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Egon Weiss papers

Document | Accession Number: 2011.128.1

The Egon Weiss papers consist of a diary written by Egon Weiss describing his 1940 voyage on the SS Milos, the explosion of the SS Patria, his internment in the Atlit detainee camp, and the following years in Jerusalem as well as a scrapbook containing biographical material and photographs relating to the Weiss family from approximately 1890 to 2009. The collection also includes correspondence between the family and information relating to the SS Patria and prisoners of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Egon Weiss began his diary after he arrived in Palestine in 1940 and the last entry was made on December 12, 1945. In the diary he describes his voyage on the Milos, the explosion of the Patria, his internment in Atlit, and his subsequent years in Jerusalem. The diary includes illustrations, photographs, document enclosures, and the front page of The Palestine Post, from May 7, 1945. Loose pages have been removed from the enclosure before page 63 and placed in folder 2.1 and the newspaper cover was removed from the enclosure on page 133 and placed in OS 1.

The scrapbook contains biographical information, including wedding and death certificates and a notice of dissolution for Edmund Weiss’ business as well as family photographs from 1890 to 2009, including photographs of a post-war visit to the family store and apartment in Karlovy Vary.

Subject files include pre-war and wartime correspondence from Emil, Edith, Olga, and Egon to family member, newspaper clippings and photocopies of information relating to the Patria, and an excerpt from “Book of Remembrance” which includes names of prisoners from Bergen-Belsen.

inclusive:  1890-2009
bulk:  1920-1945
1 box
1 oversize box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Egon Weiss
Record last modified: 2021-11-23 09:39:38
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