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Lena Fishman Fagen collection

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0094 | RG Number: RG-06.022

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    The Lena Fishman Fagen collection consists of original documents Fagen collected while working as a chief document screener for the prosecution at the Nuremberg war crime trials. Most of the records are original signed correspondence addressed to Alfred Rosenberg or his adjutants, Adolf von Trotha or Werner Koeppen. Correspondents include high-ranking Nazi party officials such as Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Hans Frank, and Joseph Goebbels. The collection also includes four Nuremberg trial briefs and a 1951 report on the sentences of Nuremberg-convicted war criminals.
    inclusive:  1921-1951
    bulk:  1933-1944
    Collection Creator
    Lena F. Fagen
    Lena Fishman Fagen was born Lena Fischmann in Russia. Before World War II, she worked in Paris at the Liaison Committee for the High Commissioner for Refugees. She fled Paris when the Germans invaded, made her way to Marseilles, and found work with Varian Fry and the Emergency Rescue Committee. She escaped to the United States via Lisbon with Fry's help in December 1940 and continued her work for the Emergency Rescue Committee in New York. She returned to Europe after World War II and worked as a document screener for the prosecution at the Nuremberg war crime trials.

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 box
    System of Arrangement
    The Lena Fishman Fagen papers are arranged as four series:

    Series 1: Alfred Rosenberg correspondence with Nazi party officials, 1924-1944
    Series 2: Alfred Rosenberg correspondence with Reich offices, 1926-1944
    Series 3: Alfred Rosenberg general correspondence, 1921-1945
    Series 4: Publications and trial briefs, circa 1946-1951

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, there are no known copyright restrictions on the material(s) in this collection, or the material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Melvin Fagen donated the Lena Fishman Fagen collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995. Melvin Fagen was Lena Fishman Fagen’s ex-husband.
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    2023-08-25 09:51:00
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