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Nachlass Hans Weyermann (1912-1985)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.218 | RG Number: RG-58.014

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    Pertains to the activities of Hans Weyermann as the delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1944 in Budapest. Includes material relating to the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg. Weyermann remained in Budapest after the Soviet forces had driven out the Germans and he was one of few eyewitnesses who saw Wallenberg in 1945, shortly before his disappearance.
    inclusive:  1917-1987
    Collection Creator
    Hans Weyermann
    Hans Weyermann (Jan.12,1912 – Feb. 01,1985) was a merchant and the ICRC delegate. Born in Zürich. Schooling in Lichtensteig. Pharmaceutical education in Chur. 1927-1932 business school in Neuenburg. Business manager at several Swiss-owned chemical firms in Budapest. 1939 Swiss mandatory military service as corporal (“Aktivdienst”). 1941 return to Hungary. After the German occupation of Budapest in March 1944, Weyermann returned to Switzerland. In 1944-1945 he served as a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Budapest. Weyermann intervened on behalf of the approximately 100,000 Jews in Budapest and prevented the deportation ordered by Adolf Eichmann of ca. 20,000 children to the extermination camps. After the war, from 1945 to 1979 Weyermann again became the representative of chemical firms in Eastern Europe, including the Degussa concern.

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    1,791 digital images : PDF ; 145 MB.

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    No publication and copies of the records and finding aids to the 3rd party users without the written permission from the Archiv für Zeitgeschichte (AfZ). The Museum may not transfer the materials or duplicate records thereof or any of the finding aids to any third party, except as permitted in the Cooperation Contract, Article II paragraph 5 herein or as otherwise permitted in writing by the AfZ. The Museum may not publish the reproduction material or finding aid on the Internet, World Wide Web, or any publicly accessible on-line network without the written permission of the AfZ. Contact

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    Source of acquisition is the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Archiv für Zeitgeschichte (AfZ), Switzerland; the signature: NL Hans Weyermann The AfZ acquired the collection in 1986. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s International Archives Project in Nov. 2011.
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