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Artifacts from the Holocaust and Nazi Germany Accordion Closed
Digital Exhibit with the Arizona Memory Project
Various items related to the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust were given over the years to the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University, in most cases anonymously. The Artifacts from the Holocaust and Nazi Germany collection sheds light on select aspects of life in Germany before, during, and after the Nazi dictatorship. It includes everyday items like currency and chinaware, items that speak to the life under the conditions of World War II, and objects related to Nazi propaganda and the genocide against European Jews (like the official stamp of the camp commander of the concentration camp of Gross-Rosen). The Arizona Memory Project is a service of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State. It’s purpose is to make Arizona cultural institutions’ digital holdings available online.
World War II Photographs: The Kuykendall Collection Accordion Closed
This collection contains photographs taken by an American GI, James Philip Kuykendall of California, as well as textiles and ephemeral items he collected in Europe during World War II. The collection of over 300 photographs, donated to the Martin-Springer Institute in 2016, depict various scenes and locations in southwest Germany and Nazi occupied Austria from 1942 to 1946. They include photos of James Kuykendall and his comrades, the 65th Medical Group, the liberation of concentration camps at Ebensee, dead Russian slave laborers near Nurnberg, liberated camp inmates, and captured German officers. The collection of photographs and other materials were preserved, researched, identified, and organized by a NAU student team, mentored by the Martin-Springer Institute director and staff.