Inventory of the
Kurt Czasch fonds

Inventory #F0300

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0300
Title:Kurt Czasch fonds
Extent:ca. 2500 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm or smaller
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
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.
Scope and Content:

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.

Custodial History: 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.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: Fonds level description only.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1990-020. Further accruals are expected.
Provenance Access Points:Czasch, Kurt (d. 1971)

Date of creation: 2002/04/04
Date of last revision: 2013/07/22
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