Bernard Warshaw Holocaust atrocity photographs
The collection consists of approximately 70 Holocaust atrocity photographs taken in Dachau concentration camp by Bernard Warshaw, a captain in the U.S. Army. Photographs show bodies of victims on the grounds and outside the crematorium. Includes a 1942 photograph of Warshaw in Camp Stewart, Georgia, as well as three circa 2000 postcards from Dachau showing the grounds, crematorium, and fence.
- 1942-1945, circa 2000
- Warshaw, Bernard, 1920-2014 (Person)
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Materials in English
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Bernard Warshaw was born in 1920 in Walterboro, South Carolina. He entered the U.S. Army in June 1942, less than one month after graduating from The Citadel. He served in Italy, France, and Germany during World War II with the 433rd Automatic Weapons Battalion, an anti-aircraft unit.
Warshaw visited Dachau concentration camp with the colonel of his unit the day after it was liberated by U.S forces. The colonel provided Warshaw with a camera and instructed him to take photographs to document the atrocities in the camp.
Warshaw returned to the United States in October 1945 and worked in his family's clothing business in Walterboro.
0.25 linear feet (4 folders)
The collection consists of approximately 70 Holocaust atrocity photographs taken in Dachau concentration camp by Bernard Warshaw, a captain in the U.S. Army. Photographs show bodies of victims on the grounds and outside the crematorium.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated in 2000 by Bernard Warshaw.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, November 2011.
- Inventory of the Bernard Warshaw Holocaust Atrocity Photographs, 1942-1945, circa 2000
- Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
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- Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.