Inventory of the Josef Kayser papers

Finding aid prepared by Sally DeBauche.
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Josef Kayser papers
Date (inclusive): 1943-1945
Collection Number: XX324
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: German
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Reports, correspondence, a diary, and sermons, relating to German prisoners of war in Russia and to the Working Council on Religious Questions of the National Committee for a Free Germany, an organization of anti-Nazi German Christians concerned with the reconstruction of Germany after World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Kayser, Josef.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Josef Kayser papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

Kayser was a German Catholic army chaplain, born in 1895. He served in Russia in World War II, where he was taken as a prisoner of war. During his imprisonment, he continued to serve as a chaplain for his fellow prisoners of war. In 1943, he joined the Nationalkomitee Freies Deutschland a group founded by German religious leaders in Russia, in opposition to the Nazi government. He died in 1993.

Scope and Content of Collection

Reports, correspondence, a diary, and sermons, relating to German prisoners of war in Russia and to the Working Council on Religious Questions of the National Committee for a Free Germany, an organization of anti-Nazi German Christians concerned with the reconstruction of Germany after World War II.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nationalkomitee "Freies Deutschland."
Anti-Nazi movement.
Prisoners of war.
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.

 

Biographical File, 1945

Box/folder 1 : 1

Day book with unidentified photographs, 1945, undated

 

Correspondence, 1943-1945

Box/folder 1 : 2

Nationalkomitee Freies Deutschland, 1943-1945

Box/folder 1 : 3-4

Prisoner of war pastoral care, 1943-1945

 

Writings, 1943-1945

Box/folder 1 : 5-10

Notes and drafts of sermons and speeches, 1943-1945

 

Printed Matter, 1941

Box/folder 1 : 11

KZ vernent, 1941