On January 15, 2015 Janusz Kahl will be one of three contemporary witnesses with whom Katharina Hertz-Eichenrode will talk about the massacres in Meensel Kiezegem, Murat, Putten and Warsaw during WW II
Janusz Kahl, born on 1 February, 1927 in Warsaw, lived in the Warsaw district of Ochota. After the beginning of the uprising in August 1944 the residents of this district were deported. Janusz Kahl was sent to Transit Camp 121 in Pruszków first. From there he went through Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and Alt Garge, a satellite camp of Neuengamme Concentration Camp. On March 23, 1945 he was deported to Wöbbelin camp which was liberated on 2 May, 1945 by soldiers of the US army. Janusz Kahl returned to Warsaw. He studied piano and worked at the Warsaw Operetta for 40 years. Since retiring Janusz Kahl has been researching the names of Polish political prisoners at Neuengamme concentration camp. He dedicates himself to the Polish Association of Former Political Prisoners and is Vice president of the international inmate society Amicale Internationale KZ Neuengamme.
On January 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. Janusz Kahl will be one of three contemporary witnesses with whom Katharina Hertz-Eichenrode will talk about the massacres in Meensel Kiezegem, Murat, Putten and Warsaw during WW II. He will be accompanied by Oktaaf Duerinckx (Belgium) and Jean Cassagne (France). The event takes place in the context of the exhibit “Deported to Neuengamme concentration camp – punitive actions by the Wehrmacht and SS in occupied Europe“ shown in the town-hall of Hamburg. Venue: Town hall Hamburg, Bürgersaal.