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US Army newspaper acquired by a US soldier

Publication | Accession Number: 2011.425.10

Issue of the Blue Devil Newspaper, published by the US Army 88th Infantry Division, with the headline: 88th's Break-Up Slated / De-Activation will come in states at undefined date ; more details expected ; Mission remains same. The newspaper was saved by Alexander Wurtz, a Jewish soldier in the US Army. 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.

Alternate Title
The Blue Devil Newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 2, June 29, 1945
Date
publication:  1945 June 29
Geography
publication: Italy
Language
English
Category
Newspapers
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen K. Yasinow
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:28:36
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