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Gertrud Oppenheimer collection

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    Collection of documents, manuscript, photographs and prayer book relating to Leo and Gertrud Oppenheimer and their families, who were deported in October 1940 from western Germany to Camp de Gurs in southwest France in 1940. Gertrude worked there as a nurse and had access to members of her family. In May 1941 Leo Oppenheimer was transferred to Camp Les Milles, close to Marseille, Gertrude and Leo received permits to move to a transit camp in Marseille. In January 1942 Leo was transferred to a forced labor camp in Augagne, and in July he came to Marseille directly to a hospital. In August 1942 the mass deportations started. Gertrude and Leo went into hiding with the help of JDC; later they were smuggled into Spain and promptly arrested. Finally in April 1943 they received their US visas and on June 8, 1943 they boarded the Portuguese ship "Serpa Pinto" and arrived in Philadelphia after two weeks and proceeded to New York to be reunited with Leo's brothers.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Trudi Loscotoff

    Physical Details

    Letters. Photographs.
    3 folders
    1 oversize box

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Gurs (Concentration camp)

    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015 by Trudi Loscotoff.
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