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William Begell papers

Document | Accession Number: 2004.40.1

The William Begell papers consist of a military ID certificate, death announcements, and forty-nine photographs relating to the experiences of William Begell (born Wilhelm Beigel) and his family, namely his father Ferdinand Beigel, before and during the Holocaust. There are eighteen photographs in the collection that depict the donor and his family’s pre-war experiences, including photos of William’s parents and some uncles and aunts, eleven photographs taken in the Vilna ghetto, eleven post-war photographs of the donor in Gailingen, six photos of the Marine Marlin and some of its passengers, one photograph of Ferdinand’s grave, and two photos of Karl Plagge – the head of the Heereskraftfahrpark/Ost/562 (HKP) labor camp. Additional materials include two death announcements in Yiddish that announce Ferdinand’s death and details regarding the funeral after he was shot and killed in an architectural design office in the ghetto. A single calendar sheet that reads September 4 marks the day that Ferdinand was shot in 1943.

Date
inclusive:  1910-1947
bulk:  1930-1947
Language
Polish
German
Yiddish
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of William Begell
 
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:11:48
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