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Weiss family collection

Document | Accession Number: 2011.128.1

Consists of documents, a scrapbook, and a diary related to the Holocaust experiences of the Weiss family, originally of Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia. The scrapbook, which contains original family photographs, letters, and documents (ca. 1890-2009) focuses on the years 1920-1940 and the experiences of the family of Emil Weiss, his wife Olga (nee Kirschner), and their children Egon and Edith. Includes a handwritten and illustrated diary with photograph and document enclosures, which was written by Egon Weiss, describing his 1940 voyage on the Milos, the explosion of the Patria, internment in Athlit, and years in Jerusalem. As he was of age to be sent for forced labor, Egon escaped to Palestine in 1940. His family, unable to get anticipated immigration papers to join family in the United States, were deported to Theresienstadt, and from there, to Auschwitz, where they perished. Also includes loose postcards sent to Olga Weiss from Erna Schwarz in Theresienstadt (Terezin) in 1944, as well as information about the Schnitzler family of Nagykallo, Hungary, many of who perished in the Holocaust.

Date
1890-2009  (inclusive)
Language
German
English
Czech
Genre/Form
Diaries.
Extent
5 documents.
1 diary.
1 scrapbook.
Extent
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Egon Weiss
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Record last modified: 2017-09-12 11:51:24
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