Moniek Dymant

Stations of the persecution - Moniek Dymant
Stations of the persecution - Moniek Dymant
  • 25 August 1924 Lodz
  • 1930 to 1937 elementary school
  • 1937 to 1939 grammar school
  • December 1939 to March 1943 Lodz / Lodz ghetto. He lived in "Block A56, Hohensteinerstrasse 14" (ulica Zgierska, see occupancy form below) and worked in the boiler forge
  • March 1943 to October 1944 Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp prisoner number 111706
  • 20.10.1944 to 17.11.1944 Stutthof concentration camp, prisoner number 99331 (see Stutthof prisoner personnel card)
  • November 1944 to January 1945 Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp/Helfingen airfield satellite camp (Hailfingen near Stuttgart), prisoner number 40550 (see Moshe Dymant in the list of prisoners of Hailfingen concentration camp, p. 64)
  • January 1945 to 18.4.45 Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp/Dautmergen satellite camp (see above)
    22.4.1945 Liberation by French troops at "Alschausen near Saulgau"
  • after liberation in August 1945 was in a camp in Laucherthal (see list below), then in the
  • Displaced Persons Camp Hohne (Bergen-Belsen),
    Paris in 1949

Source:  Application form "Compensation for injury to body and health"

Before the War

December 1939 to March 1943 Lodz/Lodz ghetto

Schmiede Ghetto Lodz
Schmiede Ghetto Lodz; Quelle: [1]

Before we had to go to the ghetto, my brother Jakob and I had buried a box of jewelry in a shed in the house. We were reported and we were both taken to the police to reveal the hiding place.
I was beaten up miserably and then released, but I had to witness my brother being tortured. His feet were broken and twisted, his hands pressed into the door and squeezed.
I still wake up screaming in the night because I can't forget the sight and I can hear his screams in my ears. He was then delivered to us dying. ... I then had typhoid fever and, barely recovered, was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. I left my mother and siblings behind, whom I never saw again.

Source: Affidavit for compensation for damage to body or health

Belegung Block A56 Hohensteinerstrasse 14, Ghetto Lodz; Quelle: US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Belegung Block A56 Hohensteinerstrasse 14, Ghetto Lodz; Quelle: [2]
Hohensteinerstrasse. Ghetto Lodz; Quelle:
Hohensteinerstrasse. Ghetto Lodz; Quelle: [3}

March 1943 to October 1944 Auschwitz

Gewächshäuser Auschwitz; Quelle YV AS 157/130
Gewächshäuser Auschwitz; Quelle: [4]

20 October 1944 bis 17 November 1944 Stutthof

(Moniek Dymant is mistaken here, according to the prisoner personnel card it was 17.10.1944)

Häftlingspersonalkarte Moniek Dymant; Quelle: Individuelle Häftlings Unterlagen - KL Stutthof 1.41.2/4456026/ITS Digital Archives, Arolsen Archives
Häftlingspersonalkarte Moniek Dymant; Quelle: [5]

November 1944 bis Januar 1945 Natzweiler-Struthof / Hailfingen


Subcamps of the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp
Location Hailfingen
Area Württemberg
Opening After 26.09.1944
Closing 18.04.1945 (last mention)
Deportations 111 sick people to the Vaihingen satellite camp; in mid-February, the majority of around 100 prisoners were transferred to the Dautmergen satellite camp, the rest were also transferred to camps in the Balingen area ("Gruppe Wüste" camp).
Prisoners 600 Jews who had previously been interned in the Stutthof concentration camp, Auschwitz and Natzweiler-Struthof
Gender Men
Employment of the prisoners at OT construction management Tübingen, Hailfingen construction site; Franz Kirchhoff company, Stuttgart, / Gärtner & Sohn company, Härer company, Mattes company, Meyer company
Type of work Construction of a runway, road and track construction, erection of barracks and halls, the majority worked in the Hailfingen and Reusten quarries, work in a tailor's shop
Comments The prisoners were housed in an airplane hangar at the airfield. The death rate in the satellite camp was extremely high. The prisoners were maltreated and murdered to a considerable extent. Although "only" 144 deaths were registered, the figure of 600 prisoners, 111 transferred to Vaihingen and around 100 "evacuees" is almost 400 deaths.</td
Source: germany-a-monument

January 1945 to 18 April 1945 Natzweiler-Struthof / Dautmergen

Note: "It can be assumed that over 100 prisoners from Hailfingen were sent on the death march from Dautmergen; we know the details of 13 of them from interviews and statements. Five of them managed to escape on the way. Their route could have been as follows: Schömberg (the concentration camp called Dautmergen by the Nazis is located in the district of Schömberg) - Deilingen - Bärenthal - Beuron/Fridingen - Meßkirch - Wald -Aach/Linz - Ostrach - Hosskirch -Altshausen (Eichstegen/Ebenweiler)."

Source: KZ Gedenkstätte Hailfingen-Tailfingen; Herrenberg 2014; S.3, "Die Häftlinge des KZ Außenlagers Hailfingen/Tailfingen" on 28 February 2024

August 1945 Lauterbach

Lagerliste Lauterthal, 31. August 1945
Lagerliste Lauterthal, 31. August 1945; Quelle: [6]

November 1949 Emigration to Israel

Bergen-Belsen; Quelle Digital Archives, Arolsen Archives
Bergen-Belsen; Quelle: [7]


Further Sources

  • A chronicle, compiled by residents of the ghetto, with (almost) daily entries on events in the ghetto (everyday life in the ghetto, food supplies, reports from the work departments, special events, instructions from the ghetto administration, court system, cases of illness, deaths) covering the period 12.1.1941 to 30.7.1944:
    Die Chronik des Gettos Lodz / Litzmannstadt, edited by Sascha Feuchert, Erwin Leibfried and Jörg Rieck, Wallstein Verlag Göttingen 2007, ISBN (print) 978-3-89244-834-1, ISBN (e-book, pdf) 978-3-8353-4126-5
  • Website of the Hailfingen-Tailfingen Memorial

Office for Compensation

Hannover, AZ. EB III/2 - 1 11504 D, 1961-1964


see also Hermann Rubinoff und Efraim Katz


  1. Teenagers work in the Lodz ghetto metal workshop. Photo 95200A, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Robert Abrams
  2. Coll: The elders of the Jews in the Lodz ghetto, Reel: 221/ File Number: 1028; Block Number A56 Hohensteiner Street Number 14; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives, Washington, DC.
  3. Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-133-0703-28, Fotograf: Zermin
  4. Auschwitz, Poland, 1941, Construction of greenhouses, south of Camp I. Album Number 157/130, Credit: Yad Vashem
  5. Individuelle Häftlings Unterlagen - KL Stutthof 1.41.2/4456026/ITS Digital Archives, Arolsen Archives
  6. Liste v. Juden im poln. Lager in Laucherthal (Franz. Zone), 31.8.45; 3.1.1/82006430/ITS Digital Archives, Arolsen Archives
  7. AJDC Paris Emigrationsdatei Digital Archives, Arolsen Archives