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Pia-Kristina Garde collection

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    Overview

    Description
    Consists of forms, correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs collected by Pia-Kristina Garde [donor] from Holocaust survivors who had been evacuated to Sweden after liberation. Inspired by the 1945 book "De dödsdömda vittna" ("Those Who Were Sentenced to Death Witness), which was based on questionnaires given to the survivors, the donor searched for these survivors to find out what happened to them later in life. The collection consists of her research files (including correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs she received from survivors) as well as copies of the original questionnaires, now deposited at Uppsala University. The donor has written a book, "Those Who Were Sentenced to Death Witness--60 Years Later" (2004) based on her, sometimes long, relationship with these survivors. The book was later revised and published as "Mina föräldrars kärlek" (The Love of My Parents) in 2008.

    This collection is a resource for researchers studying individual survivors or the memory of Holocaust experiences. As the collection includes questionnaires answered by survivors in 1945-1946 as well as identical questions posed in the 1990s and 2000s, a researcher has access to a direct comparison between immediate and long-term memory of a survivor’s experiences.

    The majority of the files are housed generally in alphabetical order, with the married names of female survivors included in parentheticals. The files of a group of French women who worked for the Resistance and survived together are housed separately, as are the files of survivors of Kalevi Liiva in Estonia.

    Some files contain original and copies of photographs, as well as original documents set by the survivors to Pia, as well as extensive personal correspondence with her.
    Date
    inclusive:  1940-2014
    bulk:  1990-2004
    Collection Creator
    Pia-Kristina Garde
    Biography
    Pia-Kristina Garde was born in 1951 in Stockholm, Sweden, and is an actress and researcher. Inspired by the 1945 book "De dödsdömda vittna" ("Those Who Were Sentenced to Death Witness), which was based on questionnaires given to the survivors, Pia-Kristina searched for these survivors to find out what happened to them later in life. The results of her research were the basis for her book "Those Who Were Sentenced to Death Witness--60 Years Later" (2004). The book was later revised and published as "Mina föräldrars kärlek" (The Love of My Parents) in 2008.

    Physical Details

    Genre/Form
    Research papers.
    Extent
    8 boxes
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged in six series: Series 1: Planning the project, 1983-2006; Series 2: Individual Files, General, 1940-2014; Series 3: French women in the Resistance; Series 4: Individual files: Kalevi Liiva (Transport B. 1.9.1942), 1993-2011; Series 5: Subject Files, 1983-2006; Series 6: Unsuccessful attempts at contact, 1985-1995.

    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
    Stockholm (Sweden)
    Personal Name
    Garde, Pia-Kristina.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Pia-Kristina (Svenhard) Garde donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Oct. 25, 2004. Accretions were added to the collection in April 2006 and October 2014
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:12:08
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