Materials relating to the Holocaust experiences of Anna Koppich
The collection relates to the experiences of Anna Koppich, a Hungarian doctor. The letters, which were translated from Hungarian to English by Agnes Kun and which were written by Anna to her husband, describe the German invasion of Hungary; their son's depression after his father had been taken to an unknown location by Hungarian gendarmes; the wearing of the yellow star; Anna and her son's life in the ghetto in Cluj, Romania, their deportation from the ghetto and arrival in Birkenau, and their separation; living conditions inside Auschwitz; and Anna's transfer to an unnamed camp. Richard J. Prystowsky's "Introduction" to the letters and the majority of his "Notes" were not published with the translated letters. Prystowsky wants it known that "[t]hese notes were part of a working draft. Since the vast majority of them were not used in the published version, they were left essentially unaltered, both substantively and stylistically." Richard Prystowsky wrote an "Introduction" and "Notes" describing or defining those locations, individuals, and foreign language terms which are briefly cited in the letters.
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