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Auschwitz Camps and the Memorial Museum of Auschwitz

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RG-15.01, Posner Collection of Polish period

RG-15.02, Scholarly publications about the Auschwitz camps complex

RG-15.03, Photographs and artifacts from the Auschwitz complex of camps

RG-15.04, Dina Babbit Collection

RG-15.05, Auschwitz, film collection of the USHMM



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Title: Auschwitz Camps and the Memorial Museum of Auschwitz, 1946-1981Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1946-1952

ID: RG-15/RG-15

Primary Creator: Czech, Danuta

Other Creators: Posner family, Wrobel, Halina

Extent: 0.0

Arrangement:

The arrangement scheme for the record group was imposed during processing in the absence of an original order. Materials are arranged by subject/creator, then by identifier, as assigned by the processor.

Record group is comprised of four collections and one item, the collections of which are: 1. Posner family collection; 2. Collection of scholarly publications on the Auschwitz complex of camps; 3. Photographs and artifacts of the Auschwitz complex of camps; 4. Dinah Babbit collection.

Subjects: Auschwitz-Birkenau, concentration camp complex (Poland), Babbit, Dinah, Czech, Danuta, History of the Holocaust, documentary films, Holocaust, Jewish (1939 -- 1945), commemoration, Holocaust, Jewish (1939 -- 1945), postwar publications, liberation of Nazi concentration camps, Europe, Memorial Museum of Auschwitz (Poland), wartime photographs, Wrobel, Halina

Languages: German, Polish, English

Abstract

Auschwitz State Museum and postwar commemoration of the Holocaust

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This record group originates from post-war commemorative efforts to instill the history of the most notorious German death camp into people’s memory. The materials in this record group speak to two major themes: post-liberation evidence illuminating the camp organization and function; and materials collected and annotated by the Memorial Museum of Auschwitz. The Memorial Museum of Auschwitz conducts ongoing research, systematically adding new documents and artifacts to its collections. Within this record group is also the Posner family collection of post-war photo documents regarding the camp; a large number of photo-documents, depicting sub-Carpathian Jews arriving to Auschwitz-Birkenau, as well as the selection process; and scholarly works of Halina Wrobel, Danuta Czech, and reproductions of documents related to the year, 1943.

Materials in this record group include photo-documents of the camp's operation, postliberation, and the postwar period; publications; original documents; and the copies from the original documents. Also included is a documentary from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Film and Video Archive entitled, Auschwitz is Liberated. This record group is partially digitized.

Collection Historical Note

Largely, this record group contains postwar photo-documents and publications. Some photographs were taken at the time of the camp’s operation, while the others are post-liberation pictures. There is also a documentary from the USHMM Film and Video Archive under the title Auschwitz Is Liberated.

Subject/Index Terms

Auschwitz-Birkenau, concentration camp complex (Poland)
Babbit, Dinah
Czech, Danuta
History of the Holocaust, documentary films
Holocaust, Jewish (1939 -- 1945), commemoration
Holocaust, Jewish (1939 -- 1945), postwar publications
liberation of Nazi concentration camps, Europe
Memorial Museum of Auschwitz (Poland)
wartime photographs
Wrobel, Halina

Administrative Information

Repository: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Access Restrictions: No restrictions

Use Restrictions:

copyrighted materials, credits to and references to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are required

Digital copies might be available upon request

Preferred Citation: RG-15, Auschwitz Camps and the Memorial Museum of Auschwitz. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Archive.

Processing Information: Materials are primarily described using the local descriptive standards of the LA Museum of the Holocaust.


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[Collection of Folder-Level 1: RG-15.01, Posner Collection of Polish period, 1946],
[Collection of Folder-Level 2: RG-15.02, Scholarly publications about the Auschwitz camps complex, 1950 -- 1960],
[Collection of Folder-Level 3: RG-15.03, Photographs and artifacts from the Auschwitz complex of camps, 1944 -- 1966],
[Collection of Folder-Level 4: RG-15.04, Dina Babbit Collection, 1944],
[Collection of Folder-Level 5: RG-15.05, Auschwitz, film collection of the USHMM, 1945],
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Collection of Folder-Level 3: RG-15.03, Photographs and artifacts from the Auschwitz complex of camps, 1944 -- 1966Add to your cart.
This collection originates from post-war commemorative efforts to carve the history of the most notorious German death camp into people’s memory. There are two basic sub-collections: post-liberation evidence illuminating the camp organization and function; and materials collected and annotated by the Memorial Museum of Auschwitz. The Memorial Museum of Auschwitz conducts ongoing research, systematically adding new documents and artifacts to its collections. Additionally, we included a Posner Family Collection of post-war photo documents regarding the camp. Our records comprise original documents, photo documents, publications and the copies from the original documents.
Subject/Index Terms:
concentration camp photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 1: RG-15.03.01, Photograph, Auschwitz, unloading the prisoners' luggage, May 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photograph with men standing over a pile of suitcases.
Subject/Index Terms:
concentration camp photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
sorting
day-to-day life in Nazi concentration camps
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
Nazi Party
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 2: RG-15.03.02, Auschwitz, sorting out the former possessions of prisoners, May 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photograph of women sorting out the former possesions of the prisoners of Auschwitz.
Subject/Index Terms:
concentration camp photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
sorting
day-to-day life in Nazi concentration camps
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
Nazi Party
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 3: RG-15.03.03, Auschwitz, children survivors of the camp and medical experiments, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photograph of children survivors of Auschwitz brutalities and medical experiments, one day after liberation.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
concentration camp photographs
Jewish Liberation
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
English, language
Creators:
Nazi Party
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 4: RG-15.03.04, Auschwitz, survivor of Auschwitz, medical experiments, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photograph of two women. One woman is very frail and down to skin and bones.
Subject/Index Terms:
Medical Experiments
concentration camp photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
Nazi Party
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 5: RG-15.03.05, Auschwitz, 'Canada' prisoners tooth brushes, clothing brushers, and other personal items, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
In this photo is a bin full of personal items that were confiscated from prisoner's at Auschwitz.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
concentration camp photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Confiscation of Jewish property without German authorization
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
Nazi Party
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 6: RG-15.03.06, Auschwitz, arrival of a transport, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A group of Jews get off at the Auschwitz location.
Subject/Index Terms:
Transports
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)--Complex of concentration and extermination camps
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
concentration camp photographs
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
Nazi Party
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 7: RG-15.03.07, Auschwitz, a pile of shoes, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photograph of a pile of shoes.
Subject/Index Terms:
concentration camp photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)--Complex of concentration and extermination camps
Confiscation of Jewish property without German authorization
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
Nazi Party
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 8: RG-15.03.08, Auschwitz, selection on the ramp after arrival, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A group of Jews are going through a round of selection at Auschwitz upon arrival.
Subject/Index Terms:
concentration camp photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Prisoner selections
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)--Complex of concentration and extermination camps
Photographs
Roundups and Deportations of Jews
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
Nazi Party
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 9: RG-15.03.09, Auschwitz, a column of women and children, allegedly in Auschwitz, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photograph of women and children, allegedly in Auschwitz.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
concentration camp photographs
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)--Complex of concentration and extermination camps
Photographs
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
Nazi Party
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 10: RG-15.03.10, Auschwitz, deposit of spoons, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photograph of a container filled with used spoons.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs
Living conditions in concentration camps
Confiscation of Jewish property without German authorization
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 11: RG-15.03.11, Auschwitz, forced labor site, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photograph of prisoners at a forced labor site.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Living conditions in concentration camps
Forced labor
Forced labor in concentration camps
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 12: RG-15.03.12,  Auschwitz, view on a cattle car trains and German soldiers, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Subject/Index Terms:
concentration camp photographs
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Living conditions in concentration camps
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Nazi Party
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 13: RG-15.03.13, Suicide on the electified barbed wire, Auschwitz, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A man appears to lay dead in between barbed wire.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Living conditions in concentration camps
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 14: RG-15.03.14, Jews from Western Europe upon selection, 2, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photograph of a group of Western European Jews that are going through selection.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Living conditions in concentration camps
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Selections in the ghettos
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Nazi Party
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 15: RG-15.03.15, Selection at Auschwitz, May 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
In this photo are a crowd of newly arrived transports awaiting for selection at Auschwitz.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Living conditions in concentration camps
Prisoner selections
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
Nazi Party
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 16: RG-15.03.16, Before the selection at Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Jewish women and children wait in line to go through the process of selection.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Living conditions in concentration camps
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Jewish yellow stars of David, Jewish badges and patches
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 17: RG-15.03.17, Auschwitz-Birkenau, arrival of prisoners, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A picture of a group of prisoners who arrive at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Living conditions in concentration camps
Arrival at a camp
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 18: RG-15.03.18, Auschwitz, the entrance gate to Birkenau, circa 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photo taken at the entrance gate to Birkenau. Barbed wire surrounds the camp.
Subject/Index Terms:
Living conditions in concentration camps
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Auschwitz-Birkenau, concentration camp complex (Poland)
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Nazi Party
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 19: RG-15.03.19, Arbeit macht frei, the gate at Auschwitz, circa 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photograph of the famous gate at Auschwitz that reads, "Arbeit macht frei," meaning "labor makes (you) free."
Subject/Index Terms:
Arbeit Macht Frei
Living conditions in concentration camps
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 20: RG-15.03.20, Auschwitz monetary signs, 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Auschwitz concentration camp script for paper money.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Auschwitz camps, monetary coupons
Living conditions in concentration camps
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
German, language
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 21: RG-15.03.21, Female survivor of Auschwitz with a Red Cross nurse, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A very thin and frail woman survivor sits beside a Red Cross nurse after she has liberated.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Living conditions in concentration camps
concentration camp photographs
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Medical Experiments
Red Cross personnel
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Nazi Party
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 22: RG-15.03.22, Auschwitz armband, camp number 21202, Jan, Johann Parzniewski, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
An Auschwitz armband with a camp number 21202 and a Jewish star.
Subject/Index Terms:
Photographs
Photographs, Auschwitz concentration camp
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Living conditions in concentration camps
Jewish yellow stars of David, Jewish badges and patches
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Poland (1939--1945)
Creators:
Nazi Party, agencies (1933 -- 1945)
Nazi Party
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1978--)

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[Collection of Folder-Level 1: RG-15.01, Posner Collection of Polish period, 1946],
[Collection of Folder-Level 2: RG-15.02, Scholarly publications about the Auschwitz camps complex, 1950 -- 1960],
[Collection of Folder-Level 3: RG-15.03, Photographs and artifacts from the Auschwitz complex of camps, 1944 -- 1966],
[Collection of Folder-Level 4: RG-15.04, Dina Babbit Collection, 1944],
[Collection of Folder-Level 5: RG-15.05, Auschwitz, film collection of the USHMM, 1945],
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