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Betty Weissberger Lauer papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0044

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    Betty Weissberger Lauer papers
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    Overview

    Description
    The collection documents the Holocaust experiences of Betty Lauer (born Berta Weissberger), originally of Hindenburg (Zabrze, Poland). Consists of an identity card (kennkarte) issued to Krystyna Zotkos, the false identity Betty used in the Generalgouvernement in September 1942. Also included is a document, dated October 5, 1937, confiscating the property of Oskar Weissberger, Betty's father, who was able to immigrate to the United States, and a good conduct certificate for Berta Weissberger dated January 4, 1939. Also includes a story entitled "Friends 1940-1942" written by Betty Lauer in 1991 about a relationship between Menek and Eva in the Krosno ghetto.
    Date
    inclusive:  1937-1991
    Collection Creator
    Betty Lauer
    Biography
    Betty Lauer was born Berta Weissberger on 1 March 1925 in Hindenburg (Zabrze, Poland) to Oskar (1893-1976) and Ilona (1900-1995) Weissberger. She had one sister Eva. By August 1939 Betty lived in Krosno, Poland with her aunt. After the German invasion of Poland, Betty was sent to a forced-labor camp. In 1942 she obtained a false identity card and lived under the name Krystyna Zotkos until the end of the war. Her father immigrated to the United States by 1940. Her mother immigrated to the United States in 1946.

    Betty immigrated to the United States in 1946, and married Laurence Lauer in Brooklyn, New York in 1949.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German English Polish
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Zabrze (Poland)

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Betty Lauer donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in February 1996.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:52:35
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