Gift of Carol Biermann
Id no. 342.94, Other, German, Hebrew
The Biermann family was deported from Berlin, Germany to the Terezin Ghetto in 1943. Ludwig listed both his Berlin and Terezin addresses on the inside front cover. He also used the notebook to practice Hebrew writing, arithmetic, musical notation, and German dictation. The notebook also includes several rough drawings, as well some names and addresses of friends and family, some with transport numbers. At the end of notebook, Ludwig noted the dates for the Yahrzeit (anniversary of death) of his grandfather, on the 26th of the Hebrew month of Shvat (February 11, 1934), and of his father, on the 20th of Nissan (April 3, 1945). Ludwig (b. 1931) was the son of Hildegard (nee Baeck) Biermann (1903-1992) and Georg Biermann (1890-1945). Georg Biermann was a tax lawyer and World War I veteran. He had lost a leg in the war. He died in Terezin on April 3, 1945. After liberation Hildegard and Ludwig Biermann were at the Deggendorf Displaced Persons camp until they immigrated to the United States in 1946.