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Oral history interview with Gertrude L​öwinger Gleiss Jonas

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.20 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0019

Mrs. Gertrude Jonas (b. November 10, 1913 - d. October 1999; maiden name Gertrude Löwinger) was born in Vienna and previously married to Dr. Hermann Gleiss (b. December 5, 1906 - d. Auschwitz). Mrs. Jonas discusses her life in Nazi-annexed Austria, her deportation to Theresienstadt with her first husband on transport IV-14i which departed Vienna on June 24, 1943 and arrived in Theresienstadt on June 26, 1943; daily life in Theresienstad;, her husband's deportation from Theresienstadt on September 28, 1944; the Red Cross visit; the Swedish White Buses; Jewish functionaries in Vienna and Theresienstadt; the liberation of Theresienstadt and her return to Vienna; and her immediate post-war life in Vienna. At one point during the interview with Mrs. Jonas, her husband speaks about his war-time experiences, his flight from Nazi-annexed Austria to France, his service in the French army, his successful illegal immigration to Switzerland, and his return to Vienna in 1946.


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Interviewee
Mrs. Gertrude Jonas
Interviewer
Dr. Edith Ehrlich
Dr. Leonard H. Ehrlich
Date
interview:  1977 June 23
Geography
creation: Vienna (Austria)
Language
German
Extent
1 sound cassette : analog..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Carl S. Ehrlich
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:55:02
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