Georg Fuchs: family correspondence

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence from Dr Georg Fuchs, who emigrated to Stockholm in 1939, from his family in Czechoslovakia and later from his mother in the Warshaw Ghetto. Several members of his family died in the Holocaust at Theresienstadt concentration camp. Also included are letters between him and his girlfriend Eva Hellmann (1929-1944), family photographs, correspondence regarding the fate of cousin Franz Dietrich Schweizer, official certificate of the deportation of Georg Fuchs's mother, Georg Fuchs's brief biographical account, copy press cutting regarding the war crimes trial of John Demjanjuk (1986) as well as personal documents such as birth certificate, certificates of qualifications, testimonials of employment, soldier's service and pay book, Czech World War II medal, Czech passport, certificate of release from Czech nationality, marriage certificate, naturalisation certificate, post-war clothing booklet (1946/1947), details of his war compensation claim, and banknotes of the protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

Administrative / Biographical History

Georg Fuchs ('Tiddy', 'Jiri Fuchsova') was a Jewish chemist from Prague. His father, Josef Fuchsova, a German-Jewish lawyer in Pilsen (Plzen), died in 1939. His mother, Alice Fuchsova, was originally from Fürth, Bavaria.

After his studies at the Technische Hochschule in Darmstadt (1930-1932) Georg Fuchs worked for a Jewish company as a chemist, initially near Pilsen and from 1936 in Prague. He obtained a visa in 1939 to emigrate to Stockholm for work. His mother was deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1942. She was issued with a Swedish visa only after she was transported to Warsaw, Poland. She perished in the Holocaust. Georg's sister, Zuzana Wachtlova, lived with her daughter Dolly, in Brno. They were both deported to Theresienstadt in December 1941 where her daughter died. Zuzana survived the war. Four aunts of Georg Fuchs were also murdered at Theresienstadt.

Georg Fuchs went to England in March 1943 to serve in the Czech army. He settled down in England in 1946 and got married to Anneliese Meyer in 1949.

Arrangement

Chronological and by subject

Conditions Governing Access

See Wiener Library access conditions at: http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/usinglibrary/usingthelibrary.aspx

Acquisition Information

Donated by Kate Leslie.

Note

2005/58 (WL1706/1-2, 4); 2006/38 (WL1706/3,5)

Related Material

See also Photo Archive 2005/58.

Family Names