Skip to main content

Robert Glover Holocaust Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0441

Scope and Content

The photographs in this collection record scenes from the Allied offensive in Germany and the encounter of the Allied forces with Holocaust survivors. Six of them show corpses and former concentration camps inmates, survivors of the Holocaust. One is a picture of the Dachau concentration camp’s watchtower and the barbed wire around the camp. There is a picture depicting a crematorium oven with open door. On four photographs soldiers can be seen, one depicts a plane wreck, two show bombed cities, one of which is identified as Ulm on verso, and there is one photograph of tankers lining up on the side of a street. As the attached identification numbers next to some of the pictures indicate, these pictures can also be found in the online photograph collection of the United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum.

Dates

  • circa 1945

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Glover was conscripted to the US Army during World War II and he was honorably discharged in 1946 from 15th Army, 106th Division in the rank of technical sgt 4th grade. He served in Germany at the end of the War, where most of the photographs in this collection were taken. Robert Glover’s wartime experience based on his letters to home is the subject of the book

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 Folder (17 Photographs))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains photographs of World War II and the Holocaust.

Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

This collection is a gift from the Glover family.

Title
A Guide to the Robert Glover Holocaust Photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Katalin Franciska Rac.
Date
July 2018
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755