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Paul Bridges Holocaust photographs

Identifier: Mss 1065-035

Collection Overview

The collection consists of copies (negatives, copy prints, and digital images) of photographs taken at Dachau concentration camp and collected by Paul Bridges, a U.S. soldier who served as a guard at the camp after its April 1945 liberation. Bridges is shown at Dachau in several photographs, which also include Holocaust atrocity photographs that were widely distributed following the liberation of the camp. Images of Nazi insignia and caps collected by Bridges are also included.


  • Creation: 1945-1946


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

Paul Bridges (1924-2010) was a U.S. soldier stationed at Dachau concentration camp, where he served as a guard after its liberation. Upon his return to the United States, he obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and worked as an accountant in Greenville, South Carolina, prior to retirement.


0.1 linear feet (1 folder)


The collection consists of copies of photographs taken at Dachau concentration camp and collected by Paul Bridges, a U.S. soldier who served as a guard at the camp after its liberation in April 1945.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials lent for copying in 2005 by Paul Bridges.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, February 2012.



Inventory of the Paul Bridges Holocaust Photographs, 1945-1946
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.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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