Rochelle G. Saidel
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Brief Description: The collection pertains to Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel's career as a correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) and the author or editor of several works about the Holocaust, namely the Nazi War Criminals in America: Facts, Action (with Charles R. Allen, Jr.) (1981), the Outraged Conscience: Seekers of Justice for Nazi War Criminals in America (1984), and Never Too Late to Remember: The Politics behind New York City's Holocaust Museum (1996), which was based on her 1989 Ph.D. proposal, The Politics of Memorialization: Creating a Holocaust Museum in New York City and concerns the Museum of Jewish History—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, established in 1997.  The collection consists mainly of correspondence (originals and copies), 1948-1990, printed materials (original and copied clippings, periodicals, book excerpts, invitations, newsletters, brochures, flyers, programs, memoranda, notes, typescripts, speeches, press releases, biographies, resumes, lists of publications, book and doctoral proposals, contracts and agreement forms, interviews and questionnaires, legal documents, meeting minutes and proceedings, and television program transcripts), 1941-1997, photographs and corresponding negatives and captions, four 8" IBM diskettes, and miscellaneous materials, 1982-2000.  A significant part of the collection consists of correspondence with prominent writers, artists, politicians, organizational and institutional leaders, scholars, and media figures including: Dr. Charles R. Allen, Jr., Mayor Abraham D. Beame, President Jimmy Carter, Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, Henry A. Kissinger, Beate Klarsfeld, Dr. Norman Lamm, Benjamin Meed, Nathan Rapoport, and S. L. Shneiderman.  Also included are lists of alleged former Nazis and Nazi collaborators, many of whom immigrated to the United States following World War II and later stood trial for their wartime activities.  Among those names appearing with greater frequency in the collection are: Basil Artishenko, John Demjanjuk, Feodor Fedorenko, Vilis A. Hazners, Liudas Kairys, Karl Linnas, Bolesavs Maikovskis, Wolodymir Osidach, Conrad Schellong, Valerian Trifa, and Frank Walus.
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YIVO Online Guide
Record Series Number: RG 1967/RG 1967
Volume: 0.0
Subject Index
Crime and Criminals
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust and Aftermath
Holocaust education
Holocaust monuments
Holocaust Museum (United States)
Holocaust museums
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Nazi collaborators
Nazi hunters
Nazism and Rise of National Socialist Party
Politics and government
Politics and Political Parties
Press, Jewish
Survivors, Holocaust
Television transcripts
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
War criminals
Women's Organizations
Women and Women's Organizations
Genres/Forms of Material
Documents - Biographies
Documents - Correspondence
Documents - Invitations
Documents - Legal documents
Documents - Minutes
Documents - Notes
Documents - Questionnaires.
Documents - Résumés (Employment)
Documents - Speeches
Documents - Typescripts
Leaflets - Brochures
Leaflets - Flyers
Playbills - Programs
Publications - Periodicals
Languages of Materials
Acquisition Notes: Rochelle G. Saidel
Finding Aid Revisions: 2013/1/27 ; RCS
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