Fela Bram, a Polish Jew, emigrated to Belgium in 1926 and settled in Antwerp. As for Szyja Turner, he came from Paris to Antwerp in 1932, where he worked as a leather worker.
Fela Bram, a Polish Jew, emigrated to Belgium in 1926 and settled in Antwerp. As for Szyja Turner, he came from Paris to Antwerp in 1932, where he worked as a leather worker. Their children, Max and David, were born in Antwerp in 1931 and 1940. In 1942, Szyja Turner, was sent as forced labour to the Atlantic Wall construction sites in Northern of France. Szyja was not one of the group of 1,592 Jewish workers who were returned to Belgium in early autumn 1942 and were subsequently deported on the October transports. He was arrested with his family in June 1943. All of them were taken to the Dossin Barracks on 12 June and deported on 31 July 1943 on Transport 21. Upon arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Szyja Turner, 46, his wife, Fela Bram, 38, and their sons, Max, 12, and David, 2, disappeared without a trace. The immediate execution rate for this transport was 70%, the highest of all the 1943 transports.
ADRIAENS Ward, STEINBERG Maxime (et al.), Mecheln-Auschwitz, 1942-1944. The destruction of Jews and gypsies from Belgium, 4 volumes, Brussels, 2009