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Guide to "Jewish Displaced Persons ("D.P's") in Germany and the United States of America, 1945 to 1960" 1988.1290
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  • Custodial History note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Preferred Citation note

  • Title: "Jewish Displaced Persons ("D.P's.") in Germany and in the United States of America 1945-1960"
    Identifier/Call Number: 1988.1290
    Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
    Language of Material: English
    Container: Archives Box 1
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet comprising one document of 131 pages
    Date: 1960
    Abstract: This report, written by Josef Butterman, a former inmate of Bergen Belsen, is a personal account of his experiences in Bergen Belsen after liberation. It includes photographs.
    Creator: Butterman, Josef

    Custodial History note

    Provenance of this report is unknown.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection is comprised of one item, a typed report of 131 pages, written by Holocaust survivor Josef Butterman, and dedicated to the fifteenth anniversary of the liberation of Concentration Camp Bergen-Belsen. The report includes numerous photographs and documents Mr. Butterman's personal experiences as a displaced person living in the camp after its liberation on April 15, 1945 until 1952. The report describes political factions within the camp, cultural and athletic activities, and comments on intermarriage in later chapters. The report is an outspoken personal account and reflects Mr. Butterman's personal prejudices. Its detailed descriptions of life in the DP Camp Bergen Belsen would be of interest to those seeking information about the experiences of Holocaust survivors in displaced persons camps after the war.

    Preferred Citation note

    "Jewish Displaced Persons ("D.P's.") in Germany and in the United States of America 1945-1960" - 1988.1290, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp).
    Rosensaft, Josef, 1911-1975
    Jewish refugees
    Refugee camps -- Germany