Service & Policies - Spring 2012

Abe L. Plotkin Papers Available Online

Abe L. Plotkin (1913-2007) was a 1935 graduate of St. Thomas College (now The University of Scranton) who served as a cryptographer with the 284th Field Artillery during World War II and witnessed the liberation of the Ohrdruf concentration camp. The Weinberg Memorial Library's University Archives and Special Collections house Plotkin's personal papers collection, which includes his photographs of the camp, as well as correspondence and photographs related to his work with displaced persons after the end of the war. Courtesy of the library's Digital Services department, a significant portion of the Plotkin collection is now available online at Users can browse Plotkin's photographs and search through his letters, experiencing the aftermath of the Holocaust through his words.

Kristen Yarmey

The Plotking Collection