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Buchenwald concentration camp reports

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-030

Collection Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1945

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

Abstract

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.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2006 by Edwin Betsill.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, January 2012.

Title
Inventory of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp Reports, 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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