S.S. Columbus Research Collection
Identifier: AC 541-p
Scope and Content
1930's era S.S. Columbus souvenir logbook, menu, passenger list, Certificate of having served on the S.S. Columbus (German Record for Julius Werner Prager), and 2 photographs. Also included are a 2011 El Palacio article "German Sailors on the High Desert - a World War II German Detainment Camp at Fort Stanton."
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The collection is open for research.
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The S.S. Columbus was the flagship of the German Norddeutscher Lloyd. On a Caribbean cruise at the beginning of World War II in 1939, the passengers were ordered to disembark in Havana, Cuba. Later, to avoid the ship falling in British hands, the S.S. Columbus was scuttled by its crew, and 576 crew members were picked up from their lifeboats by a U.S. destroyer. In 1940 and 1941, the German crew and officers were moved to Fort Stanton, New Mexico.
- Guide to the S.S. Columbus Research Collection, 1936-2011
- Edited Full Draft
- © 2013
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- Finding aid is in English
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