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Auschwitz Recollections by Prisoner No 1327

 Item
Identifier: COU:1806:08

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Harry W. Mazal Holocaust Collection consists of rare books and pamphlets related to the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, prejudice, and war crime trials, as well as some 500,000 documents, contemporary newspapers, microfilms, and photographs. The books, pamphlets, documents, and newspapers are in a wide variety of languages, including English, German, French, Polish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian, Czech, Hungarian, Portuguese, and Flemish. The collection contains complete sets of the International Military Tribunal (IMT), the Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT), the Trial of Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression (NCA), and a complete set of the published British war crime trials. Other war crimes trials in Poland, USSR, Holland and other countries are also included, as well as the evidence presented at most of these trials. Notably, the collection contains a complete set of the several hundred-thousand documents presented in Nuremberg Trial Case No. 11: The "Ministries Case," United States against Ernst von Weizsaecker et al., together with a bound set of 130 volumes that originally belonged to the Deputy Chief Counsel Robert M. W. Kempner. The collection also holds a complete collection of contact negatives and aerial photographs taken by the Americans, the British, and the Germans of the concentration camps in Auschwitz (Auschwitz I, Birkenau, and Monowitz). The images were acquired from the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, MD. This collection is also one of the largest repositories of Holocaust denial literature in the world, both because of Mazal’s passion for documenting Holocaust deniers and because of U.S. law that allows such material to circulate. Mazal also collected a vast array of memorial books (yizker bikher) that show how postwar Jewish communities came together across the globe to commemorate their histories in the creation of books. Additionally, the collection documents the history of American antisemitism, especially domestic manifestations of Nazism in the form of its newspapers, literature, and other ephemera.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access. Research access to original moving image films in this collection is restricted, due to preservation concerns. Contact sca@colorado.edu with a list of desired items and a statement of intended use, which will be evaluated by the Moving Image Archivist based on preservation condition of the desired items and staff availability; please note that access may not be guaranteed for all items. All analog sound recordings, video formats, and badly deteriorated film held by the Archives must be digitized for research access, due to preservation concerns. If these materials have not previously been digitized, the researcher is responsible for the cost of digitization. Researchers may request access to previously-digitized audiovisual materials that are not online on the CU Digital Library by contacting sca@colorado.edu

Extent

1 videocassettes (VHS) : PAL 45' format

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

Contact:
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Boulder Colorado 80503 United States