Skip to main content

Albert Rosenthal papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-037

Collection Overview

The collection consists of a memoir and other papers of Albert Rosenthal, a Jewish native of Transylvania, a region of Romania, who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps during World War II. Rosenthal's two-part memoir focuses on events in 1944 and 1945. Photocopied materials relate to 1995 ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

Dates

  • 1990-1995

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

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

Albert Rosenthal was born in Sighet, Transylvania, a region of Romania. In April 1944, when Rosenthal was 19, he was imprisoned in the Sighet ghetto along with his parents, sister, and other Jewish residents of Sighet. Shortly thereafter, the family was deported to Auschwitz, where Rosenthal's mother was killed immediately after arrival. Rosenthal and his father were sent from Auschwitz to a forced labor camp in Wolfsberg, Germany, where they remained for eight months.

In January 1945, the Rosenthals were forced to march to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as Russian forces moved into the area. On the eve of Passover in April 1945, Albert Rosenthal's father died. Bergen-Belsen was liberated by British forces on April 15, 1945. Rosenthal was taken to a hospital under British control in Bergen, and then transferred to Sweden for further treatment.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (2 folders)

Abstract

The collection consists of a memoir and other papers of Albert Rosenthal, a Jewish native of Transylvania, a region of Romania, who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps during World War II.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials lent for copying in 1996 by Albert Rosenthal.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, February 2012.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Albert Rosenthal Papers, 1990-1995
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by:
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:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424
(843) 953-8016
(843) 953-6319 (Fax)