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Malcolm A. Vendig papers

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    The Malcolm A. Vendig papers, 1932-1967, relate to Captain Malcolm A. Vendig’s service with the 83rd U.S. Infantry Division and his tenure as the military governor of Dachau, Germany after the liberation of the concentration camp in 1945. Topics discussed include the activities of the 83rd U.S. Infantry Division before liberation, daily operations at the Dachau concentration camp after liberation, military and personnel incidents, the administration of public safety, the distribution of food, and the revitalization of industry in the vicinity of Dachau, Germany. The papers largely consist of photocopies of Vendig’s war diary, written in English, dated December 1944-August 1945; photocopies of the source materials for the diary, 1944-1945; original and photocopies of military reports and records prepared by various Lieutenants, 1944-1945; original typescripts of discussions between Captain Vendig and Dr. Heinrich Kneuer, the Landrat of Dachau, Germany, 1945; photocopies of newspaper clippings, 1932-1945; as well as original photographs and photocopies of the Captain Malcolm A. Vendig and various members of the United States army in Dachau, Germany, circa 1945.
    inclusive:  1932-1967
    bulk:  1944-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eleanor Vendig
    Collection Creator
    Malcolm A. Vendig
    Captain Malcolm A. Vendig served in the 83rd Infantry Division, United States Army, in Europe during World War II. After the liberation of Dachau concentration camp in Germany by US troops in April 1945, Vendig was appointed military governor of Dachau Landkreis.

    Physical Details

    English German
    3 boxes
    System of Arrangement
    The Malcolm A. Vendig papers are arranged into three series and three sub-series.
    Series 1: Military documents, 1944-1967
    Sub-series 1: Diaries, 1944-1945
    Sub-series 2: Reports, 1944-1945
    Sub-series 3: General military documents, 1944-1967
    Series 2: Printed materials, circa 1932-1945
    Series 3: Photographs, circa 1945

    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.

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    Administrative Notes

    Eleanor Vendig donated the Malcolm A. Vendig papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990. The Malcolm A. Vendig papers (1990.107.88) is comprised of two accessions, 1990.107 and 1991.A.0006.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    The accessibility of this collection was made possible by the generous donors to our crowdfunded Save Their Stories campaign.
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