Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Bio/Hist: Here are entered works on persons who died during the Holocaust of 1939-1945. Works on persons who survived the Holocaust of 1939-1945, with emphasis on their lives since 1945, are entered under Holocaust survivors. Works consisting of personal accounts of the Jewish Holocaust are entered under Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives.
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Overview An poem by Thekla Stoll circulated among the Jews in Berlin, Germany. The poem speaks of the despair of the Jews' condition and the hope the author sees in the spirit of the Jews. Translation from Henry Lowenstein: "Today I saw 1,000 disturbed people, Today I saw 1,000 Jews, wandering into oblivion, Into the gray of the cold morning drew the condemned Leaving behind what once was their life. They stepped through the gates, glancing back, As they left everything outside, their homeland,...
Dates: June 1942
Overview Studio portrait of Erna Eylenburg, daughter of Loewenstein family friends Drs. Ernst and Elisabeth Eylenburg. Erna, at fifteen years old, and her younger brother Walter, age nine, escaped to the Netherlands on March 30, 1939. Eylenburg was on one of the first transports from the Netherlands to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and was murdered there in 1942. The rest of the Eylenburg family, Drs. Ernst and Elisabeth, and Walter, were interned in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp before...
Dates: between 1937-1939
Overview Left to right: Karin Steinberg and Monica sit on a park bench with their arms around each other. Monica moved in with the Loewenstein family after her Jewish mother died as her father was a Nazi. She later committed suicide.
Dates: circa 1941
Overview Letter from Georg and Alice Loewenstein when they were in the Łódź Ghetto, Poland to Marie Loewenstein in Berlin, Germany. Preprinted card with blanks that Georg and Alice have filled in so that the message reads, "Łódź Ghetto, the 16 II. 1942 [February 16, 1942], To Frau Marie Loewenstein, Berlin W. 30, Motz Strasse Nr. 22, Acknowledge receipt of a money order for, RM. 10, Dr. Georg & Alice Loewenstein, [illegible address]." Above their names are written Israel and Sara, names some Jews...
Dates: 1942 February 16
Overview Monica sits on a park bench holding the front paws of a dachshund that is sitting on the ground. She moved in with the Loewenstein family after her Jewish mother died as her father was a Nazi. Monica later committed suicide.
Dates: circa 1939
Overview An unedited video interview with Henry Lowenstein on three DVDs. A fourth DVD holds the MP4 copies of the interview.
Dates: 2011 February 5-20
Overview Handwritten letter dated August 5, 1944 on a postcard written by Dr. Elisabeth Eylenburg to the Loewensteins when she was in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, Czechoslovakia. The letter was smuggled out of the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp to the Loewensteins. She thanks them for their package and Karin's letters from Vetschau and says that the Eylenburgs are fairly well. The address side of the postcard has Eylenburg's address at the camp and the Loewensteins' address in Berlin,...
Dates: 1944 August 5
Overview Postcard written by Dr. Elisabeth Eylenburg in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, Czechoslovakia to Karin Steinberg in Vetschau, Germany. Preprinted postcard with blanks Eylenburg filled in so that the message reads, "Theresienstadt, on 22. IX [September] 1944, My Love, I gratefully acknowledge receipt of your package on 2 1944, Elisabeth." The address side of the postcard has Eylenburg's and Steinberg's addresses and canceled stamps featuring Adolf Hitler. The postmark is dated October...
Dates: 1944 September 22
Overview Postcard written by Dr. Ernst Eylenburg in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, Czechoslovakia to Karin Steinberg in Vetschau, Germany when he was in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. Preprinted postcard with blanks Ernst filled in so that the message reads, "Theresienstadt, on 27. July 1944, Fraulein Karin Steinberg, I gratefully acknowledge receipt of your package on 2. July 1944, Dr. Ernst Eylenburg." Address side of the postcard has Eylenburg's and Steinberg's addresses and a...
Dates: 1944 July 27