Thursday, October 14, 2010

I sent a copy of my book to a new found cousin in Lower Galilee, Israel today. How amazing is that? :-) It's Definitely A God Thing!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Terri Hanauer-Brahm

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Hanauer Family - Before, During, and After the Holocaust

This is a Holocaust history book of the Hanauer Family of Berlin.  It includes documents from museums and historians from around the world. 

My family took their stories of survival to their graves.  I was determined to learn what happened to my grandfather Hans.  He disappeared from the streets of Berlin never to be heard from again.  I learned his fate and I share it in this book.

Available on Kindle:
Third edition now in print with updated documentation.

Terri Hanauer-Brahm

Saturday, August 28, 2010

This is the beginning of my book. Who wants one?

Thank you all who have followed this journey with me for the past 8+ years

This is the beginning of my book.
by Terri Hanauer-Brahm on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 6:22am

My journey to learn my heritage:

As I grew up, I had questions about my family. I knew my family was from Germany, but other than that, not much else. The only members of my family from Germany that were still alive would not open up to me about what happened to my family during the holocaust that occurred in Europe.

My Father, Uri Hanauer was born in Berlin, Germany on February 6, 1940. I had no idea that he was a holocaust survivor until after his death on December 5, 1981. My grandmother pulled me aside at my father’s memorial service and told me that she and my father had been in a concentration camp during WWII. She said she needed to tell me this so I would understand why my father was never open with me about his childhood. I asked her the name of the camp and she would not tell me.

In 2002 my grandfather’s sister, Ilse had told me the name of the camp that my father, grandmother and great grandfather were taken to. It was Terezin (Theresienstadt) located in the Czech Republic. I started looking on the web for information on Theresienstadt and learned there was a museum in Israel that had the records of when people were transported to the camp. I had contacted the museum and they sent me copies of the transport documents for both my father and my grandmother. This was the beginning of my quest to learn the whole truth about my family’s survival during the holocaust. The only problem was that the 3 members of my family who had survived were now all deceased.

I then started sending emails to various German agencies on what I knew about my family, which at this point was very little. Fortunately my great aunt Ilse had given me names of some of my relatives just before her death in 2002.

I started out by not knowing anything about my family!:

I have learned the following from documents I have obtained from many agencies around the world starting in 2003. The notebook that holds these documents is 5” thick and filled. I have added another note book with correspondences I have had with The International Red Cross, historians, authors and German’s who knew my family during the war:

Interview about my journey:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Testimony to the Life God Created in Me

I'm about to see my prayers answered. It's amazing how God brought all the right people into my life at just the right time. So many of my friends have followed me on this incredible journey, learning my family history along with me, and inspiring me to continue to share it with others.

I look back at my life and see the paths I've walked on. An amazing life full of beautiful friendships.

Thank You Lord for Believing that my final path would lead directly to you. May the story of my family bring joy to the world.

Terri Hanauer-Brahm

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Every day begins with the word of God

If I think of God from the beginning of my day, I have a great day. That's why every day is a great day! (-:

Terri Hanauer-Brahm