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Karl W K Zeidler

Victim | 1890 | Rubber planter / press agent with Aniem

Born in 1890 in Leipzig (Sachsen).

Ex-Tsingtau. Called to arms in August 1914 and enlisted as sea soldier in the 3rd company of the 3rd sea battalion. From November 1914 imprisoned by the Japanese ending up in the Kurume concentration camp with prisoner no. 848. Released in December 1919.

He accepted the option to immigrate to the Dutch East Indies as rubber planter. In 1922 he is registered as employee with the trading company G. Hoppenstedt in Batavia. In 1940 he became press agent with Aniem in Jember (Java).

Interned in May 1940 and deported in January 1942 with the Van Imhoff. Drowned.

In some lists there is a Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Zeidler mentioned, also born in 1890 and registered as mechanic. Are they one and the same person?

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