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Alfred Büchler papers

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    The Alfred Büchler papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, and police and Buchenwald Kommandantur certificates documenting the Büchler family of Gleiwitz; Heinrich Büchler’s incarceration in Buchenwald; Alfred Büchler’s freedom to emigrate; Alfred, Steffi, and Henry Büchler’s efforts in England to communicate with their parents, Jacques and Käthe Büchler, in Gleiwitz; and Jacques Büchler’s death at Auschwitz.
    inclusive:  1937-1960
    bulk:  1937-1942
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alfred Buechler
    Collection Creator
    Alfred Buechler
    Alfred Buechler was born Alfred Büchler in 1925 in Gleiwitz, Germany (now Gliwice, Poland) to wine merchant Jacques Büchler and Käthe Büchler (née Brauer). His brother and sister were Heinrich (Henry) and Steffi Büchler. Jacques was arrested during Kristallnacht and imprisoned at Buchenwald, and Henry was sent to Buchenwald two days later. Henry joined Steffi in England after his release in December, and Alfred was reunited with his siblings via Kindertransport in June 1939. He found work in a kitchen in Ipswich and became a kosher caterer. Henry became an engineer. Jacques Büchler was imprisoned in Gleiwitz in 1941 and transferred to Auschwitz where he perished in 1942. Käthe Büchler also perished during the Holocaust.

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Alfred Büchler papers are arranged as a single series: Alfred Büchler papers, 1937-1960 (bulk 1937-1942)

    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.

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    Administrative Notes

    Alfred Buechler donated the Alfred Büchler papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-02-24 14:23:10
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