D9 Anna Maria "Settela" Steinbach

Settela Steinbach was one of 574 Roma and Sinti arrested in 1944 and taken to Camp Westerbork. Her hair was cut off there, so she covered her head with a strip torn from a sheet as a scarf. On 19 March 1944, Settela was put on a freight train to Auschwitz. As the doors of the wagon closed, she was filmed staring out by Rudolf Breslauer, a Jewish prisoner who had been ordered to record the scene by the camp commander. Settela was killed within the next few months, together with her mother, two brothers, two sisters, her aunt, her two nephews and her niece. Of the large Steinbach family, only her father survived.