The Resource Bericht über Dachau

Bericht über Dachau

Label
Bericht über Dachau, 1939
Title
Bericht über Dachau
Inclusive dates
1939
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
ger
Summary
Autobiographical report of the author's internment at and release from Dachau Concentration Camp, November 10, 1938, until December 21, 1938
Biographical or historical data
Walter Moritz Solmitz, the son of Otto and Sophie (Sanders) Solmitz, was born into a Jewish merchant family in Braunschweig, Germany, on January 19, 1905. In Hamburg, he studied under Aby Warburg and Ernst Cassirer; he also pursued studies in Heidelberg and Berlin, then served a lengthy tenure as a research assistant in the Kulturwissneschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg. As a Jew living in Munich, he was interned at Dachau Concentration Camp in 1938 before being released for expatriation to England. He earned an A.M. from Harvard in 1949 before becoming an instructor and assistant professor in German (1946-1956) and then in philosophy (1956-1962) at Bowdoin College. Solmitz married Elly (Reis), with whom he had a son, David O. Solmitz. After a lengthy illness, Solmitz died in 1962
Cataloging source
BBH
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1905-1962
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Solmitz, Walter
Language note
In German
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solmitz, Walter
  • Dachau (Concentration camp)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
Label
Bericht über Dachau
Instantiates
Note
  • Gift ; Elly Solmitz
  • Part of the Miscellaneous Manuscript collection in the Bowdoin College Special Collections & Archives
  • Typescript (with holograph corrections), dated "London, 23. Februar 1939" on leaf 1 and "London, den 10. März 1939" on leaf 67
  • Written anonymously to protect acquaintences who remained in Germany
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
  • zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
[1], 67 l.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Bericht über Dachau
Note
  • Gift ; Elly Solmitz
  • Part of the Miscellaneous Manuscript collection in the Bowdoin College Special Collections & Archives
  • Typescript (with holograph corrections), dated "London, 23. Februar 1939" on leaf 1 and "London, den 10. März 1939" on leaf 67
  • Written anonymously to protect acquaintences who remained in Germany
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
  • zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
[1], 67 l.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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      43.907093 -69.963997
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