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Gerda Buchheim Haas photograph and memoir

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0209

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    The Gerda Buchheim Haas photograph and memoir include a black and white photograph of Gerda Buchheim Haas with her son Henry in Shanghai in 1941 and a 1996 memoir describing her experiences growing up in Berlin, fleeing to Czechoslovakia in 1938 and eventually to Shanghai via Italy and France in 1939, living in the Jewish ghetto under the Japanese occupation, and immigrating to the United States in 1947.
    inclusive:  1941-1996
    Collection Creator
    Gerda Buchheim Haas
    Gerda Buchheim Haas (1914-2012) was born in Berlin to Meier (Max) Buchheim and Paula Rosenthal Buchheim. She married John (Hans) Ivan Haas(z) in 1935 and their son, Henry, was born in 1938. They left Germany that same year for Czechoslovakia and eventually traveled to Shanghai in 1939 to join her sister’s and her husband’s families. They immigrated to the United States in 1947 and traveled first from San Francisco to Portland before settling in Tacoma, Washington. Her parent did not survive a March 1943 transport to Auschwitz.

    Physical Details

    2 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Gerda Buchheim Haas photograph and memoir are arranged as a single series: I. Gerda Buchheim Haas photograph and memoir, 1941, 1996

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of the material(s) in this collection. 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.

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    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received this memoir from Kate Haas on June 15, 1999. Catherine May Haas sent a black and white photograph of Gerda Buchheim Haas and Henry Haas in Shanghai on September 27, 1999.
    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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    2023-02-24 13:57:32
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