Set of two cuff links worn by a medical officer, 2nd Polish Corps
- Object Type
Cuff links (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anna Cheszes
Cuff links worn by Dr. Samuel (Zdislaw) Schader to identify him as a medical officer when he served in the 2nd Polish Corps of the British Army. He served with distinction during the campaigns in the Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Italy. Dr. Schader was practicing medicine in Lvov, Poland (Lviv, Ukraine) when he joined or was drafted into the Polish Army. Many Polish soldiers were captured by the Soviets when they invaded Poland shortly after the German invasion in September 1939. The 2nd Polish Corps, also known as Anders Army, was organized following the release of Polish prisoners by the Soviet Union in 1941 to help fight the Germans after their surprise invasion of Russia. It was incorporated into the British Army when it left Soviet territory for the Middle East. Dr. Schader settled in England after the war ended in 1945.
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