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Georg F. Duckwitz private collection (Group 5344)

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 2018.115.1 | RG Number: RG-44.012

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    Papers of Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz, an attaché for Nazi Germany in occupied Denmark. This collection consists of papers relating to the action against the Jews in Denmark, 1943, records of Duckwitz's conversation with Hans Kirchhoff, a Danish historian in 1968, as well as a travel reports, private letters and correspondence, and calendar, 1943-1944.

    Note: Records are restricted until 2048, access only by the permission of the Danish National Archives. Access is granted by application and must go through the Danish Data Protection Agency since the material contains personal information.
    inclusive:  1934-1968
    Collection Creator
    Georg F. Duckwitz
    Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz (29 September 1904, Bremen-16 February 1973) was a German diplomat. During World War II he served as an attaché for Nazi Germany in occupied Denmark. He tipped off the Danes about the German’s intended deportation of the Jewish population in 1943 and arranged for their reception in Sweden. It is estimated that he prevented the German deportation of 95% of Denmark’s Jews in the resulting rescue of the Danish Jews. On March 29, 1971 Yad Vashem recognized Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz as Righteous Among the Nations.

    Physical Details

    267 digital images : JPEG.
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in three series: 1. Miscellaneous papers concerning the action against the Danish Jews, 1943; 2. Records on conversation between G.F. Duckwitz and historian, Hans Kirchhoff, 1968, Bremen; 3. Travel reports, correspondence, and a pocket calendar, 1934-1944.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. Permission must be requested from the Danish National Archives to view records until 75 past the most recent date in the collection. Researchers may contact for a permission Mr. Ulf Kyneb, Arkivar at
    Conditions on Use
    Fair use only. Permission for any publication must be obtain from the Danish National Archives.

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    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Statens arkiver (Denmark)
    Source of acquisition is the Statens arkiver (Denmark) [Danish National Archives].The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in April 2018.
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