Gift of Milton and Gita Kaufman and Howard and Sue Pinsky
Id no. 1860.91, Document, German
Gertrude Hojtas was summoned to the justice building at 9:30 AM on July 13, 1944 for a meeting regarding the guardianship of her daughter Gita (here Ghita).
Gita was born to Gertrude and Emil Hojtas in 1932. Her sister Zuzana was born in 1935 and the family lived in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Emil emigrated before Germany invaded in 1939, but he was unable to take the rest of the family with him.
Gertrude, Gita, and Zuzana were deported to Terezin in 1942. Despite the harsh conditions there, they survived and were reunited with Emil in Czechoslovakia. The family immigrated to the US in 1948.