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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

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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.

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