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The Wiener Holocaust Library (London, UK)

    Sample collection on women migrants at the Wiener Holocaust Library below

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    Collection title: Gerda Mayer: personal papers (UK, Czechoslovakia: 1916-2007)

    Description: 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 Cwzechoslovakia; 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 General major 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).

    Archive address: 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP, UK

    Reference number: GB 1556 WL1809

    Links: The catalogue is available from The Wiener Holocaust Library.

    Contributor: Marie Ruiz