Born April 24, 1880
Stara Paka, Czech Republic
Last Known Address
Podebrady, Na Proutnici 938
Senior Railway Executive (Retired)
Number of Children: 2
Arrested by Gestapo Kolin, CSR
at Podebrady on
March 6, 1943
Reason for Arrest
Illegal Organization against the Nazis
Category: "Schutzhaft, Politisch"
(which means protective Political custody)
Places of Detention
Kutna Hore for one and one-half months
On April 23, 1943 committed to
and held there for 4 months
Prisoner Number: 117998
On August 20, 1943 committed to
Prisoner Number: 16083
He was to receive the
"Usual Terrible Treatment"
His uniform was marked with a
next to his prison number,
which signified a Political Arrest
He was held at Buchenwald
until the camp was liberated by the
U.S. Armed Forces
Please see link below to be taken to
the document page.
|I know nothing further about Franz after his liberation from Buchenwald.
I wish to thank the American Red Cross Tracking Service
for their help in obtaining Franz's records from
Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
If anyone has any information about Franz, his parents, spouse, or any children
and his life after the camp was liberated, I would appreciate your input and help.
The information above was obtained from Franz Betlach during an interview
on May 5, 1945, after the liberation.