Petr Ginz’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 1, 1928

Death Date

Sep 28, 1944

Age of Death

16 years

Cause of Death

Gas Chamber

Place of Death

Sep 28, 1944

Profession

Non-fiction Author

The non-fiction author Petr Ginz died at the age of 16. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

This native of Czechoslovakia lost his life in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp during the latter half of World War II. Many decades after Ginz’s death, his sister Chava (Eva) Pressburger published his childhood diary under the title of Diary of My Brother.

He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to a Jewish textile manager father and a non-Jewish mother. As the children of a marriage of mixed religious heritage, he and his sister were subject to the Nazi regime’s mass extermination plan; his sister survived the Holocaust, while he did not.