Anna Jellinek Nadel

1898-1967

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Anna was born in May 1898, in Mährisch-Weisskirchen, then in the Moravian Czech region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Her niece, Gisella Nadja, remembers that Anna danced and sang well. In 1932, Anna married Miron Nadel, who had come to Vienna from Feodosiya on the Crimean peninsula (formerly part of Russia, now Ukraine). Miron was a portrait photographer and owned a photography studio/store in Vienna, in which Anna ably assisted with sales.

Miron was arrested, probably on Kristallnacht, and imprisoned, probably in Dachau concentration camp. His photography shop was plundered on the night of the Kristallnacht pogrom, and Miron was one of the thousands of targeted Jewish shopkeepers charged with the damages.

Fortunately, Anna was able to get entry visas for Australia with the help of her old friend who worked in the Czech consulate in Vienna. With the visas in hand, Anna was able to get Miron released from concentration camp and escape with him and their infant daughter Trude (aka Trudy) within the mandatory three days, in January 1939.

Miron and Anna opened and managed another successful photography studio together in Sydney, Australia. They both died of illness in Australia; she in 1967 of cancer; Miron in 1978 of a stroke. Around 2006, Trude emigrated from Australia to Israel with her husband, John Armer, who had courageously survived the war as a ‘locksmith’ on ‘Schindler’s List.’ John died of illness in Tzefat (Safed), Israel in January 2015. Trude and John have two surviving daughters, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Letter Index for Anna Jellinek Nadel

 

Date
Author(s) / Origin of Letter
Recipient(s) / Relationship to Author(s) / Destination of Letter

Summary

Anna Jellinek Nadel
                    [Woolahra, an eastern
          suburb of Sydney, Australia]

Karl and Karla Jellinek

(brother/sister-in-law of AJN)
                         [New York City]

 

Anna writes of still mourning the (1941) loss of her mother and of her feared loss of her older siblings, Gisela and Hugo, and of Hugo’s younger daughters. However, Anna also expresses hope and faith that her siblings and nieces may still be alive and that she will be able to save them. In addition, Anna mentions some aspects of her current life in Australia, such as the family’s good health and their celebration of Mother’s Day.


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