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Terna family collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of documents, correspondence and photographs illustrating the experiences of Frederich Taussig, born 1923 in Vienna, Austria and raised in Prague, Czech Republic and survivor of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz concentration camps. Materials also illustrates his mother [d. 1932] and father, Lona and Jochanan Taussig, younger brother Thomas [the latter two whom did not survive] as well as his first spouse Stella [also survivor of Auschwitz]. Paintings and artwork; postwar art that reflects and illustrate Frederick’s experiences surrounding the Holocaust. Included is a harmonica belonging to Tomas "Tommy" Terna, who entrusted it to his friend Zdenka Herboltova in Prague before he was deported, and ultimately killed at Auschwitz. She held on to it her entire life, and upon her death her grandson returned it to Frederick Terna c. 2014. Photographs taken durng summer camp in Czechoslovakia dated 1938-1939.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 and 2018 by Frederick Terna.
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Terna family photographs

Document | Accession Number: 2016.506.1

Date
1938-1939

Harmonica

Object | Accession Number: 2016.506.2

Harmonica

Terna family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.165.1


A Column of Fire

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.2


Flames to the Very Sky

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.3


The Dwelling Place

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.4


Silent Trumpet

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.5


A Persistence of Embers

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.6


The Promise On Fire

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.7


A Witness Between Us

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.8


Time on Fire

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.9


United by Fire

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.10


Neither Place Nor Name

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.11


Magic Square

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.12


Column Oustide of Time

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.13


An Echo of Cinders

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.14


Logos II

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.15


Recoil

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.16


Lasting Drift

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.17


Steady Track

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.18


Testing the Echo

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.19 a-c


Gate of the Third Step

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.20


An Absence in the Fire

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.21


Engraved Field

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.22


The Waters in the Fire

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.23


Implosion

Object | Accession Number: 2018.165.24

 
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