karl langer
karl langer
Karl Langer
Survivor Testimony: Karl Langer

Karl Langer was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1932 and educated in Utrecht, Holland, where he was hidden until liberation in May 1945. After the War, he lived in Switzerland and Namibia, before arriving in Cape Town in 1956. In 1979, he made Aliyah, but returned to Cape Town in 1985 to care for his mother who had fallen ill. He passed away in 2001, and is sorely missed by his two beloved children, other family members and his many friends in the Cape Town Jewish community.

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  • Fritz Wüst

    My name is Fritz Wust. I am Swiss and live in Switzerland near Lucerne.

    Karl Langer was a good colleague of mine. I worked with him in an electronics laboratory at a Swiss company in Johannesburg from 1974 to 1978. I recently tried to find previous acquaintances on the internet. On my search I found the following video recording of his presumed “daughter Mirah Langer” with the title:

    “Mirah Langer and her brother Anton and his children share a moving tribute to their Holocaust survivor father, Karl Langer”

    Sadly I found out that Karl Langer passed away around 2001. So I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to his descendants.

    I wish his daughter Mirah and son Anton Langer all the best and good health for the future.

    Kind regards from Fritz Wüst from Switzerland

    P.S.: I still have some photos from our time in Johannesburg.

    January 2, 2023

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