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Robert Turner Holocaust atrocity photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-023

Collection Overview

The collection consists of twenty-six Holocaust atrocity photographs taken by Robert Turner, a U.S. soldier from the 65th Infantry Division who photographed victims in a Bavarian concentration camp after it was liberated. Included is a photocopy of the 1945 booklet Right to Be Proud: History of the 65th Infantry Division's March Across Germany.

Dates

  • 1945

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Robert Turner served in the 65th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. Turner used cameras retrieved from dead soldiers in the field to take photographs of atrocities in a Bavarian concentration camp on the German-Austrian border after it was liberated.

Extent

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)

Abstract

The collection consists of twenty-six Holocaust atrocity photographs taken by Robert Turner, a U.S. soldier who photographed victims in a Bavarian concentration camp after it was liberated.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2003 by Robert Turner.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, October 2011.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Robert Turner Holocaust Atrocity Photographs, 1945
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
Date
2012
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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