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William Ornstein papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.A.0077 | RG Number: RG-10.089

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    Contains information about war crimes trials; war criminals; prisoners of Mauthausen concentration camp; and William Ornstein's participation in several war crimes trials.
    Collection Creator
    William Ornstein
    William Ornstein was born in Drohobycz, Poland, (now Ukraine) on 16 Feb. 1915. During the Holocaust, he was imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camps of Dachau and Mauthausen. Following World War II, Ornstein appeared as a witness in various German courts and testified against several war criminals. He later emigrated to the United States where he died.

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    German English Polish
    4 microfiche.
    23 folders
    1 oversize folder

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    Most of the materials were found on and taken by William Ornstein from the premises of the Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen after that camp's liberation. These materials were used by Ornstein as evidence in Nazi war crimes trials. After his death, his housekeeper, Felicja Olszewska, retained his papers for safekeeping. After Fay Brooks and other remaining members of Ornstein's family consulted, the papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Sept. 1993.
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