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|Catalog No.||22844||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Erich Bleier - Ofer: memoirs and a personal status document||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||22844רמ||Similar Items|
|Donor||Ofer Eric (Bleier Erich)||Similar Items|
|Period||Before World War II||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|Period||After World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||26/03/1939||Similar Items|
|To Date||01/01/1958||Similar Items|
|Author||Bleier - Ofer Erich||Similar Items|
|Date of event||29/03/1939||Similar Items|
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Memoirs, in English, of Erich Bleier - Ofer, and an ID card for Erich Bleier, issued in Vienna (Wien) on March 29, 1939, before he was sent on a Kindertransport to England.
Erich Bleier was born in Vienna on July 4, 1932, the son of Friedrich and Berta Bleier. In March 1939 he set out with the Kindertransport to England. At first he was taken to the home of an aunt and ungle in London. Some three months later his mother joined them, but to obtain a residence permit for England she was obliged to work as a housemaid and live in her employers’ residence. Upon the outbreak of the war, Erich, like many other London children, was sent to a foster family in a rural area. Some two years later he was transferred to a boarding school, fell ill and was hospitalized a number of times, and was transferred to a convalescent facility. From there he went to live with a foster family until the end of the war. In April 1949 Erich and his mother emigrated to Israel.
Friedrich Bleier, Erich’s father, was sent for forced labor in Austria, from whence he was sent to a camp near Minsk. In 1943 his wife received a notification from the Red Cross that he was missing, and from then never heard more of him.
Photographs received with this material have been transferred to the GFH Photo Archive.
The documents are stored as Holdings Registry file No. 23009. Close