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GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED ON CONCENTRATION CAMP CARDS
 

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The terminology below appears with the loose leaf binder at the National Archives in New York City and is printed with permission.

More terminology will be defined soon as actual Buchenwald inmate registration cards and questionnaires will be displayed with an explanations of terms, etc.

 
Alleiniger Ernahrer der Familie oder der Eltern--
Sole supporter of the family or parents

Ansteckende Krankheit oder Gebrechen--
Infectious disease or fraility

Art der Haft--
Kind of custody

Augen--
Color of eyes

Bart--
Beard(ed)

Beruf--
Occupation or profession

Besondere Kennzeichen--
Special or distinctive marks

geb. (geboren)--
Born, as in "date of birth"

Gef-Nr (Gefangene-Nummer)--
Prisoner number

Gesicht--
Face

Gestalt--
Figure

Grosse--
Height

Haare--
Hair color

Kinder--
Children

Konzentrationslager--
Concentration camp

Kriegsdienstzeit--
War service time

Kriminelle Vorstrafen--
Previous criminal convictions

Led. (Ledig)--
Single, i.e. not married

Militardienstzeit--
Military service time

Mitglied v. Unterorganisationert--
Member from sub-organizations

Mund--
Mouth

Name der Ehefrau--
Name of wife

Name der Eltern--
Name of parents

Name und Vorname--
Surname and given name

Nase--
Nose

Ohren--
Ears

Politische Vorstrafen--
Previous political convictions

Rasse--
Race

Rel. (Religion)--
Religion

Rentenempfanger--
Pensioner

Sprache--
Language

Staatsangehorigkeit--
Nationality

Stand. (Zivilstand)--
Marital status (i.e. married, single, etc.)

Verh. (Verheiratet)--
Married

Von--Bis--
From--to

Vorbildung--
Educational background

Welche Funktionen--
Which function

Wohnort--
Domicile (residence)

Zahne--
Teeth

Zu--
At



"Ich bin darauf hingewiesen worden, dass meine Bestrafung wegen intellektueller urkundenfalschung erfolgt, wenn sich dis obigen Angaben als falsch erweisen soliten."--

"I have been instructed as to my punishment that would result because of intellectually forged documents, if the above statement should prove false."

 

 

 

 

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