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Nina Ebb papers

Document | Accession Number: 1994.A.0053.2

The Nina Ebb papers comprises documents concerning Nina and her mother Emma’s internment and employment in the Theresienstadt ghetto between 1942 and 1944. Records regarding Theresienstadt are primarily administrative reports detailing the ghetto’s barracks and food service protocols. Also included is a roster for the ghetto’s soccer team and poetry written by internees. This collection also comprises memoirs written by Nina after World War II.

The Nina Zebb papers comprised documents Nina and her mother Emma obtained while working in the Theresienstadt ghetto and memoirs written after World War II. Records from the war-time period include reports and other administrative documents concerning the management of the various barracks, mess halls, and facilities within Theresienstadt. These documents were largely collected by Emma in her capacity as the head of the camp’s housing section. The reports comprehensively document housing situations and statistics for arrivals and deportations of inmates, space allocations, and general conditions of the Hamburger and Dresdner barracks. The history and daily activity of the Hamburger barrack is particularly well documented through an annual report which describes the creation of the ghetto itself, the barrack, and its various functions such as suitcase storage, the “hair dresser” (used for shaving heads), security, and cleaning, among others. Also included are several reports regarding food and mess hall protocols. Topics include meal preparation, food inventories, daily menus, meal ticket distributions, and rationing procedures. A roster and scores for the Theresienstadt futßall liga is also contain here within. In addition to administrative records, this collection also comprised poetry written by ghetto inmates. A thesis titled “Terezín: Recollections of a Survivor,” written by Nina in fulfillment of her Master’s degree in 1983 and a supplemental treatise titled “Terezin, Researches and Perspectives of a Survivor” is also included in this collection. A brief memoir entitled "Escape of B - 13375" written by Egon Ezriel Loebner describing his escape from a death march after the evacuation of Auschwitz is also included here within. The collection further includes a 1943 prayer book, New Year and Day of Atonement, published by the National Jewish Welfare Board for Jewish members of the American Armed Services, inscribed to Nina.

Date
inclusive:  1942-1995
bulk:  1942-1944
Language
German
English
Czech
Extent
1 box
14 folders
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 15:00:02
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