WorldCat Identities

Zweig-Strauss, Hanna

Works: 6 works in 13 publications in 2 languages and 164 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS135.S93, 949.40049240092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hanna Zweig-Strauss
Saly Mayer (1882-1950) : ein Retter jüdischen Lebens während des Holocaust by Hanna Zweig-Strauss( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Saly Mayer's contradictory life and activities, emphasizing the fact that no other Swiss citizen did as much for persecuted Jews during the Nazi period. However, Mayer collaborated closely with the anti-Jewish Police Chief Heinrich Rothmund, whose policies against the "Verjudung" of Switzerland he supported. Mayer, who officiated as president of the Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebund (SIG) until his forced retirement in 1943, refused to work with political opposers of the restrictive immigration policies, and prevented information on the annihilation of European Jewry from reaching politicians. Attributes SIG's tough attitude to the financial problems of the Jewish community, which was overburdened, and to the prevalent aversion to "Ostjuden", who constituted a significant part of the refugees. Mayer also represented the JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee), in the frame of which he undertook negotiations with the SS in August 1944, through Colonel Kurt Becher, Himmler's confidant. Mayer offered Himmler five million dollars if Germany would stop its anti-Jewish policies and the deportation of all Jews, not only Hungarian Jews. Although Mayer's actions probably contributed to the rescue of Budapest's Jews from deportation, his detractors claim that he was responsible for the death of thousands of other Jews, e.g. of those who were not allowed to enter Switzerland
David Farbstein (1868-1953) : jüdischer Sozialist, sozialistischer Jude by Hanna Zweig-Strauss( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antisemitische Verbalinjurien und Tätlichtkeiten vor Zürcher Gerichten 1920-1937 by Hanna Zweig-Strauss( )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Biographical manuscripts on David Zwi Farbstein and Betty Ostersetzer] by Hanna Zweig-Strauss( )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Curriculum vitae and biographical articles on David Zwi Farbstein and Betty Ostersetzer, who were active in the Zionist movement, the Social-Democratic Party, and feminist activism, primarily in Zürich
Betty Farbstein-Ostersetzer : engagierte Ärztin und Sozialdemokratin by Hanna Zweig-Strauss( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.84 (from 0.83 for Saly Mayer ... to 0.98 for Betty Farb ...)

Alternative Names
Hanna Zweig-Strauss historiadora suiza

Hanna Zweig-Strauss historica uit Zwitserland

Hanna Zweig-Strauss Schweizer Ärztin und Historikerin

Hanna Zweig-Strauss Swiss historian

Strauss Hanna Zweig-

Strauss, Hanna Zweig- 1931-2014

Zweig, Hanna 1931-2014

German (12)

French (1)