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Ernest Wachtel collection

Document | Accession Number: 2004.603.1

The Ernest Wachtel collection consists of 37 photographs depicting Ernest Wachtel, a Jewish Austrian refugee, and his experiences in the United States Army in Europe during World War II. The photographs also include liberation photographs of the Dachau concentration camp which include images of victims’ corpses, camp survivors, a building, and survivors viewed behind a barbed wire fence. There is also a set of group photographs which likely include the three survivors from the Dachau concentration cared for by Ernest, and other soldiers. The collection also includes articles regarding Ernest Wachtel’s emigration experiences, his work as a Ritchie Boy, and the 2012 Ritchie Boy reunion.

Date
inclusive:  1943-2012
bulk:  1943-1945
Language
English
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Extent
2 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ernest Wachtel
 
Record last modified: 2020-02-20 10:39:56
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