Letters written by a Jewish soldier
Consists of approximately ten letters, postcards, and envelopes, written in 1942 and 1946-1948, by a Jewish soldier stationed in Italy, who went to Israel and participated in the War of Independence.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Douglas Smith
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