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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Julius Epstein Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1939-1975
    Collection Number: 75063
    Creator: Epstein, Julius, 1901-
    Collection Size: 194 manuscript boxes, 16 oversize boxes, 1 envelope (87.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, clippings, photographs, and printed matter, relating to World War II, communism, forced repatriation of Russian prisoners to the Soviet Union following World War II, the Katyn forest massacre, unreported deaths of Soviet cosmonauts, and the efforts of J. Epstein to obtain restricted government documents on these subjects.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Julius Epstein papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Astronauts--Soviet Union.
    Katyn Forest Massacre, 1940.
    Official secrets--United States.
    Prisoners of war.
    Security classification (Government documents)--United States.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities.
    World War, 1939-1945--Forced repatriation.
    World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.
    World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union.
    Soviet Union.
    Russia (Federation)
    United States--Foreign relations.

    Biographical Note

    1901 Born, Vienna, Austria

    Studied economics and political science at the universities of Jena and Leipzig

    Free-lance journalist
    1939 Came to the United States
    1941-1945 Worked for the Office of War Information

    Correspondent for several European newspapers
    1963 Research Associate, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
    1972 Professor of International Affairs, Lincoln University, San Francisco
    1974 Author, Operation Keelhaul: The Story of Forced Repatriation
    1975 Died, Menlo Park, California