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Justin Salm

22 November 1903 - Krefeld
April 1945 - Theresienstadt ghetto in Terezin

Justin Salm, Ausweis, ca 1942 (APL, PSZ, No. 1011S, card 38).

Justin Salm was the youngest of four children of Salomon and Sofie Salm, née Oberdorfer. Just like his father, he worked as a butcher and lived in Düsseldorf. Also his brother Friedrich (*1900, Krefeld), a car mechanic and driver, lived in Düsseldorf. Towards the end of the 1930s, Justin Salm moved in with his brother Friedrich, who lived in 324 Oberbilker Allee. At the beginning of the 1940s, Friedrich Salm married a Düsseldorf resident Jenny Markus, who was rearing her daughter Esther (*1940, Düsseldorf).

On October 27, 1941, Justin Salm and his brother’s family were deported to the ghetto. He found a job in the Meat Headquarters. On March 4, 1944, he left the ghetto in a transport of people taken to forced labour. On August 5, 1944, he got to the Buchenwald concentration camp, probably through Częstochowa and the Auschwitz subcamp. Several days later he was transported to Schlieben (Saxony) and forced to work in an armaments factory. In April 1945 he got to Terezin, where on April 21, 1945, he was liberated by the Red Army. He died only a few days after the liberation.  

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