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Inventory of the Katherine Goldstein Prevost Papers, 1925-2000

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: The collection consists of copy negatives and slides, memoirs, clippings, and other papers of Katherine Goldstein Prevost, a native of Budapest, Hungary, who was imprisoned in Kaufering, a subcamp of Dachau, during World War II. Included is a memoir written by Prevost's friend Ferike Csato and a videocassette interview of Samuel Klasner, another friend, all Holocaust survivors.
Title: Katherine Goldstein Prevost papers
Creator: Prevost, Katherine Goldstein, 1924-
Date(s): 1925-2000    
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
(7 folders, 1 videocassette)
Repository: Jewish Heritage Collection, Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
URL: http://archives.library.cofc.edu
Call Number: Mss 1065-001
Language of Material: Materials in English, Hungarian, and German

Biographical Note

Katherine Goldstein, also known as Katalin or Katharina, was born May 13, 1924, in Budapest, Hungary. In November 1944, she was deported by the Nazis to Kaufering, a subsidiary camp of the Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany. On April 26, 1945, three days before the Americans liberated Dachau, Goldstein and other Dachau inmates were forced to march to Beuerberg. Goldstein was liberated on April 30, 1945, and came to the United States, where she married Arthur Prevost in Staten Island, New York, in 1950.


Collection Overview

The collection consists of copy negatives and slides, memoirs, clippings, and other papers of Katherine Goldstein Prevost, a native of Budapest, Hungary, who was imprisoned in Kaufering, a subcamp of Dachau, during World War II. Included is a memoir written by Prevost's friend Ferike Csato and a videocassette interview of Samuel Klasner, another friend, all Holocaust survivors.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.

    Names

    • Prevost, Katherine Goldstein, 1924-
    • Klasner, Samuel, 1917-2001
    • Csato, Ferike
    • Dachau (Concentration camp)
    • Kaufering (Concentration camp)

    Subjects

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives
    • Holocaust survivors
    • World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities
    • World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Germany--Dachau

    Places

    • Budapest (Hungary)
    • Kaufering (Germany)

    Types of Material

    • Black-and-white negatives
    • Black-and-white slides
    • Color slides
    • Memoirs
    • Photocopies
    • Videocassettes

    Inventory



    "Dachau 132052," undated   folder 1

    Memoir written in Hungarian by Goldstein's friend Ferike Csato.



    "Ferike's Diary," undated   folder 2

    English translation of "Dachau 132052."



    "The Reminiscences of Auschwitz Prisoner no. 80034," undated   folder 3

    Memoir written by Goldstein's aunt by marriage, Anna (Anci) Friedenthal Galfi.



    Diary of Maria Tuszkay, undated   folder 4

    German diary of Maria Tuszkay, Goldstein's friend, who was also imprisoned in Dachau. Tuszkay was Christian but had a Jewish grandmother and was arrested by the Nazis while visiting her.



    Negatives and slides, 1925-1951, 1965, 1975, 1999   folder 5

    Copy negatives and slides of Goldstein, her mother Karoline Goldstein Fingerhut, stepfather Armin Fingerhut, half-sister Klara Goldstein, and other family members, as well as post-war images of Goldstein with friends she made while in Dachau. One image shows Goldstein on the death march to Beuerberg, several days before the liberation of the camp. Also included are images of her husband, Arthur Prevost, and their children, Patti and Roger Prevost.



    Photocopies, 1925-1951, 1965, 1975, 1999   folder 6


    Miscellaneous, 1944, 1946, 2000, undated   folder 7

    Includes Prevost's correspondence with the KZ-Gedenksättte Dachau Museum-Archives-Library, copies of her post-war identification and her Holocaust survivor registry entries, clippings relating to the death march from Dachau to Beuerberg, and photocopies of a 1944 postcard in German sent by Anna (Anci) Friedenthal Galfi.



    Interview with Samuel Klasner, undated   videotape 1065-001-v01
    (JHC Videocassettes Box 1 | 1 videocassette)

    Copy of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation's interview of Prevost's friend Samuel Klasner (1917-2001). Klasner was born in Wolbrom, Poland, and survived the war years as a result of Oskar Schindler's intervention. Also included is a color photograph of Klasner.


    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

    Copyright Notice

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Katherine Goldstein Prevost papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2000 and 2005 by Katherine Goldstein Prevost.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Rebecca McClure, March 2013.

    Encoded by Rebecca McClure, June 2013.

    Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, July 2013.

    Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

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