Werner Klopstock

born 24 July 1922 in Berlin
died 1943 (?) in Auschwitz-Birkenau
historical former address
Stumbling stone Dr.-Wilhelm-Külz-Straße 45
Date of stone-laying 6 November 2021

parents Hans and Frieda Klopstock (née Bütow) moved to Ketschendorf near Fürsten­walde in 1931. The move from Berlin was necessitated by the relocation of Hans Klopstock’s job as a chemist with the cable manufacturer “Deutsche Kabelwerke  AG”.

Until his father’s death in December 1938 in the Sachsen­hausen concentration camp, Werner lived with his family in a flat with a garden at Dr.-Wilhelm-Külz-Straße 45. Werner attended elementary school in Fürstenwalde and also started secondary school there. From 1935 onwards, however, he was a pupil at the Jewish Secondary School at Große Ham­bur­ger Straße 27 in Berlin. He began his vocational training as a gardener in 1937 at the Israelite Horticultural School in Ahlem near Hanover. On 1 April 1940, he took up work as a gardener at the Jewish Cultural Association of the syna­gogal community in Halle.

From 1941 onwards, he was obliged to perform forced labour, first on the Neuendorf Estate and later, until 27 February 1943, on the Rohr­scheidt Manor in Garzau (Märkisch Oder­land). Together with 1,735 others, he was deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau exter­mination camp on 1 March 1943 and murdered. His mother Frieda Klopstock shared his fate; his sister Hanna Ruth fled to France in 1938 and survived the Shoah.

Family members:
Frieda Martha Klopstock née Bütow
Hanna Ruth Klopstock
Dr. Hans Klopstock