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Research files of a Swedish author Staffan Thorsell relating to Nazi war crimes in Poland

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.226.1 | RG Number: RG-66.008

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    Description
    Research files of a Swedish author, Staffan Thorsell, who wrote the book "the Warsaw Swedes." The records relate to the work of Swedish businessmen based in Warsaw, including: Sven Norrman, who was head of the Swedish engineering company ASEA in Warsaw. Norman and a group of Swedes worked for corporations that would later become Swedish Match and Ericsson. Norman took thousands of the photos in the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggled out documents detailing the murder of 700,000 Jews by Germans, inlcuding 2,000 photo negatives of German war crimes in Poland, including photographs he took himself in the Warsaw Ghetto. Norman working under the alias "Hjalmar" would become the most important connection between the Polish government in exile and the resistance in Warsaw.
    Date
    inclusive:  1939-1944
    Collection Creator
    Staffan Thorsell
    Biography
    Staffan Thorsell is a Swedish author and journalist. He’s the former editor in chief of Swedish the newspaper Expressen, and the author of Sverige i Vita huset (2004), Mein lieber Reichskanzler (2006) and I Hans Majestäts Tjänst (2009)

    Physical Details

    Language
    Swedish
    Extent
    60 pages.
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in one series: 1. Research materials relating to German crimes during WWII in Poland: Reports, letters, notes of Sven Norrman; and permission from German Commander for Sven Norrman to visit a powerplant in Włocławek, Poland.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Fair use only.

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    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd
    Provenance
    Source of acquisition is the ASEA/ABB Archives in Sweden (Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget, it merged with the Swiss company Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC) to form ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received photocopies via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in March 2018.
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    2023-05-22 15:16:07
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