Helen Tichauer

  • Recording Date: September 23, 1946
  • Duration: 1:52:24
  • Spools: 9-149, 9-150, 9-151
  • Location: Feldafing, Germany; Feldafing displaced-person's camp
  • Languages: German

Biographical Information

  • Name: Helen Tichauer
  • Other Names: Helena Tischauer, Zippi
  • Maiden Name: Spitzer
  • Age: 27
  • Birthdate: November 10, 1918
  • Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Gender: female
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Nationality: Czechoslovakia
  • Marital Status: married
  • Tattoo: 2286
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: unknown
  • Interned At: Auschwitz, Birkenau, Ravensbr├╝ck, Malchow
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Goldberg, Germany
  • Liberated By: Russia

Commentary

´╗┐ Much of what we know about the operation of Auschwitz comes from prisoners who worked in its offices and lived to tell their story. Helen Tichauer's skills as a commercial artist came in handy when the Germans were developing ways of identifying and numbering prisoners in the early days of ... Read full commentary »