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A letter in honor of deceased American GI who experienced atrocities at Buchenwald

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0042 | RG Number: RG-09.057

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    A letter in honor of deceased American GI who experienced atrocities at Buchenwald
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    Description
    Contains a typescript copy of a letter in the form of a memoir written by Franklin P. Shaw in honor of William Malsh's contribution to the liberation of Buchenwald. Shaw explains that Lieutenant William R. Malsh commanded a Military Intelligence Interrogation team that was ordered to Buchenwald on April 12, 1945. On General Patton’s orders, Malsh instructed the mayor of Weimar to arrange for one thousand Weimar citizens to visit the liberated Buchenwald concentration camp, and Shaw describes the reactions of the German visitors to the scenes at Buchenwald.
    Date
    creation:  1993 April 12
    Collection Creator
    Franklin P. Shaw
    Biography
    Franklin P. Shaw (1920-2003) was born in Covington, KY, served in the Army during World War II, and was wounded on Utah Beach. He was working for a Military Intelligence Interrogation team under William Malsh when General Patton arranged for citizens of Weimar to visit the recently liberated Buchenwald concentration camp.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Testimonies.
    Extent
    1 folder

    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Franklin P. Shaw donated the letter in honor of deceased American GI who experienced atrocities at Buchenwald to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives in 1994.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:05:42
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