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Brunner and Albin family collection

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    Description
    Consists of a collection of identity cards, documents, and immigration paperwork related to Robert and Alice Albin Brunner, originally of Vienna, Austria. Includes documentation related to their 1938 immigration to Bolivia, and immigration in 1944 to the United States. Also includes one typed testimony, 5 pages, written by Peter Brunner in 2011. In the testimony, Mr. Brunner describes his parents' Holocaust experiences; this testimony was prepared to assist Mr. Brunner in obtaining Austrian citizenship. Also includes pre-war, wartime, and post-war photographs of the Brunner and Albin families in Vienna, Bolivia, the United States, Frankfurt, the Opole concentration camp, the Rivesaltes internment camp, Bulgaria, and London. Includes pre-war correspondence from Alice Albin's mother (in Prague) to the couple, and post-war correspondence (circa 1986-1987) from Alice Albin Brunner's sister, Grete Brewer, living in London, and from her cousin, Richard, in Haifa.
    Date
    inclusive:  2011
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter Brunner
    Collection Creator
    Peter Brunner
    Biography
    Robert Brunner was born on October 19, 1906 in Vienna, Austria. During the depression of the 1920s, Brunner traveled to Argentina and worked for a year at a meat packing plant before returning to Europe. On October 18, 1930, he married Alice Albin, who was born on January 6, 1909 in Vienna, Austria. The couple married in France, where Brunner was working as an electrician. After the Anschluss, the couple left Vienna to stay with family in Prague for several months; from there, they went to Marseilles, sailing for South America on November 9, 1938. They arrived first in Chile and made their way to Bolivia. Robert worked doing odd jobs and handyman work for the refugee community in Cochabamba. Their daughter, Judith, was born on October 17, 1940. In the fall of 1944, the couple joined family in the United States. Their son, Peter, was born in the United States.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 box

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    Provenance
    Peter Brunner donated his testimony to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in September 2011. He added original documentation in 2013 and in 2014.
    Record last modified:
    2023-07-24 09:49:52
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