Inventory Description

Original personal effects, envelopes

History of Ownership

In 1963, the Bavarian State Office of Compensation in Munich gave the ITS 339 envelopes that contained the personal papers and pictures of former inmates of the Dachau concentration camp. The contents of the envelopes would be “of value,” the President of the Office of Compensation wrote the ITS on January 18, 1963, “to the former inmates or their surviving dependents.” The envelopes were “found” in the office’s archive, according to the same letter. “Following the closing of the Dachau concentration camp, they were likely to have been given to the former Bavarian State Commissariat for victims of political, racial and religious persecution.”