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Stars and Stripes [Newspaper]

Object | Accession Number: 2011.425.6

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    Brief Narrative
    Issue of US Army newspaper, Stars and Stripes Mediterranean (Combat ed.), with headline: 3 Red Armies Cracking Germany's Borders Along Front Of 200 Miles. Poznan Battle Left 25 Miles Behind. Alexander Wurtz, the soldier who saved this newspaper, marked this front page article with 5 arrows: Italy Front Marked by Patrol Contacts, with a January 29 byline of the Advanced Allied Force Headquarters. He also highlighted the sections about the 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.
    Stars and Stripes Mediterranean, Vol. 1, No. 176, January 30, 1945
    Series Title
    Stars and Stripes, Mediterranean (Combat ed.)
    publication/distribution:  1945 January 30
    publication: Naples (Italy)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen K. Yasinow
    Publisher: United States Army, Mediterranean Theater of Operations, Information and Education Section

    Physical Details

    Physical Description
    Newspaper; 8p. An article at the bottom of the front page is marked by 5 arrows written in ink in the margins. Sections in the article about the 351st Infantry Regiment are also marked. Article title: Italy Front Marked / by Patrol Contacts.
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The newspaper was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2011 by Stephen K. Yasinow, the son of J. Benjamin and Rose Kaplan Yasinow and the nephew of Alexander Wurtz.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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