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Albert A. Hutler Papers

 Collection — Box: CB-P4, Folder: P-156
Identifier: P-156

Scope and Content Note

Most notable in the collection are the weekly functional reports, written by Albert Hutler to his commanding officer between April and September 1945. These photocopied reports include DP camp population statistics, and information on the transport and repatriation of displaced persons. They cover camps in Southwest Germany: Mannheim, Stuttgart, Karlsrue, Bennheim, Heidelberg, Mossbach, Sinsheim, Weinheim, Heppenheim, Buchen, and Tauberbischifheim. There are also survivor accounts, and information regarding training programs for United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration staff in the camps.


  • 1945, 1975


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at

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Biographical Note

In 1945, Albert A. Hutler served as chief of the Displaced Persons Office of Detachment F1E2, 2nd ECA Regiment, 7th U.S. Army Military Government, in Mannheim, Germany. Albert Hutler wrote about his experiences with displaced persons in his memoir, Agony of Survival, published in 1989. Hutler was born in 1909 in New York and died in 1998 in San Diego.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)


This collection consists of records Albert Hutler received and generated in mid-1945 during his service as chief of the Displaced Persons Office of Detachment F1E2, 2nd ECA Regiment, 7th U.S. Army Military Government, in Mannheim, Germany. Materials, mostly photocopies, include reports and memoranda on the status of Displaced Persons in Southwestern Germany and a few brief survivor accounts.


This collection is arranged as one series.

Physical Location

Collection is located in Consolidated Box P4.

Acquisition Information

Albert A. Hutler donated this collection in November 1975.

Related Material

AJHS also holds the Albert Hutler Wilkes-Barre Flood Collection (P-703)

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum holds the following: Albert Hutler letters relating to displaced persons in the American Zone of occupied Germany, 1945 (RG-19.028*01); Articles and U.S. military records relating to displaced persons in postwar Europe (RG-19.024*01); and Reports of the Detachment F1E2, 2nd ECAR of the Seventh U.S. Army in Mannheim, Germany, concerning displaced persons (RG-19.022*01).

Guide to the Albert A. Hutler Papers, 1945, 1975   P-156
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Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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