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Letters concerning Betty Katz and the home for the blind in Terezin

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0086 | RG Number: RG-04.025.01

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    Consists of original letters (accompanied by English translations) concerning Betty Falk Katz and the home for blind persons in Theresienstadt (Terezin). The letters describe the conditions for Jews in Berlin, Germany, during the Holocaust, the deportation of Katz and patients of the Institute for Jewish Blinds to Terezin, and the death of Katz in Terezin. Also included are photographs of Katz's grave in Theresienstadt and a sketch of Katz completed by her son, Lothar Katz.
    Collection Creator
    Betty F. Katz
    Betty Katz was the director of the Institute for Jewish Blinds in Berlin-Steglitz, Germany, before the Holocaust. She was deported to the Terezín concentration camp on 14 Sept. 1942 along with many blind persons from the institute in Berlin. Katz died in Terezín on 3 June 1944. Miss Sommerfeld was Katz's assistant at the Institute of Blinds in Berlin. She volunteered to be deported with Katz and the institute patients and was with Katz at the time of her death in Terezín. Sommerfeld escaped to Swtizerland in Feb. 1945

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    Arrangement is thematic

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    Geographic Name
    Berlin (Germany)

    Administrative Notes

    The letters were received by Lothar Katz [donor's father] in the 1940s. The original letters (with English translations) and two photographs were given to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives in Oct. 1991.
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