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David Klipp papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.22 | RG Number: RG-10.394

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    The collection consists of photographs of commemoration ceremonies in Hannover, Germany, in September 1946; a poem in German; a letter, from the War Crimes Group to David Klipp, that lists the verdicts of the Hannover-Ahlem trial; and David Klipp's testimonies about two camps, Conti and Ahlem.
    inclusive:  1945-1947
    Collection Creator
    David Klipp
    David Klipp was born on July 9, 1905, in Skudy (Skuodas), Lithuania. On January 17, 1940, David was forced out of his apartment and was brought to the ghetto in Łódź, Poland. In spring 1944, the Germans decided to destroy the Ghetto. On August 28, 1944, he was transported to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. He was on the same transport as Chaim Rumkowski and Leon Rosenblat. He was then selected for forced labor and sent to Continental-Gummi-Werke, AG factory, a subcamp of Neuengamme. He worked on the upper floors where rubber was cooked. On November 30, 1944, David was sent to Ahlem, also a subcamp of Neuengamme, to work in an old asphalt mine. Ahlem was being evacuated on April 6, 1945, when the prisoners were liberated by British and American soldiers. David relocated to Hannover, Germany on December. 11, 1945. While there, he met his future wife Estelle. She had been deported from Łódź and survived Auschwitz, Sasel, and Bergen Belsen concentration camps. David emigrated to the United States in 1950.

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    Arrangement is thematic

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    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

    Personal Name
    Klipp, David, 1905-

    Administrative Notes

    David Klipp donated the collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990.
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