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Russell Kowalyshyn papers

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    Russell Kowalyshyn papers

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    The Russell Kowalyshyn papers document Kowalyshyn’s army service in Germany following World War II. The collection primarily consists of German and American printed materials documenting Nazi Germany, the Allied victory, Dachau concentration camp, and the war crimes trials in Nuremberg. The collection also includes Kowalyshyn’s Dachau pass and obituary, blank letterhead from the Mayor of Dachau and an unknown coat of arms, signed letters from Adolf Hitler and Paul von Hindenburg thanking the Mayor of Dachau for making them honorary citizens, a Hitler Youth sports award signed by Hitler, a speech promoting National Socialism by Josef Bürckel on the occasion of the reoccupation of Saarland, and an Office of Military Government report documenting the denazification of Stuttgart and the installation of a new mayor.
    inclusive:  1933-1994
    Collection Creator
    Russell Kowalyshyn
    Russell Kowalyshyn (1918-1988) was born in Northampton, Pennsylvania to Anna and Stephen Kowalyshyn. He was attached to the 7th U.S. Army during World War II, served with a unit that escorted official visitors through Dachau after its liberation, and was posted to Stuttgart for a year to assist with denazification and the establishment of local civil government. Following the war, he practiced law and served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

    Physical Details

    German English
    12 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The papers are arranged as five series: I. Biographical materials, 1945, 1988, II. Letterhead, approximately 1933-1945, III. Printed materials, 1934-1994, IV. Signatures by Hitler and von Hindenburg, 1933, 1938, V. Speech and report, 1935, 1945

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    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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    Administrative Notes

    Stephen Kowalyshyn donated the Russell Kowalyshyn papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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