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Object | Accession Number: 1990.297.8

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.

Object Type
Sabers (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Morton Cohen
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:01:16
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