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Betty Siebenscheinova papers

Document | Accession Number: 2012.491.1

The Betty Siebenscheinova papers include biographical material, correspondence, diaries, subject files, and photographs relating to the Holocaust experiences of Betty Siebenscheinova, originally from Prague. After escaping several concentration camps, Betty was captured and taken to the Sereď concentration camp in Slovakia. The collection includes Betty's diary and written testimony, restitution documents, identification papers, false identification papers, and wartime and post-war photographs. The collection also includes documents and photographs related to Walter Steiner, whom Betty married after the war.

Biographical materials include originals and copies of birth verifications, a marriage certificate, medical notes, restitution material, repatriation cards, and false Christian identification cards for Betty Siebenscheinova as well as a birth certificate, border crossing ID card, and restitution applications and correspondence for Dasha Siebenscheinova. This series also includes a marriage certificate, curriculum vitae, and Czechoslovakia ID card for Walter Steiner as well as a repatriation registration card, marriage verification, and death certificate for Jakub Siebenscheinova.

Correspondence includes mostly post-war postcards and letters largely addressed to Betty, including letters from Walter to Betty.

Diaries, notebooks, and narratives include diaries, a memory book, and notebooks written by Betty in Czech and German from 1939-1944. In the notebooks, Betty tracks what she ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the diaries and memory book Betty writes about her experiences from 1939-1944 including recollections of her life before the war and her time in hiding and in the Sereď concentration camp. This series also includes partial translation of of the diaries and typed and handwritten testimony provided by Betty.

Subject files include a newspaper clipping from an unknown newspaper with hand written notes.

Photographs consists of pre-war, wartime, and post-war photographs and albums relating to the Siebenscheinova family, including Jakub, Betty, and Dasha, during their time in Prague, Sereď, and after the war in Israel. The series also includes photographs from Jakub’s funeral and photographs relating to Walter Steiner and his family during and after the war.

inclusive:  1915-1971
3 boxes
2 oversize boxes
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dasha Tucker
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:02:52
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