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Paul A. Roy papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0020 | RG Number: RG-19.032

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    The Paul A. Roy papers consist of biographical materials, clippings, correspondence, reports, photographs, a concert program, and a drawing documenting Roy’s service as military director of Dachau during the summer of 1945.
    Biographical materials include military records documenting Roy’s military career, Legion of Merit citation, Bronze Star award, and Army War College certificate.
    Clippings consist of photocopies of articles about Roy’s service at Dachau and subsequent career.
    Correspondence and reports include communiqués from the International Prisoners Committee about Roy and conditions at Dachau, letters to Roy from William P. Scobey and the Austrian committee at Dachau about Roy’s service at Dachau, memoranda about food availability and typhus at Dachau, a report by Roy describing conditions at Dachau, and a Voice of America interview with Roy about Dachau.
    Photographs depict Roy in military uniform.
    The Paul A. Roy papers also include a Hungarian language program from a concert held at Dachau and a sketch of Roy signed by Farkas Jenö.
    inclusive:  1942-1983
    bulk:  1942-1951
    Collection Creator
    Paul A. Roy
    Paul A. Roy (1908-1983) was born in Maine to Henry and Emily Roy. He was a West Point graduate, and during World War II he served in Italy, France, and Germany with the 505th and 34th Antiaircraft Artillery Groups. During the summer of 1945, he became commander of the liberated Dachau concentration camp where his duties included cleaning up the site and repatriating survivors or transferring them to displaced persons camps.

    Physical Details

    English Hungarian
    11 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Paul A. Roy papers are arranged as six series: I. Biographical materials, 1942-1951, II. Clippings, 1945-1983, III. Concert program, approximately 1945, IV. Correspondence and reports, 1945, V. Original drawing, 1945, VI. Photographs, approximately 1944-1945

    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Dachau (Germany)
    Personal Name
    Roy, Paul A., 1908-1983.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Mr. Jim Sanders
    Johannes Floch donated the Paul A. Roy papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:06:47
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