Alzen family papers
The Alzen family papers include identity papers, correspondence, and court papers documenting a Catholic farming family’s life in Nazi Germany, August Alzen’s forced sterilization, Johann Alzen’s death at Dachau, and the family’s efforts to receive compensation after the war.
Documents include Agnes Alzen’s Arbeitsbuch; Albert Alzen’s Military Government questionnaire, Freie Deutsche Liga membership card, and statement about what happened to his father; August Alzen’s Deutsche Arbeitsfront membership book, military papers, court summons and sterilization decision; a certificate declaring Benedikt Alzen unfit for military service; Johann Alzen’s 1922 passport and letters he wrote to his family from the prison in Münster and from Neuengamme and Dachau; and Katharina Alzen’s Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes membership card and correspondence regarding her efforts to obtain compensation.
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