Ann Neiss Birulin papers, 1941-1981  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Birulin, Ann Neiss
Title
Ann Neiss Birulin papers
Dates
1941-1981 (inclusive)
Quantity
.11 cubic foot plus 1 vertical file
Collection Number
3182
Summary
Tape-recorded interview of a WWII POW and later a Seattle community member discussing her family and programs in Poland after liberation
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ann was imprisoned 1942-1945 in a forced labor camp in Selb, Bavaria. She manufactured fine china for Krautheim. Underneath the China factory was a munitions factory. Ann was liberated in 1945 by the Americans. From 1945 until 1947 she was in a Displaced Persons Camp in Feurth, Bavaria. In 1947 she came to Seattle because she had cousins here. She married Sol Birulin in 1949 and has two children. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1954.

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Accession No. 3182-001: Ann Neiss Birulin oral history interview, 1941-1981Return to Top

.11 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted by Meta Buttnick on 19 May 1981 (three 60 minute cassettes); xeroxed copies of passports and writings, 1941-1950.

Ann tells about her grandparents, paternal and maternal. She tells of her parents and her 3 brothers and their life in the shtetl, Hrushowice, Poland where her father, a learned scholar, had a general store which he inherited. In 1942 her mother, father, and 3 brothers were killed by the Nazis. Ann's cousin Clara Kind, who now lives in Seattle, convinced the Nazis that blonde 14-year-old Ann was a gentile and probably saved her life. She describes the pogroms in Poland after the liberation.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Ann Birulin, 5/19/1981.

Description
Ann Neiss Birulin oral history interview

Accession No. 3182-002: Ann Neiss Birulin papers, circa 1945Return to Top

1 vertical file (circa 70 pages)

Scope and Content: Clippings, ca. 1945; short writing by Meta Buttnick (no date).

This accession includes a booklet describing and picturing atrocities in concentration camps, which Allied forces distributed widely among German civilians and German prisoners of the Allies. A second clipping of 17 pages analyzes their reactions (percentages who had been aware of atrocities, or unaware, etc.). An unsigned reminiscence describes liberation of the camps and displaced persons journeying through Germany after the war had ended.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Ann Birulin, 8/1/1984.

Description
Ann Neiss Birulin papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews--Poland
  • Pogroms--Poland
  • Women, Jewish--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities
  • World War, 1939-1945--Jews
  • Personal Names :
  • Birulin, Ann Neiss--Archives
  • Kind, Clara

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)