Vernon Tott papers
The collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, clippings, and a memoir about Ahlem concentration camp written by Vernon Tott, an American soldier with the 84th Infantry Division who participated in the liberation of the camp. The memoir contains photographs, correspondence, maps, and other materials relating to the camp and its survivors. A memoir written by one of the survivors of the camp, Benjamin Sieradzki, is included in Tott's memoir.
- Tott, Vernon W. (Person)
Language of Material
Materials in English
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Vernon Tott (1924-2005) was an American soldier with the 84th Infantry Division during World War II. On April 10, 1945, Tott participated in the liberation of Ahlem concentration camp and took photographs of the camp and its survivors with a contraband camera. After his retirement, Tott began searching for the survivors he had photographed and prepared a memoir with the photographs he had taken to share with them. These efforts culminated in a 1998 reunion of 84th infantry members and Ahlem survivors.
0.25 linear feet (4 folders)
The collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, clippings, and a memoir about Ahlem concentration camp written by Vernon Tott, an American soldier with the 84th Infantry Division who participated in the liberation of the camp. The memoir contains photographs, correspondence, maps, recollections of both Tott and Benjamin Sieradzki, a survivor of Ahlem, and other materials relating to the camp and its survivors.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated in 1999 by Abraham Stern.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, March 2012.
- Ahlem (Concentration camp)
- Ahlem (Germany)
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Sieradzki, Benjamin, 1927-2011
- United States. Army. Infantry Division, 84th
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States
- clippings (information artifacts)
- Inventory of the Vernon Tott Papers, 1997-1998
- Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
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