Dachau: Report by former inmate, and prisoners' possessions list

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 70545
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Jan 1942
Level of Description
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1 folder; c56 frames

Scope and Content

This collection comprises two separate deposits: a copy report by a former inmate, Eric Walters, of Dachau and Buchenwald, on conditions in those camps and a microfilm collection of proforma lists of Dachau inmates' possessions.

According to a note at the beginning of the report, Eric Walters, the author, mentions that it was written between March and October 1939, after he was released from Buchenwald. The report entitled Tiere bewachen Menschen has been published in English under the title Monsters and Men.

The provenance of the microfilm lists of Dachau prisoners' possessions is unknown. The 75 lists are arranged alphabetically and contain the following details: name, prisoner number, date and place of birth, date of entry, prisoner type (ie SCH= Schutzhäftling- protective custody; AZR= Arbeitszwang Reich- forced labour by Reich order; PSV= Polizeiliche Sicherungsverwahrung- police security prisoner).

/1: Report entitled Tiere bewachen Menschen, by Eric Walters (1939)
German 12 pages

/2: Reminiscences of life in the army entitled CPL Sunshine and other stories, by Eric Walters

/3: Lists of possessions of Dachau prisoners, 23 Feb 1940-17 Sep 1942
German MF Doc 54/ Reel 31 56 frames

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Conditions Governing Reproduction

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements



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