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International Auschwitz Committee: Copy statements regarding war criminals

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1173
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: International Auschwitz Committee: Copy statements regarding war criminals
Date(s): 1959
Level of description: Collection level (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): International Auschwitz Committee


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Internationale Auschwitz Komitee was founded in 1952 by former inmates of the death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, with the following aims: to bear witness to the crimes of the Nazis in the camp; to fight for compensation for former inmates and their families; to work with the Auschwitz Museum to preserve the site of the camp as a permanent memorial. It became involved in the gathering of statements and testimony against former camp guards and other Nazi personnel. Many of the witnesses who provided testimony later took part in the 'Frankfurt Trial' of perpetrators at Auschwitz.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Internationale Auschwitz Komitee, 1959, comprising copies of statements from former prisoners of Auschwitz about the activities of the following former SS men who worked there: Wilhelm Boger, Franz Hofmann, Rudolph Höss, Oswald Kaduk, Lachmann, Josef Mengele, Hans Stark, Eduard Wirth and Josef Klehr.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Statements arranged according to name of SS officer.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Hermann Langbein

Allied Materials

Related material:

International Auschwitz Committee: Correspondence and papers (ref: 1281)

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January 2008

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