Horst von Wächter collection

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Horst von Wächter, Otto von Wächter's son, donated the family archives in digital form to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the digital collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 2015, and accretion in 2016.

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, letters, postcards, photographs, private documents, diaries and other archival material created by the donor's parents, Otto von Wächter and Charlotte von Wächter (b. Bleckmann), and family members. Otto von Wächter (born July 8, 1901 in Vienna, Austria‐ died July 14, 1949 in Rome, Italy) was an early supporter of the Nazi party and an SS officer who rose to the ranks of the District Governor of Kraków, Poland and later District Governor of Galicia.


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