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Therese Wertheim diary

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    The collection consists of a photocopy of a journal, written in German, by Therese (Tesi) Wertheim, originally of Stuttgart, Germany. The journal was written immediately post-war and describes Tesi's experiences between May 10, 1940, when the Germans invaded Enschede in the Netherlands, and April 3, 1945, when the town was liberated by the Canadians. In her journal she describes the arrest of her son, Martin, who was killed at Mauthausen in October 1941, anti-Jewish legislation, life in in the underground in Enschede, and the aerial attacks on the city. The collection also includes an English translation, completed by Tesi's nephew, Dr. Martin Sichel, and Dr. Sichel's family history in which he describes immigrating to the United States from Stuttgart in 1937.
    inclusive:  1940-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Martin Sichel
    Collection Creator
    Therese Wertheim
    Therese (Tesi) Wertheim (née Mayer, 1896-1982) was born in Stuttgart, Germany to Max Wetheim (1865-1950) and Clara Mayer (d. 1927) and had one sister, Ruth (b. 1906). Ruth, her husband Adolf Sichel, and their son Martin immigrated to the United States in 1937. After Kristallnacht in 1938, Max immigrated to the United States with the help of Ruth and her family. Tesi married Ernest Wertheim (1883-1956) and they had one son, Martin (1921-1941). After their marriage they moved to Enschede, Netherlands. Martin was killed at Mauthausen concentration camp in 1941. After the war, Max returned to Enschede to live with Tesi and Ernst.

    Physical Details

    English German
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

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    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Enschede (Netherlands)
    Personal Name
    Wertheim, Therese.

    Administrative Notes

    Martin Sichel donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2008.
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    2022-07-28 17:50:18
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