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Doris Rauch and Norbert Troller papers

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    Collection of documents and photographs documenting the experiences of Doris Rauch and Norbert Troller (Doris Rauch's uncle) and their families' experiences during the Holocaust.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Doris Rauch
    Collection Creator
    Norbert Troller
    Doris Rauch
    August 26, 1920 - Born Doris Perlhefter in Brno,Czechoslovakia
    1938 - after Hitler occupied the Sudetenland, she wore the Czech flag in her lapel; upon graduating from gymnasium, went to textile school as Jews were not permitted to go to the university,wore yellow star, 7 PM curfew; No telephones or contact with friends, visited uncle Norbert Troller on weekends
    1941 - Deportations started, uncle and family taken away; Doris and mother got notice to report, train to Theresienstadt; Dresdener barracks - slept on floor with 8 others,worked in post office; Went voluntarily to Krivoklat, Bohemia for 6 weeks to plant trees
    Summer 1942 - transports began in Theresienstadt - able to avoid 2 of them
    September 1942 -Put on train to Riga, then to Raasiku camp in Estonia; SS had them write postcards saying that everything was fine, mother put on bus; 50 women on 2 platforms in barracks, unpacked and sorted luggage; harvested potatoes for 6 weeks on an agricultural settlement
    December 1942 - taken to Reval prison (Tallinn), raw fish heads for breakfast; worked for German construction firm clearing rubble at the harbor, stayed 1 year
    December 1943 - sent to Erida labor camp; lived in barracks, had lice and fleas, felled trees, carried them on shoulders; Evacuated to Legedi outside Reval as Russians came closer, stayed 6 weeks; Went to Stutthof by 2 boats- had lice and hepatitis
    August 26, 1944 - left, had pneumonia and typhoid
    October 1944 - went to Hamburg-Ochsenznoll, had pneumonia, pleurisy and enteritis; Cattle car to Luneburg - Marched to Bergen-Belsen; Marched from Tzelen near Hanover sleeping in the woods; Got back to Hamburg which was filled with evacuees
    April 1945 - went to Malmo, Sweden for 2 years, worked for the World Jewish Congress

    Physical Details

    6 boxes
    2 oversize boxes
    2 oversize folders

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    Administrative Notes

    The papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by the Estate of Doris Rauch.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:43:33
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