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Diaries by Dr. Aharon Zwergbaum concerning the journey of Jewish emigrants from Bratislava (Slovakia) via Haifa (Palestine) to Mauritius

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2005.403 | RG Number: RG-17.008M

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    Description
    Contain a diary by Dr. Aharon Zwergbaum. He traveled on December 1, 1939 from Prague to Bratislava, embarked on September 3, 1940 on the steamship "Helios," transferred in Tulcea, Romania onto the ship "Atlantic" and traveled to Haifa, Palestine where the British authorities arrested the Jewish refugees and deported them to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The diaries consist of various contributions by different authors and artists who were on the refugee transport, such as reports, poems, caricatures and illustrations, hand-drawn maps, and photographs that chronicle the voyage to Haifa and life in the British detainment camps on Mauritius.
    Date
    inclusive:  1939-1943
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Collection Creator
    Aharon Zwergbaum

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Genre/Form
    Diaries.
    Extent
    156 digital images : JPEG ; 167 MB.
    1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
    1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in..
    System of Arrangement
    Arrangement is thematic

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Fair use for research purposes only. Duplication of the microfilm reel or CD-ROM and publication of documents requires permission of the source archives.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Zwergbaum, Aharon.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection from the Dokumentationsarchiv des Österreichischen Widerstandes (DÖW) via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archives Program Division in September 2005.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:11:17
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