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Max Vielgut papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.166.1

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    Overview

    Description
    The Max Vielgut papers consists of documents and correspondence related to Max Vielgut, a musician originally from Vienna, Austria. The papers include his correspondence from pre-war Vienna, from the period after his escape to Belgium, as well as in France, where he was interned in various concentration camps, including Saint-Cyprien and Gurs.
    Date
    inclusive:  1923-2010
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Evelyn Banko
    Collection Creator
    Max Vielgut
    Biography
    Max Vielgut, the younger brother of the donor’s mother, was born in 1909 in Vienna, Austria, where he studied music and worked as a musician. After the annexation of Austria by Germany, he fled to Belgium, where he remained from 1939 until the German invasion. He was captured and imprisoned by the Germans in 1940, and was later transferred to Saint-Cyprien camp in France. In November, he and the other prisoners were transferred to Gurs. In early 1941, he was assigned to a Foreign Worker Unit in Agen. In September, he was moved to Lyon, where he was a working musician. He was later sent to Blechhammer, then Buchenwald, where he perished in 1945, when the camp was liberated.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German English
    Extent
    1 box
    System of Arrangement
    The Max Vielgut papers are arranged in a single series.

    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

    Personal Name
    Vielgut, Max.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Evelyn Banko donated the Max Vielgut papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013. Max Vielgut is Evelyn Banko's maternal uncle.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:41:01
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