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    Contains a note written clandestinely on on scraps of paper by Olav Brunvand (donor's uncle), a Norwegian journalist arrested and imprisoned in the Rendsburg prison in Germany. The note was written using materials snuck in by Hiltgunt Zassenhaus, who visited over a dozen prisons regularly in her capacity of censor. Zassenhaus agreed to sneak written pages out of the prison for Brunvand and buried them in her garden, retrieving them after the War in 1945 and returned them to Brunvand. Olav was liberated in 1945 in Denmark.
    issue:  circa 1940
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Richard Olaf Brunvand
    Collection Creator
    Olav A. Brunvand

    Physical Details

    1 folder

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    Administrative Notes

    Written by Olav Brunvand while imprisoned in Rendburg prison in Germany, circa 1940. Smuggled out of the prison by Hiltgunt Zassenhaus and buried in her garden. In the summer of 1945, Zassenhaus returned the notes to Brunvand. Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010 by Richard Brunvand.
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