Allen Kalishman Dachau Photographs
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.
- circa 1955, 2015, undated
- Kalishman, Allen (Person)
The collection is open for research.
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.
.01 Linear Feet (1 Folder)
Language of Materials
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.
University of Florida Smathers Library Building
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection is a donation of Vera Rabino, Tony Kalishman, and Gina Kay.
- A Guide to the Allen Kalishman Dachau Photographs
- Finding aid created by Katalin Franciska Rac
- July 2018
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is written in English.
Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository
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