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Bernard Block photograph collection

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    The Bernard Block photograph collection documents the Buchenwald and Ohrdruf concentration camps immediately following liberation. Images depict burial of victims, mass graves, and general scenes of the camps. The collection contains twenty photographs mounted with tape onto loose photo album pages, some with captions handwritten across the top in blue ink. The collection also includes an image of Major Bernard Block, DDS in his military uniform.
    inclusive:  1945 April-1945 July
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marian Rothbart
    Collection Creator
    Bernard Block
    Major Bernard Block, DDS, (1912-1951) was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Louis and Ethel Block. He married Dorothy Tauber (1913–1990) in 1937 and they had a daughter, Marian (1942-2011). Block’s family was Jewish and of German descent. He was part of a US Army unit that liberated concentration camps. He died at the age of 38 of a service-related illness. His family also lost relatives during the Holocaust.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Bernard Block photograph collection is arranged as a single file.

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    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, there are no known copyright restrictions on the material(s) in this collection, or the material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Marian Rothbart donated the Bernard Block photograph collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010. Marian Rothbart is Bernard Blocks’s daughter. Major Bernard Block acquired the photographs while serving with the US Army during WWII.
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