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Stephen Nasser Papers (MS-00898)

Abstract

The Stephen Nasser Papers (1992-2018) mainly contain letters written from school children to Nasser who travels to schools, churches, and organizations around Las Vegas, Nevada to share his story of surviving the Holocaust during World War II. Materials in this collection document his captivity in various prison camps and includes photographs, awards, and newspaper clippings. Also included are speeches given by Nasser and book reviews and a teacher's guide of his book My Brother's Voice written by students of Dixie College, St. George, Utah. This collection includes a copy of Pista, a documentary film profiling Nasser's life. The collection also includes a script, flyer, and newspaper clippings about the stageplay (Not Yet Pista) adaptation of the documentary.

Finding Aid PDF
Date
1992 to 2018
Extent
3.66 Cubic Feet (5 boxes, 1 flat file, 1 roll, 1 folder (shared box))
6.00 Linear Feet
1 digital_files (3.59 GB) MP4
Resource Type
Papers
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research. Arrangements must be made in advance to access digital files; please contact UNLV Special Collections and Archives for additional information.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Stephen Nasser Papers (1992-2018) mainly contain letters written from school children to Nasser who travels to schools, churches, and organizations around Las Vegas, Nevada to share his story of surviving the Holocaust during World War II. Materials in this collection document his captivity in various prison camps and includes photographs, awards, and newspaper clippings. Also included are speeches given by Nasser and book reviews and a teacher's guide of his book My Brother's Voice written by students of Dixie College, St. George, Utah. This collection includes a copy of Pista, a documentary film profiling Nasser's life. The collection also includes a script, flyer, and newspaper clippings about the stageplay (Not Yet Pista) adaptation of the documentary.

Biographical / Historical Note

Author, speaker, and Holocaust survivor Stephen Nasser was born in 1931 in Hungary. As a child he was known as Pista, which translates to Stephen in English. He and his family were forced into a ghetto in 1943. He was liberated from a death train on April 30, 1945, by General Patton’s Third Army after the rest of his family had perished. Nasser published a book in 2003, My Brother's Voice, based on the diary he kept while in Nazi concentration camps. He has traveled nationally and internationally sharing his story. Now living in Las Vegas, Nevada, he spends much of his time speaking to school children about the Holocaust and its effect on mankind. He always ends his talks with the admonition "Never again."

Mayor Oscar Goodman, on behalf of the City of Las Vegas, proclaimed August 8, 2008 as Stephen Nasser day. In 2008, he received a Humanitarian Award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Source:

Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project, accessed February 5, 2019. http://digital.library.unlv.edu/jewishheritage/people/stephen-nasser.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically according to topic.

Preferred Citation

Stephen Nasser Papers, 1992-2018. MS-00898. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00898
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2018 by Stephen Nasser and in 2019 by Barbara Tabach; accession numbers 2018-046, 2021-058.

Processing Note

In 2019, Joyce Moore processed the collection and entered the information into ArchivesSpace. Tammi Kim transfered the digital files and added the description into ArchivesSpace. In 2021, Tammi Kim accessioned the 2021 addition and updated the finding aid.

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