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Richard Irwin Lester, Jr. Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM19-088

Form of Material

Lehmann, known for the documentary, Eyewitness to History, was a Hitler youth assigned to the bunker in Berlin as a messenger at the time of Hitler’s suicide. He later became a peace activist. The collection consists of 150 “Feldposts”, letters from German soldiers, pre- and post-WWII postcards, Nazi propaganda publications, photographs and albums, and sample Nazi documents including Police Registration, “Workforce” appeal, Travel requests, and Personal Surveys. Translations exist for a large percentage of the Feldposts.

Dates

  • early 1900s-1960s

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Armin Dieter Lehmann (23 May 1928 – 10 October 2008) was a Hitler Youth courier in the Führerbunker towards the end of Adolf Hitler's life, leaving shortly after Hitler committed suicide. He spent his post-war life in travel, tourism, and writing as a peace activist.

Extent

2.25 Cubic Feet : 302A.B15.L5

Language of Materials

German

English

Abstract

Material on Germany during Third Reich, donated in memory of Armin D. Lehmann.

Provenance

Given by Richard Irwin Lester, Jr. in Fall 2019, February 2021, and August 2021
Title
Richard Irwin Lester Jr. Collection
Status
Unprocessed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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