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Monaural wooden stethoscope used by a Jewish German refugee and US Army medic

Object | Accession Number: 2003.451.2

Wooden pinard fetal stethoscope used by Dr. Bruno Lambert, who left Nazi Germany in 1937 for the United States. He later served in the United States Army Medical Corps during the war. He began his medical studies in Germany in 1932. The next year, the Nazi regime came to power and established policies to persecute and exclude Jews from German life. Bruno was asked to leave the university because he was Jewish. But since his father was a World War I veteran, he was allowed to finish his education, although recognized as a doctor upon graduation. He left for the US in 1937 where he married Gretel (Margaret) Bergmann, also a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. In 1943, Bruno became a lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps and the commanding officer for a medical unit in the 123rd Infantry. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his war service.

Date
1943-1945  (use)
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Object Type
Stethoscopes (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bruno Lambert
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Record last modified: 2018-01-31 13:31:40
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