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Materials relating to Jehovah’s Witnesses in Auschwitz

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1047

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    Materials relating to Jehovah’s Witnesses in Auschwitz

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    This collection is comprised of photocopied documents and copy print photographs detailing the fates of Jehovah’s Witness from the villages of Wisła and Ustroń, in Cieszyn County, Poland during the Holocaust. Materials include name lists of men and women from Wisła and Ustroń who were interned and murdered at KZ Auschwitz and their corresponding death records as copied from the Nazi death log (sterbebuch). Other name lists include children from Wisła sent to Łódź as part of the German youth camp (Jugenverwahrlager Litzmannstadt). Associated with the name lists is a series of copy prints of prisoner mugshots depicting many of the named individuals, photocopies of outgoing correspondence from some of the prisoners, and photocopies of primary source documents detailing the biographical information for many included on the lists. Documents have stamped citations from the host archives, which includes Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum and the State Archives in Katowice.
    inclusive:  1995

    Physical Details

    Polish German
    1 box
    12 folders
    System of Arrangement
    These materials related to Jehovah’s Witnesses in Auschwitz are arranged as two series:
    • Series 1: Documents, 1995
    • Series 2: Photographs, undated

    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 these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).

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    Administrative Notes

    These materials relating to Jehovah’s Witnesses in Auschwitz were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Robert Buckley.
    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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    2022-07-28 18:05:54
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