopold Davids 
    Born 23 Oct 1872  Darfeld, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Hebrew Birth 21 Tis 5633 
    Deportation 1943  Westerbork CC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Deported from Gouda to Westerbork CC
    Holocaust There are almost no surviving photos of my parents or my paternal grandparents, except for one very small, old childhood photo of my father and his siblings standing together in their home town Darfeld (Westphalia); the picture is in very bad condition and the image is too vague to warrant attachment.

    Photo of the gravesite marker of Leopold Davids at Diemen Cemetery, taken in 1947 when it was unveiled by his son Paul Davids (my biological uncle who adopted me into his family shortly afterwards and took me with him to his home in South Africa). Leopold died at Westerbork at age 70, probsbly from kidney failure, as we were given to believe that he was receiving dialysis treatment while residing in Gouda. He was cremated in Westerbork, courtesy of the Nazi instructions to the Judenrat.

    With special Rabbinical permission, Leopold's ashes, in an urn at Westerbork, were retrieved by the Red Cross and given to Paul for burial. Since Julie died in Sobibor, as did two of her and Leopold's children and their spouses, they have no grave, so Paul ensured that their names were included on the memorial inscription. Martha Neuhaus-Davids and Artur Neuhaus were survived by their only child, my cousin Marian, who was hidden in Holland and was adopted by one of Artur's surviving brothers in New York.

    Leopold Davids lived in the Central Jewish Old Men-and Womenhouse at the Oosthaven 31 in Gouda. He has died on 16 May 1942 in Westerbork transit camp and he was cremated on 18 May 1943. The urn with his ashes was placed on the Jewish cemetry in Diemen on field U, row 6, grave number 24.  [1, 2
    Holocaust Victim
    Hebrew Death 11 Iya 5703 
    Immigration Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Darfeld, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Gouda, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Central Jewish Old Men-and Womenhouse at the Oosthaven 31
    Died 16 May 1943  Westerbork CC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14772  Blank Family
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2010 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Oct 1872 - Darfeld, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeportation - 1943 - Westerbork CC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - - Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Darfeld, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Gouda, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 May 1943 - Westerbork CC Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Davids Family Tombstone
    Davids Family Tombstone

    Holocaust Records At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Page of Testimony of Leopold Davids
    Page of Testimony of Leopold Davids
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S464] E-mail message, from Harry Davids.

    2. [S329] Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands.


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