Buchenwald concentration camp: miscellaeous documents (microfilm)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection of miscellaneous documents includes: correspondence between the camp authorities and the Gestapo, Holland, regarding the belongings of dead Dutch prisoners, 1941-1942; statistics on exterminations, unnatural deaths and transports to death camps, April 1945; list of surviving prisoners, March 1945.

Administrative / Biographical History

Buchenwald concentration camp, one of the largest in Germany with its 130 satellite camps and units, was situated 5 miles north of Weimar in Thüringen. It was established in July 1937 when the first group of 149 mostly political prisoners and criminals was received. Some 238,980 prisoners passed through Buchenwald from 30 countries. 43,005 were killed or perished there.

Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Jewish Central Information Office

Other Finding Aids

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

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Microfilm

Archivist's Note

Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Israel Gutman, editor, (Macmillan, New York, 1990). Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Geographical Names