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Walter and Gerda Steinfurth family papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0399

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    Photocopies of correspondence and documents related to Gerda Steinfurth and her parents, Wilhelm and Klara Busse. Gerda was imprisoned by Nazis in 1944 for refusal to bear arms, and was released by Allies after liberation in 1945. Items include documentation attesting to her imprisonment under Nazis, correspondence with authorities in Soviet occupied zone and then GDR concerning her father, who died in the 1950s, as well as documents from East German authorities withdrawing Steinfurth's status as a political prisoner during Nazi era (she lived in West Berlin during 1960s, when this status was revoked), and documents about her mother, Klara Busse, who was killed at Auschwitz.

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    German English
    1 folder

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    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Gerda Steinfurth
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