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Inventory of the Josef Kayser papers
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Reports, correspondence, a diary, and sermons, relating to German prisoners of war in Russia and to the Working Council on Religious Questions of the National Committee for a Free Germany, an organization of anti-Nazi German Christians concerned with the reconstruction of Germany after World War II.
Kayser was a German Catholic army chaplain, born in 1895. He served in Russia in World War II, where he was taken as a prisoner of war. During his imprisonment, he continued to serve as a chaplain for his fellow prisoners of war. In 1943, he joined the Nationalkomitee Freies Deutschland a group founded by German religious leaders in Russia, in opposition to the Nazi government. He died in 1993.
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