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Margret Hantman papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.70.1

The Margret Hantman papers include biographical material, Margret’s ten page memoir describing her Holocaust-era experiences in Germany and concentration camps, photographs of theatrical performances at the Deggendorf displaced persons camp, a Theresienstadt reunion program, and picture postcards of Theresienstadt.

Biographical material includes Margret’s Czechoslovak Repatriation Office registration, instructions for sending mail to Deggendorf residents, and Margret’s passenger ticket for the Marine Perch. Margret’s ten page memoir describes her experiences growing up in Bernau and Berlin, training in a Zionist Hachshara camp, deportations to Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and various labor camps, and postwar life at the Deggendorf displaced persons camp.

Photographs depict theatrical performances at Deggendorf, and many picture Margret. In the first photographs, she is pictured second from right with Lucie Steinhagen dressed as the Statue of Liberty. In the second photograph, she is pictured holding an oversized ace of hearts. In the third photograph, she is pictured fourth from right dressed in male costume in a mountain scene. In the fourth photograph, she is pictured fourth from left in military uniform. In the fifth photograph, she is pictured third from right in a long dress.

The collection also contains a program from a 30th anniversary Theresienstadt reunion in October 1975 and seven picture postcards depicting Theresienstadt.

Date
inclusive:  circa 1945-2012
Language
English
German
Extent
6 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margret Hantman
 
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:05:15
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