Carl Gärtig collection
Consists of color copies of photographs, letters, and documents related to the Holocaust experiences of Karl (Carl) Gärtig. Mr. Gärtig, who was not Jewish, was arrested in 1933 for treasonous activities including publishing and distributing anti-Nazi material. He was imprisoned in Kassel, Germany, from 1933-1938, and in Buchenwald from 1938 until liberation in April 1945. Mr. Gärtig worked as a baker in the camp, and was a source of support for other prisoners, sneaking food and other items to them. The collection includes letters written from camp, post-war letters written to Mr. Gärtig, pre-war, wartime, and post-war photographs, a brief biography of Mr. Gärtig, and Mr. Gärtig's memories of the death of Reverend Schneider in Buchenwald.
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