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Object | Accession Number: 1990.297.8

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    Brief Narrative
    Morton Cohen was summoned by a colonel after hostilities ended to accompany him to a conference and serve as a translator. It turned out that his translating skills were not required and he waited outside of the inn which served as a conference site. While waiting, he was surprised by a Russian soldier approaching on horseback. The soldier was Russian, and upon learning that Cohen was American, handed him his saber as a token of friendship. Cohen was the first American the Russian soldier had ever met. In return, Cohen gave the man his watch.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Morton Cohen

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Sabers (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Large with black handle.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The saber was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by Morton Cohen.
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    2022-07-28 18:21:27
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