Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Irving Heymont papers

Document | Accession Number: 1989.259.3 | RG Number: RG-19.038

The Irving Heymont papers contains material concerning Irving Heymont, a U.S. Army officer who assisted in the liberation of Gunskirchen, and was tasked in the administration of the Landsberg am Lech displaced persons camp. Within the collection are letters from Irving to his wife, Joan, discussing the conditions and administration of the camp. Other items include military reports, theses on the Landsberg camp, and various mixed media including German cigarette cards, news clippings, and various photographs of Landsberg and the Gunskirchen liberation.

The Irving Heymont papers contain primarily reports and correspondence related to the Landsberg am Lech displaced persons (DP) Camp, of which Heymont was tasked to administer. The majority of the correspondence is from Heymont to his wife Joan from late 1945 to early 1946, and discusses his experiences and camp conditions. Other correspdence is a letter from the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration to Joan, and a letter from Frederic Schafranek regarding the suicide of Dr. Max Blanke, an SS doctor and Landsberg-Kaufering. The reports in this collection are various military reports regarding Landsberg DP camp, as well as a booklet describing the 71st infantry division liberating Gunskirchen. The theses are various German theses collected by Heymont covering the topic of the Landsberg DP camp. The mixed media series contains photographs of Gunskirchen and Landsberg am Lech, Nazi propaganda cigarette cards, various news clippings, and a videocassette of the memorial dedication at the site of the Landsberg DP camp in 1989.

inclusive:  1933-1995
1 box
1 oversize folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Colonel Irving Heymont
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irving Heymont
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:34:20
This page: