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Dick Kattenburg (Composer)

Born: 11th November 1919, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Died: 1944, Auschwitz

Nationality: Dutch

Dick Kattenburg was a Dutch Jewish composer who was murdered at Auschwitz at the age of 24. His works have been recovered and recorded.

He was of Jewish descent, grew up in Naarden in the Netherlands and attended the HBS in Bussum. He graduated violin and theory at the College Musical Belge in Antwerp, where he worked with lessons from Hugo Godron. A good friend of that time was a painter and violinist Theo Kroeze.

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