Kingdom of Prussia, 2 mark commemorative coin acquired by a US soldier
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Diehm-Fletcher
Zwei (2) mark coin acquired by Sergeant Edward J. Diehm during his military service in Europe. The coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of Prussia.
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Also in Edward J. Diehm collection
The collection consists of a German coin, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Edward J. Diehm while a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II.
Consists of photographs, a letter, and identity cards owned by Edward J. Diehm, a Sergeant in the Military Police of the United States Army. Includes photographs from his military training, of his service in Europe, and of the occupation of Germany, as well as one photograph of corpses taken at an unknown concentration camp. Also includes copies of his service records, his discharge card, his card for the marine barracks in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and a typescript letter to Diehm's wife in which he describes the desire of liberated prisoners to return to their homes, as well as wartime souvenirs he is sending home.