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John Krasny photograph collection

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    The John Krasny photograph collection consists of eight photographs given to John Krasny by Steve, a fellow member of the counterintelligence unit of the United States Army. Steve [last name unknown] retrieved them from an unidentified German soldier. The photographs are images of Stalag XI D/321 camp for Soviet POWs in Oerbke, Germany, November 1941-Febraury 1942. The POWs were captured during the Operation Barbarossa in June 1941. Between November 1941 and February 1942, approximately 50,000 Soviet POWs died of starvation, hypothermia, and disease in the camp.
    creation:  1941 November-1942 February
    Collection Creator
    John Krasny
    John Krasny was born in Vienna, Austria. He left Austria in 1933 for Czechoslovakia and in 1938 immigrated to the United States. In 1945 he served as a translator in CIC – the counterintelligence unit of the US Army.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The John Krasny photograph collection is arranged in a single series.

    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Oerbke (Germany) Germany.

    Administrative Notes

    John Krasny donated the John Krasny photograph collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-02-24 14:06:47
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