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Wellisch and Auerbach families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2018.646.1

The Auerbach and Wellisch families papers include biographical materials, correspondence, a photocopy of a diary, and photographs. The records document the Auerbach and Wellisch families from Vienna, Austria, Kurt Wellisch’s arrest by the Gestapo and incarceration of in several Viennese prisons following the German annexation of Austria, his escape to Zurich with his wife Frieda, and their immigration to the United States. The papers also document their unsuccessful efforts to bring Frieda’s parents, Ignatz and Rosine Auerbach, to the United States, and the Auerbach’s deportation to the Łódź ghetto.

inclusive:  1925-1961
2 boxes
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fred Wellisch
Record last modified: 2020-04-03 08:29:19
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