Daniel Jacobson papers
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Daniel Jacobson
Letter, with envelope written by Sgt. Daniel Jacobson, of Baltimore, Maryland, while serving with the US Army's 179th Infantry, 45th Division in Munich, Germany, to his wife Julia Jacobson, 6 May 1945. The letter written on Hitler's personal stationery, describes the irony of being Jewish and using Hitler's stationery, and how he acquired it during a visit with other American soldiers to the ruins of Hitler's home in Berchtesgaden. He also describes a porcelain figurine that he took as a souvenir, and other impressions of Munich, where he was stationed at the time. Also included are three photographs of Jacobson and other American soldiers, and a news clipping featuring him and another soldier, both of whom knew each other when they lived in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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Also in This Collection
Figurine taken by Sgt. Jacobson from Hitler's home. It was created by artist Rudolf Marcuse for the Rosenthal company, dated c. 1913, and mentioned in the letter in the collection.