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Stolperstein für Waldemar Eggers
© Wolfram Becker

Waldemar Eggers * 1904

Carl-Petersen-Straße 90 - 92 (Hamburg-Mitte, Hamm)

Verhaftet 1942
KZ Fuhlsbüttel
Flucht in den Tod

Waldemar Eggers, born on 19 Feb. 1904, date of death 24 Feb. 1942 in the Fuhlsbüttel concentration camp

Carl-Petersen-Strasse 90 (Mittelstrasse 90)

Only the file of the police authority from the collection entitled "unnatural deaths” as well as a list calculating invoices for costs of "protective custody” of the Fuhlsbüttel police prison (Fuhlsbüttel concentration camp – "KoLa-Fu”) contain clues to Waldemar Eggers’ fate. Waldemar Arthur Alban Eggers was born on 19 Feb. 1904 in Hamburg. Before his arrest in Feb. 1942, he worked as an accountant for the Brix Hansen Company on Wendenstrasse.

On 21 Feb. 1942, he was committed by the K 24 Office of the Criminal Investigation Department to the Fuhlsbüttel police prison on charges of homosexual acts (offenses in accordance with Sec. 175 [of the Reich Criminal Code]). Three days later, on 24 Feb. 1942, he committed suicide by strangulation in his cell.

Translator: Erwin Fink
Kindly supported by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, Hamburg.

© Bernhard Rosenkranz(+)/Ulf Bollmann

Quellen: StaH, 331-5, Polizeibehörde – Unnatürliche Sterbefälle, Signatur 921/42; StaH, 331-1 II, Abl. 18.9.84 Band 2: 23.02.42–24.02.42 "Waldemar Eggers, *19.02.04 Hamburg, K. 24 verstorben"; Gedenkbuch Kola-Fu. Erstellt von Herbert Diercks. Hrsg. von der KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme 1987, S.19.

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