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Oral history interview with Gertrude Löwinger Gleiss Jonas

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

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    Oral history interview with Gertrude Löwinger Gleiss Jonas

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    Interview Summary
    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
    interview:  1977 June 23
    Geography
    creation: Vienna (Austria)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Carl S. Ehrlich

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Extent
    1 sound cassette : analog..

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    Provenance
    Dr. Carl S. Ehrlich donated his parents Leonard and Edith Ehrlich's collection of oral history interviews and research files compiled for their book "Choices Under Duress of the Holocaust" to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in December 2012.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 09:34:30
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