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"Minsk - Im lager der deutschen Juden" (photocopy)

Document | Accession Number: 1994.A.0014 | RG Number: RG-10.230

Photocopy of a published article by Karl Loewenstein, titled "Minsk--Im Lager der deutschen Juden," 16 pages, which originally appeared in "Die Mahnung: Organ des Bundes der Verfolgten des Naziregimes Berlin, e.V.," Vol. 4, No. 1, 1 January 1957. The article describes Loewenstein's experiences, from the point in which he was arrested by the Gestapo in Berlin in 1941, through his deportation to Minsk and what he experienced and witnessed there until his transfer to Theresienstadt the following year. He describes living conditions in the camp to which deportees from Berlin were assigned, the structure of the Jewish Council in the ghetto, duties assigned to Loewenstein, escape attempts from the ghetto, efforts to obtain clothing, food and other necessary goods through the black market, descriptions of mass shootings that he witnessed--including one of children from a Russian orphanage--as well as the use of mobile vans as gas chambers for killing ghetto residents.

Date
1957  (creation)
Language
German
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
Cite Association of the Persecuted of the Nazi Regime
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