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Bernard Warshaw Holocaust atrocity photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-027

Collection Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1942-1945, circa 2000

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (4 folders)

Abstract

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.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2000 by Bernard Warshaw.

Related Material

Related materials in College of Charleston Special Collections include two oral history interviews of Bernard Warshaw in 1996 and 1997 (Mss 0135-063, Mss 1035-140). A 2008 interview of Bernard Warshaw for The Citadel Oral History Program is available in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, November 2011.

Title
Inventory of the Bernard Warshaw Holocaust Atrocity Photographs, 1942-1945, circa 2000
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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