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Dr. Arthur Kessler collection

Collection
Collection Summary
Collection of materials related to Dr. Arthur Kessler, who was interned and worked at Vapniarka concentration camp in Transnistria, including documents, correspondence, photographs, a yellow Star of David badge, and various papers and artifacts related to the camp. The latter comprise Dr. Kessler's medical notes and seed collection from Vapniarka, prisoner's gifts to him (small handmade metal objects and "The Little Book," a miniature book with sketches made by several Vapniarka prisoners), and a later sketchbook with drawings of camp life. Also includes articles about Vapniarka, papers related to Vapniarka survivors in Israel, copies of the bulletin, Wapniarka, articles written by Dr. Arthur Kessler on lathyrism and other illnesses a typescript of his memoir Ein Arzt im Lager (A Camp Physician), and his testimony submitted to Yad Vashem (typescript).
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2019 by David Kessler, the son of Arthur Kessler.
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Dr. Arthur Kessler papers

Document | Accession Number: 2019.183.1

Date
inclusive:  circa 1890-1982
bulk:  1922-1947
Dr. Arthur Kessler papers

Star of David badge

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.2

Star of David badge

Miniature book with sketches made by prisoners

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.3

Miniature book with sketches made by prisoners

Charms made by Vapniarka prisoners

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.4 a-c


Metal plaque made by Vapniarka prisoners

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.5

Metal plaque made by Vapniarka prisoners

Bracelet made by Vapniarka prisoners

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.6

Bracelet made by Vapniarka prisoners

Pin made by Vapniarka prisoners

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.7

Pin made by Vapniarka prisoners

"V" pendant or charm, made by Vapniarka prisoners

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.8

"V" pendant or charm, made by Vapniarka prisoners

Chain with pendant or charm, made by Vapniarka prisoners

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.9 a-b

Chain with pendant or charm, made by Vapniarka prisoners

Portfolio cover for series of drawings and sketches

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10

Portfolio cover for series of drawings and sketches

Drawing with original sketch

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10.1

Drawing with original sketch

Drawing with original sketch

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10.2

Drawing with original sketch

Drawing with original sketch

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10.3

Drawing with original sketch

Drawing with original sketch

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10.4

Drawing with original sketch

Drawing with original sketch

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10.5

Drawing with original sketch

Drawing with original sketch

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10.6

Drawing with original sketch

Drawing with original sketch

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10.7

Drawing with original sketch

Drawing with original sketch

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10.8

Drawing with original sketch

Drawing with original sketch

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10.9

Drawing with original sketch

Drawing with original sketch

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.10.10

Drawing with original sketch

Sativa or fodder pea seed

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.11

Sativa or fodder pea seed

Seed housed inside glass jar

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.12

Seed housed inside glass jar

Seeds "Type A"

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.13

Seeds "Type A"

Seeds "Type B"

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.14

Seeds "Type B"

Seeds "Type C"

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.15

Seeds "Type C"
 
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