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Majorkiewicz Wincenty 1905 - 1943

Born 17.4.1905
Died 16.3.1943 in Gusen

Wincenty Majorkiewicz was the son of Paweł Majorkiewicz and Agnieszka Król. His birth certificate (in Russian) is available here: ... read more

Biffi Angelo Giuseppe 1909 - 1945

Born 11.6.1909 in Villa d'Adda
Died 2.5.1945 in Gusen

Angelo Giuseppe Biffi was the eldest of four children from a peasant family. Following the sudden death of his father, Angelo had to support his mother and three siblings from his wages. With the ... read more

Alexandrow Iwan Alexandrowitsch / Iwan Alexandrowitsch Alexandrow 1905 - 1945

Born 20.4.1905 in Pensa
Died 7.4.1945 in Mauthausen

Ivan Alexandrovich Alexandrov was born on 20 April 1905 in the Russian city of Penza. Nothing is known about Ivan’s parents. The Alexandrov brothers – Boris, Ivan and Alexandr – ... read more

Terzi Pietro Arnaldo 1883 - 1944

Born 20.11.1883 in Sarzana
Died 13.11.1944 in Hartheim

Pietro Arnaldo Terzi attended the L. Costa humanist grammar school in La Spezia, became an active member of the Socialist Party of Sarzana, graduated in law and moved to Aulla (Massa), where he ... read more

Pels Peter van 1926 - 1945

Born 8.11.1926 in Osnabrück
Died 10.5.1945 in Mauthausen

‘I sat down on the stairs, and we began to talk... Peter didn't say anything more about his parents; we just talked about books and about the past. Oh, he gazes at me with such warmth in his ... read more

Oparušić Despot / Despot Oparušić 1889 - 1943

Born 9.8.1889 in Donji Petrovci
Died 15.4.1943 in Gusen

At the time of his deportation to Mauthausen in 1943, Despot Oparušić was the president of the village of Donji Petrovci in Vojvodina, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He had been in this position for ... read more

Leeb Marzell 1893 - 1940

Born 1.1.1893 in Gnesau
Died 1.11.1940 in Gusen

Marzell Leeb was the son of the carpenter Johann Leeb and his wife Maria. From 1905 Leeb attended the grammar school in Bolzano, later and k.k. State Upper Grammar School in Klagenfurt, before being ... read more

Cortile Luigi 1898 - 1945

Born 8.4.1898 in Nola
Died 9.1.1945 in Melk

Marshal Major in the Guardia di Finanza (Financial Guard)[1] Enlistment: 21 February 1917, as a guard. Training course at the school for non-commissioned officers in Caserta after the First World ... read more

Dobrowolski Aleksander 1888 - 1940

Born 14.2.1888 in Warszawa
Died 19.12.1940 in Gusen

Catholic, Engineer, Polish Nationalist. Sons Jan Dobrowolski and Zbigniew Dobrowolski, daughter “Lala” Dobrowolski. Son Jan Dobrowolski is thought to have been killed in Polish Air ... read more

Signori Wladimir 1925 - 1945

Born 29.7.1925 in Auboué
Died 2.3.1945 in Ebensee

After emigrating from Italy in flight from Mussolini’s Fascism, Egidio and Guglielma Signori settled in the mining town of Homécourt (department of Meurthe-et-Moselle, France) with their ... read more

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