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Bright, Frank: family papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1554
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Bright, Frank: family papers
Date(s): 1943-2000
Level of description: Collection level (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Bright | Frank | fl 1925-1945


Administrative/Biographical history:

Frank Bright, formerly Frantisek Brichta, was born in Berlin, the son of a Czech Jew. The family moved to Prague just before the Nazis in 1938. They were sent to Theresienstadt concentration camp and thence to Auschwitz. Frank remained in Auschwitz only for a short while and survived the Second World War in a small concentration camp in Silesia, KZ Friedland. The rest of the family perished. Frank had relations in London to whom he was sent as a displaced person after the war.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of papers of Frank Bright, 1943-2000, including a photograph of the class from his Jewish school which he attended, [1942]; property declaration forms for his uncle and aunt from the Landeshauptarchiv, Berlin and copies of the pages of Testimony for the Yad Vashem Archive, Jerusalem.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and German

System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:


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:

Frank Bright

Allied Materials

Related material:

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:
March 2008

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