Helena Berlinerman (Tyszler) Family Papers / Record Group 04

Title Berlinerman, Helena (Tyszler) Family Papers

Dates 1998–2006

Accession Number RG-04

Extent 0.2 linear foot (1 box)

Provenance Documents collected by Virginia Holocaust Museum staff and volunteers.

Biographical Note

Helena (née Tyszler) Berlinerman was born in the early 1920s in Europe. According to her obituary, she was born January 15, 1920, in Poland. In a phone interview, however, Helena stated she was born in 1928 on a train traveling from Austria to Czechoslovakia.

During the Holocaust, Helena was in four or five concentration camps including Auschwitz, Neukeln (possibly Berlin-Neukölln), Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg, and Ravensbrück. She was possibly liberated by an Army soldier named Bernardode.

Helena was married to David Berlinerman for 52 years before he passed away in 2002. The couple had three children together, a daughter and two sons, and four grandchildren at the time of her death in 2006.

Restriction on Access No restriction    Restriction on Use No restriction    Language English and Hebrew.

Preferred Citation Virginia Holocaust Museum, Record Group RG-04, Berlinerman, Helena (Tyszler) Family Papers, [Folder #].

Scope and Content

The Berlinerman, Helena (Tyszler) Family Papers consists exclusively of biographical materials. These materials include the handwritten notes from a phone interview conducted with Helena, information from Helena’s son on the concentration camps she survived, and her obituary.


Box Folder Contents
1 1 Biographical Materials

Indexing Terms

  • Berlinerman, Helena (b.January 15, 1920, d. April 8, 2006)
  • Tyszler, Helena (b. January 15, 1920, d. April 8, 2006)
  • Auschwitz (concentration camp)
  • Neukeln (possibly Berlin-Neuköln concentration camp)
  • Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg (concentration camp)
  • Poland–History–20th Century
  • Berlin–History–1933–1945
  • Germany–History–1933–1945
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