Herzberg, Abel J.

Birth Name Herzberg, Abel J.
Call Name Abel
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources

Camp 1943 Westerbork Durchgangslager Kamp Westerbork, Westerbork, Midden-Drenthe, Drenthe, Nederlanden Dr. Abel J. Herzberg and his wife were arrested, and taken to the Dutch transit camp

Camp January, 1944 Bergen-Belsen Konzentrationslager, Bergen, landkreis Celle, Niedersachsen, Deutschland  

Event Note

As a Zionist, Dr. Abel J. Herzberg was put on the list of 1,300 Jews available to be sent to Palestine in exchange for German citizens held as prisoners by the Allies.
He was on the list of 272 Jews selected in April 1944 to go to Palestine, but when 50 names were crossed off the list, Dr. Abel J. Herzberg was sent back into the Star Camp with the other Dutch Jews.

Occupation   Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederlanden Dr. Abel J. Herzberg was a lawyer

Event Note

Dr. Abel J. Herzberg survived the war,and returned to being a lawyer in Amsterdam.
He published the diary that he kept in Bergen-Belsen under the title of Tweestromenland., translated into English as Bergen-Belsen from 1943 - 1945.



    1. Herzberg, Abel J.