Buchenwald concentration camp reports
The collection consists of two May 1945 U.S. Army reports written by F. van Wyck Mason describing conditions at Buchenwald concentration camp and other areas in Germany. The reports provide a brief history of the camp and its operations, a description of the surviving inmate population, and descriptions of the various buildings within the camp and their uses. Particular attention is paid to the crematorium and how it was operated.
Language of Material
Materials in English
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Edwin Betsill, a U.S. Army soldier, served as the private secretary to Major General George W. Griner, commander of the 27th Infantry Division. Betsill made several copies of U.S. Army reports written by F. van Wyck Mason about Buchenwald for the general and retained copies for himself.
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of two May 1945 U.S. Army reports written by F. van Wyck Mason describing conditions at Buchenwald concentration camp and other areas in Germany.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated in 2006 by Edwin Betsill.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, January 2012.
- Inventory of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp Reports, 1945
- 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.