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  • Title: Josef Kayser papers
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1945
    Collection Number: XX324
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: German
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: 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.
    Creator: Kayser, Josef
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Josef Kayser papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons
    Prisoners of war
    Anti-Nazi movement
    Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Germany
    Nationalkomitee "Freies Deutschland."