Guide to "Jewish Displaced Persons ("D.P's") in Germany and the United States of America, 1945 to 1960"
1988.1290

Summary Information

Repository
Tauber Holocaust Library
Creator - Author
Butterman, Josef
Title
"Jewish Displaced Persons ("D.P's.") in Germany and in the United States of America 1945-1960"
ID
1988.1290
Date
1960
Extent
0.1 Linear feet comprising one document of 131 pages
Language
English
Mixed materials [Folder]
Archives Box 1
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.

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

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Tauber Holocaust Library

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.

Custodial History note

Provenance of this report is unknown.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp).

Personal Name(s)

  • Rosensaft, Josef, 1911-1975

Subject(s)

  • Jewish refugees
  • Refugee camps -- Germany

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