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Theresienstadt Survivors Sent to Canton St. Gallen

Introduction by Peter Landé

· Background
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· Acknowledgements
· Searching the Database

This database is a list of 1,226 Theresienstadt survivors who were sent to Canton St. Gallen in Switzerland in February 1945.


This collection includes Theresienstadt survivors sent to Canton St. Gallen in Switzerland in February 1945.  While the collection contains no explanation, it is assumed that these persons were one of several groups of survivors sent to Switzerland near and after the end of the war for recovery and medical treatment.  No information on the further fate/transfer of these survivors is given.

The information consists of name, nationality, date of birth and facility in St. Gallen where the individuals were housed.  The four facilities were Les Avants, Adliswil, Tour Haldimant and Kant.Spital (Cantonal hospital).


This database includes 1,226 records of survivors sent to Canton St.Gallen.  The fields for this database are as follows:

  • Name (Surname + Given Name)
  • Maiden name
  • Nationality
  • Location
  • Date of birth


The information contained in this database was indexed from the files of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), RG 14.053M, Reel 1.  The original source material was filmed at the Jewish Community in Stuttgart, Germany.  Freija Lindholm, a JewishGen volunteer, transcribed the list.

In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible.  Special thanks to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy.  Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, coordinator of Holocaust files.

Nolan Altman
Coordinator - Holocaust Database
January 2010

Searching the Database

This database is searchable via JewishGen's Holocaust Database and the JewishGen Germany Database.

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