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Yellow civilian Deutsche Wehrmacht armband acquired by US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.425.2

Yellow civilian Deutsche Wehrmacht [German Army] armband presumably brought back from the war by Alexander Wurtz, a Jewish soldier in the US Army, 351st Infantry Regiment. On January 22, 1944, Alexander was drafted into the United States Army and entered active service on February 12. He joined the 351st Infantry Regiment and fought in the Italian campaign until the war ended in May 1945. He and his unit were then assigned to peace keeping duties in northern Italy. Alex was discharged from the Army on February 8, 1946 and returned to Philadelphia.

Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Armbands
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen K. Yasinow
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Record last modified: 2018-02-05 11:50:02
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