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Jewish young people interned on the island of Mauritius.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 59939

Jewish young people interned on the island of Mauritius.

Heinrich Wellisch is pictured in the second row, third from the right. Also pictured are Hansi (Johanna) Katz (front row, second from the right), her cousin Ani Blum (front row, second from the left), and Herman Gluckselig (back row, second from the right).

Ani was from Wiener Neustadt, and married Herman after the war, in Israel. Hansi was born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, on May 11, 1926, and lived in Wiesmath, Lower Austria. The family moved to Vienna on her 12th birthday. In September 1940 the family left Austria for Haifa on board the "Schoenbrunn" and "Atlantic," but were deported to Mauritius. They finally arrived in Haifa in August, 1945. Hansi married Eugen Katz, and they had two daughters, Niza and Ruth. In 1957 they moved to the United States and settled in California.

February 1945
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Henry Wellisch
Record last modified: 2020-05-21 00:00:00
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