Manfred Starkhaus

1925 1943
(Allemagne) 1925 /   (Unknown) 1943

Manfred STARKHAUS

FIERT (GERMANY) 1925 – DEPORTED 1943

Manfred Starkhaus’ parents were originally from Poland. They fled the pogroms and immigrated to Germany; however, they could not settle there because of the racial laws in effect. The Starkhause family then found refuge in Saint-Louis near Basel and later in Auch in the Gers region.

Manfred Starkhaus studied at a high school in Auch and graduated with honors. He drew incessantly and painted landscapes of the region. In 1939, his mother, who felt that staying in France would become dangerous, decided to immigrate to the United States. However, she could not do it, as she did not have enough financial means.

 

Manfred Starhaus was arrested on 24 February 1943 and was imprisoned in Auch. He was interned in Drancy on 2 March 1943, and deported on 4 April. He was murdered by the Nazis.