Documents found: 21

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    EHRI-ET-WL1375B189
    1938
    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Kristallnacht Reports (coll. 1375), B. 189. Original in German.
    Testimony of a 16-year-old male youth who escaped from Vienna in 1938. His report was forwarded to the JCIO in Amsterdam by Dora Prywes, Antwerp, c/o Menko Max Hirsch. He reports what he witnessed from 13 March 1938 onwards in Vienna, including…
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    EHRI-ET-WL1375B226
    1939-01-07
    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Kristallnacht Reports (coll. 1375), B. 189. Original in Dutch.
    Report of a courier of the Dutch Children’s Committee about her experiences in the “Aktion Gildemeester”, a Nazi-run operation to evacuate Jews from Vienna, and the Swedish Mission. She writes about the difficulties surrounding the transport of…
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    EHRI-ET-WL1375B307
    1938-12-29
    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Kristallnacht Reports (coll. 1375), B. 307. Original in German.
    A letter from an unidentified person and their mother after they emigrated from Czechoslovakia to New York City in December 1938 following the events of the November Pogrom. The author describes the destruction of synagogues and Jewish properties…
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    EHRI-ET-WL1375B310
    1939-02 | Vienna
    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Kristallnacht Reports (coll. 1375), B. 310. Original in German.
    A series of letters written by Leni, a 12-year-old girl from Vienna, to a “Frau Z”, later referred to as “Auntie”. The letters discuss the difficulties of taking care of her young cousin Hans after the recent death of her parents and the…
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    EHRI-ET-WL16560633
    1942-10-10 | Gerhard Riegner
    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Eyewitness testimony Collection (coll. 1656), 633. Original in French. Translated for the Wiener Library by Sue Boswell.
    Testimony of an anonymous Jewish refugee from Belgium. He was arrested on the street in Brussels in 1942 and interned in the Malines internment camp, before being taken by train to Russia, near Stalingrad. He was forced to work in a camp probably run…
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    EHRI-ET-WL16560023
    1955
    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Eyewitness testimony Collection (coll. 1656), 23. Original in English.
    Testimony of “Miss X”, whose mother was “Aryan” and whose father was Jewish. Her parents divorced for personal reasons and her mother married an “Aryan”. She describes her school, not being allowed to go to university, having to absolve a…
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    EHRI-ET-WL16560044
    1955 | Frankfurt am Main
    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Eyewitness testimony Collection (coll. 1656), 44. Original in English.
    Testimony of Johanna Frankel, a non-Jew “with some Jewish blood”, who first married to a non-Jew with a daughter born in 1920. She later married a Jew who had been in Buchenwald but emigrated to the UK in 1939. She describes discrimination at work.…
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    EHRI-ET-WL1375B327
    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Kristallnacht Reports (coll. 1375), B. 327. Original in German.
    Testimony of a Jewish business owner recorded shortly after the November Pogrom in 1938 describing the progression of laws that led to the destruction of his business (and those of other Jews), including the boycott of Jewish businesses and…
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    EHRI-ET-WL16560158
    1955
    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Eyewitness testimony Collection (coll. 1656), 158. Original in German.
    Testimony of Renate Lasker-Allais, who was deported to Auschwitz in December 1943 after one and a half years in prison. She was arrested for helping French POWs escape. She describes in detail life and death in Auschwitz. Lasker-Allais had knowledge…
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    EHRI-ET-WL16560176
    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Eyewitness testimony Collection (coll. 1656), 176. Original in German.
    Detailed report of a teenage girl describing her flight from Prague to Slovakia with her mother after her father committed suicide. They escaped over the border in the summer of 1939 with help from members of the Gestapo (for payment). This is a very…