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Manuscript
1925-1999
Paper
.2 linear feet

Hana Kraus Beer was born in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. As a young adult she was taken, along with her mother, Elly, and father, Ernest, to the Theresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp. Her father died at the camp. Her mother was later deported to Auschwitz where she was murdered. Hana survived. While at the camp she received a number of letters from her boyfriend, Pepik Smolka, who was also a prisoner at Thereisanstadt. He was also deported and murdered by the Nazis. The Hana Kraus Beer Family Papers consist of legal and travel documents and correspondence primarily relating to Hana Kraus Beer's life following the liberation of Thereisanstadt including the time she spent in England prior to her immigration to the United States in 1949 and her subsequent marriage to Walter Beer also a survivor of the Holocaust. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Mss 209

Hana Kraus Beer

8 Related Subjects

Beer, Hana Kraus, 1925-2004


Beer, Walter, 1922-2011


Theresienstadt (Ghettos: Czechoslovakia)
World War, 1939-1945; Ghettos: Czechoslovakia

World War, 1939-1945


Ghettos: Czechoslovakia
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)


Holocaust Survivors


Emigration and Immigration


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