Fonds F0300 - Kurt Czasch fonds

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Kurt Czasch fonds

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ca. 2500 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm or smaller

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Kurt Czasch (d. 1971) was a captain in the German army (Regiment 12, Battalion 2, Paratroop Storm Regiment), and served in France, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia and Italy. His regiment was captured by the British in 1945. Czasch later emigrated to Canada and died in Montreal in 1982.

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The photograph albums were presented to York University Archives in October, 1990, by Lt. Col. William R. C. Little, who received them from Mrs. Kurt Czasch.

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The photographs document the life of a German soldier during World War II. They include portraits of Kurt Czasch and members of the German Army, civilians (possibly relatives?), photographs of environments where he was stationed, movement of troops and material, photographs of dead soldiers, prison camps, military life and related themes. The photographs are of the 'snapshot' variety.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1990-020. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/04 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/04 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/16 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, finding aid, access.
2013/07/22 Anna St.Onge. Updated scope note to correct spelling error.
2014/07/22: Migrated to AtoM
2018/04/04 KCP: Added GMD, finding aid note, and published
2020/04/03 KCP. Added access point(s).

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