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Allen Kalishman Dachau Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0442

Scope and Content

Kalishman documented the buildings where his unit, 287th field artillery battalion, was housed in Dachau. To much of his astonishment, these barracks provided accommodation for those Nazi officers who supervised the concentration camp over a decade earlier. Along with his slides, he enclosed a typed inventory describing them in detail and added a commentary to what it meant for him to see the site of mass murder.

Two photographs, one of the young Kalishman in military uniform and one taken in 2015, are also included in the collection.

Dates

  • circa 1955, 2015, undated

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Allen Kalishman was conscripted into the US Army at the age of 20, in 1955. After completing his basic training in Jackson, South Carolina, he provided training at an artillery unit on a rifle range. He was later assigned to serve his last year in the military overseas: in Austria and later in Germany.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 Folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection includes slides, photographs, and a written description of Kalishman’s experiences during his one year of military service spent in Austria and Germany from 1955 to 1956 and impressions of the Dachau concentration camp site.

Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection is a donation of Vera Rabino, Tony Kalishman, and Gina Kay.

Title
A Guide to the Allen Kalishman Dachau 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