Leon Gildesgame papers
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Musem, gift of Myron L. Gildesgame.
Consists of a cover letter addressed to Meir Grossman of the American Jewish Conference by Leon Gildesgame and two original enclosures. The original enclosures include a typewritten account of SS-Unterscharführer Franz Xaver Sommerhoff articulating his participation in the killing of Jewish civilians and others, and a typewritten copy of First Army Special Report titled "It Happened in the Twentieth Century," detailing the interrogation of Dr. Gustav Wilhelm Schübbe. Schübbe, a medical doctor, admitted to the killings of thousands of Jews, Romani people, and others by morphine injection in German-occupied Kiev. Leon Gildesgame, who had lost loved ones during the Holocaust, forwarded these documents to the American Jewish Conference in the hope that the crimes articulated therein might be publicized.
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