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Arthur Kerdemann papers

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.0217.3

The Arthur Kerdemann papers contain material related to Arthur Kerdemann, a former inmate of Dachau and Holocaust survivor. Material in the collection include Kerdemann’s passport and correspondence while he was imprisoned at Dachau from 1938-1939. Other items include his memoir, and various articles and publications he collected after World War II.

The Arthur Kerdemann papers contain a variety of material obtained by Arthur Kerdemann, both during imprisonment in Dachau concentration camp and after World War II. The items from Dachau include correspondence with family, deposit slips, identification photographs, a medical questionnaire and Kerdemann’s passport. The papers from after Kerdemann’s release include a piece of correspondence with his sister and a letter from the World Jewish Congress Search Department, along with his memoir and a photograph of Arthur with Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler’s List. Also a part of Kerdemann’s post-Dachau papers includes a large map of Vittel, France, obtained while Arthur was a member of Army Intelligence. The publications and articles series includes various items collected by Kerdemann, primarily from his service with the U.S. Army and later. Included are a Hitler Youth training book, U.S. Army magazines Yank and Army Talk, and a copy of Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung detailing Hitler in Vienna and Austria’s annexation. Also included are news clippings and articles on Edith Stein.

inclusive:  1938-1994
17 folders
4 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Arthur Kerdemann
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:00:45
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