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Father Antoni Gerwel collection

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    Description
    Consists of a typed transcript copy of a letter, with translation, describing the Holocaust experiences of Father Antoni Gerwel, a Polish Catholic priest who perished in the Dachau concentration camp on August 31, 1942. The letter was written on July 22, 1977 by Father Jan Żelaźnicki to Father Gerwel's nephew, Jędrzej Gerwel. In the letter, Father Żelaźnicki explains that Father Gerwel was a priest in Kadzidło, Poland, and that they were deported together to Dachau in April 1940. Both were sent to Gusen and separated, but reunited again in Dachau. Father Gerwel volunteered to go to a special camp for the disabled, where they were told they would be able to return home faster; he died there of a stomach ailment. The letter was translated by Father Gerwel's grand-niece, Agnieszka Gerwel. Also includes a manuscript, 34 pages, by Agnieszka Gerwel, regarding her great-uncle's history, the history of Dachau, and the memory of Polish Catholic priests at Dachau. Includes copies of photographs and documents.
    Date
    inclusive:  1977-2011
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Agnieszka Gerwel

    Physical Details

    Language
    Polish English
    Extent
    2 folders

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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Provenance
    Agnieszka Gerwel donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012. She is the grand-niece of Father Antoni Gerwel.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-01 11:19:17
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