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Gary Heymann photograph collection

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    Gary Heymann photograph collection

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    The collection consists of photographs primarily taken in Nuremberg, Germany between 1936 and 1938. Gary Heymann, a Jewish immigrant to America, obtained them while serving with the United States Army during World War II. Twelve photographs depict the dismantling of the Nuremberg synagogue in August and September 1938 on the orders of Julius Streicher. Heymann added sorrowful or ironic annotations to the backs of them. Five photographs depict Nazi officials around 1936-1938. The images include Nazi rallies, Julius Streicher, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring, Rudolph Hess, Joseph Goebbels, crowds, SA men, the destruction of the Nuremberg synagogue, and a Jewish boy being taken away. The collection also includes an itemized list of these photographs that Gary Heymann sent to the Holocaust Library and Research Center Associates of San Francisco.
    inclusive:  1936-1979
    bulk:  1936-1938
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judy Heymann Kazan and Steven Kazan
    Collection Creator
    Gary Heymann
    Gary Heymann (born Gerhard Heymann, 1923-2016) was born in Germany to Hartwig (1896-1993, son of Solms and Adele Heymann) and Helene (née Rosner, 1896-1981) Heymann. In 1934 Hartwig and Helene sent their son to Cleveland, Ohio via Hamburg. His parents fled Germany in 1938 to Amsterdam. Helene was able to get to England where she worked as a domestic. Hartwig survived the war in Trinidad. Gary served in the United States Army as one of the “Ritchie Boys,” German-speaking soldiers trained at Camp Ritchie in Maryland. He was reunited with his parents in the United States in 1946. After the war, Gary became a child psychologist. Both of Hartwig’s parents perished at Theresienstadt during the Holocaust.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single folder.

    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

    Geographic Name
    Nuremberg (Germany).

    Administrative Notes

    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018 by Judy Heymann Kazan and Steven Kazan, on behalf of the estate of Gary Heymann.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-08 14:30:23
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