Guide to the Oscar Erdos papers
1988.1055

Summary Information

Repository
Tauber Holocaust Library
Title
Oscar Erdos papers
ID
1988.1055
Date
1945 July 26, 1980 April 28
Extent
1.0 Folder(s)
Language
English
Language of Materials note
The questionnaire is bilingual -- English and German -- and was completed in English.
Abstract
This collection is comprised of a single item - a questionnaire for concentration camp inmates issued by the Military Government of Germany, completed by or on behalf of Oscar Erdos, a Hungarian Jew. The document is dated July 26, 1945 and was issued and filled out in Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany.

Preferred Citation note

Oscar Erdos papers - 1988.1055, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

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Biographical/Historical note

Oscar Erdos was a Hungarian Jew, born on April 18, 1903. He was a merchant, living in Budapest, Hungary prior to the war. From 1940-1944, he was in labor camps, as many Hungarian Jewish men were. Arrested on November 7, 1944 by the Gestapo, in Negyeshalom, Hungary, he was interned from that date until his release on July 26, 1945 in concentration camps Turkheim, Kaufering and Allach-Dachau. Liberated on May 1, 1945 by the United States Army, Mr. Erdos recuperated from illness and malnutrition, and in mid-September, returned to Budapest.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection is comprised of a Concentration Camp Inmates Questionnaire issued by the Military Government of Germany to Mr. Oscar Erdos, a Jewish man from Hungary, in Dachau Concentration Camp. It was completed on July 26, 1945. The questionnaire requests information as to birth date and place; religion; occupation; date, place and reason for arrest; and place(s) of detention. The questionnaire also requests particulars relating to inhumane treatment, as well as information regarding Nazi party membership, military service and employment by the Nazi Party. The collection also includes a letter written by Mr. Erdos that briefly describes his liberation by United States troops in Dachau, recuperation there, and his return to Budapest, Hungary.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Tauber Holocaust Library  February 2008

JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
415-449-3717
tauberholocaustlibrary@jfcs.org

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Dachau (Concentration camp).
  • Kaufering (Concentration camp).

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Concentration camp inmates -- Germany -- Dachau
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Dachau
  • Jews, Hungarian
  • Questionnaire -- Germany -- Dachau
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Liberation -- Germany -- Dachau
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Dachau

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Collection Inventory

Military Government of Germany Concentration Camp Inmates Questionnaire 1945 July 26 

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Oscar Erdos letter 1980 April 28 

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