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Inventory of the Albert Rosenthal Papers, 1990-1995

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: The collection consists of a memoir and other papers of Albert Rosenthal, a Jewish native of Transylvania, a region of Romania, who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps during World War II.
Title: Albert Rosenthal papers
Creator: Rosenthal, Albert
Date(s): 1990-1995  
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
(2 folders)
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 1065-037
Language of Material: Materials in English

Biographical Note

Albert Rosenthal was born in Sighet, Transylvania, a region of Romania. In April 1944, when Rosenthal was 19, he was imprisoned in the Sighet ghetto along with his parents, sister, and other Jewish residents of Sighet. Shortly thereafter, the family was deported to Auschwitz, where Rosenthal's mother was killed immediately after arrival. Rosenthal and his father were sent from Auschwitz to a forced labor camp in Wolfsberg, Germany, where they remained for eight months.

In January 1945, the Rosenthals were forced to march to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as Russian forces moved into the area. On the eve of Passover in April 1945, Albert Rosenthal's father died. Bergen-Belsen was liberated by British forces on April 15, 1945. Rosenthal was taken to a hospital under British control in Bergen, and then transferred to Sweden for further treatment.


Collection Overview

The collection consists of a memoir and other papers of Albert Rosenthal, a Jewish native of Transylvania, a region of Romania, who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps during World War II. Rosenthal's two-part memoir focuses on events in 1944 and 1945. Photocopied materials relate to 1995 ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

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

    • Rosenthal, Albert
    • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
    • Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)

    Subjects

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Anniversaries, etc.
    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives
    • Holocaust survivors--Romania
    • World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities
    • World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Germany
    • World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation
    • World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Poland

    Places

    • Transylvania (Romania)

    Types of Material

    • Correspondence
    • Memoirs
    • Photocopies
    • Programs (documents)

    Inventory



    "Memories of the Holocaust," 1990, 1994   folder 1

    Albert Rosenthal's two-part memoir focuses on events in 1944 and 1945.



    Programs and correspondence, 1995   folder 2

    Programs and correspondence related to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Included are programs from ceremonies in New York and Bergen-Belsen and an excerpt from the Book of Remembrance which lists Rosenthal and other prisoners of Bergen-Belsen.


    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

    Copyright Notice

    The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

    The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Albert Rosenthal papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were lent for copying in 1996 by Albert Rosenthal.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Rebecca McClure, February 2012.

    Encoded by Rebecca McClure, May 2012.

    Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, May 2012.

    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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