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Theodor Kleinsorge papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.587.1

The collection primarily documents the arrest of Theodor Kleinsorge, originally of Laßbruch, Germany, as a non-Jewish political enemy of the Nazis in July 1944; his deportation to the Dachau concentration camp in September 1944; and his death in Dachau in February 1945. Wartime materials include documentation about his arrest and deportation sent to Theodor’s wife, Ruth Kleinsorge; correspondence from Theodor and Ruth to Theodore’s mother Elise Kleinsorge; one letter written to Ruth from Theodor while imprisoned at Dachau; and several family photographs. Biographical material includes identification, education, and employment papers of Theodor; a family book (stammbuch); and reparations papers filed by Ruth Kleinsorge after her husband’s death. Also included are letters Theodor wrote his parents while a prisoner-of-war in France during World War I, and an exhibit catalog on Dachau from a German exhibition on resistance to the Third Reich in 1946.

inclusive:  1862-1979
bulk:  1914-1955
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dieter Hammer
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:29:10
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