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Lester D. Edelstein collection

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Collection Summary
Consists of an original photocopy of a letter writen by a soldier in the 11th Armored division regarding the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp. The soldier, whose name is unknown, described what they witnessed when they entered the camp and what they learned from prisoners with whom they spoke. Also includes a speech, on audio CD, with Lester D. Edelstein, who was a captain in the 11th Armored Division (63rd Armored Infantry Battalion), in which he describes his memories of Mauthausen, including how the camp smelled and his impressions of how people managed to survive.
Provenance
Joyce Edelstein donated her father's collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012.
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Lester D. Edelstein letter

Document | Accession Number: 2012.393.1

Date
1945

Oral testimony of Lester D. Edelstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.393.2 | RG Number: RG-50.847.0001

Date
1945-1990
 
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