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Estelle Bechoefer collection

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    The collection consists of an album containing photographs of Nazi Party meetings and training camps which was given as a Christmas present from Heinrich Himmler to Franz Xaver Schwarz in 1935 and a newspaper article from the "Washington Evening Star" of August 30, 1945, titled "D.C. Attorney Gathers Records on Nazi Seizures from Jews." Dedication in photograph album reads: "Reichsschatzmeister, SS Obergruppenführer / Franz X. Schwarz / userem treuesten Freund / von der SS zu Weinachten 1935 / H. Himmler."
    inclusive:  1935-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Estelle Bechhoefer
    Collection Creator
    Franz X. Schwarz
    Franz X. Schwarz (1847-1947) was an early member of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei (NSDAP) (1922) and served as "Erster Schatzmeister" (First Treasurer) for the Party from 1923. Schwarz was known within the NSDAP as "Reichsschatzmeister." Eventually, Schwarz came to oversee the finances of all Party organizations and its affiliates. Schwarz died in the Regensburg internment camp in 1947.

    Physical Details

    1 folder

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    Conditions on Access
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    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

    Corporate Name
    Nazi Party

    Administrative Notes

    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Estelle Bechoefer in 1992.
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    2023-06-01 09:22:54
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