Albert Rosenthal papers
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.
- Rosenthal, Albert (Person)
Language of Material
Materials in English
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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.
0.25 linear feet (2 folders)
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.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials lent for copying in 1996 by Albert Rosenthal.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, February 2012.
- Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
- Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
- Holocaust survivors -- Romania
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Anniversaries, etc.
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
- Rosenthal, Albert
- Transylvania (Romania)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Liberation
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Poland
- programs (documents)
- Inventory of the Albert Rosenthal Papers, 1990-1995
- Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by:
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- Language of description
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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.