Helen Otley collection
Memoir, typescript, 78 pages, titled "Meine Lebensgeschichte bis Ende des Krieges im Jahr 1945," by Helen Otley, as well as an English translation of the same, titled "The Story of My Life," as well as copies of documents relating to her imprisonment at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and two newspaper articles about her life story, from 1994. The memoir describes her childhood in Vienna and Zagreb, her family's history, Vienna during the 1930s, her political activism as a Social Democrat during her university years, her search for work in Germany following the annexation of Austria, and her employment in Berlin and Dresden until her arrest in 1942, as well as her years as a prisoner in Auschwitz and Leipzig, and her post-war life.
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