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Sign announcing store closings due to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.425.4

Store closing sign acquired by Dr. J Benjamin and Rose Yasinow in 1945 while their brother-in-law, Alexander Wurtz, was serving in Europe. Benjamin was a dentist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. 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.

Date
1945 April 12-1945 April 15  (use)
Geography
use : United States
Language
English
Classification
Information Forms
Object Type
Window cards (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen K. Yasinow
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:34
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