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Norman Winiker papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2015.464.1

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    Overview

    Description
    The Norman Winiker papers primarily contain letters from Norman Winiker of the 65th Infantry Division of the United States Army to his parents and two sisters in Brooklyn, New York. The letters were written from different locations in Germany and Austria, and span March 25-August 9, 1945. Topics include fighting at Saarlautern, Germany (now Saarlouis), attitudes of Germans, rounding up German soldiers in Austria, Germany’s surrender, General Patton, prisoners of war, guard duty in Linz, Austria, descriptions of Mauthausen concentration camp and other camps, daily life, and getting an injury. Some of the letters he sent were censored. The collection also includes a photograph of Winiker in front of Mauthausen concentration camp, two annotated postcards from Linz, Austria, and a copy of the publication The Seventy-First Came to Gunskirchen Lager.
    Date
    inclusive:  1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Norman Winiker
    Collection Creator
    Norman Winiker
    Biography
    Norman Winiker (1925-2005) was a Jewish American soldier with the 65th Infantry Division of the United States Army. He was in Saarlautern, Germany (now Saarlouis), Regensburg, Germany and Linz, Austria during the war. After the war, he was a guard at the liberated Mauthausen concentration camp near Linz.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    4 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Norman Winiker papers are arranged alphabetically.

    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
    Linz (Austria)

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Linda Winiker donated the Norman Winiker papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015.
    Record last modified:
    2023-07-05 15:21:08
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