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From: "Radford" <>
Subject: [Ont] Re: ONTARIO-D Digest V02 #312- List Administrator
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 18:24:52 -0700
Perhaps there are some people on the list that would like to know the
results of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp Disk. I am enclosing the
following from the Prussia List...Thank you allowing this "usually
not allowed post" which BTW, I agree with.....
Hello List Members,
As promised I am writing to update you on the Buchenwald Concentration
Camp Disk. Prof.Sigismund Kobe sent a copy of my message to the Buchenwald
Memorial Historical Department. He received a response, then translated it
for me. With his permission here is what they had to say.
I would like to thank everyone who assisted in helping to identify this
object. Now the next step is to see if Ican find any surviving members of
The shown object is a cover of an urn of the local crematorium in Weimar.
up to middle of 1940 the bodies of KZ Buchenwald were cremated.
The administration of the city sent the urns, after demand of relatives,
to the native cemetaries. In the case that there were no such demands or no
relatives could be found,
the urns stayed in the administration of the camp. In time they were poured
out. At arrival of the US army, thousands of urns or covers were found. It
is not for the first time, that such a cover was taken as a remembrance of
the horrors that were seen.
Alexander Horvath ( the name on the cover is written wrong), born on 15 Jul
1911 in Oberwart (Burgenland/Austria) belonged to a group of Burgenland
gipsies, coming on 27 Sep 1939 from the
KZ (camp) Dachau to Buchenwald. He had the prisoner number 33946. On 15 Jan
1940 he died in KZ Buchenwald due to ' cardiac insufficiency '. On 16 Jan
1940 he was cremated (number on the cover = registration number of the
crematorium). An address of the family dosn't exist. The families of the
Burgenland gipsies were deported during the years of Nazi power, many of
them were killed.
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