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Andre Steiner was born in Dunajska Streda in what is now Hungary in 1908. As a young man he studied Bauhaus architecture, an elite school of modern design and thought. He married Hetty Weiner in 1935. In 1940 Steiner, his wife Hetty and their young son Peter moved to Bratislava in Slovakia to escape the Nazi invasion in Brno. in 1941 Steiner joined The Working Group, comprised of dissident members of the Ustredz Zidovsky, the governing body of Slovak Jewry. His architectural designs were coveted by the Nazis and Steiner secretly bribed German and Slovak officials to prevent deportations. He also convinced the Nazis to establish three work camps for Jews insisting that only Jewish laborers could build his designs. He is credited with saving 7,000 Jews from deportation to death camps. Andre Steiner died in . When full scale deportations renewed in 1944, Andre and Hetty Steiner fled to the mountains and survived the war in hiding. The collection consists of correspondence, 1939-1962, from Weiner family members many of which were written from Thereisenstadt; and the diary of Hetty Weiner Steiner that she wrote while hiding in the mountains in 1944. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically with each folder. Many of the letters have been translated.

Mss 172

Andre Steiner Family Papers

10 Related Subjects

Ghettos: Czechoslovakia
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Steiner, Andre, 1908-2009
Holocaust survivors

Steiner, Hetty

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Resistance

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Rescue

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

World War, 1939-1945


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