- The Herbert Ripp papers include a passenger list from Herbert’s immigration to the United States from Germany aboard the SS Pennland in 1939. Also included is a typed confession from Gustav Hermann, a Nazi lieutenant in the Kovno Ghetto, and a charge sheet for German police officer Adolf Ruebe who was charged with multiple counts of murder in Minsk. Herbert acquired both documents during his time serving in the United States Army as an intelligence officer.
circa 1939-circa 1948
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Norbert and Evelyn Ripp
- Collection Creator
- Herbert Ripp
Herbert Ripp (1921-2000) was born on December 7, 1921 in Bochum, Germany to Paul (1892-1964, born in Poland) and Regina (née Geller, born in Poland) Ripp and had two brothers: Norbert (b. 1927) and Joseph. In December 1939, Herbert fled Germany for the United States and departed from Antwerp, Belgium on December 23, 1939 aboard the SS Pennland. In 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army where he trained at Camp Ritchie and served as a military intelligence officer with the 94th Infantry Division.
- System of Arrangement
- The collection is arranged as a single file.
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
- Holder of Originals
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- The Herbert Ripp papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015 by Norbert Ripp.
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- 2024-02-26 11:29:10
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Also in Paul and Herbert Ripp family collection
The collection consists of an eating utensil and documents relating to the experiences of Paul Ripp and his son Herbert during the Holocaust when Paul was held in Gurs internment camp in France and Herbert fled Germany for the United States and then served in the United States Army.
Wooden combined fork and spoon eating utensil made and used by Paul Ripp, when he was imprisoned in Gurs internment camp in southern France.