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Bill Carr papers

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    The Bill Carr papers consists of 7 type-written pages of testimony attributed to Franz Ziereis, the former commandant of Mauthausen concentration camp. The testimony was translated into English from German by former camp inmate Charles-Heinz Pilarski. The testimony describes methods used to kill Jewish and other prisoners in the concentration camp, conditions in various camps that Ziereis worked in, a brothel for concentration camp prisoners, the execution of camp prisoners, the capture of American officers, the hiding places of various SS officers, the sexual harassment of women, the plundering of Jewish possessions, sending letters of condolence to relatives murdered in the concentration camps, suicide of prisoners, estimates of amount of people killed, and a last letter to his wife. The collection also includes a photograph of the Mauthausen quarry taken from a high vantage point on the surrounding hilltop. Both items are associated with Bill Carr's service during World War II.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
    Collection Creator
    Bill Carr

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Bill Carr papers is 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

    Geographic Name
    Mauthausen (Austria)

    Administrative Notes

    The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library donated the Bill Carr papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2019.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-02-24 14:37:06
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