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Julius Beer papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0680

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    Julius Beer papers consists of a 2 page testimony, 1995; a 1 page speech delivered at a synagogue in New Jersey, 1993, regarding Julius Beers Holocaust experiences in Hamburg, Germany and the Auschwitz concentration camp; and an article published in the Washington Jewish Week, September 2, 1993.
    inclusive:  1993-1995
    Collection Creator
    Julius Beer
    Julius Beer was born on June 16, 1922 in Hamburg, Germany to Salka and Robert Beer. He had a sister, Hella Beer. The family moved to Antwerp, Belgium following Kristallnacht. He enlisted in the Belgian army on May 11, 1940. He was taken prisoner after the Battle of Dunkirk and spent time building fortifications before being sent to Auschwitz concentration camp. He was assigned the number 72316. He escaped during a death march from Auschwitz to Buchenwald concentration. He returned to Antwerp, Belgium. He learned his parents and sister, Hella, perished at the Birkenau concentration camp. Julius Beer immigrated to the United States in 1947 and married Anita, an American Jewish woman, in 1953. They had two children, Robert (b. 1954) and Sally (b. 1956).

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Julius Beer papers are arranged in a single series.

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    Conditions on Access
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    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Beer, Julius, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    Julius Beer donated the Julius Beer papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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