International Auschwitz Committee: Copy statements regarding war criminals

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of the Internationale Auschwitz Komitee, 1959, comprising copies of statements from former prisoners of Auschwitz about the activities of the following former SS men who worked there: Wilhelm Boger, Franz Hofmann, Rudolph Hess, Oswald Kaduk, Lachmann, Josef Mengele, Hans Stark, Eduard Wirth and Josef Klehr.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Internationale Auschwitz Komitee was founded in 1952 by former inmates of the death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, with the following aims: to bear witness to the crimes of the Nazis in the camp; to fight for compensation for former inmates and their families; to work with the Auschwitz Museum to preserve the site of the camp as a permanent memorial. It became involved in the gathering of statements and testimony against former camp guards and other Nazi personnel. Many of the witnesses who provided testimony later took part in the 'Frankfurt Trial' of perpetrators at Auschwitz.

Arrangement

Statements arranged according to name of SS officer.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Hermann Langbein

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.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

International Auschwitz Committee: Correspondence and papers (ref: 1281)