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Sidney Etkin collection

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0034

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    The Sidney Etkin collection contains documents obtained by Etkin during his time treating prisoners from the recently liberated Mauthausen-Gusen camp in June, 1945. The documents contain statements made by Franz Zeireis, the commandant of the camp. He details the camp conditions, specific torture done to prisoners, numbers of prisoners killed, and other facts regarding the management of the concentration camp. Also included are photographs of the prisoners and camp, taken by Etkin, as well as a newspaper clipping summarizing the role Zeireis played in the management of Mauthausen.
    Collection Creator
    Sidney Etkin
    Dr. Sidney Etkin (1910-1998) was a medical doctor during World War II. In June of 1945, Captain Etkin was assigned to treat prisoners of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, immediately after it was liberated by the Third United States Army.

    Physical Details

    4 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Sidney Etkin collection is arranged into three series.
    •Series 1: Statements, 1945
    •Series 2: Photographs, 1945
    •Series 3: News clippings, 1945

    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.

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    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1996 by Dr. Sidney I. Etkin
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