Third Engineer Officer, S.S. Har Zion
Died 31 Aug 1940
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Karl was born on 24 March 1907 in Vienna, Austria. He married Chaya Kleinfeld in Vienna and they immigrated to Haifa in Israel in 1936. They applied for citizenship and their papers state that Karl had been serving on the Har Zion since 8 September 1936. After Karl’s death his wife Chaya left Israel and moved to the USA.
The Har Zion left Liverpool at 06.15 hours on 31 August 1940, with 1000 cases of spirit and 120 tons of fertiliser to travel to the USA. The ship was attacked by U-boat, U-38 which fired two torpedoes amidships and ship sank north west of Ireland. The master and thirty five crew were killed.