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Collection Helena Berlinerman Family Papers
Object Name Collection
Catalog Number RG-04
Dates of Creation 1998-2006
Extent of Description 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Creator Virginia Holocaust Museum staff and volunteers
Admin/Biographical History Helena (née Tyszler) Berlinerman was born in the early 1920s in Europe. According to her obituary, she was born January 15, 1920 in Poland. In a phone interview, however, Helena stated she was born in 1928 on a train traveling from Austria to Czechoslovakia.

During the Holocaust, Helena was in four or five concentration camps including Auschwitz, Neukeln (possibly Berlin-Neukölln), Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg, and Ravensbrück. She was possibly liberated by an Army soldier named Bernardode.

Helena was married to David Berlinerman for 52 years before he passed away in 2002. The couple had three children together, a daughter and two sons, and four grandchildren at the time of her death in 2006.
Copyrights No restrictions on use.
Language of Material English and Hebrew.
Scope & Content The Berlinerman, Helena (Tyszler) Family Papers consists exclusively of biographical materials. These materials include the handwritten notes from a phone interview conducted with Helena, information from Helena's son on the concentration camps she survived, and her obituary.
Subjects Neukeln (possibly Berlin-Neukölln concentration camp)
Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg (concentration camp)
Ravensbrück (concentration camp)
Poland - History - 20th century
Berlin - History - 1933-1945
Germany - History - 1933-1945
Containers 1