Record of the statements taken from the previous commander of concentration camps Mauthausen-Gusen-Linz etc.
Date of Creation[after May 24, 1945]
GenrePublications & Ephemera
Archival HistoryMorton R. Adell acquired this statement while working as the Chief Welfare Officer for UNRRA in the Dodecanese Mission from 1945-46 and the Regional Director of Northern Greece, American Joint Distribution Committee, in Salonika from November ’46 through February ’48.
Immediate Source of Acquisition or TransferDonated to the VHEC in 2021 by Alice (Louie) Adell, in honour of her father, Morton R. Adell.
Extent & Medium1 statement : 10 pages
Scope & ContentItem is a typed record of statements made by Franz Zeireis, the commandant of the Mauthausen-Gusen camp, after his arrest by American forces in May 1945. He details the camp conditions, specific torture done to prisoners, numbers of prisoners killed, and other facts regarding the management of the concentration camp.
Statement of ResponsibilitySS Standanterfuhrer Franz Ziereis