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Kayser (Josef) papers
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Correspondence, a diary, and sermons relating to German prisoners of war in the Soviet Union and to the Working Council on Religious Questions of the Nationalkomitee Freies Deutschland (National Committee for a Free Germany), an organization of anti-Nazi German Christians concerned with the reconstruction of Germany after World War II.
Josef Kayser, born in 1895, was a German Catholic army chaplain. He served in the Soviet Union during 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 the Soviet Union, in opposition to the Nazi government. He died in 1993.
1 manuscript box (0.4 Linear Feet)
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