Papers compiled by the Komitee ehemaliger politischer Gefangener, 1945, including original reports and personal accounts concerning conditions in concentration camps with special reference to Neuengamme and Dachau and papers on topics including political resistance to Nazism and plans for creating a free, democratic Germany.
Komitee ehemaliger politischer Gefangener: reports and statistics about concentration camps
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Komitee ehemaliger politischer Gefangener was founded in the immediate post-World War Two years to represent the interests of former political prisoners. In 1947 it changed its name to the Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes to include all those who suffered under the Nazis. This anti-fascist organisation still exists with branches all over Germany.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Fragile. Use surrogates.
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.
Conditions Governing Use
Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.
The reports were sent to Paul Anderson by Hans Schwarz and Franz Heitgres of the Komitee ehemaliger politischer Gefangener in order that he might get them published in The Observer newspaper where he worked as a journalist, the intention being to disseminate information about what happened during the war more widely.