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Nachlass Samuel Jean Richard (1912-2002)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2012.288 | RG Number: RG-58.028

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    The collection consists of personal papers of Samuel Jean Richard, primarily from his time as head of refugee work camps, refugee homes and as the inspector of the central camp administration. The collection includes a sub-collection of 403 colored pencil drawings done by Jewish refugee children. In addition, contains 140 forms that include personal information about the refugee children. These forms were indexed by Samuel Jean Richard and added by the Archiv für Zeitgeschichte (AfZ) to its refugee databank. The collection also contains an additional 319 drawings done by unknown children for an exhibition that was shown in Zürich in 1952.
    inclusive:  1936-2002
    Collection Creator
    Samuel Jean R. Werner
    Jean Richard Samuel Werner (April 9, 1912 - October 8, 2002) studied natural sciences at the University of Bern. In 1942 he became an assistant director of the work camp Thalheim and in October 1942 he became a deputy head of the work camp Davesco. In 1943 he became a head of the women's refugee house in Kriens and later on the head of the work camp in Saint-Cergue. In August 1943 he became an inspector of work camps in the central administration. In August 1944 he became a head of the education division. In 1945 he was involved in the organization of the exhibition of art by refugee children during the conference "Semaines d`Etudes pour l`Enfance victime de la Guerre (SEPEG), ETH Zürich 10.9.-29.9.1945." He resigned from the central administration in 1946. From 1946 to1968 he taught in the vocational college in Zürich. In October 1952 he organized an international conference on the subject of psychology of children's drawings that was held in Zürich.

    Physical Details

    7,229 digital images : PDF ; 1.53 GB.
    System of Arrangement
    Organized in the following six series: Series 1, Biographic materials; Series 2, Activities as a teacher; Series 3, Materials on labor camps; Series 4, Children's drawings; Series 5, Correspondence; Series 6, Photographs.

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    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. Users are required to complete a User Declaration in order to gain access to the collection.
    Conditions on Use
    No publication and copies of the records and finding aids to the 3rd party users without the written permission from the Archiv für Zeitgeschichte (AfZ). The Museum may not transfer the materials or duplicate records thereof or any of the finding aids to any third party, except as permitted in the Cooperation Contract, Article II paragraph 5 herein or as otherwise permitted in writing by the AfZ. The Museum may not publish the reproduction material or finding aid on the Internet, World Wide Web, or any publicly accessible on-line network without the written permission of the AfZ. Contact

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Archiv für Zeitgeschichte (AfZ), Switzerland. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the digitized collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Programs in Oct. 2011.
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