Hugo Nothmann: printed letters

Scope and Content

This collection contains printed letters by Dr Hugo Nothmann to his daughter in Palestine, written from D P Lager Deggendorf, a camp for displaced people in Bavaria, Germany. He provides detailed accounts of the living conditions of Jewish people in Nazi Germany and his experiences at Terezin ghetto. He also informs his daughter about the fate of members of the family and friends.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Hugo Nothmann worked as a teacher in Randegg, Austria before he, his wife and their son Alfred ('Fred') were ordered by the Gestapo to leave the town. Hugo and Fred moved to relatives in Berlin; his wife went to Gurs, France where she worked as a nurse. Nothmann was captured by the Gestapo and transported to Terezin ghetto where he was involved in educating children. Once Terezin was liberated he was transported to DP camp Deggendorf. Both, his wife and son perished in the Holocaust. After the Second World War Nothmann continued to work as a teacher. He received the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit) and was an active member of a Christian Jewish society.



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Acquisition Information

Donated by Dr Adeleid Krautschik.



Location of Originals

Letters published in the newsletter of the Gesellschaft für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit.