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Ralph Parker testimony

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0765

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    The collection includes a one-page testimony by Ralph R. Parker describing his experiences as a forced laborer, deportation to Auschwitz III (Buna-Monowitz) in 1943, forced march to Gleiwitz and Sachsenhausen, and liberation near Schwerin. Also included is a photocopy of a report given by Rolf Pakuscher (Ralph Parker) for a court case in Hamburg in 1946, describing conditions at Auschwitz.
    creation:  1994
    Collection Creator
    Ralph R. Parker
    Ralph R. Parker (1920-2021) was born Rolf Pakuscher on October 29, 1920 in Berlin, Germany to Bruno (d. 1939) and Margarette (née Stensch) Pakuscher. He was a survivor of Auschwitz III (Buna-Monowitz), Gleiwitz, and Sachsenhausen. Ralph was liberated by the United States Army on a death march near Schwerin. After the war, he married Ruth Bartlet (1924-2003) and they immigrated to the United States in 1949 aboard the USS General Omar Bundy. They settled in Connecticut where he worked in the machinist industry and had one son, Ron Parker.

    Physical Details

    English German
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as one folder.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of the material(s) in this collection. 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
    Berlin (Germany)
    Personal Name
    Parker, Ralph R.

    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Mr. Ralph R. Parker
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    2023-06-23 11:58:33
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