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Auschwitz Prisoner Letters

 Collection — Box: GTM Shared Box 19 (Oversized), Folder: 4
Identifier: GTM-20211119

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of seven letters written by political or criminal prisoners of the Nazi regime who resided in the Auschwitz camp system. The authors of these letter were prisoners who had the “privilege” of receiving and sending censored mail. Unlike the majority of the prisoners in the Auschwitz camp complex, these prisoners were allowed mail and food parcels. Since these letters were read and censored by the camp administration, the letters focus on such topics as weather, food rationing, and their work. Many of these letters are written during the height of the Nazi genocidal efforts.

The collection includes letters authored by the following individuals:

Jakub Borowicz

Bagustow Farabase [?]

Aleksy Farasow [?]

Audrey Forszteter

Theodor Kuhn

Kazimierz Kure [?]

Jan Krolikowski


  • 1943 - 1944

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Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Max Rambod Rare Books with funds provided by the Yvette and David Diamond Fund, 2021.

Related Materials

See also the Arthur Michaelis Holocaust Collection.

Processing Information

The collection has been rehoused in an acid-free box and folder.

Auschwitz Prisoner Letters
John Zarrillo
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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