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Chaim Kamelmacher collection

Document | Accession Number: 2013.404.1

Consists of documents and photographs related to the experiences of Chaim Kamelmacher (later Harry Kamel) in displaced persons camps after World War II. Includes photographs taken at Kibbutz Tarnow in 1945; photographs taken at the Lechfeld, Landsberg am Lech, Wasseralfingen, and Wetzlar/Lahn displaced persons camps; workbooks, photographs, and certificates from ORT training; and documents attesting to Mr. Kamelmacher's wartime experiences as a Polish Jew inducted into the Red Army. Also includes several pre-war family photographs and material related to the commemoration of the Jews of Maniewicze.

The Chaim Kamelmacher collection documents life in smaller displaced persons camps from 1945-1950. The collection includes extensive photography of Mr. Kamelmacher’s friends and life in the various camps and documentation relating to his ORT and other training classes. Though the collection does not focus on Kamelmacher’s wartime experiences in the Red Army, it is an excellent resource for studying life for displaced persons in the Kibbutz Tarnow, Wetzlar-Lahn, Wasseralfingen, and Landsberg am Lech camps.

Date
bulk:  1944-1952
inclusive:  1913-2013
Language
English
German
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Extent
2 frame.
Extent
1 box
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harry Kamel
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 15:12:16
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