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World War II: Holocaust Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) Files
505 pages of documents covering allied forces directly encountering the structures, organization, and systems of mass murder employed during the Holocaust and its degree.
SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force) was the headquarters of the Commander of Allied forces in north west Europe, from late 1943 until the end of World War II. Future United States President, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was in command of SHAEF throughout its existence.
Files date from 1942 to 1955, and are made up of reports and correspondences., Documents include:
A July 1942 report that covers the treatment of Jews in Poland and includes descriptions of various German run concentration camps in Poland.
A report on life in the German extermination camp Kz Natzweiler.
A report on atrocities committed by the Germans against the civilian population of Belgium.
A letter written by General Eisenhower to General Marshall concerning his visit to the German internment camp Ohrdruf near Gotha.
Report on an inspection of German concentration camp for political prisoners located at Buchenwald.
Report on the Hasag Panzerfaust Factory and Concentration Camp.
Cables between Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower regarding inspection teams being sent to Ohrdruf Camp.
A report on Dachau prepared by the Office of Strategic Services Section, Seventh Army.