Scope and Contents
Researchers studying the Hana Kraus Beer Family Papers will gain insight into the Holocaust. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
- Creation: undated
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
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.
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Language of Materials
Hana Kraus Beer was a Holocaust survivor. Her 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.
The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
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