Adjacent photo: Family archives
Translated from the biography established by the AFMD (Friends of the Foundation for the Memory of Deportation from the Allier Department):
Henri Netter was born on September 19, 1924 at his parents’ home at n° 7 rue Kant in Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin department). His father Alphonse was a retailer of sundry household goods, and his mother Pauline née WOLFF was a housewife. He was an unmarried hairdresser residing at n° 49 rue du Vieux-Marché-aux-Vins in Strasbourg.
He left Strasbourg to seek refuge in Périgueux (Dordogne department), where he lived on the rue Éguillerie. According to a letter from the Prefect of the Dordogne, Henri NETTER “was employed in the afore-mentioned city as a hairdresser by M. BERNARD on the rue Limojeanne until 1943, when he was called up for forced labor and sent to Cherbourg”.
On July 15, 1944 he was transferred from Vichy to Drancy, where he was attributed I.D. n° 25133, according to his Drancy data sheet (AN F/9/5718). Transferred at the same time was Pierre LÉVY, also born in Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin) in 1924, also resident on the rue du Vieux-Marché-aux-Vins, and also a refugee in Périgueux. Everything suggests that these two young men were arrested together in the Vichy area. According to the family he was arrested in Vichy (Allier department), most likely on July 14th, and interned in that city.
On July 31, 1944 he was deported from Drancy to Auschwitz in convoy n° 77.
(The document below is an extract from the list of convoy n° 77. Source: Mémorial de la Shoah C 77_45)
In Le Mémorial de la Déportation des Juifs de France, Serge Klarsfeld writes about convoy n° 77: “The number of deportees was 1300. This convoy 77 (…) hauled toward the Auschwitz gas chambers more than 300 children under the age of 18. (…) 291 men were selected with I.D. numbers B 3673 to B 3963; the same for 283 women (A 16457 to A 16739). In 1945 there were 209 survivors, of whom 141 were women”.
He died on August 5, 1944 at Auschwitz according to the Strasbourg public records and the Journal Officiel n° 116 of May 18, 1995.
“Died for France”
He was posthumously allotted Political Deportee card n° 1.167.0477 by a decision of the Ministry of War Veterans and Victims, dated September 10, 1053.
“Died in deportation”, by decree of the Ministry of War Veterans and Victims on April 4, 1995, published in the Journal Officiel n° 116 of May 18, 1995.
Notes: His father Alphonse, born on November 20, 1911 in Marmoutier, was deported on September 2, 1943 from Paris-Bobigny to Auschwitz, Poland in convoy n° 59. He died there on September 7, 1943 according to the Marmoutier public records and the Journal Officiel n° 116 of May 18, 1995.
His uncle, Isidore NETTER, born on October 29 [ année manquante ?] in Marmoutier, was deported on September 2, 1943 from Paris-Bobigny to Auschwitz, Poland in convoy n° 59. He died there in February, 1944 according to the Marmoutier public records.
– Family archives
– Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center
– Section of the Archives of the Victims of Contemporary Conflicts AC 21P 520277
– Public Records Office of Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin department) and of Marmoutier (Bas-Rhin deparment)
– Klarsfeld, Serge: List of the transfers from Fichy to Drancy on July 15,
– MemorialGenWeb Internet site