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Prisoner of war identification tag issued to a Jewish American soldier in Stalag IIIC

Object | Accession Number: 2007.475.2

Prisoner of war (POW) tag issued to 24 year-old Bernard Kupferman after he was captured and imprisoned by the Germans on September 5, 1944. Bernard was a sergeant in the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, United States Army. While crossing the Meuse River in Belgium, Bernard and his battalion were attacked and captured. He was wounded and imprisoned in Stalag IIIC in Kustrin, Germany, and liberated by Soviet forces in January 1945. He and a group of fellow prisoners walked from Kustrin to Poland and then to the Ukraine, where a high ranking U.S. Army officer heard about the soldiers. He arranged for them to be taken to a resort. In March/ April, following their recuperation, they were shipped home to the United States.

Date
1944-1945  (use)
Geography
issue : Stalag IIIC; Kustrin (Germany)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Labels
Object Type
Name tags (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bernard and Sylvia Kupferman
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:45
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