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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1925-1999

Creator:  Hana Kraus Beer Family

Summary/Abstract:  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.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English, German, Cezch

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 209, Hana Kraus Beer Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Arrangement:  The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  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.

Scope and Content:  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.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Art and design training 1947-1949
2 Correspondence 1945-1971
3 Documents 1933-1957
4 Holocaust survivor reunions 1975-1998
5 Kraus, Arnost – passport 1925
6 Naturalization 1949-1955
7 Postcards Ca. 1949
8 Terezin – ghetto money 1943
9 Travel documents and memorabilia 1946-1999
10 Writings (Czech) Undated


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