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Benjamin B. Ferencz collection, Series 1-4

Document | Accession Number: 1994.A.0037.21

Series 1: Ferencz family biographical information, 1919-1993
Ferencz family biographical information includes correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, identification documents, reports, yearbooks, diaries, educational certificates, notebooks, and other records related to the private life, career, and professional development of Benjamin and Gertrude Ferencz. Notably, the series includes letters from Benjamin Ferencz to Gertrude Ferencz that detail the capture, interrogation, and investigation of Karl Haberstock, Hitler's personal art dealer. The letters describe the theft of billions of dollars in art treasures throughout Europe. Most files are arranged in chronological order, but the contents of the Day Files are arranged in reverse chronological order.

Series 2: War crimes trials and war crimes related records, 1945-1994
The series includes, but is not limited to correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, identification documents, essays, memoranda, reports, photographs, and other records related to war crimes in general, and the Einsatzgruppen war crimes trial in particular. The series includes transcript volumes from the Nuremberg Trials. The collection is chiefly related to Benjamin B. Ferencz's involvement in the Einsatzgruppen trial. Most files are arranged in chronological order.

Series 3: B'nai B'rith records, 1937-1994
The series includes, but is not limited to correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, notes, essays, reports, and other documents pertaining to Benjamin B. Ferencz's professional association with B'nai B'rith. Primarily, the material concerns the efforts of Ferencz to obtain restitution for real, material, and capital property lost by B'nai B'rith during World War II.

Series 4: Claims against industrial firms records, 1952-1994
The series includes, but is not limited to notes, correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, and other documents related to Benjamin B. Ferencz's legal representation of individual and group claims brought against German industrial firms after World War II. Primarily, the material concerns the efforts of Ferencz to obtain restitution for slave laborers from the German industrial firms which forcibly employed them.

Date
inclusive:  1919-1994
Language
English
German
Extent
51 boxes
4 oversize boxes
2 book enclosures
5 oversize folders
 
Record last modified: 2022-08-09 09:13:49
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