Hollander, Paul (b 1908): personal papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Paul Hollander relating to internment camps, 1939-1944, notably including a report on cases of murder at the penitentiary camp of Hadjerat m'Guil where 9 people were murdered, including details of the camp officers; statements by Oliver von Schneditz, Joseph Breuer, Gerard and Kurt Huschak to the director of Kanadja; report on the attitude of leading coal mine personnel; copy of a report on a visit to the French internment camps of Colomb Behar, Kenadja (Algeria) and Bour-Arfa (French Maroc) with a list of men in charge of the camps and remarks on their personality and statistics on internees from French internment camp in North Africa who enlisted in the British Pioneer Corps.

Administrative / Biographical History

Paul Hollander was born in Cologne in 1908. After leaving school he decided to work abroad to improve his language skills. He spent time in London, Rotterdam and France where in 1938 he stumbled into a career in journalism.

At the outbreak of war he volunteered for the French forces but as a German he was immediately interned. His only alternative was to volunteer for the French Foreign Legion where he served for a little under a year as engag? volontaire pour la dur?e de la guerre. After which time he spent the next two and a half years in various camps including Kenadsa. In the Spring of 1943 he managed to bluff his way out of the camp and arrived in Algiers where he joined the British Alien Company.

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Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Paul Hollander

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

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