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Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

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Diaries recording the development of the Bruckmann children before the war and before the family member's deportation to their deaths

The diaries document the first chapter of the lives of the children of Gerta and Sally (Samuel) Bruckmann from Nabburg in Bavaria. The diaries were written and illustrated by Gerta for her children: Friedl (Siegfried) born in 1925, Guenter, born in 1928 and daughter Waltraut, born in 1930.

A baby diary that follows the growth of Siegfried (Friedl) Bruckmann who was born in 1925 in Nabburg, Germany

The Diaries of the Bruckmann Children

A page from the baby diary of Friedl Bruckmann from Nabburg, Germany that his mother Gerta marked with the baby’s weight gain for the month of August.
Gerta and Sally (Samuel) Bruckmann and their three children Friedl, Guenther and Waltraut were murdered in Poland during the Holocaust. Their eldest son, Werner (Abraham), was sent to Eretz Israel with the “Youth Aliya” immigration program in 1934 and survived the Holocaust.

A page from the baby diary of Friedl Bruckmann from Nabburg, Germany inscribed by his mother Gerta

An outline of the hand of Friedl Bruckmann, born in 1925 in Nabburg, Germany drawn in his baby diary by his mother Gerta

The Bruckmann children from Nabburg, Germany, 1935: From left to right – Werner, Friedl, Guenther and Waltraut. Only Werner, who was sent to Eretz Israel, survived

Gerta Bruckmann with her baby daughter Waltraut. Nabburg, Germany, 1930. The two were murdered in Poland in 1942

Werner, Friedl and Guenther in traditional Bavarian dress, Nabburg, Germany 1930

Sally Bruckmann dressed in German army uniform in World War I, in a photograph that he sent to his sister. Sally Bruckmann was murdered in Poland in 1942

Werner (Avraham) Bruckmann in the uniform of the Jewish Brigade serving in World War II under British command. Avraham was the sole survivor of his immediate family