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Alexander Primavesi papers

Document | Accession Number: 1995.A.0110

The Alexander Primavesi papers contain German reports written by Alexander Primavesi relating to activities of the Gestapo in Dortmund, Germany between 1933 and 1945. The papers include records relating to the development of the Westphalian state police office in Dortmund, Arnsberg, forced labor, persecution of Jews, religious communities and other minorities in the district of Arnsberg.

The Alexander Primavesi papers primarily contain German reports written by Alexander Primavesi concerning Gestapo activity in Dortmund Germany from 1933-1945. The contents of each report are as follows:

Folder 1) Translation: The Gestapo and Jews in the district of Arnsberg. Primavesi provides information about Jews in the district of Arnsberg, ranging from the Berufsverbot, or occupation prohibition, for Jews, Jewish associations, and Jewish school children to the treatment of Jews in German hospitals, the expropriation of Jewish property and the deportations to Lublin and Theresienstadt.

Folder 2) Translation: The development of the Westphalian state police office in Dortmund, Arnsberg. Primavesi describes the historical development of the Gestapo in Dortmund in 1933, the administrative structure of the district of Arnsberg and its Gauleitung, or administration at the district level.

Folder 3) Translation: Documentation on the Military Police Corps. This report concentrates on the SA Feldjägerkorps, their organization chart, their responsibility and the actions they carried out in 1933.

Folder 4) Translation: The use of the Gestapo in the prosecution of forced labor in the administrative district of Arnsberg. Primavesi discusses how the Gestapo was in charge of the persecution of forced laborers; ranging from orders and decrees it executed to correspondence and reports on deportations to several camps.

Folder 5 & 6) Translation: Primavesi enumerates all the different regulations, decrees, and documents associated with the Ordnungspolizei of the Third Reich and its Sondereinheiten between 1933 and 1945.

Folder 7) Translation: A chronological list of measures and guidelines related to the persecution of Jews through the Reich government and the Dortmund Gestapo in the district of Arnsberg. Primavesi provides information on how the Jewish population was persecuted through a very well organized apparatus.

Folder 8) Photocopies of obituaries and photographic prints of Alexander Primavesi.

Folder 9 & 10) Translation: Police reports and diary records of air strikes in the area of Dortmund. Primavesi gives an overview on all the reports by the local police and its sub organizations on air attacks along with their diary entries.

Folder 11) Translation: Persecution of religious communities and other minorities as well as the decline of the Gestapo in 1943 in Arnsberg. Primavesi describes the persecution of the Catholic Church, the Protestant Church, Roma and Sinti, and Jehovah’s Witnesses through the Dortmund Gestapo.

Date
inclusive:  1951-1997
bulk:  1987-1997
Language
German
Genre/Form
Reports.
Obituaries.
Extent
2 boxes
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 15:00:24
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