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Certificate and Letter





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Certificate: Statue of Liberty in silhouette at center with typed information on both sides, three round handstamps. Envelope: Red Cross near top left with small handwriting underneath “NEDERLANDSCHE ROODE KRUIS”. Typed letter with red cross in top left; completed on 31 Maart 1947.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Mr. Abraham Keizer, born March 12, 1904, was a merchant selling lamps and bicycle parts in Lindengracht, a large market in Amsterdam. He was taken to Dachau concentration camp on October 10, 1944, where he perished January 5, 1945, several months before the end of the war. He was registered as prisoner number 115140. His death certificate from the “International Information Office for the Former Concentration Camp Dachau” was issued only for victims of Dachau.

The signed letter from the Netherlands Red Cross National Tracing Bureau was sent to a surviving relative in Amsterdam on March 31, 1947.

It is also known from Dutch Jewish archives that Mr. Keizer’s entire family was deported to Auschwitz where his wife Estella Catherina Keizer-Rodrigues (age 38), sons Robert (age 13) and Alfred (age 4), and daughter Marianne (age 11) perished (gassed) together on October 14, 1944.


certificate: 11 x 14 1/4" ; envelope: 11 1/8 x 14 7/8"; letter: 8 x 5 5/8"


Dachau, Abraham Keizer, Red Cross


Netherlands, Post

Post-War Dachau Death Certificate and Letter for Abraham Keizer with Envelope



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