#HOLOCAUST VICTIM ANNA ANDORN – DIARY ENTRIES
Anna Andorn, nee Löwenstein,
was born in Bocholt in 1885. During WWI she volunteered as a nurse. In 1930 she married the widower
Meier Andorn, a prominent Jewish cantor and teacher. In 1942, the couple was
deported to Teresienstadt, where Meier Andorn died. Anna was
moved to Auschwitz in October 1944. She died before the camp inmates were liberated by the Allies in 1945.
Anna’s journal was made available by her nephew,
Fritz Rohr, who lives in Paraguay. It constitutes an important historical source
documenting the oppression, terror, and suffering of Jews under the Hitler
Anna's diary, Part I 1897-1901
1897 - “My name is Anna Löwenstein. I am 12 years old, born on July 14th 1885 in Bocholt, and have decided to write this journal. But not as my friends do, who write down every little bit of rubbish. At least once a year, I will make an entry in order to record what is most important about that particular period of time.