- The Richard Carl Stein papers consist of photographs, prisoner statements, and reports documenting Stein’s service as commander of internment camp 77 in Ludwigsburg, Germany after World War II. Photographs depict Stein, his secretary, and fellow soldiers at the internment camp. Prisoner statements include the translated statements of Helmut Nink, Alwin Ziegmueller, and George Bach. Reports document the procedures, statistics, and history of internment camp 77 and also include Nazi organizational charts and a photocopy of a pamphlet on the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Erich Stein
- Collection Creator
- Richard C. Stein
Richard Carl Stein (1921-1988) was born in Germany, and his family immigrated to the United States in 1924. He served in the American Army during World War II , landed on the Normandy beaches on June 9, 1944, and fought in the battles of the Bulge, Remagen, and the Elbe River. He then served as commander of internment camp 77 in Ludwigsburg, which held German prisoners captured by allies, until 1946.
Rights & Restrictions
- Conditions on Access
- There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
- Conditions on Use
- The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of the material(s) in this collection. 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.
- Copyright Holder
- Mr. Erich Stein
Keywords & Subjects
- Topical Term
- Soldiers--United States. World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German. Prisoners of war--Germany.
- Geographic Name
- Ludwigsburg (Germany)
- Holder of Originals
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- Erich Stein donated the Richard Carl Stein papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017. Erich Stein is the son of Richard Carl Stein.
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Also in Richard Carl Stein collection
The collection consists of a metal box, three belt buckles, a plaque, a Nazi flag, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Richard Stein, a soldier, US Army, and commander of Internee Camp 77 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, 1945-1946.
Belt buckle with a Nazi eagle and swastika given to Richard Stein, an American soldier in command of Internee Camp 77 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, 1945-1946.
Painted belt buckle witha Nazi eagle and swastika and the words Gott Mit Uns given to Richard Stein, an American soldier in command of Internee Camp 77 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, 1945-1946.
Metal box with a lid embossed with a leaf design given to Richard Stein, an American soldier in command of Internee Camp 77 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, 1945-1946.
Nazi flag with metallic fringe given to Richard Stein, an American soldier in command of Internee Camp 77 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, 1945-1946.
Metal plaque with engraving of a basket of fruit, with metal plate underneath with caption "Ludwigsburg 1945." Both pieces are mounted on a piece of wood with mounting hardware in the back. The back of the plaque is inscribed in pencil with the name "Diebold, Hermann."