Sidney Etkin collection
The Sidney Etkin collection contains documents and photographs obtained by Capt. Sidney Etkin, a medical officer sent to Mauthausen-Gusen to treat prisoners. Arriving in June, 1945, shortly after the camp was liberated by the Third United States Army, Etkin took several photographs of the camp, prisoners, and dead bodies to document the atrocities which took place there. In addition, Etkin acquired documents containing the recorded statements of Franz Ziereis, the commandant of Mauthausen. The statements go into great detail about the atrocities which took place at the camp. Also included is a newspaper clipping summarizing Ziereis’ role as camp commandant.
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