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Gerda Mayer: personal papers

    The archive description reads: « This collection contains the personal papers of Gerda Mayer, a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia who came to England on a Kindertransport, whilst most of her family perished in the Holocaust.

    Included are letters from family and friends (photocopies); copy of ‘The emigrants’, a compilation of translated letters sent to Gerda from her parents in Czechoslovakia; Johanna Travnicek’s application for compensation under the Vertriebenenzuwendungsgesetz 1994; photographs; family trees; correspondence mainly between Gerda Mayer and the family of her rescuer Trevor Chadwick regarding the nomination of Trevor Chadwick as Righteous among the Nations with Yad Vashem, recognition of rescuers Nicholas Winton and Bill Barazetti; papers on Jewish persecution and report of Generalmajor Otto Ernst Remer on the plot against Adolf Hitler on 20 July 1944. Also included is a copy of ‘War games’ by Jenny Koralek (2002). »

    Original source name : Gerda Mayer: personal papers
    English translation : Gerda Mayer: personal papers
    Creator : personal fonds
    Document- type 1 : correspondence
    Document- type 2 : personal
    Reference number : GB 1556 WL1809
    Language(s) : English
    Geographical coverage : United Kingdom
    Time range : 20th-21stc.
    Year(s) : 1916-2007
    Theme 1 : experience of migration
    Theme 2 : war and displacement
    Link to the item in the catalogue :
    Archive name : The Wiener Holocaust Library
    Archive name (English) : The Wiener Holocaust Library
    Archive address : 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP
    City : London
    Country : United Kingdom
    Official website and institutional resources :
    Finding aid(s) : No
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