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Irene Halmi photographs

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    Overview

    Description
    Four post-war photograhs of the Dachau concentration camp. Irene Halmi, a nurse with the Army Nursing Corps poses in one photographs.
    Date
    creation:  1945 May
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irene Halmi
    Collection Creator
    Irene Halmi
    Biography
    Irene Halmi was born in 1921 in Palmerton, PA, to Lajos and Julia Nemeth Halmi. She had three sisters and three brothers. She graduated from the Palmerton Hospital School of Nursing. During World War II, she was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nursing Corps in both in the US and in the European Theater. Dachau concentration camp was liberated by the United States Army on April 29, 1945. The 127th Evacuation Hospital, the unit with which Irene served, arrived on May 2, 1945, to assess and to care for the thousands of former inmates of the just liberated camp. The three story building occupied by the hospital personnel was previously the headquarters for the German SS [Schutzstaffel, Protection Squadrons] unit of the camp. A nearby one story building housed the patient care facility. After leaving the military, Irene received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950. She returned to Palmerton and resumed her career as a nurse. She died, age 91, on August 14, 2012.

    Physical Details

    Genre/Form
    Photographs.
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum is in the process of determining the possible use restrictions that may apply to material(s) in this collection.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Halmi, Irene.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The collection arrived at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in July 9, 2007 from Irene Halmi.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 17:51:39
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