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"Das Krematorium in Dachau"

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0025 | RG Number: RG-04.019.01

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    Consists of a copy of "Das Krematorium in Dachau," an eyewitness report given by Willy Furlan-Horst shortly after the liberation of Dachau. The report describes the interior of the crematoria, the gas chambers, the procedures for torture and execution of prisoners, the duties of the crematoria Kommandos, and the facilities for housing the SS attack dogs. Also included are copies of four photographs of death scenes in Dachau after liberation, and an English translation prepared by USHMM Archives volunteers.
    creation:  1945
    Collection Creator
    Willy Furlan-Horst
    Willy Furlan-Horst was born June 16, 1896 in Trieste. He was Roman Catholic and lived and worked in Vienna as a film director. In December 1939, he was arrested in Poland. In March 1943, he was sent to Dachau, where he was the kapo of his barracks. His prisoner number at Dachau was 45086.

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 folder

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    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Furlan-Horst, Willy.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Lee Still
    The original copy of "Das Krematorium in Dachau" and the original photographs related thereto were obtained by Lee Still during his service with the US Army at the liberation of Dachau. Copies of the document and photographs were initially received in the USHMC offices by Mari EllenTesta from Judge Royce Weisberger, who was acting on behalf of the owner, Lee Still. The copies were immediately forwarded to the Archives by Testa. The English translation of the document was completed by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives volunteers Kurt Grubler and Ilana Breslaw.
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