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Ela Weissberger papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.192.21

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    Description
    The Ela Weissberger papers consist of photocopies of materials related to cultural activities at Theresienstadt including a Purim play and Brundibár, poetry about Theresienstadt, a map of Theresienstadt and hand‐colored coat of arms of Theresienstadt, and biographical materials and correspondence documenting Walter Weiss’s imprisonment in Theresienstadt. Weiss was a cousin of Ela Weissberger. His biographical materials include a vaccination card, a pass, two receipts documenting requests for passes, a tag bearing his identification number 646, an invitation to a soccer game and concert, an order to report for transport, and ration tickets. His correspondence consists of postcards he sent to or received from his mother Ruzenka (Rosa) Weiss and his aunt Marie Kral during his imprisonment in Theresienstadt.
    Date
    inclusive:  circa 1941-1989
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ela Weissberger
    Collection Creator
    Ela Weissberger
    Biography
    Ela Weissberger was born Ela Stein in 1930 in Lom u Mostu, Czechoslovakia (near Teplice) to Max and Marketa Stein. She relocated to Prague with her parents and sister Ilona (now Ilona Weinstock) after Kristallnacht, and they were deported to Theresienstadt in February 1942. At Theresienstadt Weissberger played the role of a cat in the children’s opera Brundibár. In 1949 she moved to Israel with her mother and sister, married Leo Weissberger (1924-1994), and immigrated to the United States in 1958.

    Physical Details

    Extent
    5 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Ela Weissberger papers consist of photocopies of materials related to cultural activities at Theresienstadt including a Purim play and Brundibár, poetry about Theresienstadt, a map of Theresienstadt and hand-colored coat of arms of Theresienstadt, and biographical materials and correspondence documenting Walter Weiss’s imprisonment in Theresienstadt. Weiss was a cousin of Ela Weissberger.

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    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. 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

    Provenance
    Ela Weissberger donated the Ela Weissberger papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:20:35
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