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Hertha Spier collection

Document | Accession Number: 1996.A.0421

Consists of a short booklet, in English, entitled "Hertha Speir, KZ A-21646; Plaszow-Auschwitz e Bergen-Belsen" which contains a letter writte by Ms. Spier in which she describes her Holocaust experiences. Originally from Bielsko, Poland, she describes the German invasion of Poland and being sent to the Krakow ghetto in 1940. From there, she was sent to Plaszow and describes life in the camp, where she made toys and gifts to be sent to Germany. She was deported to Auschwitz and from there, to Bergen-Belsen, where she describes the horrific conditions of the camp. She was liberated in April 1945 and sent to Sweden to recover. The booklet also includes a short reflection on the movie "Schindler's List" and the collection includes color copies of pre-war and post-war family photographs.

Date
approximately 1993  (publication/distribution)
Language
English
Extent
1 folder
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Record last modified: 2017-09-12 11:51:58
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