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Ed Victor Papers

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RG-72.01, Synagogues of Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East in postcards and photographs

RG-72.02, Correspondence from and to ghettos

RG-72.03, Correspondence from and to concentration camps

RG-72.04, Identification documents

RG-72.05, Red Cross papers

RG-72.06, German postcards of various topics, 19th -- 20th century

RG-72.07, Correspondence to and from Lodz ghetto

RG-72.08, Correspondences from and to German labor service

RG-72.09, Proofs of incarcerations under German-Nazi and Axis regimes

RG-72.10, Correspondence between German-occupied and unoccupied countries

RG-72.11, Theresienstadt correspondence, to and from the ghetto

RG-72.12, Histories of families and individuals in Germany-controlled Europe and in the Allied nations

RG-72.13, Antisemitic materials, Europe and America,  19th - 20th Centuries

RG-72.14, Documents issued by German and collaborating authorities in 1933 - 1945

RG-72.15, Emigration and immigrants, Europe, America, Asia

RG-72.16, Jewish Councils (Judenraete) in Germany and German-occupied and controlled territories

RG-72.17, Anti-Nazi resistance and Jews in the foreign armed forces

RG-72.18, Hungarian Jewish experience as reflected in correspondence

RG-72.19, Ration coupons and food cards in German-occupied Europe, 1939 -- 1945

RG-72.20, Ghetto and camp scrips (receipts) and monetary signs

RG-72.21, Inter-state and inter-regional correspondence

RG-72.22, Correspondence between Germany and German-occupied territories

RG-72.23, Postwar correspondence and early commemoration of the Holocaust

RG-72.24, Correspondence from and to prisoner of war camps

RG-72.25, Displaced persons documents

RG-72.26, Relief and Rehabilitation Organization, correspondence

RG-72.27, Correspondence from and to Nazi Prisons

RG-72.28, Correspondence from and to Internment and Transit camps

RG-72.29, Correspondence within Romania and between Romania and other countries

RG-72.30, Jewish Yellow Stars and Patches

RG-72.31, Jewish periodicals in occupied territories

RG-72.32, Correspondence between German-unoccupied countries

RG-72.33, Correspondence within German-occupied Poland

RG-72.34, Croatian collection of wartime documents

RG-72.35, Italian Collection of wartime documents



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Collection Overview

Title: Ed Victor Papers, 1933-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1939 -- 1946

ID: RG-72/RG-72

Primary Creator: Victor, Ed (1960s -- 1990s)

Extent: 1800.0 Items

Arrangement: The arrangement scheme for the record group was imposed during processing in the absence of an original order. Materials are arranged by subjects, themes and creators.

Subjects: Auschwitz complex of Nazi - German extermination and concentration camps, Buchenwald, German-Nazi concentration camp, Concentration camps, German, Flossenburg, German Concentration camp, German Labor Service, labor in Germany, 1940 -- 1945, Gross Rosen, German concentration camp, Gusen German concentration camp, Hamburg-Neuengamme, German concentration camp, Holocaust, Jewish (1939 -- 1945), Identification documents, German issued, 1933 -- 1945, Jasenovac, Croatian Concentration camp, Jewish ghettos in German-occupied and controlled Europe, Judenrat, Jewish council in ghettos, Lodz ghetto, 1940 -- 1944, Majdanek, German concentration camp, Mauthausen, German Concentration camp, Oranienburg-Sachsenhausen, German Concentration Camp, Postcards, political images, German, prisoner correspondence, 1933 -- 1945, Proofs of incarcerations under German-Nazi and Axis regimes, Ravensbrueck, German concentration camp, Red Cross, International, 1933 -- 1946, Stutthof, German Concentration camp, Synagogues, religious temples

Languages: German, Czech, Polish, Yiddish, Ukrainian, Russian, French, Spanish;Castilian, Portuguese, Slovak, English, Hungarian, Serbian, Croatian, Romanian, Greek,Modern(1453-), Hebrew

Abstract

In October 2011, Mr. Edward Victor, former lawyer and philanthropist, donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust his Collection of the Second World War era documents and artifacts. Owing to this generous donation, our Archive acquired highly valuable historic materials. Being multivectorial by content and form, these documents and artifacts mirror various facets of the Holocaust and in a broader sense, they emanate from the war realities.

Mr. Victor’s Papers also include a special collection of postcards and photographs depicting largely bygone synagogues of Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Ed Victor Papers comprises 58 collections, sub-collections. The latters include a great deal of folders and folder-level collections. All in all this record groups contains around 1800 documents.

Collection Historical Note

Mr. Victor started his collection guided primarily by philatelic interest. He collected letters, envelopes, postcards and other documents bearing a postal stamp or institutional stamps of the respective authorities and agencies. At a certain point, he realizes that the fate of the people, reflected in the short narratives, is of eternal historic value and shall not be measured only in a philatelic dimension. The content of various wartime correspondences reveals a historic enormity of victimization, dehumanization and personal tragedies on one side and a cold blood calmness of perpetrators on the other.

Reading correspondences sent from concentration camps, prisons, ghettos and German labor service open up a microcosm of tragic stories.  Other groups of documents, such as official correspondences of National Socialist authorities, inquiries submitted by the relatives of incarcerated people, antisemitic and propaganda materials, rationing coupons also broaden our understanding of the Holocaust and about the structure of the Nazi regime.  Ed Victor Papers, as a corpus of wartime documents, historicize the Holocaust in the context of the 20th century History.  They shed light on the earlier, lesser known and often under researched pages of the Holocaust Experience, especially when it comes to the fate of individuals. At a certain point, multiple micro-histories become qualitatively intrinsic to the macro-history of the Holocaust.

Biographical Note

Mr. Victor started his collection guided primarily by philatelic interest. He collected letters, envelopes, postcards and other documents bearing a postal stamp or institutional stamps of the respective authorities and agencies. At a certain point, he realizes that the fate of the people, reflected in the short narratives, is of eternal historic value and shall not be measured only in a philatelic dimension. The content of various wartime correspondences reveals a historic enormity of victimization, dehumanization and personal tragedies on one side and a cold blood calmness of perpetrators on the other.

Subject/Index Terms

Auschwitz complex of Nazi - German extermination and concentration camps
Buchenwald, German-Nazi concentration camp
Concentration camps, German
Flossenburg, German Concentration camp
German Labor Service, labor in Germany, 1940 -- 1945
Gross Rosen, German concentration camp
Gusen German concentration camp
Hamburg-Neuengamme, German concentration camp
Holocaust, Jewish (1939 -- 1945)
Identification documents, German issued, 1933 -- 1945
Jasenovac, Croatian Concentration camp
Jewish ghettos in German-occupied and controlled Europe
Judenrat, Jewish council in ghettos
Lodz ghetto, 1940 -- 1944
Majdanek, German concentration camp
Mauthausen, German Concentration camp
Oranienburg-Sachsenhausen, German Concentration Camp
Postcards, political images, German
prisoner correspondence, 1933 -- 1945
Proofs of incarcerations under German-Nazi and Axis regimes
Ravensbrueck, German concentration camp
Red Cross, International, 1933 -- 1946
Stutthof, German Concentration camp
Synagogues, religious temples


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Sub-Collection:

[Sub-Collection 1: RG-72.01, Synagogues of Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East in postcards and photographs],
[Sub-Collection 2: RG-72.02, Correspondence from and to ghettos, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 3: RG-72.03, Correspondence from and to concentration camps, 1933 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 4: RG-72.04, Identification documents, 1926 --1948],
[Sub-Collection 5: RG-72.05, Red Cross papers, 1940 --1944],
[Sub-Collection 6: RG-72.06, German postcards of various topics, 19th -- 20th century, 1931 --1942],
[Sub-Collection 7: RG-72.07, Correspondence to and from Lodz ghetto, 1941 -- 1944],
[Sub-Collection 8: RG-72.08, Correspondences from and to German labor service, 1940 --1945],
[Sub-Collection 9: RG-72.09, Proofs of incarcerations under German-Nazi and Axis regimes, 1944 -- 1948],
[Sub-Collection 10: RG-72.10, Correspondence between German-occupied and unoccupied countries, 1939 -- 1944],
[Sub-Collection 11: RG-72.11, Theresienstadt correspondence, to and from the ghetto, 1942 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 12: RG-72.12, Histories of families and individuals in Germany-controlled Europe and in the Allied nations, 1933 -- 1946],
[Sub-Collection 13: RG-72.13, Antisemitic materials, Europe and America,  19th - 20th Centuries, 19th -- 20th centuries],
[Sub-Collection 14: RG-72.14, Documents issued by German and collaborating authorities in 1933 - 1945, 1933 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 15: RG-72.15, Emigration and immigrants, Europe, America, Asia, 1936 -- 1942],
[Sub-Collection 16: RG-72.16, Jewish Councils (Judenraete) in Germany and German-occupied and controlled territories, 1939 -- 1943],
[Sub-Collection 17: RG-72.17, Anti-Nazi resistance and Jews in the foreign armed forces, 1939 --1945],
[Sub-Collection 18: RG-72.18, Hungarian Jewish experience as reflected in correspondence, 1940 --1944],
[Sub-Collection 19: RG-72.19, Ration coupons and food cards in German-occupied Europe, 1939 -- 1945, 1940 --1945],
[Sub-Collection 20: RG-72.20, Ghetto and camp scrips (receipts) and monetary signs, 1940 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 21: RG-72.21, Inter-state and inter-regional correspondence, 1933 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 22: RG-72.22, Correspondence between Germany and German-occupied territories, 1936 --1945],
[Sub-Collection 23: RG-72.23, Postwar correspondence and early commemoration of the Holocaust, 1945 -- 1950],
[Sub-Collection 24: RG-72.24, Correspondence from and to prisoner of war camps, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 25: RG-72.25, Displaced persons documents, 1945 -- 1950],
[Sub-Collection 26: RG-72.26, Relief and Rehabilitation Organization, correspondence, 1939--1945],
[Sub-Collection 27: RG-72.27, Correspondence from and to Nazi Prisons, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 28: RG-72.28, Correspondence from and to Internment and Transit camps, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 29: RG-72.29, Correspondence within Romania and between Romania and other countries, 1940 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 30: RG-72.30, Jewish Yellow Stars and Patches, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 31: RG-72.31, Jewish periodicals in occupied territories, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 32: RG-72.32, Correspondence between German-unoccupied countries, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 33: RG-72.33, Correspondence within German-occupied Poland, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 34: RG-72.34, Croatian collection of wartime documents, 1941 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 35: RG-72.35, Italian Collection of wartime documents],
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Sub-Collection 6: RG-72.06, German postcards of various topics, 19th -- 20th century, 1931 --1942Add to your cart.
This collection comprises postcards and caricatures, largely, of antisemitic content
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 1: RG-72.06.01, Der ewige Jude, Visit the Exhibition Ethernal Jew, Vienna, c1938, 1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Der ewige Jude, Visit the Exhibition Ethernal Jew, Vienna, c1938
Subject/Index Terms:
Der ewige Jude
Vienna, Austria
Antisemitism
The eternal Jew exhibition
Creators:
unknown
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 2: RG-72.06.02, Greeting card, German Olympics in Berlin, August 1936, 1936Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Greeting card, German Olympics in Berlin, August 1936. Addressed to Miss Hanne Kocherthaler in Berlin written by her father.
Subject/Index Terms:
Olympic Games
postcards
Berlin (Germany)
Creators:
Hanne Kocherthaler's Dad
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 3: RG-72.06.03, Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda card from Austria, 25 July 1938, 25 July 1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda card from Austria, 25 July 1938
Subject/Index Terms:
Antisemitism
Anti-Semitism in Austria
Nazi Anti-Semitic Propaganda
postcards
Austria (Europe)
Creators:
Leopold Stoder Publishing, Graz (Austria)
Koeck, Franz
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 4: RG-72.06.04, Blank postcard with the stamp bearing Hitler's order to rename Lodz to Litzmannstadt  from 11 April 1940, 11 April 1940Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Blank postcard with the stamp bearing Hitler's order to rename Lodz to Litzmannstadt  from 11 April 1940
Subject/Index Terms:
Nazi war propaganda
Nazi Propaganda
Lodz (Poland)
Lodz, Litzmannstadt (Poland)
postcards
Creators:
Nazi-German authorities (1933 -- 1945)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 5: RG-72.06.05, Postcard from Vienna, stamp depicting Hitler and Mussolini, it says 'two nations-one struggle', 30 January 1941, 30 January 1941Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Postcard from Vienna, stamp depicting Hitler and Mussolini, Motto reads “two nations-one struggle, 30 January 1941. A sticker on the postcard says 'Workers you are weird thinkers, you are feeding your own hangmen, the jews.'
Subject/Index Terms:
Hitler
Mussolini
Antisemitism
postcards
Vienna, Austria
Hitler and Mussolini 1935-1939
Creators:
unknown
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 6: RG-72.06.06, Postcard to Leipzig, Germany, written to Fritz Wolf, 11 January 1942, 11 January 1942Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Postcard to Leipzig, Germany, written to Fritz Wolf, 11 January 1942. Note on postcard says: Juedlach, Juedlach, remember: An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Subject/Index Terms:
Antisemitism
postcards
Leipzig (Germany)
Creators:
Wolf, Fritz
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 7: RG-72.06.07, Caricature from FrankfurtAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Caricature from Frankfurt saying: How Amschel Rothschild drives through the world.
Subject/Index Terms:
Rothschild, Amschel
Caricature
Antisemitism
postcards
Creators:
unknown
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 8: RG-72.06.08, Antisemitic postcard in German, ca 1900Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Antisemitic postcard in German. The picture shows a fat Jew in a car that runs by small people locked inside. It says: 'Car, patent Schmul, cheap business, totally harmless! The Scherer.
Subject/Index Terms:
Caricature
Antisemitism
postcards
Creators:
Stengal &Co., postcard manufaturer
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 9: RG-72.06.09, woodcarving by B. Berneis, ca 1900Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Woodcarving by B. Berneis saying: A kosher couple
Subject/Index Terms:
postcards
Antisemitic satire
Creators:
B. Berneis
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 10: RG-72.06.10, Postcard from Berlin to Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Bauer, postmarked 26 September 1931, 26 September 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Postcard from Berlin to Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Bauer, postmarked 26 September 1931. The person who wrote the card says they are hoping for them to enjoy their holidays and tells them to stay away as long as possible. Has a sticker with a text in french that says something against racial hatred
Subject/Index Terms:
postcards
Prewar correspondence
Venice (Italy)
Creators:
Marion
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 11: RG-72.06.11, Postcard from Alfred H. N. in Berlin to Dr. Ernst Cohn in Harbin, Manchuria, postmarked 3 May 1938, 3 May 1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Postcard from Alfred H. N. in Berlin to Dr. Ernst Cohn in Harbin, Manchuria, postmarked 3 May 1938. It says the message would follow 10 May 1938, and says only 'Dear Sir' and 'Very sincerly yours, Alfred H. N ... n, PhD. Chemist'
Subject/Index Terms:
Harbin (China)
postcards
Berlin (Germany)
Creators:
Alfred H. (1938)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 12: RG-72.06.12, Postcard from Dr. Ernst Cohn in Harbin, Manchuria to Dr. A. Nadelmann in Stettin, Germany, dated 12 January 1935, 12 January 1935Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Postcard from Dr. Ernst Cohn in Harbin, Manchuria to Dr. A. Nadelmann in Stettin, Germany, dated 12 January 1935. He thanks for a newspaper Alfred has sent him, he takes back the order from the las letter, he is also sending newly published stamps and says he is doing well and hopes so is Alfred.
Subject/Index Terms:
postcards
Harbin (China)
Szczecin, Stettin (Poland)
Creators:
Dr. Cohn, Ernst

Browse by Sub-Collection:

[Sub-Collection 1: RG-72.01, Synagogues of Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East in postcards and photographs],
[Sub-Collection 2: RG-72.02, Correspondence from and to ghettos, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 3: RG-72.03, Correspondence from and to concentration camps, 1933 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 4: RG-72.04, Identification documents, 1926 --1948],
[Sub-Collection 5: RG-72.05, Red Cross papers, 1940 --1944],
[Sub-Collection 6: RG-72.06, German postcards of various topics, 19th -- 20th century, 1931 --1942],
[Sub-Collection 7: RG-72.07, Correspondence to and from Lodz ghetto, 1941 -- 1944],
[Sub-Collection 8: RG-72.08, Correspondences from and to German labor service, 1940 --1945],
[Sub-Collection 9: RG-72.09, Proofs of incarcerations under German-Nazi and Axis regimes, 1944 -- 1948],
[Sub-Collection 10: RG-72.10, Correspondence between German-occupied and unoccupied countries, 1939 -- 1944],
[Sub-Collection 11: RG-72.11, Theresienstadt correspondence, to and from the ghetto, 1942 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 12: RG-72.12, Histories of families and individuals in Germany-controlled Europe and in the Allied nations, 1933 -- 1946],
[Sub-Collection 13: RG-72.13, Antisemitic materials, Europe and America,  19th - 20th Centuries, 19th -- 20th centuries],
[Sub-Collection 14: RG-72.14, Documents issued by German and collaborating authorities in 1933 - 1945, 1933 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 15: RG-72.15, Emigration and immigrants, Europe, America, Asia, 1936 -- 1942],
[Sub-Collection 16: RG-72.16, Jewish Councils (Judenraete) in Germany and German-occupied and controlled territories, 1939 -- 1943],
[Sub-Collection 17: RG-72.17, Anti-Nazi resistance and Jews in the foreign armed forces, 1939 --1945],
[Sub-Collection 18: RG-72.18, Hungarian Jewish experience as reflected in correspondence, 1940 --1944],
[Sub-Collection 19: RG-72.19, Ration coupons and food cards in German-occupied Europe, 1939 -- 1945, 1940 --1945],
[Sub-Collection 20: RG-72.20, Ghetto and camp scrips (receipts) and monetary signs, 1940 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 21: RG-72.21, Inter-state and inter-regional correspondence, 1933 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 22: RG-72.22, Correspondence between Germany and German-occupied territories, 1936 --1945],
[Sub-Collection 23: RG-72.23, Postwar correspondence and early commemoration of the Holocaust, 1945 -- 1950],
[Sub-Collection 24: RG-72.24, Correspondence from and to prisoner of war camps, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 25: RG-72.25, Displaced persons documents, 1945 -- 1950],
[Sub-Collection 26: RG-72.26, Relief and Rehabilitation Organization, correspondence, 1939--1945],
[Sub-Collection 27: RG-72.27, Correspondence from and to Nazi Prisons, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 28: RG-72.28, Correspondence from and to Internment and Transit camps, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 29: RG-72.29, Correspondence within Romania and between Romania and other countries, 1940 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 30: RG-72.30, Jewish Yellow Stars and Patches, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 31: RG-72.31, Jewish periodicals in occupied territories, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 32: RG-72.32, Correspondence between German-unoccupied countries, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 33: RG-72.33, Correspondence within German-occupied Poland, 1939 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 34: RG-72.34, Croatian collection of wartime documents, 1941 -- 1945],
[Sub-Collection 35: RG-72.35, Italian Collection of wartime documents],
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