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Walter Stras collection

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0451 | RG Number: RG-10.150

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    Overview

    Description
    Consists of a report from the Bürgermeister in Brücken, Germany, concerning the Jews in the town in 1938; letters from Hilda and Simon Straass, Walter Stras' parents, in Gurs concentration camp; a propaganda leaflet entitled "Kraft durch Fruede!"; a letter of identification for Walter Stras written by H. E. Wortsmith of the 6th U.S. Armored Division; copyprints of photographs depicting scenes of Brücken and Steinbach am Glan, Germany; Walter Stras' Ausweis (identification card) from Buchenwald concentration camp; a letter from Lotie Marcus of United Jewish Social Services concerning Walter Stras' sister, Mildred Straass; a letter of congratulation to Walter Stras from Dan Glickman, member of Congress; and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to Walter Stras' life in Kansas City, Mo., and his death in 1995.
    Date
    1938-1995
    Collection Creator
    Walter Stras
    Biography
    Walter Stras (b. Walter Straass, 1924, Steinbach am Glan, Germany - 1995, Kansas City,Mo.) survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. He married a fellow survivor, Malvina, in Germany after their liberation. The couple emigrated to the United States in 1948.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English German
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    Arrangement is chronological

    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.

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    Provenance
    Walter Stras collected the materials during his time in Germany. Stras' son, Stephen Stras, acquired the collection after his father's death in 1995 and added the photocopies of newspaper clippings from 1994 and 1995. Stephen Stras donated the materials to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 1996.
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