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Andre Steiner Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 172

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Andre Steiner Family Papers will gain insight into the Holocaust. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1962

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Andre Steiner was born in Dunajska Streda in 1908 in what is now Hungary. 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. When full scale deportations renewed in 1944, Andre and Hetty Steiner fled to the mountains and survived the war in hiding. After the war, Andre and his wife settled in Atlanta, Georgia. He passed away in Atlanta in 2009 at age 100.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Andre Steiner and his wife lived in Hungary and Slovakia before surviving the Holocaust and immigrating to the United States. 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.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
Title
Andre Steiner Family Papers, Mss 172
Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States
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