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Noack-Mosse, Eva (1908-): Theresienstadt Diary and Other Papers (microfilm)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 504d
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Noack-Mosse, Eva (1908-): Theresienstadt Diary and Other Papers (microfilm)
Date(s): 1945
Level of description: collection
Extent: c150 frames
Name of creator(s): Mosse | Eva Noack- | b 1908 | concentration camp survivor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Eva Noack-Mosse , a Jewess, was born in 1908 in Berlin, the daughter of Max Mosse, professor of medicine. She married a non-Jew, Moritz Noack, in 1934, with whom she lived until she was deported to Theresienstadt in February 1945. Whilst an inmate, she worked as a typist in the statistical office. On June 10, 1940, the Gestapo took control of Terezín (Theresienstadt), a fortress, built in 1780-1790 in what is now the Czech Republic, and set up prison in the Small Fortress (Kleine Festung. By 24 November 1941, the Main Fortress (große Festung, ie the town Theresienstadt) was turned into a walled ghetto. The function of Theresienstadt was to provide a front for the extermination operation of Jews. To the outside it was presented by the Nazis as a model Jewish settlement, but in reality it was a concentration camp. Theresienstadt was also used as a transit camp for European Jews en route to Auschwitz and other extermination camps.


Scope and content/abstract:

This diary covers the period of her incarceration at Theresienstadt,12 February 1945-1 July 1945 and is preceded by an 11 page personal account of life under the Nazis from 1934. An addition to the original foreward, dated 1975, suggests that this version is a transcript copy. It includes the following contents list: 'Gestapo order re compulsory labour'; 'assembling in Augsburg'; 'journey into the unknown'; 'arrival at Theresienstadt'; 'first days'; 'office work'; 'no luggage'; 'illness'; 're-found friends-their experiences'; 'camp children'; 'departure of the Danes'; 'arrival of 12,000 KZ inmates'; 'danger of epidemics'; 'Red Cross takeover'; 'Mussolini's and Hitler's deaths'; 'last days before capitulation'; 'last SS men leave'; 'Czechs take over camp'; 'Russians then Americans fight against epidemic'; 'preparations for camp closure'.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office

Allied Materials

Related material:

The following is a sample of additional WL document collections which pertain to Theresienstadt: 504c, 574, 578, 1373, 1339, 1136, 1169, 1189, 1117, 1206, 1166, 1179, 574, 1237, 1320, 1267, 1554, 1365, 1548, 1086, 1308, 1145.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Oct 2007

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